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Founding Farmers - Montgomery County
For those of you still wanting to #StayHome, we still have to go and delivery every day, and our Market & Grocery.
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- 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
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waiting staff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
fries, coleslaw, cornbread
Wonderful- as always! During these difficult times it is good to see a restaurant succeeding.
Customer service is exceptional at Founding Farmers.
Many thanks, Jenny for sharing your review with us! We really appreciate it! -Amy
Food is very average and overpriced for what you get. The downtown location has always been much better.
Bummer!! :( We are real sorry, Keith to read the quality of food at this location has fallen short, and is not up to par with our DC Founding Farmers. We appreciate you letting us know this, and our Culinary Team will surely look into what improvements can be made to get us back on track. -Amy
This is my favorite restaurant. I love the vegetarian options the most but the drinks, the apps, the selection of cocktails, are all better than any restaraunt I've ever been to. COVID is making service slow now though.
Pros: All of the staff were compliant with mask usage, and the restaurant was clean. The restaurant was fairly quiet. We also had a nice cocktail.
Cons: Some of our food was overcooked, and our server did not come by very often. They also brought out the wrong entrees, and forgot to serve us our appetizer.
Thank you for sharing your feedback with us, and I am really so sorry for the CONS encountered this time. :( I'd love to touch base about your visit & the oversights with the food & service, and will send you a PM with my email address to hopefully continue this conversation. -Amy
The staff was courteous and professional. It took almost no time for our food and drinks to come out. Also the server checked in periodically to see if we were enjoying our experience.
Order the souther style fried chicken but chicken was dry, substitute it mash potatoes for fries and fries were cold
We have eaten here many times and while we understand the difficulties caused by the pandemic, we were very disappointed with our meal. First of all, several of our salads were tiny portions with a sprinkling of ingredients (avocado, dates, grapes, cheese etc.) We ordered shrimp for the salads and when the tiny salads were first served, there was no shrimp. We ended up sending the salads back asking for them to be re-made and to bring them with the shrimp. The re-made salads arrived with the shrimp about 15 minutes later while the rest of our party had finished half of their dinner. Overall, a very underwhelming experience. On top of that they charge a "pandemic" surcharge. Perhaps if the food and service had been on point we would not have minded paying the surcharge, but it it was a very expensive meal for a very unsatisfying experience.
Judy, I am real sorry to read about the mishaps with the Shrimp Salads ordered this time, and totally understand why you were let down with the outcome of this visit. :( That said, I would love the chance to turn around the disappointment we left you with, and will send you a DM with my email address. -Amy
Solid food and service.
Enjoyable dinner with buddies. I love steak frites and that is what I ordered...cooked about right but a very small portion. Good fries and a side of asparagus, A good place and they were certainly abiding by the social distancing and mask protocols.
We are huge fans of Founding Farmers MOCO. This particular night was great! We moved inside because the weather was iffy. They made that happen seamlessly. Our server AND the young man who brought our drinks, etc. were delightful. The food was delicious as always and FF has become a true favorite!
Disappointing...We sat outside, on a pleasant day, which was nice, but a little noisy due to the traffic noise from the nearby street. Food was okay. I’ve been to FF several times and Always been pleased. This visit, however, even though we were aware beforehand of the 4% COVID-19 surcharge (and fine with it), even without the add-on charges, the food seemed overpriced in terms of ingredients and portion size. Might be awhile before I visit again.
Thank you, Ren for your review and pointing out the areas of your meal that fell short to our Culinary Team. We are so sorry the food quality was not up to par, and will circle back with our staff that worked on 8/6 about your feedback. We appreciate it and hope to have you back for another try! Please call us 301-340-8783 for any reservation help needed. -Amy
One of my favorite places to eat is Founding Farmers in Tyson’s. However we were in Rockville and decided to give the MoCo a try. Plus it offered outdoor seating, which was a bonus. However once we were seated at a very dirty table, where food was all over the ground, birds and ants were everywhere. We ordered our drinks and had to ask three times for my sons drink because our server kept forgetting about. We asked a waiter who wasn’t even our server to finally bring it. While waiting for our appetizer we were feasted upon by all these very tiny black bugs. They were in our drinks all over the table. When the server came I mentioned all the bugs and she didn’t even respond. Didn’t offer a different seat or indoor seating. I had my children 4 year omg and 12 year old with me and they kep picking bugs off their food. It was awful. Food was not the quality as Tyson’s. We will drive the extra half hour next time to get better food, much better service and a cleaner facility.
Oh my goodness! I am super sorry for the disappointing experience you and your children had with us. :( I feel beyond terrible for the poor ambiance & inconsiderate service, and would love to connect to hopefully turn this around. I will send you a personal note with my email address. -Amy
About as poor a service that I’ve ever had. Had to wait a long time for someone to take our drink order, food order & check. Had to get up & go find my own salt & pepper because waiter was nowhere to be found. Had shrimp & crab risotto. So much crab cartilage made me sick to my stomach. Sharp edges, which can cut gums. After three bites of crab with big pieces of cartilage, I couldn’t finish.
Brenda, I am extremely sorry and equally let down to read about the many disappointments encountered with both your meal & our service during your recent visit. :( I would love the opportunity to follow up with you and do my best to make this right. I will send you a DM with my email address. -Amy
My server only came by twice to get our drink and food order, she had our busboy handle the rest of our interactions while we were there. My Mac and cheese noodles were over cooked and were falling apart as I was trying to pick the food up with my fork, my fries were cold and saggy as well. My friend order the farmers platter, her corn looked nasty and the rest of the plate looked like it was tossed in. Was disappointed with this visit, I’ve eaten here before and at other locations and know for a fact that this is not the service nor the food quality standard at this establishment.
