Founding Farmers - DC

4.6
29925 reviews
$30 and under
American
NOTE: 4/11 - 4/15 we are under going a kitchen spring refresh and will not be offering our regular service. Stay tuned! We have been working together to do everything we can to ensure we do our part to support and feed our community and our team. We are currently serving our scratch-made food and drink in our dining room and on our patio. We also have breakfast, lunch, dinner, weekend brunch, and weekday happy hour. If you would prefer to stay at home, we have To Go and delivery everyday. Our hot ready-to-eat Founding Farmers favorites are available To Go for breakfast, lunch & dinner, as well as our At Home special seasonal menus, which are started in our kitchens and ready to be finished in yours. We have developed multi-layered systems to provide you with great food, drink, and hospitality and are continuing to adapt our operations to keep all of us as safe as possible. Visit our website to learn more.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 29925 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.5
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.3
Value
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MARoss
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

“K-K” was a friendly, helpful host, thoughtfully sharing her knowledge of the menu and ingredients. All food items were incredible!

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 4 hours ago

Thank you so much! We appreciate you sharing this with our team and hope to have you back again soon! -Amy

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Lisa
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great time. We arrived very early and asked if we could change our reservation,
We were told no problem, if we would wait about 15 minutes. At 15 minutes our name was called and we had a great meal. Service was super friendly and helpful.
Glad to be back.

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DenaC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had an outstanding experience. Seated us at the time of reservation.

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MikeD
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

A wonderful experience. Reached out to FF via social media to find out abt outdoor dining for a reunion with my sister. They immediately engaged and we set up our reservation. Our server was welcoming & professional. We ate an array of foods and each dish was absolutely delicious and plentiful. We’ll be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best place for brunches!

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vipsamuelb
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Server was excellent. Greeters were engaging and efficient. Food was amazing.

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YJNN
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience3

Food arrived undercooked and cold. I had ordered the pan scramble. Eggs were runny. Server did not ask at all if we needed anything, if we were satisfied with the food nor if we needed a refill on our coffees. I’ve tried the Founding Farmers chain before, each time hoping to have a better outcome. Unfortunately, each time disappointed. FF definitely not worth all the hype.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 4 hours ago

Oh no! I am so sorry the food was cold and undercooked. :( I also apologize for our lapse in service and would love to turn this around! This said, please email me a copy of your review, date dined + location: Amy@FRG.Farm. Thank you and I look forward to being in touch. -Amy

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JoeGee
Italy
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Although we arrived early and there was space available at their outdoor tables, they would not seat us until our reservation time. It was not clear if that was due to limited staff or not. Other than that, very good food, just somewhat pricy meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amber was FANTASTIC!!

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ShannonM
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

My husband and I went for breakfast. There were plenty of people asking if we needed anything, including the manager. Our actual waitress wasn’t the best. We loved the French toast as well as the various breakfast “drinks” that was served. The food was great! Overall, we would come back and try lunch or dinner. Be sure to have a reservation as it was pretty crowded for the time of day (11:00 am).

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MaryLouC
New England
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great breakfast. We loved the smoked ham and bacon. Benets were delicious, especially with jam dipping sauce.

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Evergreen
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great meals. Large group tables.
Accommodating for vegan,

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Vonnie
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

The quality and taste of the food is worth the cost and the service was also great! I'll definitely be going back.

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WynterW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was great and the food was delicious! I made a reservation on a Wednesday for breakfast (one of the few places to do a nice breakfast
/brunch even on the weekdays) and they were going to honor us ordering breakfast items even until 11:45 which i appreciated because we couldn’t find parking for the longest time. Parking near the place cost $20 but if you’re with a big crowd and split it it’s not bad

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 2 days ago

Hooray! Thanks for sharing this with our team and we appreciate it! :) We hope to have you back again soon. -Amy

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vipTony65y
Washington DC
46 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience2

We were outside and the service was a little slow. Our appetizers came out before our drinks! Also the table was dirty and had to be wiped down before we could sit.

A little chaotic.

