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Founding Farmers

12505 Park Potomac Ave, Potomac, MD 20854-6801
+1 301-340-8783
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Overview
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good34%
  • Average21%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“brunch” (89 reviews)
“beignets” (52 reviews)
“biscuits” (47 reviews)
Open Now
8:30 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
12505 Park Potomac Ave, Potomac, MD 20854-6801
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1 - 10 of 769 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Decided to try something new in the area, beautifully renovated, great atmosphere, lovely staff and great fresh farm to table food.

Thank 603relax
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I love Founding Farmer's breakfast. Unfortunately at 11:15 am, I was out of luck. I've gotten the burgers here and they're very good. I wanted something different. I chose the egg salad (still wanting breakfast!) I don't do bread so the egg salad had to...More

Thank Sherri B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Listen, the food here is simply awesome - just a real treat. Everything that comes out of the kitchen is so fresh and delicious it just keeps you coming back for more. However, when we visited on Sunday afternoon the service was another story. We...More

Thank LucWise
Sadao O, Guest Relations Manager at Founding Farmers, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, thank you for sharing your recent experience with us. While I am thrilled to hear the food was delicious, I am saddened to hear service did not match. Your meal should not only be delicious, but seamless as well, and it sounds like we...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The beet, onion and pepper hash with poached eggs on top was outstanding. Goat cheese was blended throughout the hash and it was the best breakfast that I ate in a long time. Now I want to try it at home. Great service, fast and...More

Thank dchalhoub
Sadao O, Guest Relations Manager at Founding Farmers, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello there, Thank you for taking time out of your day to write and review Founding Farmers MoCo. I am thrilled to read your experience was a success and worthy of 5 stars! We are constantly striving to provide the total package of delicious food,...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Liked the ambiance and decor - agree with others very noisy and hard to hear conversation and servers Portions were small - for example when you have fries with a dish you receive a small square paper bag on the plate of fries. The beer...More

Thank DrNic1
Sadao O, Guest Relations Manager at Founding Farmers, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there, Thank you for taking a few moments out of your day to share your feedback and review Founding Farmers MoCo. I am so bummed to read your recent visit was not spot on. From the spotty service to the noisy environment, it is...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good service good choice respectful service leisurely place to enjoy meal and conduct conversation with colleaguesMore

Thank David F
Sadao O, Guest Relations Manager at Founding Farmers, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello David, Thank you for taking a few moments out of your day to write and review Founding Farmers MoCo. I am thrilled you and your colleagues were provided an exceptional and respectful service. I hope we can have you back soon to enjoy another...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The restaurant is extremely popular and noisy. I found the food to be just fair. The portions are large. (Maybe that’s the attraction ). Service was good. Oh, I did like The Hamburger at the bar, they are served in the dining room as well,...More

Thank Marcie520
Sadao O, Guest Relations Manager at Founding Farmers, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Marcie, Thank you for taking a few moments out of your day to share your feedback and review Founding Farmers MoCo. I am thrilled your recent dining experience was a success, however, I am so sorry to hear the noise level impacted your experience....More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Popular restaurant features homey, yet wholesome, yet trendy menu items. I like their Yankee Pot Roast a lot. They have several comfort-food types of stews that are great in cold weather. My only complaint about the place is the noise level. Just too dang loud!...More

Thank Y4589CJpatricial
Sadao O, Guest Relations Manager at Founding Farmers, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi there, Thank you for taking a few moments out of your day to share your feedback and review Founding Farmers MoCo. I am thrilled your recent dining experience was a success, however, I am so sorry to hear the noise level impacted your experience....More

Reviewed June 11, 2018

A restaurant owned by farmers? Great idea, well executed! Yes, this restaurant is owned by thousands of farmers in the North Dakota Farmers Union, and while everything is not grown on those farms, they have stayed true to the farmer's spirit and serve quality food,...More

Thank Starchgirl
Sadao O, Guest Relations Manager at Founding Farmers, responded to this reviewResponded June 12, 2018

Hello there, Thank you for taking a few moments out of your day to write and review Founding Farmers MoCo. I am thrilled your recent experience was a success and worthy of 5 stars! Your kind words are greatly appreciated and I am super excited...More

Reviewed June 6, 2018 via mobile

My colleague and I had lunch at Founding Farmers. The server was very attentive, knowledgeable, and pleasant. The Quinoa Bowl w/ fried chicken was excellent. However, one of us did not particularly enjoy our meal, which was one of the daily specials. It may have...More

Thank ddayta
Sadao O, Guest Relations Manager at Founding Farmers, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2018

Hello there, Thank you for taking a few moments out of your day to share your feedback and review Founding Farmers MoCo. I am thrilled your recent experience was a success and your 5-star review is greatly appreciated. While I am bummed to hear one...More

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May 29, 2015|
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Response from Joanne M | Reviewed this property |
Not far from Montgomery Mall (five minutes or so) but not right there.
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Response from Bethesdashrink | Reviewed this property |
Mscaper really covered the question. This is a fun ,lively, and healthy place to eat with easy access to 270. Bethesdashrink
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$15 - $50
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
8:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
8:45 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)  >  Montgomery County  >  Potomac
  • Phone Number: +1 301-340-8783
  • E-mail
Description
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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