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Founding Farmers - Tysons

4.4
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8832 reviews
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$30 and under
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American

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We have been working together to do everything we can to help #flattenthecurve, and along the way, ensure we do our part to support and feed our community and our team. We are beginning to reopen our doors to guests following new government guidelines. For those of you who are ready to make your way back to dining out, we are here to serve. Check out our newly added patio space! We have developed multi-layered systems to provide you with great food, drink, and hospitality and continue working to keep all of us as safe as possible. Visit our website to learn everything we are doing.

For those of you still wanting to #StayHome, we still have to go and delivery every day, and our Market & Grocery.

Please note, we currently have a 4% Temporary Pandemic Surcharge.
As we chart a course for the survival of our restaurants, this dine-in only charge helps us feed laid-off workers and covers pandemic-related expenses, including PPE.

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
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 8832 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.3
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.2
Value
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipNatasha
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Love Founding Farmers, but hate that they don't share the same menu as the Potomac location.

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DamarisToro
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

Getting worse. Every time I go te here I like less.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience1

Food quality did not match the cost of the meal. Would not recommend to someone after that experience. Food was either cold or overcooked. Attention to detail lacking.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Brunch was buffet only. I did not see a notification of that while making the reservation. I always order off the menu for breakfast. Selection was decent but not up to par with my usual experience at Founding Farmers. I wouldn’t do this location for brunch/breakfast again.

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LanaH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Over all wonderful experience and excellent food and service. Have eaten at Founding Farmers multiple times and the food and service is always dependable good.

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NicoleM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great dining experience

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Tate
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Everything was great! My only issue is that I ordered a salted caramel cupcake to go, when I got home I discovered it was apple cinnamon. That was a disappointment, but overall a great dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience3

Total rip-off. The buffet was a joke, understaffed, and limited selection but still ridiculously expensive

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LauraD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is the first time I have been to the brunch since COVID. Because of COVID the brunch event has changed. There are servers behind plastic barriers at the buffet and the a plate of assorted desserts are brought to your table. The server leaves the plate. I asked for a bigger serving of bread pudding with extra sauce instead of choosing something from the assorted dessert plate. It was good. My brunchmate at the small servings from the dessert plate.

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vipDisappointed
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience3

Brunch food and offerings were very good, but service was very lacking, in that, we were half way through our meal and still had no server come to our table. I had to get up and ask for a server to come to our table. We were also seated outside where the family next to us with kids let them run around the seating area like it was a playground. It was very rude and disruptive to our table. We have two kids and we would never allow our kids to do that in a restaurant - inside or outside, and frankly, we were disappointed that the restaurant allowed it.

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded a day ago

I am very sorry to read our service during your buffet brunch visit completely fell short and that there was sadly another guest that contributed to your disappointment with your overall experience. :( This said, I would love the chance to connect by email and make this right. I will send you a DM with my email address. -Amy

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viprxgirl
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1Food3Service2Ambience4

I was on a date. The server spilled sauce all over my jeans while placing the plates on the table. Barely apologized, ran away practically after quickly handing a napkin, and didn’t bother to tell a manager. Waitress was slow and not informed of what happened.

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded a day ago

Oh no! rxgirl, I am so sorry this happened. :( My teammate should have absolutely alerted a Manager to this accident, and made sure this was properly handled. That said, I would love to make right of the mistakes & misjudgment we sadly made, and will send you a DM with my email address to continue this conversation. -Amy

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We sat outside in the little patio area! Service was prompt and food was great! Can’t wait to come back for breakfast!

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vipsunny
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed our delicious dinner and felt safe eating out on the airy patio where tables were spaced further apart than I've seen at other restaurants. This was our first restaurant outing since February. Food, drinks and service were all excellent! I loved my sushi-grade tuna with crispy brussel sprouts and my husband enjoyed his NY strip steak. Salads were also fresh and very good. We will return!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food came out quickly and tasted great.

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LLevy
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was excellent, service was excellent and atmosphere was perfect. Not too quiet, not too noisy. Excellent parking and access with easy ticket validation. Multiple vegetarian options for non meat eaters like my 2 daughters. Plenty of choices for all. Didn't have room for any of the interesting looking desserts, but will try to save room next time.

