Founding Farmers - Tysons

4.4
8977 reviews
$30 and under
American
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
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 8977 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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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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GabrielleT
Charleston
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Brittney our server was the best! The brunch buffet was amazing

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Franchesca
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience4

This restaurant used to be my niece’s favorite restaurant, but we’ve been to it twice this year and the food has not been as good. Poor to be honest. I don’t know if they changed Chefs or something, but it’s marginally acceptable and not worth spending the money.

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vipKathleenM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Excellent attention to social distancing and health guidelines during the pandemic. Same high-quality food as always.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

Thanksgiving. We love Founding Farmer’s but, this whole experience was terrible! First, our vanilla sodas had no flavor. We sent them back thinking maybe they were not mixed right. Still not good the second time. We weren’t going to bother with it anymore so we just accepted that they weren’t good. Then each one of us had something different. I had the ham. Completely dried out, my sons chicken was mostly breading, and the turkey was dry as well. Tiny scoop of stuffing and mostly vegetables. Then was over charged for my 11 yr old. Everything that could go wrong did. We’d had enough and chose to just take dessert home. Paid $152 for two adults a kid and still gave a $25 tip even though everything was horrible! Our reservation was at 5:00 pm and we literally left the restaurant at 5:27pm! Beyond disappointed and a total waste of money! Wasn’t going to say anything and just chalk it up. But, now we go to eat the dessert we brought home only to realize they plopped the pecan pie in the container. My son went around asking if someone had eaten his pie. No pride in this meal, and it’s awful because we chose to support this business during covid.
Lesson learned!!

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LorrieC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Founding Farmers made my Thanksgiving dinner even better than usual. The menu choices were designed to cover a variety of tastes. I had the butternut squash soup and it was a perfect way to start my turkey dinner.

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded 7 hours ago

YUM! Thank you so much for joining us and sharing this. :) We appreciate it! -Amy

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Krystal
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Love this restaurant. Consistently good food and service. The bakery/cafe seemed a little disorganized when we stopped by to get a few items, but they were still friendly and helpful. Will always return and recommend to anyone!

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kitkat
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Covid safe meal with delicious food. Never disappoints !

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SarahC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Founding Farmers provide a safe, outdoor table. It was not cold despite the actual temperature outside, but the door was open for airflow, and the service was great. The brunch bufe was served in a safe manner, without compromising the variety or quality of the food. The servers brought new plates and silverware frequently to ensure safety for visiting the bufe. Great job!!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is my first time having brunch here and it was good.

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RobertL
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience3

we used to come here for the $29.99 each brunch every few months. We always looked forward to it as it was worth the money. this is our first time back since they reopened from covid. unfortunately, i know they are doing their best to stay under the protocols but its definitely not the same for $29.99 each brunch. Last time we were here it was pre-lockdown and mask free. was great other than a disgruntled emo waitress who treated us like dirt because she didnt want to work that day or who knows.
this time around our waiter did good. they did keep double doors open to some make shift tent on the side of the restaurant and was cold that morning
my issue is they have the spaced out social distance line for the buffet which is a given but they removed all salads and desserts from the brunch buffet area. u have to ask ur server to bring something from the back which is not what used to be out with the buffet. half the food available and they are still charging $29.99 each. drinks are regular juice, soda or coffee still $4-$5 each
with tip i spent $150 for 3 people for eggs and ham and half the food available. sorry to say we are probably not going to return.

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded 2 days ago

I am so sorry, Robert for the disappointing brunch experience you recently had with us. We are equally let down this visit failed to measure up, and left something to be desired. :( This said, I would love the chance to connect to turn around the poor impression we left you with, and will send you a DM with my contact info. -Amy

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vipCodyL
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

I say this with love because Founding Farmers is my favorite restaurant, but there’s been a noticeable decline in quality and portion sizing coupled with an increase in prices which usually is a bad sign and I want you all to be successful and continue forever and ever. Perhaps there are meaningful differences between the Foggy Bottom location and Tysons Corner or perhaps you’ve made pandemic related changes, but I sure hope you take a real close look at this. Here’s the detailed feedback:

