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Founding Farmers - DC

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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
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • 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 29056 people are saying
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4.3
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MaddyK
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Our reservation wasn’t ready on time and service was extremely, extremely slow. Great food though!

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ReginaldF
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Breakfast was really taste and the freshly made juices were a real treat.

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RobertT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great from the drinks to the food. Will be visiting again.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was great and so was the service.

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LeonardF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience5

I decided to take my wife and daughter here brunch yesterday. This place has a very high overall rating. I was very disappointed with the food and the service.
I ordered eggs which happened to be the best food item on my plate. The hash browns was burnt on the outside and undercooked in the middle. The chicken sausage was dry and disgusting. Finally I had the French toast that came as this small rectangular loaf.
My wife had crab Benedict made with all filling and very little crab.
My daughter had flavorless ham.
To top it off the waitress and bartender has no idea what a traditional mimosa was. Management was very attentive. Probably would never recommend this place or come back ever again.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always! Always enjoy breakfast here, they never disappoint!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food!

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vipDCGuyFood
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GREAT comfort food. Strong service. Working hard to make it a safe place in these challenging times... I'm really grateful for them making life a little better by being there.

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IlonaP
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great. Clean and the food was very good.

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vipVick
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Excellent Bloody Mary and beignets. Breakfast Chicken & Waffles desperately needs help.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you, Vick for your review and our Culinary Team is real sorry & totally bummed our breakfast Chicken and Waffles was not up to par. We appreciate your private message sharing more detail with us, and we will absolutely look into this! We do appreciate it and hope to have you back for another try! Please call us anytime for a reservation: 202-822-8783. -Amy

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vipSchlinker
Las Vegas
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I enjoyed ourselves. The precautions they have in place during COVID were great! Everyone was very nice and knowledgeable. Our waiter did a great job of going over the menu as it was our first time. The food and drinks were excellent!

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JenniferS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food and drinks I've had in the city. I was very impressed

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NicoleG
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and even more delicious drinks, especially the sodas! Service was quick and very accommodating, highly recommend for anyone spending the day in DC

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great lunch meeting half way with a friend from Baltimore. Portions always equal to the value paid for them, and of course, very delicious. One of our families favorites in Washington.

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vipJaiLew
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food3service3ambience4

Founding Farmers has always been one of my favorites. I’m not sure if it’s the pandemic, but the food nor the service were as I remember (previously great as opposed to now fair) . Disappointed doesn’t encompass my sentiment. The service was slow. It took literally 22 minutes for me to get a flat ginger soda that’s made fresh On site. I let the waiter know and he apologized and took it back and made me another. He was gracious and returned with a new drink. The next one was less flat but flat all the same. Then, the food was not that great for having taken as long as it did to arrive. My catfish was overcooked and my grits were bland and slightly loose. My fried green tomatoes were good as were my green beans but that isn’t saying a lot. My S.O. said his fish and chips were ok. All in all, in these times if and when people choose to spend their hard earned money in any establishment, value means more than anything. Especially, when adding an additional 4.5% service charge on top. I can’t say if I’ll give it another go.

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vipCEmmanuelMD
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The catfish dinner was not very good at all. The sides were cold, especially the macaroni. As a matter of fact, the macaroni texture was tough and rubbery. The size of the catfish portion was an affront to any fish-loving person. It appeared to be about a third the size of the whole catfish. It came from the tailend of the catfish. It was very thin meaning flat without much meat.

I replaced the meal with a salad. The salad was hastily thrown together. It did not taste like the same salad I ordered 2 weeks prior. I value consistency. I am a fan of this restaurant. This was the worst experience by far.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you, CEmmanuelMD for your review and oh no! I am super sorry the Catfish entree completely fell flat this time, and sadly we dropped the ball in consistency. This said, I'd love to do what I can to turn this around and will send you a DM with my email address. -Amy

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience4

Me and some friends had recently tried there brunch and loved it so we decided to come back for dinner. Service wasn’t the best this time around though. Two of us received our drinks moments after ordering it while the others didn’t get there’s till after the appetizer came out. We ordered wings to start but our waiter came back and said they were just all out which is fine. Our waiter then came back to take our entrees, half of us wanted dishes that included crab and when we asked our waiter told us how they ran out during brunch. We all felt this should’ve been told to us before we had been looking through the menu so some of us were pretty upset about it. In the end the food we had ordered was alright but service was bit of a let down. It could’ve just been a one time thing tho because brunch was great.

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vipKeeshaF
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and amazing food.

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vipcharlotteb
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall1food3service2ambience1

Seated 20 mins late whilst waiting for a table that was available & ready the whole time, exceptionally slow seating process. Also were not made aware brunch menu ends at 2pm. Seated for approx 10 mins before a server arrived, apps arrived before drinks. Later drinks ordered took approx 20-30 mins to arrive, well after we had finished. Good food but very poor experience overall, would not go again or recommend.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 4 days ago

I am real sorry for the slow service encountered from the start of your visit and throughout. :( This is such an understandable disappointment, and I feel badly the service compromised the overall enjoyment of your time with us. That said, I'd love the chance to connect and do my best to hopefully turn around your lasting impression. I will send you a DM with my email address. -Amy

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The experience was okay. 3 out of 5 stars at best. The coffee was cold and when asked for another coffee it was even colder. The food does not fit the price in my opinion. I understand the certain pandemic but 8 dollars for a side of bacon that only contain 3 pieces was definitely not worth it. The waffle was mediocre and the eggs were just okay. I’m glad I experienced the restaurant but that’s the one and only time I will ever go. Service was good and the waiter explained everything on the menu. That was the only plus.

