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Founding Farmers

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Foggy Bottom - GWU - West End
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1924 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington DC, DC 20006-3607 (20th St. / Pennsylvania Ave. (Foggy Bottom))
+1 202-822-8783
Today
07:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 09:00 - 22:00
Mon 07:00 - 22:00
Tue - Thu 07:00 - 23:00
Fri 07:00 - 00:00
Sat 09:00 - 00:00
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Seal Beach, California
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54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place has organic food (we went for breakfast) and there are lots of good choices on the menu. While the food is really good, it is a loud, bar-like atmosphere, filled with business suits and tourists. We had reservations and were seated promptly, but it took 20 minutes for our coffee (pressed) to arrive, which just doesn't work for... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Good food at reasonable prices. We love the fried chicken, the burgers should be famous and the sides have all been great. Our favorite thing about Founding Farmers is they let you bring wine and there is no charge.

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Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania
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44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Absolutely loved the restaurant, the service, the food, and the drinks. I would have given them a 5 if they spit in the food of the Trump Supporters wearing stupid MAGA hats seated 2 booths behind us who were harassing my minor child. Interesting to see that those "unemployed factory workers from the Midwest" were able to afford to eat... More 

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6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and I dined here during a trip to DC in February of 2015. This was close to our hotel and we really liked the Farm to Table premise of the restaurant. Everything we had from drinks to dinner (I had the lobster mac and cheese, she had the shrimp and sundried tomato bucatini) For starters though, we had... More 

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Henderson, Nevada
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48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My family and I had a 7:00 PM reservation, yet we were not seated until 8:00 PM. It was worth the wait! The food is incredible. It is really fresh, farm to table food and the the prices are very reasonable. I had the plank salmon. It was delicious, not fishy at all. The plank had salt and the salmon... More 

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Thank Sylvia T
Julie S, Guest Relations Manager at Founding Farmers, responded to this review

Hi Sylvia Thank you for taking the time to write and share your feedback. Delicious, fresh, quality food is exactly what we strive to provide you with and I'm glad we can say mission accomplished! I am sorry to hear about the delayed seating, however. Please know that addressing this issue is really our Managers' TOP priority, and we are... More 

Danville, Virginia
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41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been to Founding Farmers many times. The atmosphere is great, but really loud. It feels like a party. The food is both interesting and good. Our waiter was very nice job. We were a party of 10, and he was fun.

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Thank gentry42016
Julie S, Guest Relations Manager at Founding Farmers, responded to this review

Hi Gentry, I’m so happy to read how much you enjoyed your recent meal at Founding Farmers. . Providing you with the total package- delicious food, excellent service and lively atmosphere- is exactly what we strive for. I’m delighted this matches your review! We look forward to having you back soon Warmly, Julie More 

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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Totally go. All the food is delicious. They have a rotating beer list. Their tea is yummy. I got the avacado burger and my friend got the chicken pot pie. SO GOOD! And not that expensive usually between $12-17.

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Thank Halie K
Julie S, Guest Relations Manager at Founding Farmers, responded to this review

Hi Halie, I’m so happy to read how much you enjoyed your recent meal at Founding Farmers. Providing you with the total package- delicious food, great value, and a wide variety of options- is exactly what we strive for. I’m delighted this matches your review! We look forward to having you back soon and I appreciate you sharing your kind... More 

Alexandria, Virginia
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went there for breakfast and it was nothing short of AMAZING! The pancakes are delicious and my husband LOVED the Crab Benedict. We can't wait to go back for dinner!

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Thank elhager1123
Julie S, Guest Relations Manager at Founding Farmers, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to write and share your feedback. I am thrilled to read how much you enjoyed your trip to Founding Farmers for breakfast! I’m so glad we were able to give you a memorable experience. We want you to count on us to deliver you fresh, flavorful food every time you eat with... More 

Alhambra
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a great place to visit late at night. We ordered a few items off their menu to share and we ended up really full and very satisfied. The farmbread prosciutto is packed with flavor in every bite. The farmhouse platter had a baby burger ( the burger was really juicy and had a lot of flavor ), chili... More 

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Julie S, Guest Relations Manager at Founding Farmers, responded to this review

Hi Rachelle, Thank you for taking the time to write and share your feedback. I am thrilled to read about your recent experience dining at Founding Farmers! 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... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Came here on a Saturday morning for brunch with some friends. Was astounded when the bill was only $40 for two of us including nice coffee drinks, two entrees and an app split. The menu is pretty simple but really seemed to fit my cravings for brunch. Overall, had a great experience. Very affordable but definitely not cheap.

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Thank Alex C
Julie S, Guest Relations Manager at Founding Farmers, responded to this review

Hi Alex, Thank you for taking the time to write and share your feedback. I am thrilled to read how much you enjoyed your trip to Founding Farmers! We know brunch is something you look forward to all week and I’m so glad we were able to give you a memorable experience. Attentive service, delicious food, and a great value,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$50
Cuisine
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 22:00
Monday
07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 23:00
Thursday
07:00 - 23:00
Friday
07:00 - 00:00
Saturday
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1924 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington DC, DC 20006-3607
    (20th St. / Pennsylvania Ave. (Foggy Bottom))
  • Public Transportation: There are two Metro stops within 3 blocks of the restaurant, Orange/Blue lines at Farragut West or Foggy Bottom/GWU. The red DC Circulator bus Georgetown/Union Station line stops on Pennsylvania Ave. at 21st street, as well as on K Street and on 19th, all just one block away.
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Foggy Bottom - GWU - West End
  • Neighbourhood: Foggy Bottom - GWU - West End
  • Phone Number: +1 202-822-8783
Description
Founding Farmers, the Greenest Restaurant in DC, is owned by the more than 40,000 family farmers of the NDFU, serving American inspired real food and drink with an emphasis and focus on cooking from scratch. While our restaurant is supplied by hundreds of family farms everywhere, that doesn't mean we know every farm, and that doesn't mean we never have to buy product from the traditional (corporate) supply chain, but it does mean we're working hard to direct our purchasing dollars where it aligns with our values. We're serving the best food we can, made from scratch in our kitchens every day. Our innovative, American dishes are made primarily with pure ingredients honoring the farmers and their hard-earned bounty.

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