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Founding Farmers MD: Potomac, Potomac, MD

Founding Farmers MD: Potomac

4.3
4.3
12030 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Repeatedly awarded Bethesda’s Best, MoCo’s Founding Farmers is conveniently located off I-270 in Potomac. Open 365 days a year, our culinary crew crafts dishes and drinks from scratch with simple, high-quality ingredients from farmers and suppliers we know and trust.

Join us for breakfast, lunch, dinner, weekday happy hour, and a la carte weekend brunch.

Majority owned by American family farmers, including the more than 50,000 farmers of the North Dakota Farmers Union, our restaurant is guided by a very simple principal: we see and share everything Through The Eyes Of The Farmer.™ We actively care about our guests, our communities, the planet, and the next generation. This all comes together in our everyday neighborhood restaurant.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 86 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Comfort Food, Cocktail Bar
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:30 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Mon, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (301) 340-8783
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Contactless Payment, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Joe Goetze
  • Catering
    Founding Farmers is available for catering pick up or catering delivery across Montgomery County, MD. We can also provide full-service catering. Enjoy scratch-made food wherever you need it. Let us cater breakfast, lunch, or dinner for you and your guests.
  • Private party contact
    MoCo@FarmRequest.com: (301) 340-8783
  • Area
    Rockville
  • Cross Street
    Park Potomac Ave & Cadbury Ave
  • Parking Details
    Guests visiting MoCo's Founding Farmers enjoy 2 free hours of parking Monday-Friday, and 3 hours of free parking on Saturday and Sunday in the parking lot / deck located immediately adjacent to the restaurant. If you park in the lower level garage, please be sure to check at the front desk for a parking validation ticket.
  • Public Transit
    Take the Metro Red Line to the Rockville or Bethesda station • Take the Montgomery County Ride On 47 bus to the corner of Seven Locks Rd. and Montrose Rd. • Walk north along Seven Locks Road 0.1 mile to Cadbury Ave. • Turn right, walk 0.2 mile to 12505 Park Potomac Ave.
  • Entertainment
    The bar at Founding Farmers is a truly unique and innovative experience, with true mixologists specially trained in 'bar-chefing'. The bar menu harkens back to the pre-Prohibition era with handcrafted cocktails that use juices and mixers prepared by hand as well as Fountain Sodas and Phosphates, prepared to order.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 12,030 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Maryland - DC Suburbs

    Great for brunch

  • Maryland - DC Suburbs

    Most Booked

12,030 Reviews
  1. KateL

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great for birthday celebration of 14 year old boy!
    Founding Farmers MD: PotomacResponded 1 day ago
    That sounds like a fun celebration, Kate! We're thrilled to have been a part of it. Come again soon! -Najjah

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  2. Phyllis

    Washington DC

    107 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    107 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were a family of 5 plus one in high chair. Server was professional, friendly and on top of our requests.
    Founding Farmers MD: PotomacResponded 1 day ago
    It's great to hear that your server took such good care of your family, Phyllis! Thank you for your feedback. Come again soon! -Kerry

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  3. DavidC

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    The waitress was horrible. When it came time to pay I handed her my credit card but she then handed the payment device to my wife and then returned the card to my wife not me. I use a wheelchair and she seemed uncomfortable dealing with me and never made eye contact.
    Founding Farmers MD: PotomacResponded 1 day ago
    Thank you for sharing your feedback, David. I'm really sorry to hear about your experience. That's not at all how we want our guests to feel. Please email me: Hospitality@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, date dined, and location so we may know more about your visit. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. -Kerry

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  4. Kathy

    Raleigh

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    We waited 20 minutes to get water. Meanwhile the table next to us, which arrived later, had water, cocktails, and beignets.
    Founding Farmers MD: PotomacResponded 1 day ago
    Thank you for sharing your feedback with us, Kathy. It seems like there was a mix-up in our service, and I'm sorry for the inconvenience. Your feedback helps us improve, and we'll work on ensuring a smoother experience for all our guests. -Kerry

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  5. Jackie

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    When I first visited this restaurant the atmosphere was elegant and airy. Today Iam disappointed to see that it has become crowded, booths are ugly and decorations are masked by too many people. Nothing exciting about this restaurant except for outdoor seating which I will try next time.
    Founding Farmers MD: PotomacResponded 3 days ago
    Thank you for sharing your feedback with us, Jackie. We apologize that your recent experience did not meet the mark. We understand the importance of a comfortable dining environment and are sorry to hear that it felt crowded. We appreciate your suggestion to try the outdoor seating next time. Your input is valuable to us, and we will take it into consideration as we strive to improve. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you better in the future. -Najjah