Hillmer, I am very sorry for the many disappointments that took place with your meal and our service this time. :( I would love the chance to connect further about your feedback and do my best to turn this around. That said, I will send you a PM with my email address. -Amy
There were for of us, we ate outside and had a truly pleasant experience. Our server was delightful and stayed a good distance from us. Two of our group are vegans and she helped them choose the right dishes. They were very pleased. Our food was delicious - from salmon to salad to popcorn to biscuits, cauliflower steak, meatless meatloaf, etc. The veggies are fresh and excellent. All in all it was a great evening! They are handling COVID well.
Drinks no good. Food over cooked. Service very bad. Constantly waiting for service. Waffles served with no syrup. Fries no ketchup, etc.
Oh no! I am so sorry, Willcal to read that there was nothing enjoyable about your visit, and sadly we dropped the ball with with our drinks, food & service. :( I'd love the chance to follow up and will send you a personal note with my email address. -Amy
The food was outstanding with a wide selection. Covid-19 protections were in place and the Dining experience was very enjoyable.
Our visit to MoCo Founding Farmers was excellent! They seated us early because it didn't take us as long to arrive from Towson. Our server, Chris, was great! Friendly and made good food recommendations. All of our food was delicious and perfectly prepared. Highly recommend!
Food was very fresh tasting, like it was right off the stove. I don’t think I ever experienced that at an American restaurant.
Thank you so very much for sharing this wonderful review with us! :) We appreciate it and are super flattered by your praise! We hope to have you back sometime soon, and please call us: 301-340-8783 for any reservation help needed. -Amy
Great food and cocktail, as usual. Our server was excellent; attentive without being intrusive. Only disappointment: not only no decaf espresso, not even decaf coffee!
Food was absolutely delicious and this was a great setting for an anniversary dinner. Only negative was that we were seated for almost 15 minutes before our server came to greet us and take our drink orders. We ordered drink and food at the same time and everything then came out quickly, and the server was very attentive after that. I appreciate them offering a good option for indoor dining with proper COVD precautions.
Always great food always great value. Happy Hour is a good time to sample some of the amazing food.
Congenial, Concerned, Accommodating, Friendly !
We ate in the dining room. The tables were well spaced. All the staff wore masks. The service was excellent. The menu was somewhat more limited than before Covid-19, but there was still a good selection, including vegetarian items. The food was wonderful. I had one of my favorite entrees, the Raviioli with cherries and a wonderful sauce. The flavors were excellent. The ravioli was perfectly cooked.
Love going to Founding Farmers in MOCO. Our table enjoyed the food and the atmosphere while eating inside in the AC. Great service and value. We go to this place a lot.
looks like portions got smaller 🤷🏻♀️
This is one of my favorite places. The food is already delicious and the service is great.
Aww! Thank you very much & we share the same sentiment- you are totally one of our favorite guests and we already look forward to having you back soon! :D -Amy
Great foof & service. Felt very safe sitting outside.
It was a fine lunch. The gnocchi with sausage & mushrooms was a stand out. Our waiter, however, was disorganized and frazzled though he was pleasant.
Option to sit outside or inside was nice. We sat outside. A slow fan blowing across the patio would have been nice because it was such a hot day.
We had outside reservations but it was too hot so we sat inside. Glad we did because a storm came through. Our waiter (Zach) was excellent. He made great menu recommendations and made sure we were satisfied with our meals. The artichoke dip and FF’s special bread was awesome. I had the pankocrusted halibut and my wife had the salmon, both were very good. For desert I had their coffee ice cream which was excellent.
Thank you, Chuck for sharing your wonderful review with us. It is much appreciated, and we hope to have you back very soon! :) -Amy
This was a real disappointment. First, the restaurant was very warm. While there was air conditioning, it seemed limited to the stairs, so we sat and sweated throughout our meal. Our server was efficient and pleasant, but the food was mediocre at best. The asparagus were wimpy yellow-green, and the chicken was so overcooked that it was dry and unpleasant. If the AC was operating, we probably would have fixed the food, but at that point, we just wanted to leave.
I am very sorry to read that your visit yesterday ended up being a total disappointment, and sadly we dropped the ball with our ambiance & food preparation this time. :( I would love the chance to connect by email, and hopefully turn around the outcome of your review- I will send you a private note with my contact info. -Amy
Service and food were great! It is a great brunch spot!
Hooray! Many thanks for sharing this with us and we hope to have you back again soon! -Amy
I have been to Founding Farmers MoCo several times, always loved the food however this time it was just ok.
Our service was good, even though it took 3 attempts to make our side salad correctly. We sat indoors, AC was on but it felt very warm because they left the front door open. It's still a nice causal place to have brunch.
Came for Sunday brunch. I have been to this location several times, both for brunch and dinner. I have never been disappointed. The food is always high quality. The service is excellent. Parking is easy to get to and free for two hours. Also appreciate the extra care they have taken since reopening during covid
My favorite restaurant for special occasions. Even during the pandemic their food is spot on.
The service is great. Kind and accommodating. My food wasn't made accurately but they fixed it right away.
It was a brunch date. So nice. The waitress was amazing. The food was amazing.
Can't go wrong with this restaurant! My husband & I are regular patrons .Quality food, great service .
Founding farmers offers a great range of options for lunch. Everyone will find something. The food was delicious and the service was great.
Thanks Kim for sharing! We really appreciate it, and look forward to having you back sometime soon. -Amy
Founding Farmers - Montgomery County does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Founding Farmers - Montgomery County also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (301) 340-8783.
Founding Farmers - Montgomery County is rated 4.5 stars by 9648 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.