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Founding Farmers DC
American Restaurant$$
Today 7AM–12AM
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1924 Pennsylvania Ave NW Washington, DC 20006
1924 Pennsylvania Avenue NorthwestUSDistrict of ColumbiaWashington20006
$$American Restaurant, Bar
American Restaurant
Breakfast Restaurant
Brunch Restaurant
Salad Shop
Seafood Restaurant
Dessert Restaurant
Sandwich Shop
Hamburger Restaurant
Today 7AM–12AM
Friday 7AM–12AMSaturday 9AM–12AMSunday 9AM–10PMMonday 7AM–10PMTuesday 7AM–11PMWednesday 7AM–11PMThursday 7AM–11PM
Founding Farmers in Washington DC near the White House is a farmer owned American restaurant that serves farm fresh food. Book a table for breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks, or weekend brunch!
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Co-op-owned American eatery dishing out market-driven comfort cuisine along with rustic-chic style.- Google
"I ordered the fried chicken and waffle with mac and cheese."
"1. Fried green tomatoes, 6 ~Pretty good."
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Brandon Preddy
a month ago
One of my favorite restaurants of all time. We went there for lunch during a recent trip and loved it so much that we went back for breakfast the next day. They have amazing food and the atmosphere is perfect. It's an absolute must! (The beignets were supreme!)
Response from the owner - 3 weeks ago
Thank you, Brandon! We love hearing that we are your favorite :-) We can't wait to have you back for another meal soon! In the meantime, our beignets will be waiting for ya!
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victoria walker
3 weeks ago
AMAZING! This place has a couple vegan options but if you really love animals it's probably best you just don't go. The vegan options are delicious but they are few and they are surrounded by a lot of animal products on the menu and as part of the atmosphere. This is a meat eaters haven and I had by far the best meatloaf I've ever had. I no longer eat beef so I've been thinking about that meatloaf a lot lately. It gets packed so it's best to make a reservation ahead of time.
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Rachel Jones
2 weeks ago
Founding Farmers is a great restaurant - the service is always great, the food is fantastic, and the ambience is really cool. The chocolate cake and strawberry ice cream is to die for. Most recently we took our family here before a big event, and our server Carter was incredible. He was ridiculously knowledgeable about everything on the menu, and you could tell he genuinely cared about our experience. His enthusiasm about his job and the restaurant was really contagious, and he made excellent recommendations for everyone in our party. There were a few weird snafus (some random people sat at an extra spot at our table without asking??) that he handled immediately and gracefully. I really appreciate great service, and Carter made our night memorable and perfect. Our reservation was at 6 PM on a Friday night and they were (understandably) SLAMMED, but we never had to flag him down or ask for anything. His timing and attention to detail were spot on. So much appreciation for Carter and Founding Farmers, thank you!
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Kevin Zhang
in the last week
This is my second time coming here for their lunch menu. I had an awesome time on both occasions! Farm Bread: Crisp Apple Brie - Can't go wrong with this. Starter: Fried Green Tomatoes - This is a crowd favorite and I can see why. The crunchy outside layer of the tomatoes adds that extra kick to the texture. Plus, it's healthy (I mean its: green [Check], and Vegetable [Check] can't get better than that). Entrees: Chicken Pot Pie - This is amazing. One of those comfort foods that you can eat and continue to eat until your stomach says no more. They serve in rather large portions, so don't worry if you have a big appetite, your stomach will thank you if you come hungry! Chicken & Waffles - This dish have over 1000 reviews (Holy cow!). The waffles are amazing. The taste is between a combination of crispy and fluffy. Spicy Ahi Tuna Poke - We got this to go and it was okay. Perhaps we waited too long to eat it later during that day. It was a newer item that I haven't seen from my previous visit. The staff was fast to service our needs. Tip: Make sure to reserve your table ahead of time! You don't want to be on that wait list (Your stomach will hate you, matter of fact the future you will hate you for not booking ahead of time!) - Also you can find paid street parking outside of the restaurant but it's probably best to metro in.
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Response from the owner - in the last week
Hi Kevin - Wow! Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a thoughtful review for Founding Farmers DC! Great food and great service is exactly what we are going for, so mission accomplished! We can't wait to have you back again soon to try more of our fun and exciting dishes. We will pass your comments along to our entire team right away for a job well done. Thanks again for sharing such kind words!
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bianca velazquez
a week ago
It's definitely what everyone raves it to be! Great food and service!! If you're going to go make a reservation! The beignets are a MUST!! Definitely an awesome place for breakfast and a must go in DC
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Valerie Ann
3 weeks ago
food was delicious and fresh, even though I didn't get what I ordered! I ordered the many vegetable salad and got the farmers salad! I didn't bother complaining because I had a tough time deciding between the two anyways. We also got the kettle corn and the pesto bread! Both were delicious! There was another problem though, my boyfriend ordered the pot pie and found a really sharp shard of plastic in it! It was about half the size of a nickel and he almost swallowed it! We told our waiter and was never approached by the manager or offered any kind of break for it. We didn't make a big stink about it though so maybe thats why. I would definitely go back again but I think I prefer their sister location, Farmers Fishers and Bakers
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Jason Rubin
2 months ago
Endless selection of delicious food, from chicken and waffles to great vegetarian. Don't go without a reservation though - the waits for tables can be long. I was talked into the vegetarian Ruben and was blown away with how delicious it was. Great fried green tomatoes too! Just came back again for a big dinner party. Chicken pot pie: DELICIOUS. Corn bread: DELICIOUS. Homemade pasta: DELICIOUS. Heck, even the kids food was too good not to steal a bite.
Response from the owner - 4 months ago
Hi Jason, Wow- thank you for the positive review! We are so happy to read of your recent dining experience at Founding Farmers DC. We want you to count on us to deliver you fresh, flavorful food every time you eat with us and based on your review, it sounds like we have accomplished our goal. We can't wait to have you back soon to sample more of our menu! Cheers!
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Renee Rauch
3 weeks ago
Amazing!! Great atmosphere, service, and fresh healthy food!! I had the glazed salmon and my husband got the grilled cheese and tomato soup. Just wish there were more gluten free desert options and I smaller portions. The deserts i saw were enormous!! Otherwise, wonderful experience!!


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