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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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7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tue - Thu 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am
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Little Rock, Arkansas
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is just a great place ... we had breakfast (maybe the best French Toast ever ) but everything we saw looked over the top good ! Be sure you make reservations ...

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Winneconne, Wisconsin
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went here with my wife and two teens. No reservation (I would recommend it), but we got in after about a 30 minute wait. Wonderful food and great service.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We do joe-ga @Bikram Tysons... After 90 minutes, 26 postures, 105degrees... We are ready for a healthy dish... Look no more, FF @ Tysons is the place... Highly recommended... The Beer can chicken!!! Yummiiiii!!! But this review is to praise the employees @ FF... two nights ago we went for our N time to FF, almost always the same, we... More 

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Wilmslow, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This restaurant was recommended to us by a friend from Washington DC. We read about it here on TripAdvisor and in the Eastern USA Lonely Planet. These are undoubtedly the best adverts to draw customers in. Having been warned about the long wait just to get a table, we registered our names at 7:45pm and were told that we would... More 

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Thank CYuenUK
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This place is super cute and has great food. We were lucky enough to get a reservation for Saturday brunch and it was very crowded in there. I had the farmers breakfast (the hash browns were so good!) and my boyfriend had chicken and waffles (he ate every bite). Would definitely recommend and can't wait to go back!

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Thank Andrea C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Traveling on business, the hotel in Dupont Circle recommended Founding Fathers. Short walk down Pennsylvania Ave. Place was packed at 5pm. I took a bar seat, and was promptly greeted by the bartender for a drink and menu. The menu is mostly starters, breads and small plates. I wanted to try everything on the menu, but went with the signature... More 

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Thank TheTravelProfessor
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The queue outside Founding Farmers on Sunday morning made us very pleased to have made reservations. We had between us pancakes, banana bread, hash and eggs. The service was fast and staff helped with choices. We enjoyed it so much we had breakfast there 3 times during our stay. Reserve a table and enjoy the farmers hard work.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The cranberry Brie veggie burger was good. It is not the best veggie burger you will ever have, but it is very solid. My only complaint is that it could have had more cranberry and Brie. The arugula salad that came with the burger was great. It has tomatoes, grapes, cucumber and a root vegetable (parsnip or maybe turnip). Very... More 

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Hartsville, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the top 2 restaurants I've eaten at in DC. You MUST try the cornbread appetizer and the chicken & waffles were awesome. They are also known for chicken pot pie but that's not my thing. For dessert, the best beignets outside of New Orleans. Appetizer, two entrees and dessert for less than $50. Only possible downside is that... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I am in love with the weekend brunch at Founding Farmers! Their selection of items was endless and the food was fresh and delicious. I can't wait to go back!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $50
Cuisine
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
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
  • Neighborhood: 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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