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Founding Farmers

1924 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington DC, DC 20006-3607 (Dupont Circle)
+1 202-822-8783
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Ranked #16 of 2,635 restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $15 - $50
Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Wed 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thu 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: American, Dessert, Vegan, Vegetarian
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Good for: Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Dupont Circle
Cross street: 20th St. / Pennsylvania Ave. (Foggy Bottom)
Transit: 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.
Description: We serve only fresh, American Family Farm sourced ingredients in our great signature dishes like Chicken Pot Pie, Butcher's Cut meats, Chicken N' Waffles, big green salads, rustic farm sandwiches and soups, tall, delectable pies and desserts, in an atmosphere that's comfortable and welcoming like a farmhouse. Founding Farmers is a Certified Green Restaurant, operates Carbon Neutral with offset credits via CarbonFund, and has been designed to meet LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certification criteria. Founding Farmers was the first LEED Gold restaurant in DC, and was the first full service, upscale LEED Gold restaurant in the U.S. We are proud of our partnership with George Washington University and have established an annual $5,000 scholarship for a student studying sustainability, and have recently enhanced our partnership with an apiary (beehive) on Lisner Hall.
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Houston, Texas
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99 reviews 99 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Everyone here has already said what needs to be praised about this place, so I'll keep it short. Founding Farmers does not lie about its farm-to-table concepts, as you can certainly taste the freshness and the quality with everything you get on the menu! I had the shrimp and grit entree and it was absolutely delicious. As others have recommended,... More

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

The waiter we had was a dud, but the food was amazing. I had a stuffed New Orleanes style french toast that was out of this world. It had a sweet cream custard filling with strawberries, and it was phenomenal!

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227 reviews 227 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
210 helpful votes 210 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Very popular and busy spot - we walked in at 7:30 on a Sunday night and there was an hour and a half wait...fortunately we snagged seats at the bar within a couple minutes. There was still a crowd of people waiting for tables when we left after 9 pm. The menu offers a wide range of comfort foods, from... More

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Westborough, Massachusetts
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

The restaurant has a good menu with something for everyone. It seems to be a hip restaurant in the city. We enjoyed it. Be aware drinks (non-alcoholic) can get pricey.

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Bismarck, North Dakota
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Wait. A staff with engaging personalities combined with really good food at sensible prices. In DC. I almost thought I was dreaming. Great drinks. Wonderfully tasty food. A bantering bartender and waitress. I'll be back every time I'm in the District.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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231 reviews 231 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We loved Founding Farmers. I'm a vegetarian. We first went for dinner because they have a lot of veg options. The fried green tomatoes were the highlight. Our second visit was for breakfast. I had a huge bowl of oatmeal with an english muffin...so good!

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Peterborough, Canada
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63 reviews 63 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

The options for a full breakfast (other than our hotel) in DC were somewhat limited but we tried this place after hearing about it from others. The staff were friendly enough and we were seated right away. Service was spotty ...just so so....and a bit on the slow side so be aware if you are on a tight timeline. The... More

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

Hi Nancy- Thank you for taking the time to write. It certainly sounds like we failed to 'wow' you and I'm so sorry for letting you down. We never want you to leave feeling like you wasted time or money, and I can assure you that we hold ourselves to much higher standards. I'd love to know more specifics about... More

Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

You need to eat here if you're in DC. Tough to get a reservation, but such a fun place and the food is seriously outrageously good. Founding Farmers puts their own unique twist on simple comfort foods that you've always loved- but still retains the core of what you love about the food. No crazy experimentation- just enhanced flavors that... More

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Yonkers, New York, United States
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48 reviews 48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Absolute must! My husband and I visited while we were in town and to this day it is one of our favorite restaurants we've ever visited. There was a bit of a wait - in fact, to the point that we almost left because people who had arrived after us were seated before us. It took about an hour, and... More

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Hartford, Connecticut
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

I love founding farmers! I go to school in DC and founding farmers is the place I recommend to friends and family coming into town. I also love going there for a fresh, reasonably priced meal when I don't feel like cooking. They have great breakfast scrambles, lunch salads, and dinners too. I'm gluten free so I haven't been able... More

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