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vipBruceH
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Founding Farmers is very consistent. It’s been one of my favorite restaurants since it opened. The food was excellent, as usual. I had my normal breakfast of pancakes and chicken and waffles. Delicious. 10/10 would recommend.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 6 days ago

Many thanks for the 10/10 recommendation! We really appreciate it and already look forward to having you back again soon for your go-to breakfast order! ;) -Amy

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vipLeiaF
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Always good food and service!

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Kreative
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

It was a pretty brutally hot day, but not bad in the shade. Where they sat us, the one umbrella did not help at all, plus the sun was bouncing off the glass of the building negating the little shade it did provide. There were two open spaces across from us in the shade. One party who was in the sun like us, asked to be moved and was immediately moved. We asked the same staff member could we also be moved, but were told that the manager would need to be asked. The staff member took quite a bit of time to find out, if she even actually asked. By the time she returned. Another party was being seated at the table. So she said the most she could do was get us another umbrella. We sat there at least another 30 minutes, and no other umbrella was provided. It got to a point we were sweating too much to really enjoying sitting any longer, so we packed up what we had and left.

I tried the crab mac n cheese, and my friend tried the shrimp and grits. The food was quite bland for us both, so I requested salt and pepper. The salt shaker brought to me was empty. I requested another, and that one barely had any salt left, on top of that, the grinder on it was broken. So no salt.


Other than those things, the server was pleasant and had a helpful demeanor even though the execution could have been better. The adult drinks were tasty and packed a punch. Though bland, the food presentation and portion size were great.

The last time I went to the restaurant, I was seated in the shade, the service was phenomenal. The food tasted AMAZING along with it being beautifully presented. The food tasted amazing the time before that as well.

So I can take this experience as a one off, and hopefully the next time will be a nice time. I would still recommend this place based on how great it was the other two times I went.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for sharing this with us, and we are super sorry for disappointments from this visit. :( We also hope to have you back for another try soon, and I will send you a PM with my email address to hopefully stay in touch for your return- I would love to arrange for a Manager to stop by during your next visit to make sure everything (table location, food & service) are all back on the right track. -Amy

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impromptu trip to DC from Detroit, decided to check out a local recommendation and was not disappointed

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HannahG
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best burger I’ve ever had! You can tell everything is made from scratch and it shows through the quality. Worth the extra money to try their jerk sodas as well!!

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded on July 22, 2020

This is awesommmmmeee! Thank you for sharing this with us, and we greatly appreciate it! :) -Amy

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CandiceB
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite location. The service here is quick and the food is very good. The atmosphere is lively and fun.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This was my first time dining at this location and despite the pandemic craziness the restaurant was very welcoming. I had lunch with my girlfriend and best friend and we were very pleased with everything. The server we had was such a breath of fresh air. She was very helpful and offered great menu suggestions. We did sit outside which was fine however it was super hot and we didn’t get a table with an umbrella. The waitress made it her responsibility to get use a umbrella so we could be comfortable which was super nice of her. We’re we’re thankful!!! Over all the food was good. We did order a pasta meal that wasn’t up to par. We let the waitress know and she took the meal and swapped it out for some dessert instead. I would definitely come back in the future!

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FoodieToTheFullest
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Founding Farmers by far has the best blueberry pancakes I have ever had. The blueberry butter that comes slapped on top of the stack is to die for!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The breakfast was just ok, the salad was very bitter, overall it was just ok.

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ElliottG
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great. A little more costly than I would expect with a 4% pandemic tax but not out of affordability. I plan to return.

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DianaN
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

We had to ask to be moved to another outdoor table because they placed us in one where the sun was shining directly (in a very hot day!). But they did it fast and our experience was very good.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded on July 21, 2020

Hi Diana: We are really glad everything worked out, and thank you for sharing your wonderful review with us. We hope to have you back soon! :) -Amy

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viprubend
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

best waitress ever the food was outstanding really enjoy

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JD714
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience5

We didn't get the service we usually get when we visit DC & come to Farmers. The food came out in good time, unfortunately It wasn't cooked all the way through. Hopefully next time it's better.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded on July 22, 2020

I am real sorry to read the disappointments in service from your visit this time. :( I am also so sorry the food ordered was under-cooked, and would love to connect to hopefully turn this around! I will send you a personal note with my email address to continue this conversation. -Amy

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MariahB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My server was great! Food was awesome per usual, I love this place

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded on July 21, 2020

Many thanks for sharing this with us! We appreciate it and hope to have you back soon. :) -Amy

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Dutchie
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing. I wish i knew the server’s name but he knew the menu well and recommended some pretty great drinks. Here for the weekend and contemplating on coming back for dinner.

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Chonis
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food is really delicious and the coffee is great quality

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience4

The food was really bland. 2 eating for the $159, is a lot. I want to be wowed, but instead I felt like I was ripped off. The server was amazing, but that doesn’t change how $159 didn’t impress me one bit.

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SaintCloud
Montreal
7 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food awesome, love the added detail to the bar and ceiling great place feels like I walked into the south

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vipAdamA
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best breakfast in DC - no one, NO ONE has better grits.

Founding Farmers - DC
Responded on July 18, 2020

Oh wow!! Thank you, Adam! We are super flattered and look forward to having you back for some more tasty grits soon. :) -Amy

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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 29056 OpenTable diners.

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