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TomJ
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Breakfast, lunch or dinner -- always enjoyable and amazing food.

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BrandieS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We ate outside at socially distanced tables and were pleased by the precautions taken by the staff to keep us safe. Food was outstanding as usual. My friend couldn't decide what drink she wanted, so the server asked a few questions and the bartender whipped her up the perfect drink.

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DannyC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This does qualify as more on the pricey side but the food is ALWAYS good! Check your budget but if you can founders in a must!

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Brian
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience3

They continue to have service issues at this location, from the moment you walk in the door until you are served at your table.

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded 3 days ago

Oh no! I am very sorry, Brian for the poor service encountered with our team at this location. :( I would love the opportunity to connect about your feedback, and do what I can to turn around our missteps in service. I will send you a DM with my email address. -Amy

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vipTracyF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and atmosphere. They are handling the social distancing and sanitation in a great professional manner.

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SebnemS
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere...Very Professional, clean and friendly service.

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ambsxxo
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience5

Our food was delish and the atmosphere was great! I loved my lamp chops, fried potato salad, and my macaroni. My boyfriend ordered the short rib and he loved it too. We also ordered wings and biscuits and WOW, those wings were amazing! The biscuits too—but the wings outdid them haha. The only “bleh” part about our dinner was our server. I applaud him for working during the pandemic but he just seemed a little weird and unintentionally rude. I’ve had great servers at FF Tysons, but he wasn’t one of them. I don’t think he was intentionally doing a bad job, but at one point my boyfriend and I just kinda gave up on having any hope in him. Needless to say I appreciate the fact that he was even working during the pandemic in the first place.

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WendyB
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

The service was great. We were a party of 5 and all ordered something different. The Seven Cheese Macaroni was a hit with my 10 year old, my husband had the Steak & Enchiladas and thought they were delicious and the Slow-Braised Beef Short Ribs were very good. On the mediocre to not good choices, were the Souther Fried Chicken, which was mostly breading and left the person hungry. The Fish & Chip Were mediocre due to them being slightly soggy. However all the desserts were thoroughly enjoyed. Overall it was a good experience and we will go back again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience1

Rare slow, inattentive servers. Literally had to ask repeatedly for items

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

I’ve gone to founding farmers several times over the past 3/4 years and they have yet to improve the time it takes to seat people with reservations. Every single time I’ve gone, it takes them at least 15-20 min of us waiting before they seat us despite having a reservation. Today for my anniversary, it took them nearly 25 min to seat us! The waiter also didn’t get our drink that we ordered, which just added to the merely so-so experience.

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JaneN
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

We were expecting a bit more. I know everyone is doing their best at this time, but would like to have seen something that made me go Wow! But it was pleasant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

Wonderful. The waiter could have been more attentive, but I LOVE Founding Farmers!!

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vipJDinDC
Washington DC
44 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience4

Founding Farmers disappoints again. I go here about once a year (often with a group that chooses the venue), and the last few times have been let downs. On this visit, I ordered a hamburger, medium. It was cooked well done, but it was also tepid (presumably sitting for a while after being cooked). The burger comes with a side, but my server never asked what I wanted (nor did it occur to me to tell him). I did tell my server I was on the Keto diet, so I requested my bun be on the side (so I could take it home for a my son to use for a sandwich). He brought me French fries, which I can't eat but I guess must be the default side for the burger; I would have ordered the side salad if asked. I mentioned this when the server delivered the food, but he didn't seem to concerned, and I didn't push it, so I kept the fries, which like the burger, were tepid. My wife also requested a substitution of the beans here dish came with, so the server offered her wilted spinach. It was really bland. I won't be back and I will encourage others in group dinners to pick another restaurant.

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for sharing your review with us, and I am so sorry for the disappointing preparation of your order, as well as the lack of acknowledgment from my teammate regarding your dietary needs. :( I also apologize this sadly has been a reoccurrence with us, and would love to connect about what you shared! I do have your email address from your PM (I appreciate you sharing this with us!) and will be following up shortly. -Amy

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DeborahS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience2

Excellent food and service. Maybe space heaters for outside dining and a little decoration.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was great, as always! Happy to finally visit since the start of the pandemic. 11/10 get the corn bread!!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review