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Founding Farmers

Founding Farmers

New American Restaurant, Breakfast Spot, and American Restaurant$$$$
George Washington University, Washington
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  • Dave W.
    Dave Whelan1 week ago
    The cedar plank salmon is amazing. Really subtle flavors, great sides, highly recommended.
  • Meshari Al-Ajaji
    Beef ribs are AMAZING...melt in ur mouth 😍
  • Amy C.
    Amy Cummings2 weeks ago
    Amazing burgers and cocktails. My favorite restaurant in DC!
  • Michelle P.
    Superb chicken and waffles! Service was fast, yet courteous. Food is fresh and hot. This will be our go-to spot!
  • Michelle P.
    Superb chicken and waffles! Service was fast, yet courteous and food was fresh and hot. This will be our go to spot!
  • Alex M.
    Stuffed Bananas foster French toast! Out of this world!!!! Filling! Chicken and waffles also!!! Def recommend!
  • John G.
    Pretty much everything from comfort food to new creations - just let go and explore. The vibe is great and chances are you will look forward to your next visit.
  • Flavio C.
    Had the Salted Crusted Prime Rib and it was amazing. The Red Velvet Cake for dessert was worth it. Best food I had in a long time!
  • Jack S.
    Cocktails, fried chicken, mac and cheese
  • Mahammatt B.
    The sirloin steak with Cabbage, kale, and pears is a great meal. The steak melts off the bone.
  • Pam R.
    Pam RApril 21
    Allergy friendly! No problem finding a couple things that work without gluten/corn/dairy
  • Amy
    AmyApril 17
    Cornbread ! Honey salted butter will make your heart "melt" 😂❤ its like eating dessert first!
  • Trond E.
    Trond EngerApril 17
    Good cocktails and alot of people.
  • Nayef B.
    Excellent home style breakfast
  • Майя Б.
    Very delicious authentic food, mmm))
  • Reagan B.
    If you want real stuffed French Toast, go to Eva's Bakery in Salt Lake City. I know it sounds random, but it has the best French toast I've ever had, even better than my favorite NYC brunch spots.
  • William G.
    William GunnMarch 10
    High volume, but food is still decent. You won't impress anyone taking them here.
  • Simon B.
    Great French toast and peppered bacon
  • Carla W.
    Carla W.March 3
    Stuffed French toast was soooo good !
  • Christina S.
    The skillet cornbread with sea salted honey butter was a perfect appetizer!
  • Briana B.
    Briana BaileyFebruary 25
    Great food but bad wait staff. Was difficult to get our waiter's attention, he often forgot about us when he said he would bring us something. We were served food with no utensils.
  • Bilawal H.
    Bilawal HameedFebruary 22
    I'd highly recommend the Chicken & Waffles with Mac & Cheese and Sweet Potato. The corn bread is also amazing. You should come here if you're looking for superb food, though it is slightly pricey.
  • Adam L.
    Adam LangdonFebruary 19
    The food here is great. Awesome hash browns and steak and eggs. But the home made beignets are where it's at. Incredible!
  • Hailey C.
    Hailey CaldwellFebruary 10
    Chicken and waffles. That is all.
  • Brendon G.
    Brendon GouveiaJanuary 29
    The chicken and waffles here are amazing
  • Thomas C.
    Thomas CraenenJanuary 25
    Throughout the entire dinner the noise level was quite disturbing. I enjoyed the apple mac&cheese. However the pork chops my girlfriend ordered tasted very bitter and were quite unpleasant to eat.
  • Murad G.
    Creative menu, well-prepared and tasty food...Reservation is a must, otherwise you will wait forever.
  • Stephanie D.
    DC staple, good cocktails and southern comfort foods
  • Jae W.
    Jae WatkinsJanuary 13
    Brunch! Good food at a good price
  • Heidy H.
    Ordered the farmers salad and te mushrooms risotto, loved it!
  • Janelle G.
    Janelle GreeneDecember 31, 2016
    That steak and eggs is what you need. Flawless breakfast steak (medium rare) and creamy potatoes with a *nice* crust. Pillowy eggs.....mmmmm
  • Donald J.
    Donald JamesDecember 3, 2016
    Great place to eat. Crowded, but you are solo, just find an empty seat at the bar and order.
  • Ed D.
    Ed DennisNovember 30, 2016
    I love everything I have tried here. Fun, fresh and great flavors.
  • Alex A.
    Alex AbosseinNovember 22, 2016
    Service was GREAT, Try the specials! New and delicious ones every week!
  • Renata l.
    Renata lNovember 17, 2016
    Very good but very busy and crowded. make a reservation at least one month ahead for weekend hours
  • Sophia H.
    Sophia HOctober 30, 2016
    Good chicken-and-waffles and sausage-mushroom-spinach pan scramble
  • DreMichelin M.
    DreMichelin ManOctober 28, 2016
    The chicken & waffles are just heavenly!!! I was sing aloud while I was chewing, "heaven, must be like this/ must be liiiiiike this". I loved it!
  • Theo H.
    Theo HollerbachOctober 21, 2016
    Phosphates and ginger ale
  • Lewin H.
