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Founding Farmers - DC

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$30 and under
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American
Across all of our restaurants, we are 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. Our restaurant kitchens will keep making food for you and your family, and we’ll be sure to get it to you however we can safely.

CURBSIDE PICK UP & DELIVERY 11am – 8pm

Curbside Pick Up: ORDER ONLINE WeAreFoundingFarmers.com/Ourkitchensareopen

Delivery: $0 Delivery Fee on DoorDash and UberEats.

We are offering 25% off Farmers Restaurant Group gift cards. Your purchase of gift cards now will help us continue to serve you. We appreciate your support.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • 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
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 29327 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.4
service
4.4
ambience
4.2
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Noise · Moderate
88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DC2019
Washington DC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall2food5service2ambience3

The service was very poor. First, the server did not know the difference between light and dark beer. His recommendations did not match other beers. Second, our appetizer plates were dirty and also sat at the edge of our table throughout the entire meal, they were never picked up. Third, it took at least 10 minutes for our drinks to arrive and they were not accompanied with glasses of ice, only a can. Fourth, the substitution for a side dish was wrong. And finally, it was extremely loud sitting next to the bar as all we heard was clinking and shaking from the bar tender. The food was great but the environment to dine was subpar.

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SophiaB
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal was very delicious and a perfect place for a birthday celebration.

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Bree
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a great time. The wait was not too long, we sat down no more than 15 minutes after our RSVP time on a busy Saturday night so it wasn't bad at all. Our waitress was very nice. The hostess was sweet. We had a great experience and I definitely will be back again.

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EileenA
Memphis/West TN
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Food was ok, but I doubt I’d go again. It was pricey, drinks were filled with so much ice there was little to drink. Dinner of beer can chicken was very good as were the mashed potatoes and green beans. The cobbler dessert that I was told would be warm was quite cold in the middle.

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Greeniecw
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! The cocktails were also delicious!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had outdoor seating as it was a warm day outside. The sun was bothering my date and I some and the waitress was prompt and brought over an umbrella. The service was great and the food was amazing. The portions were a great size and the drinks were really good. As stated earlier, we sat outside so the noise level was moderate. Would highly recommend.

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AliC
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We enjoyed our late lunch at Founding Farmers. Service was great and the ambience was friendly and energetic. The precautions taken for COVID made us feel very safe and comfortable dining there. I would love to return.

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Karyn
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the outdoor dining they have set up here! Lots of tables safely spaced and each table has a heat lamp. We loved being able to finally eat here again.

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BENJAMINC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had their Chicken and Waffle dinner and it was delicious. Highly recommend it.

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MaryB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

friendy excellent service; good pace between courses; will dine there again! thanks for a pleasant evening

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MichaelC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been here to eat on multiple occasions. Always a good time with great food.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded a day ago

Thank you!! We really appreciate your wonderful review and 5/5 rating- WOW! :) We hope to have you back soon and please call us: 202-822-8783. -Amy

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AnnikaR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food3service3ambience1

My partner and I have been to Founding Farmers before and reserved a table that evening for our anniversary. We arrived at the restaurant promptly at our 9pm reservation time only to be informed by our waiter that "the restaurant closes at 9:15pm." Surely we thought this was a mistake since our reservation was at 9! Well, it was. The waiter misinformed us, because the kitchen was what was closed, NOT the restaurant! Needless to say, the night started a little off.

I will say that our drinks (the constitution/the clementine) and appetizer (fried green tomatoes) were both fantastic and everything came out in a timely manner. However when our mains were served (my boyfriend got the chicken and waffles/i got the butternut squash ravioli), my entire dish was literally SWIMMING in oil! I ate one or two raviolis and then asked for a to-go container because I felt so sick from how heavy the meal was. I definitely should have said something at the time but didn't want to ruin the rest of what was an already unfortunate evening. Also, our waiter only stopped by to take our order, and didn't do anything else -- runners brought us our food and drinks. Was definitely not worth the $50 per person and 15% tip.

Oh, and one more thing -- the city was doing construction right at the end of the block opposite the restaurant. Obviously something that the restaurant can't control but really messed with the ambience.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded a day ago

We're very sorry your visit started off on the wrong foot, followed by inattentive service & a main meal that was far from enjoyable. :( We appreciate you letting us know, and giving us the chance to circle back with our staff that worked the evening of 10/17- our Management & Culinary Team both will look to improve so we can provide a better experience for you next time. That said, we received your PM with your phone number and will be in touch with a solution to make this right. -Amy

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ReidH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Food was mediocre and lacking real flavors. All else was great.

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HectorS
Mexico City
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good quality ingredients as always. I had a small incident with my food (a plastic piece in the plate) but Im sure is an exception.

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vipDanC
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I eat here every time I am in DC - at least monthly. I’ve gotten to know many of the servers and management. They run a tight ship and take pride in their work.

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T21travel
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a really nice and patient waiter. Loved the location of the table, outside.
The food was great!

Great food!
Great service!
Great day!

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 3 days ago

WOW! Thank you for your GREAT review and 5/5 rating! It's much appreciated, and we hope to have you & your guests back again soon. :) -Amy

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BeamerW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience4

I used to go to Founding Farmers all the time, but moved out of the area. It was a very underwhelming experience and not at all what I remembered. We ordered the skillet cornbread and two sandwiches.