- Service - continues to be awesome!
- Drinks - continues to be awesome!
- Water Cups - this seems to be a continuing intermittent issue where the glasses smell funky because they’re not allowed to rinse thoroughly from washing.
- Portions - portion reductions noted in my two absolutely favorite dishes, the cornbread which is now made in a noticeably smaller skillet and the yankee pot roast which had much less meat.
- Prices - prices increases noted generally across the board but particularly in the same two dishes with portion reductions.
- Quality - The cornbread did not come out hot, there was no honey in the honey butter (which was fine because we asked for a side of honey) and the quality of the yankee pot roast was well below typical - not only was the meat quality and taste below standard but the potatoes were watery and I feel like I could’ve made better potatoes with an instant mix at home. Also, the gravy was off as well.
- Other Notes - the Bucatinni was awesome.

You all are my favorite restaurant, and again, I send this with love hoping you make some adjustments as we come to your restaurants for most celebrations or special occasions but as time has passed we are starting to rethink that. Perhaps there’s meaningful variation between restaurants or perhaps these are COVID-19 related changes, though I did not get that impression. To be clear, the ratings herein are generous based on all the above, but I sincerely hope they will change.

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JohnB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, pleasant service, nice place. We will be returning!

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you, John! We appreciate it and hope to have you back again soon! :) -Amy

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KamM
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5Food1Service5Ambience3

I was disappointed. I will not be returning to this location.

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vipMarissaJ
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Good as always! The modified brunch set up was better than I originally anticipated. I think when things go back to normal they should continue to bring certain food items to your table instead of getting them at the buffet! Will be back! :)

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JessicaN
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We enjoyed our brunch at founding farmers, the food was fresh and tasty. Will definitely be back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service and food as always!

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RAB12
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Generally a nice experience with good service. I would like to see more vegan options on the menu. There were no pasta options that didn’t include cream or cheese.

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WannabeeFoodieGA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great restaurant! Outside dining adhered to COVID-19 guidelines. Server was perfect!

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Valerieg
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2020
Overall1Food5Service3Ambience2

I already sent an email.

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you, Valerie for reaching out and sending us an email about your experience. I look forward to connecting soon. -Amy

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Due to COVID-19, every server wearing the face mask and the restaurant provide hand washing at entrance which explain they do their best to provide the health environment. The foods were still yummy and doughnuts tasted so delicious as always

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vipRealFoodie
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Founding Farmers has done a great job to provide a wonderful experience to its patrons during these past few months. I have dined indoors here frequently with only accolades to share about their service, their food, and their dedication to the customer. Thank you Founding Farmers for making the experiences these past few months so great.

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JeremyC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great menu, bacon lollis, baby cheeseburgers, shrimp and grits, and trout were all delicious.

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded on 20 November 2020

Hooray! Thanks Jeremy for sharing this with us! :) We appreciate it and hope to have you back for another great meal soon. -Amy

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2020
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience1

Sever never checked in after food was served and seemed uninterested. The outside tent had no heat and was freezing. There was no apology from the staff when we mentioned this as we were leaving other than thanks for bringing it to our attention.

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Eddie
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience! The food was good, although I sat outdoors the way to the food was rather far.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The experience here is always wonderful. I love the brunch menu. I will be returning with visiting family members.

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FabioM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2020
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience1

A bit pricey for brunch. Pancakes are tiny and you have to order them because they’re not in the buffet (they are included though).

We sat in the tent, the heating system was waaaay to hot (we were literally sweating).

Coffee is not included. We ended up paying 100 bucks, for (2) brunch, (2) coffee and tip .

Long story short, there’s better out there for the same price.

Founding Farmers - Tysons
Responded on 18 November 2020

Hi Fabio: Thank you for your review and we are real sorry this visit left much to be desired. :( We appreciate you letting us know your feedback about the size of our pancakes- we will surely look into this, as well as the heat within the tent- please know we are always happy to turn the heat down when requested. All this said, we hope to have you back for another try sometime soon and please call us: 703-442-8783 for any reservation help needed. -Amy

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RellC
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service! Went for brunch for first time.