    Lewin Higgins-GreenOctober 17, 2016
    Delicious.
  • Adriana
    AdrianaOctober 9, 2016
    Chicken with waffles and stuffed french toast (banana foster - sublime!)
  • Rehaf O.
    Rehaf OmairOctober 2, 2016
    Service is terrible and very slow plus the waiting time to get a table is two hours 😡
  • Chelsea C.
    Chelsea CraneSeptember 29, 2016
    Frick yes, a college students heaven
  • Tata H.
    Tata HanSeptember 27, 2016
    New York sour
  • Louis K.
    Louis KliegerSeptember 26, 2016
    Chicken and waffles. The breakfast version has boneless chicken with a whole waffle, while the dinner has bone-in chicken and half a waffle.
  • Daniel G.
    Daniel GoltzSeptember 22, 2016
    Wifi pass: Founders
  • Meric A.
    Meric AkkanSeptember 20, 2016
    Great cocktails, get one. Bacon wrapped dates are heavenly.
  • Karin S.
    Karin SchmitSeptember 18, 2016
    Really good egg benedict but very crowded. Make sure to book a table earlier on the weekends.
  • Zein S.
    Zein SamerSeptember 7, 2016
    Was really excited to visit however I was put down. The food needed seasoning, the waiter was rude & nothing special!
  • Saïd A.
    Saïd AbediSeptember 3, 2016
    Food was great, seevants were great, everything was made home.
  • Kim J.
    Kim JohnsonAugust 27, 2016
    Founding Farmers is a great place! Just make sure to make a reservation otherwise you will always wait!
  • Shadi J.
    Shadi JanaanAugust 22, 2016
    The reviews here strongly recommended the strawberries cream stuffed French toast, but I beg to differ! It was too sweet for my taste,and I've had better stuffed French toasts elsewhere!
  • Evan C.
    Evan ChenAugust 3, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Great spot for brunch! I highly recommend RSVP beforehand since there is always a line. I highly recommend the chicken & waffles! But you can't go wrong with other items on the menu.
  • Matt
    MattAugust 2, 2016
    Don't go to this place. You've been warned.
  • Mohammed G.
    Mohammed GhaithJuly 30, 2016
    Don't you dare miss the scrambled eggs with Gravy, Waffles and Fried Chicken! The Red Velvet Pancake was good
  • Angie H.
    Angie HwangJuly 10, 2016
    Definitely RSVP beforehand or expect to wait in line for a very long time. Got the breakfast chicken and waffles, chicken was flavorful, waffle was light and crispy. Service could've been better.
  • Cynthia B.
    Cynthia B.July 9, 2016
    They serve full menu at the bar. The french press coffee is great with the beignets.
  • Tyler C.
    Tyler ChartierJuly 8, 2016
    Bread appetizers 👌🏼
  • Christopher P.
    Christopher PopovJuly 6, 2016
    Dank Chicken and Waffles with wonderful pairings of mac and cheese and white gravy. The bacon wrapped dates are a must as well as the beignets. This place reeks of culture that we all desire.
  • Nelly
    NellyJune 20, 2016
    Really nice place. Loved the chicken and waffles.
  • Barry E.
    Barry EichenbaumJune 19, 2016
    Great fresh and tasty menu.
  • Eman A.
    Eman A.June 18, 2016
    By far I would consider it one of the best breakfast and brunch location in DC😍😍 but try to make a reservation before you come because it can be crowded during the holidays.
  • Ray H.
    Ray HartjenJune 18, 2016
    Forget the famous zero star review. Good food, enough of it, and not that expensive. Mac 'n Cheese is good, as are the grits. Expect a crowd. Consider a reservation.
  • Antipologirl
    AntipologirlJune 11, 2016
    The Brie bread with Apple was really good. We tried the farmhouse platter. The corn and ribs were very good.
  • Isa L.
    Isa LaraMay 30, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    "We don't sit incomplete parties" is a really stupid policy, particularly when it's a party of TWO.
  • Leandro L.
    Leandro LageraMay 28, 2016
    Over hyped. Food was good but service is a mess because of too many people. Inconsistencies abound.
  • Brian
    BrianMay 27, 2016
    Great friendly service. Awesome waffles, and excellent oatmeal
  • Mayank M.
    Mayank MahajanMay 26, 2016
    Chicken and waffles are so good. Also the cornbread is $5, a huge portion, and has actual corn kernels in it, how awesome is that. Mac and cheese side was meh tho.
  • Reagan B.
    Reagan BarbosaMay 18, 2016
    Everyone is raving about the stuffed French Toast, but it's the worst I've ever had. It's hardly stuffed at all, it has less stuffing than a Twinkie. I'll give it one more try for dinner.
  • Kristina P.
    Kristina ParkMay 17, 2016
    Corn bread is a muuuust.
  • Bayan Q.
    Bayan QadriMay 12, 2016
    Consistently great breakfast... Their stuffed french toast = heaven ❤️
  • Astrid
    AstridApril 30, 2016
    The Bacon Lollies are fantastic!
  • Georgi G.