The cornbread was moderately cold. Notably so, as the butter did not melt. I ordered the vegetable sandwich with avocado and a turkey sandwich came out. I was not bothered by this, as they took it back and brought me another sandwich - but this also was not the right sandwich. There was no avocado or goat cheese on the sandwich, which is what was stated on the menu.

Our server was so kind and we really enjoyed him, but it was a rather long experience as well. We were there for an hour and 15 minutes for lunch. We ate and left - as we both are still working.

It was not the experience I remember having and I felt bad for my friend because I had hyped it up before getting there.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 3 days ago

Bummer. :( We are so sorry reading this visit was not up to par with your "pre-Covid" experiences, and feel awful for not only disappointing you, but also making a poor first impression on your friend. That said, I would love the chance to turn this around and will send you a DM with my contact info. -Amy

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DanielC
Denver
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks were delicious! And the staff was very friendly

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enrique our waiter was very pleasant and the food was wonderful.

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MarcosM
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great service.
Efficient seating.
Good menu
Great desert.

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EricaS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food is soo good and there is a large choice of plates. Kids will like it to, we had a 7 and 9 years old with us.

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GabR
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great brunch and drinks. Sat us as soon as we arrived.

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RyanWooo
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great service, great time my date had the chicken the waffles were slightly crispy but very soft and almost melted in your mouth. Definitely my favorite brunch spot in DC!

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you!! We really appreciate it and are beyond flattered to be your FAVORITE brunch spot in DC! WOW! :) -Amy

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great server and the food was wonderful.

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vipAnthony
Miami
22 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I can't say it has been a bad experience but I can say it was not a great experience. It was basically very average. The food is ok but only ok. Very basic and very similar too many places offering basic brunch. Nothing new, no new taste, no new product. Well, very average.
Also, do not sit inside. The noise level is very very high and the experience gets lower.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you, Anthony for sharing your review with us. While we are bummed that your experience was neither here nor there, we are happy to know these details & improve the overall experience we offer our guests. Of course, we hope to have you back sometime and please call us: 202-822-8783 for any reservation help needed. -Amy

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Care
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

With a 4.4 star rating and over 10K reviews, I expected the food to stand out a bit more. Great service though!

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you, Care for taking the time to share this with our team. We are real sorry the food didn't really WOW you during this visit, and we hope that maybe you'll give us another try sometime! Please call our team: 202-822-8783 for any reservation help needed. -Amy

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Libertas
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Casual upscale, and delicious. Fairly priced. Recommended.

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vipWood
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

I thought the Covid-19 protocols were excellent, as all staff were masked and there was plenty of spacing among customers. But the service was slow, including waiting nearly 30 minutes for our cocktails - and when they arrived it was the wrong beer for one of us. The food bland. Lacked seasoning in every dish save for the cornbread.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded on October 12, 2020

I am real sorry and totally bummed to read that the service was slow & food bland. :( Not the outcome to your experience as our team had hoped, and I'd love the chance to follow up about your feedback if possible. I will send you a DM with my email address, and hope to turn this around. -Amy

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KaylaP
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The service was kind of slow besides that it was fine.

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MirellaM
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, ambiance and service.

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vipdouglask
Orlando
24 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Meal and dessert took forever to come out and it wasnt very crowded (due to social distancing). Server was very nice and apologized for the wait. Manager took off one of the desserts from the bill which was nice.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you, douglask for sharing your review with our team. We are still sorry for the delay with the food during your visit, and appreciate your kindness in acknowledging the service our team provided. We hope you'll be back sometime soon and please call us- 202-822-8783 for any reservation help needed. -Amy

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our waiter was phenomenal!

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vipJohnR
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Great wait staff but not enough for the number of guests

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MsCeeBee
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. Server was great and answered questions. Food delivered quickly. I will definitely be back to try lunch/dinner options

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was AMAZING, the waitstaff followed all health and safety guidelines. Overall a great experience

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LaurenH
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Came here for a celebration brunch and was unfortunately dissatisfied with the food and service. The ambiance was absolutely wonderful but he waitress was cold and more worried about about bussing tables than making sure we were annoying our experience. She only checked on us to take our order and take our money. I’ve only heard amazing things about the food so I was fairly disappointed when it was nowhere up to par. The French toast was fried? Odd but fine. The drink I bought was 50% “fizz” egg whites. Overall I think my complaints derive from all the hype I’ve heard about this place. It just didn’t meet my expectations.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded on October 12, 2020

Hi Lauren: I am real sorry for the disappointments you encountered with our service, your meal and cocktail ordered, during your brunch visit on Saturday. :( We feel badly to not meet expectation, and appreciate you taking the time to let us know these details. That said, I'd love the chance to touch base about your review and hopefully turn this around. I will send you a DM with my email address, and look forward to continuing this conversation. -Amy

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JayJack
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

First visit and I was satisfied and will return.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was the best dinner ever

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JanaO
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It was super loud - hard to hear the waiter and my dinner companions.

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Shan
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very delicious. I ate there twice in one day.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded on October 12, 2020

WOW! Thanks Shan so much, and we hope to have you back sometime soon. Please call us anytime for a reservation: 202-822-8783. :) -Amy

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FAQs

Founding Farmers - DC does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Founding Farmers - DC also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 822-8783.

Founding Farmers - DC is rated 4.5 stars by 29327 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 reservations at the moment.

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