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KathyJ
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service
Enjoyed the outdoor dining. Very safe

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stever
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

I just had a hot dog so cant really rate this

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review and I am very sorry the Hot Dog ordered was rated 3/5 Stars. :( I'd love to turn this around and ask you to please email me a copy of your review, date dined + location: Amy@FRG.Farm. -Amy

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JasS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

Food was too expensive for its quality. Our plate lacked salt and condiments.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 2 days ago

Hi Jas: I am so sorry the food ordered was subpar in quality and salt/condiments. :( I'd love to turn this around and ask you to please email me a copy of your review, date dined + location: Amy@FRG.Farm. We appreciate it and I look forward to being in touch. -Amy

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CarolR
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Food is excellent. Service is on the slow side for a late lunch. Don’t expect a timely lunch.

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cashley
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was great and the food was delicious. I'm looking forward to coming here with more friends!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and server! Don’t miss the opportunity for breakfast!

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DonP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The waitress was very friendly and helpful. They were out of numerous menu selections.

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EllynG
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Always happy with our meals! The crab, artichoke dip is delicious!!
The cocktails are handcrafted and very good!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall4Food5Service1Ambience3

Food was great as always, but the service was slow. Seems to be understaffed. We did motive that the waitress was doing the best she could, but our drinks were delayed several times with the waitress forgetting one altogether.

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DevinF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The manager or host on Sunday evening was amazing and was very patient. I would love to instead take my business to your establishment next! Also the Chef Ashley was amazing also.

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marlonk
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience. My first time and it was more than I expected. Food was awesome

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5Food4Service3Ambience4

Went for Mother’s Day during brunch time. My wife and kids really enjoyed their food they ordered. Would recommend anyone to try this establishment. We will be coming again for brunch and dinner at a later time.

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BarbaraW
Milwaukee
12 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Service was great. Our waiter was wonderful, helpful and fun. Food could have been a little warmer.

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Kathy
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful wonderful wonderful service, food, and ambiance.

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stroejo
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely for Mother’s Day. We sat outside. I did go I side for a minute and it seemed very busy in there!! We had: beignet, French toast, crab cakes Benedict a Pimms cup and a Bloody Mary — delish

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maddiem
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

The food was good but the server completely rushed us and offered to get us the check after 45 minutes. She was the low point of our meal but the food was great.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 4 days ago

Hi maddie: Thank you for your review and I am so sorry for the subpar service encountered by our team. :( I'd love to touch base and turn this around! Please email me a copy of your review, date dined + location: Amy@FRG.Farm. -Amy

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
5 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and great service from Alison

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

The food was delicious and the ambience was really nice. We had reservations and were seated 5-10 minutes upon arrival. We first enjoyed the crab & artichoke dip, the pita bread was delicious. Out meals consisted of the ribs, ribeye steak, Frita
Steak, beyond burger & salmon with the sides. Everything was delicious. The only thing we didn’t like were the beignets, if you’ve been to New Orleans the beignets would be a insult. Other than that the service, ambience & food was delicious and the prices were well worth it.

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SamanthaS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We really enjoyed our outdoor dining experience at Founding Farmers DC. Our server was very professional and made wonderful entree and wine recommendations. All of the food was delicious. The outdoor set-up is well-spaced out and the heaters are very effective for cooler evenings. Overall we had a great evening!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience2

Outdoor seating was chilly—space heater near us wasn’t working, and we were seated at a corner leaving us more exposed to the wind. But the food was overall very solid—ranging from good to excellent—so will definitely come back when the weather warms up or indoor seating is more viable. Dessert was especially delicious.

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JasonA
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Great food, good atmosphere. I reserved online so didn't have to wait. I recommend online reservations at this restaurant.

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BrianR
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent experience all around! We were seated precisely when we arrived and we’re greeted promptly by our server. He was ready to offer suggestions and take our drink orders. From there the meal only got better. Expertly prepared cocktails and wonderful dishes were enjoyed by all of us. Highly recommend having a real at founding fathers!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience5

Poor service, food was not as well made as it always used to be, server was so rude. I used to go there every few weeks—I will never go back.

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ChristineS
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Graduation

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vipLeiaF
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Best happy hour deals around! Friendly service. Great food and drinks.

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You can order delivery directly from Founding Farmers - DC using the Order Online button. Founding Farmers - DC also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Founding Farmers - DC also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 822-8783.

Founding Farmers - DC is rated 4.6 stars by 29925 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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