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12505 Park Potomac Ave, Potomac, MD 20854-6801 (Montrose Road West)
+1 301-340-8783
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

No surprises. Nice menu with tasty food. Perfect for breakfast or lunch meeting. Booths offer a bit more intimacy and chance to hear dinner companions above the din of the crowd.

Thank mattro
Bethesda, Maryland
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151 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

FF MoCo is world of difference than the one at Tyson's... Had an amazing experience at Tyson's, I was so looking forward to trying the one at MoCo as it's a lot closer. It was dark and dreary outside. First, the greeter (a young lady) had no smile on her face at all. Had surf and turf (can't remember the... More 

Thank GreatFoodisHeaven
Potomac, Maryland
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

the food is good outside dining area is spacious and enjoyable location is easy and parking was a breeze(free)

Thank rjacobs544
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food, good portions, interesting menu items made using food from local farmers. Thus the name....Founding Farmers. Make a reservation!!! They will be packed especially on weekends and special occasions.

Thank Joyce T
Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Very good breakfast place. Food products are all fresh and great quality. Service is good as well. I really advice everyone to try the carrot cake pancakes which are incredible!

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

Hello there, Thank you for reviewing Founding Farmers! I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed the food and service during your recent breakfast trip. The Carrot Cake pancakes certainly are amazing- the Red Velvet are too die for as well. I will be sure to share your review with our culinary and service team! We look forward to... More 

Spring Hill, Florida
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Enjoyed our meal at the Moco Founding Farmers. Waiter explained the menu well and everyone in our party tried different items. I had the chicken and waffle and asked to substitute corn on the cob for the vegetable and susbstitution was no problem. It was delicious. Husband tried the Southern Fried Chicken and daughter had Northern Fried Chicken with Mac... More 

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

Hello there, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience! I am so glad to see that everyone in your party found something they loved. It is great to hear your server took such wonderful care of you and made sure you were able to make your dish your own with side choices! We appreciate your review and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Review title says it all. Great breakfast foods - terrible service. Server was rude and uninterested. Will give another shot, but need to work on server attitudes.

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

Hi Koba, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! I am so sorry to hear about the poor service experience you had on your most recent visit to Founding Farmers. Great food is hard to enjoy without good service! We always want to use each dining experience as a learning moment. Clearly we missed the... More 

Potomac, Maryland
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81 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I don't see what the great hype is for Founding Farmers It is local sourced ingredients - most restaurants local source. Food is OK but not great. Service is OK but not great. Menu is not great. Not my first choice for the area.

Thank themeetingplanner
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been here for lunch and weekend brunch. The food is locally sourced and pretty good. The drinks are a bit pricey but often made from organic sources. The beignets are great - order them ahead of time as they'll take 20 mins or so. The weekend brunch, even with reservations, is a mad house. I'd avoid it and go... More 

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

Hello there, Thank you for taking the time to write a review! I am happy to hear that you enjoy our food and drink. Our pre prohibtion style bar hand crafts juices and syrups from scratch. While many of our guests enjoy the weekend hustle and bustle of brunch- the same breakfast menu is offered Monday-Friday until 11AM so going... More 

Reston, United States
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71 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

EXCELLENT service. And EXCELLENT unique food. Fun venue and fun interesting drinks. The food was simply prepared yet it was all perfectly prepared and fresh. Is it gourmet? No. It is fresh and imaginative styles on old favorites We will go again

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

Hi there Clark, Thank you for taking the time to write a review! We strive to offer delicious food and drink in a comfortable, whimsical atmosphere- and we are delighted this matches your review. We hope to see you again soon! Cheers, Julie More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $50
American, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12505 Park Potomac Ave, Potomac, MD 20854-6801
    (Montrose Road West)
  • Public Transportation: Take the Metro Red Line to the Rockville or Bethesda station • Take the Montgomery County Ride On 47 bus to the corner of Seven Locks Rd. and Montrose Rd. • Walk north along Seven Locks Road 0.1 mile to Cadbury Ave. • Turn right, walk 0.2 mile to 12505 Park Potomac Ave.
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Potomac
  • Phone Number: +1 301-340-8783
MoCo's Founding Farmers 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 scratch-cooking. 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. However, it does mean that we are 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?