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  6. ElsaG

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Wait can be long, even with a reservation. We had a reservation for 7 pm but waited 20 minutes to be seated in the patio area, which was surprisingly empty. Some walk ins were told the wait was 45 minutes to an hour. This is a popular restaurant, so it's to be expected. Food is always good and servers are attentive and professional, so it makes the wait worthwhile.
    Founding Farmers MD: PotomacResponded 3 days ago
    Thank you for sharing your experience with us, Elsa. We apologize for the wait despite your reservation. We're glad you enjoyed the food and service, making the wait worth it. We'll work on improving wait times. Thank you for your understanding and feedback! -Najjah

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  7. SondraL

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    One of my son's co-workers recommended Founding Farmers to celebrate his birthday. So, I made a reservation online for 12 family members, but had to reduce the number to 10 earlier that day. That process was extremely easy! My parents arrived early and were seated about 10 minutes before our reservation time, which was impressive because other restaurants require the entire group to be present before seating. The host/ess also gave us a complimentary box of peanut butter cups to sample, which was nice. Our waiter was friendly and very professional but didn't seem to be around when we needed him. I'm not sure how many tables he was servicing, but it was noticeable. We asked for water and juice refills several times. Overall, the food was "good," but not quite what most of my family expected. My mother ordered the pot pie, but it looked like a cup of vegetable cream soup with a piece of phyllo dough on top. My father ordered the fish and chips, but the fish was small and looked more like onion rings, and the brisket I ordered came with a sauce (maybe barbeque) which took away from the flavor of the brisket. Also, the waiter brought my son's key lime pie with a candle in it, which was a nice surprise. But we were charged for it, which took away from the moment. Overall, we had a pleasant experience, but probably won't be back for a while.
    Founding Farmers MD: PotomacResponded 1 day ago
    Thank you for celebrating with us and sharing your experience, Sondra. We're glad your reservation process was smooth and that you enjoyed some aspects of your meal. We apologize for any shortcomings in service and the dishes not meeting expectations. Your feedback is valuable, and we hope to impress you on your next visit. This said, please email me: Hospitality@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, date dined, and location. -Tiffany

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  8. ConnieM

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    went for my birthday with my wife and friends and we had a great time! the service was quick and easy going. we were even able to bring in a birthday cake and they assisted with plates and silverware to service. 10/10 will be back
    Founding Farmers MD: PotomacResponded 3 days ago
    Happy belated birthday, Connie! It sounds like you had a fantastic celebration at our restaurant, and we're thrilled to hear that our service added to the experience. We're glad we could assist with your birthday cake and provide the necessary plates and silverware. Thank you for your kind words and for choosing us for your special occasion. We look forward to welcoming you back for another memorable dining experience! -Tiffany

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  9. SandraN

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The breakfast was great. All dishes ordered were amazing
    Founding Farmers MD: PotomacResponded 1 day ago
    Hi Sandra! We're thrilled that you enjoyed our breakfast dishes! Thank you for your kind words, and we look forward to serving you again soon. -Xenia

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food and service. The pancakes are especially tasty!

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Founding Farmers MD: Potomac using the Order Online button. Founding Farmers MD: Potomac also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Founding Farmers MD: Potomac also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (301) 340-8783.

Founding Farmers MD: Potomac is rated 4.3 stars by 12030 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 86 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Founding Farmers MD: Potomac

12505 Park Potomac Avenue, Potomac, MD 20854

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Park Potomac Ave & Cadbury Ave
  • Area
    Rockville
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:30 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Mon, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Comfort Food, Cocktail Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Guests visiting MoCo's Founding Farmers enjoy 2 free hours of parking Monday-Friday, and 3 hours of free parking on Saturday and Sunday in the parking lot / deck located immediately adjacent to the restaurant. If you park in the lower level garage, please be sure to check at the front desk for a parking validation ticket.
  • Public Transit
    Take the Metro Red Line to the Rockville or Bethesda station • Take the Montgomery County Ride On 47 bus to the corner of Seven Locks Rd. and Montrose Rd. • Walk north along Seven Locks Road 0.1 mile to Cadbury Ave. • Turn right, walk 0.2 mile to 12505 Park Potomac Ave.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Contactless Payment, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Joe Goetze
  • Entertainment
    The bar at Founding Farmers is a truly unique and innovative experience, with true mixologists specially trained in 'bar-chefing'. The bar menu harkens back to the pre-Prohibition era with handcrafted cocktails that use juices and mixers prepared by hand as well as Fountain Sodas and Phosphates, prepared to order.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (301) 340-8783
  • Catering
    Founding Farmers is available for catering pick up or catering delivery across Montgomery County, MD. We can also provide full-service catering. Enjoy scratch-made food wherever you need it. Let us cater breakfast, lunch, or dinner for you and your guests.
  • Private party contact
    MoCo@FarmRequest.com: (301) 340-8783
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