Founding Farmers - DC

4.6
30068 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 30068 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.4
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4.3
Value
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 10 hours ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was great. Food was amazing. My friend had the crab and shrimp risotto, which I tasted and was the bomb. I have the lunch order of chicken n waffles, side of Mac and cheese and sautéed spinach, which also tasted great. I can’t wait to go back. Definitely will suggest to other friends.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined 11 hours ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had brunch and it was DELIGHTFUL. 10/10 recommend the beignets and any one of the hashes.

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OpenTable Diner
Corpus Christi
1 review
Dined 11 hours ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

My waitress was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall2Food1Service1Ambience1

Service was terrible. They mixed up our order TWICE and there was a hair in our food.

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vipcxxx
Atlanta
48 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Great selection and food. Service was a little slow. We ordered salmon, shrimp, and salad. Everyone enjoyed their meals.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Happy hour specials are great! Nice servers. Very loud! Great food.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Founding farmers was great! The food was great. Our waiter was a little dry but he executed everything to perfection. I recommend the avocado bacon burger.

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NickB
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Founding farmers was great vibrant restaurant, when we went it was very busy so service was a bit slower I guess due to capacity but apart from that was all good

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CynthiaR
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience4

Portion sizes are huge. One plate can easily serve two adults. Food taste just ok.

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SanjeevT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Good hearty food with good value and a good vibe.
Deserts could be better.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Everything was great!

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Michelle
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Jess was the best! We had the best experience

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DaveP
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

A great meal, all menu items were really good for all 4 of us. Will be back next week!

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JessicaS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Somewhat disappointing
I had steak in a salad and it was super fatty.
Ordered the “classic banana split” and the banana was served separate form the ice cream and covered in some home made whipped cream that was gritty and tasteless.
Kids enjoyed their impossible burgers and husband had a salad with scallops. Yess THREE scallops.
Probably won’t be back again.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded a day ago

Bummer. :( We are so sorry, Jessica for the disappointment with the quality of the steak & scallops in the entrée salads ordered, and the preparation of our banana split. :( I would love the chance to turn around the dissatisfaction you left with, and ask you to please email me: Amy@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, date dined and location. -Amy

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We sat with a party of 12 including 7 children. Our waitress was wonderful, helpful and knowledgeable about the menu. Great experience definitely recommend.

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vipangelaw
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome 👏🏽

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded a day ago

Hooray!! Thank you for sharing this with us! We appreciate it and hope to have you back again soon! -Amy

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Noah
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

the food was great my girl thought other wise great service waiter did great job very nice friendly will come back again

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TLM70
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were greeted by a very friendly host who welcomed us with enthusiasm. Was seated outside per our requested and they were still cautious to keep with social distancing which was nice to see. The service was good, as the manager were playing an integrate part ensuring guest were being taking care of from start to finish. Our cocktails, are food were on point and nice portion for the price. It was our first time, but not our last. We will be back and often.

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Visitingwithfriends
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Amazing food, interesting twists on classic items. Comfortable but classy atmosphere.

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bennov
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

The food was nice - when it finally arrived. We had to wait quite a while for our table to be ready (despite reservation). Service was confused and slow. There was a mix up with my choice and that of another table - more wait time. Overall impression was that there was not enough staff.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 3 days ago

Hi bennov: Thank you for your review and I am very sorry the service missed the mark this time. :( I'd appreciate the chance to follow up and turn around the poor impression we unfortnatley left you with- please email me: Amy@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, date dined & location. -Amy

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Service was slow. We had to request dessert menus and she only brought one to our table of six?! Bread pudding was rock hard and had to be returned.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Too loud for a date. Good vibe otherwise and good food.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3Food1Service2Ambience5

Our food came out cold. My coffee (only drink order) came out 30 mins after I got my cold food. The waiter was in a mood as if she was bothered by everyone

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Alison
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Founding Farmers for brunch never disappoints. Crab Benedict was very tasty and I could eat a vat of the hash browns. Love the morning cocktail selection, and our server was the most happy, charming person ever. We finished up with beignets. Lovely brunch!

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JeaniM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

low on staff - understandable - so service was a little slower than normal. NOT complaining, just sharing.

was really noisy where we were so hard to hear everyone.

GREAT food & drinks - staff was all friendly and helpful!

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StaceyT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server was Camilla and she was great. I didn't know what specialty drink I wanted, so she surprised me. The drink was fantastic. I was there celebrating my daughter and her friend graduating from middle school and she "surprised" them with a chocolate cake which was great. The food was great. I had the salmon which was cooked perfectly with a really nice sauce on top.

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HeatherB
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Totally awesome we had 6 people order 6 different items and it was all good! I must when you are in town.

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vipSabrinaStar
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Great atmosphere but we rarely saw our server. The place was packed and seemed a little chaotic, but other than that, the food was high quality and there were great vibes.

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PrestonT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our entire party had an awesome time. We would highly recommend everyone to check it out.

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vipAlsvball
Washington DC
41 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

We met up with friends and always love Founding farmers for their delicious drinks, food variety, and excellent service. This is our first time back since the start of the pandemic and we felt safe and like everything was up to par. Will definitely be back!

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NSnow
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

The server, Camilla, was amazing. She provided great service to the front sidewalk patio section. She's a great asset to Founding Farmers!

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TerriA
Houston
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent fresh food and wide selection to choose from! Our waiter was awesome snd very attentive.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 6 days ago

Thanks Terri! We really appreciate it and hope to have you back again soon! -Amy

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MarchelleW
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Reservation for 330. We did not wait long to be seated. Initial wait for waitress was a little longer than expected but once she came, everything else was good. Food was timely and hot. First visit for all of party of 5 except for one

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vipBlytheP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

After telling 3 people that I was there with my reservation, we waited for 10 minutes and a woman tried to pose as me and take our reservation. We heard the hostess say my name as she walked outside (we were inside) and when the hostess returned with a couple behind her she dismissed me and told me to wait. I said I heard her say my name and she said She didn’t she called Blythe- not knowing that was me. It was easy to correct the situation. The waiter failed to visit our table when we were done eating for 30 minutes so we were unable to order dessert. Other than that service was great. Food was good. Noise in restaurant was bad.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

First time I’ve been disappointed with Founding Farmers. I will always go to this restaurant. Yesterday’s experience wasn’t so great

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BeccaE
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Good was just OK. Been here dozens of time and the quality of the food this time was just OK

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for your review and I am very sorry our food has yet to WOW you. :( I'd appreciate the chance to follow up and turn around your dissatisfaction- please email me: Amy@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, date dined + location. -Amy

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Patrick
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing as always. Their food is always great and super reasonable for the DC area. Will be back without a doubt!

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BoiseDW
Boise
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, fantastic atmosphere, and best happy hour menu in DC! Great for the whole family!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food. Great service.

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Manda
Austin
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience2

The napkins and plates were dirty, and it felt as if the waiters didn’t really care or as if they were in a hurry. Our food was not as good as we expected it to me, as it was extremely bland. The atmosphere was smelly and the seats were dirty.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 7 days ago

Bummer. :( We're so sorry you left under-whelmed and understandably disappointed with your experience this time. I would love to have a hand in turning this around and please email me: Amy@FRG.Farm with a copy of your review, date dined & location to connect further. -Amy

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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 30068 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 bookings at the moment.

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