    Georgi GeorgievApril 29, 2016
    One of my favorite restaurants! Food taste so natural!!!
  • John A.
    John AmschlerApril 22, 2016
    The corn bread is excellent!
  • Nahla A.
    Nahla AlabdanApril 21, 2016
    Chicken with waffle 👌🏼
  • JH 3.
    JH 3April 20, 2016
    Short ribs, great sides. Sat with group and sampled. All is great
  • natalie k.
    natalie kayApril 18, 2016
    Really good starters— bacon lollipops and cornbread. Homemade sodas. Excellent pot pie.
  • Max W.
    Max WennekerApril 18, 2016
    All the corn breads are incredible
  • Stephanie N.
    Stephanie NicoleApril 17, 2016
    Bloody Mary was one of the best combinations of spices I've ever had and the strawberries and cream stuffed French toast was to die for! To top it off they were so accommodating for a large group! ❤️
  • Lissa S.
    Lissa SpomerApril 16, 2016
    Great cocktails
  • Jennifer W.
    Jennifer WuApril 11, 2016
    Rather than wait over an hour for seating, try the open bar - first come, first serve! You can order from the menu there too! Can't go wrong w/ the Eggs Benedict or the chicken waffles + Mac & cheese.
  • Lizzie H.
    Lizzie HatfieldMarch 30, 2016
    Everything here is made from scratch, even the alcoholic bitters! Try the corn bread for $6. Reserve a table to avoid an hour and a half wait.
  • Brisy Z.
    Brisy ZhongMarch 26, 2016
    chicken and wafle is a must! and banana with peanut butter on bread is soooo yummy its a shared appetizer.
  • Jenny K.
    Jenny KMarch 24, 2016
    Brie and apple flatbread was delicious. Sweet and savory and crunchy. Yum!
  • Jenny K.
    Jenny KMarch 24, 2016
    Definitely make a reservation! This place is jam packed and super popular.
  • Jeff J.
    Jeff JenkinsMarch 24, 2016
    Get the platter, a bit of everything!
  • Kayla J. E.
    Kayla J. EilerMarch 22, 2016
    Had the dark&stormy and the the avocado bacon burger. Amazing!! I was only in the city for a few hours and the experience was wonderful, service was quick, and the wait staff was amazing! Thanks you!
  • Srujana R.
    Srujana RaoMarch 21, 2016
    Fried green tomatoes 👌🏼👌🏼👌🏼
  • Kurt H.
    Kurt HaaMarch 15, 2016
    It is Ok. They have a good cuisine concept, but the food is not outstanding, and they serve large portions. Ideal place for suburban families, tourists and hungry students
  • Daniel B.
    Daniel BairdMarch 11, 2016
    Try the Seasonal Chili - #nom definitely not a chili cookoff purist chili, bit it's very good. (via @Foodspotting)
  • Nathaniel S.
    Nathaniel SlighMarch 11, 2016
    Make a reservation and arrive ON TIME! This place is ALWAYS packed. We waited 15 minutes even with a reservation.
  • paddy r.
    paddy roeMarch 11, 2016
    chicken waffles amazing
  • Jessica P.
    Jessica PlacenciaMarch 3, 2016
    EVERYTHING
  • Mark G.
    Mark GraciaFebruary 23, 2016
    Awesome filet and really creative whiskey drinks.
  • Eva d.
    Eva d'AmbrosioFebruary 19, 2016
    Best mussels of my life.
  • Christian L.
    Christian LagardeFebruary 16, 2016
    Chicken and Waffles!
  • Kasia K.
    Kasia KFebruary 9, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    fantastic food and cocktails! We had chicken pot pie, crab cakes, everything was super delicious. For cocktails, The Clementine, Organic Cucumber Delight and Islay Swizzler were all so cool!
  • Kelly C.
    Kelly ChaeFebruary 8, 2016
    Steak and enchilada with ale are great combination! Fresh veggie/ingredients never fail!
  • KristiaMarie P.
    Add a side of maple glazed black pepper bacon to anything you order! And make room for Beignets, their house-made raspberry sauce is boss!
  • Bill M.
    Bill MichaelsFebruary 6, 2016
    Highly recommended for its quality and choice of menu ! Great location and people watching during lunch time !
  • Sukari B.
    Sukari BrownFebruary 6, 2016
    The food was OKAY. The chicken was very salty. Loved the cornbread though !
  • Yaroslav B.
    Очень вкусно, но очень холодно внутри
  • Jorge E.
    Jorge EsquivelNovember 16, 2016
    Yo recomiendo Chiken and Waffles. Recomiendo Tapas con queso Brie y miel
  • @Bader3sm A.
    @Bader3sm AlOsaimiApril 12, 2016
    من أجمل المطاعم الي تقدم الفطور
  • Rapiszal R.
    Rapiszal RusliFebruary 29, 2016
    ayam goreng berempah pun ada kat sini hahahaha
  • Rapiszal R.
    Rapiszal RusliFebruary 29, 2016
    layan waffles je kat sini
  • Alejandra T.
    Alejandra TamezFebruary 22, 2016
    Pancakes and everything else!! ❤️❤️❤️yummmmmmmm
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