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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
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07:00 - 23:00
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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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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stopped here on a Sunday morning and found the place busy, as to be expected. Grabbed a spot at the bar and had good service from the three bartenders. The coffee was a touch expensive ($4), but tasted better than I expected. There's a good variety on the menu and the prices are reasonable. I went with the banana foster... More 

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Jackson, NC
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

BEST. TIME. EVER!!! LOVED IT!!! From the reservation to the end of our meal, this was the best dining experience ever! It is a daunting task to select a restaurant in a big city for a group. I am so glad I selected Founding Farmers! Fifteen of us descended on this restaurant for dinner celebrating my retirement. What an enjoyable... More 

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dc
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Every time I go, I love FF more and more. The drinks are as awesome as the food. Love the bacon lolli's and bacon wrapped dates!

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Maryport, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very good quality food & varied menu to suit all tastes. Very well priced for a city. Would recommend to book as it was very busy. Went 3 times in first 2 days in Washington.

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Obviously very popular as got there before 9am and asked if we'd booked. By the time we ordered there wasn't a spare table to be had. Breakfast was good and quite a lot of choices. The thick bacon was nice as was the hash brown with leek. Freshly squeezed juice was fresh and tasty. Service was efficient and coffee refills... More 

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Victor, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Hats Off for Farm-to-Table food, but somethings missing... Maybe it's the less than exciting plate presentation or the many mistakes with the delivery of our entrees. Our server was pleasant and the salad dressing tasted deliciously fresh. The homemade sauces on our entrees were all exceptional. Skip dessert because the serving size is enormous, but lacks flavor.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a hidden charm in DC. Food was so good and comforting. I tried the roast pot and it was awesome. The meat was so juicy and flavorful and the accompanied vegies were perfect. Drink can be expensive and the wait is long though.

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Roseville, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We read about this place on Yelp. The food was fine but a little overpriced. I'm not uote sure why there is so much hype??

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Austin, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The food was about average for the price and the service was slow as is expected here. I would not order the chili again.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have been to this restaurant many times. This was my first poor experience. I ordered their rotisserie chicken which came out dry as a bone. I never do this, but I had to send it back. Instead I ordered their mini burger sliders which were delicious. As usual, the place was packed, even for lunch, so I recommend making... 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
Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
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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