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MoCo's Founding Farmers

MoCo's Founding Farmers

American Restaurant, New American Restaurant, and Breakfast Spot$$$$
  • Ben Z.
    "Seafood Deviled Eggs and Bacon Lollies were delicious."(6 Tips)
    Victoria D.
    "Order the beignets for brunch!"(7 Tips)
    Mike G.
    "The Mac and cheese is delicious and so is the chicken and waffles."(6 Tips)
    Sophie H.
    "The Potomac Park Swizzle is awesome!"(2 Tips)
131 Tips and reviews
  • Southern food
  • bacon lollies
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  • Corey S.
    Corey SittingerJune 23, 2013
    Get a reservation. Crowded at the entrance. Great atmosphere and layout but it feels cramped at places. Good food. Very vegetarian, vegan, and nut allergy friendly. Over all good experience.
  • Denis S.
    Denis SosnovtsevMarch 1, 2015
    Weird decor, locally sourced ingredients, and great food. The farmers platter gets you massive food per dollar, but I'd recommend any of the winter stews (if it's winter, of course).
  • Samantha K.
    Samantha KilbrideApril 6, 2014
    The brie and onion jam farmers bread was fantastic and I am normally not a cheese person. The crispy shrimp was a good portion. I highly recommend the apple pie as well!
  • T J.
    T JuddSeptember 16, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Combo devil-ish eggs are the perfect start to a meal, the chicken and waffles are fantastic, the red velvet cake... I still dream of it! Will be back soon!
  • DC Dining Adventures
    DC Dining AdventuresNovember 24, 2012
    Can't go wrong with the FGT Burger: fried green tomato, bacon, tomatillo ketchup
  • NOM NOM Boris
    NOM NOM BorisJanuary 31, 2013
    take your salad to a whole new level with True Chef Salad $15 (4/5 NOMs) of meaty awesomeness! More tips & pics @
  • Claire
    ClaireNovember 30, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Make a reservation! This place is worth the wait but it will be a long one without a reservation. Best food in the area. Everything is made fresh.
  • Kitty Z.
    Kitty ZApril 21, 2013
    The beignet were crunch on the outside yet soft and fluffy on the inside. Perfect end to an indulgent brunch!
  • Mike R.
    Mike ReidDecember 23, 2011
    I was wondering what a $15 Reuben would taste like, since that's double the price most restos charge. I now know. Awesome sandwich! (More than) ample corned beef and HUGE flavor.
  • Danielle S.
    Danielle SmithMay 20, 2013
    Split pea soup is better than mine! Earl Grey iced tea - so perfect. The service and atmosphere are top-notch
  • Jon P.
    Jon PSeptember 11, 2012
    When you are here remember to ask for an @AtlanticoRum Cocktail! The Atlantico Private Cask neat taste amazing!
  • Ben Z.
    Ben Z 🍣 🍺August 9, 2014
    Everything on the appetizer menu is excellent. Seafood Deviled Eggs and Bacon Lollies were delicious.
  • Mike G.
    Mike G.May 26, 2014
    This place is incredible. Get the bacon thing everyone talks about. The Mac and cheese is delicious and so is the chicken and waffles.
  • Chris W.
    Chris WilliamsJuly 13, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Sit at the bar. Great service, friendly staff. Also get the Frisco burger. It's awesome.
  • DéAnna R.
    DéAnna R.August 12, 2016
    The meat here is the freshest I've ever tasted and great quality to boot. I recommend this place to everyone; make a reservation though.
  • Jasmine B.
    Jasmine BorronFebruary 1, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    All dishes here are amazing! Good portion sizes too. Make sure to make reservations as it is ALWAYS packed!
  • Colin H.
    Colin HarneyNovember 16, 2014
    Even though the food was great and healthy the menu didn't have that much variety.
  • Nicole I.
    Nicole I.April 6, 2013
    Definitely make a reservation - this place be jumping. Love the Bellini!!
  • Alex N.
    Alex NguyenJune 8, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    great, wholesome food with wonderful seasonal selections. house made everything is a nice touch.
  • Dave H.
    Dave HamelinkJanuary 23, 2015
    The grill sampler is awesome and a lot of food. Chicken and waffles is good but not so big.
  • Kat G.
    Kat GoehringMarch 3, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    This place has immediately become my favorite restaurants. Their chicken and waffles are fantastic!
  • Mark B.
    Mark BehnkeJanuary 15, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Red velvet cake .....awesome! Beignets....awesomer! Order the beignets early because they take 20 minutes
  • Dion H.
    Dion HJuly 4, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Bread And Spreads - Pimento cheese (my favorite), Green Goddess avocado spread, and honey butter
  • Ricky S.
    Ricky SherrillMay 24, 2016
    Their weekend brunch is highly recommended. It can get a little crowded so go early.
  • NOM NOM Boris
    NOM NOM BorisMarch 15, 2012
    You must start your noming with Oven Roasted Cracked Black Pepper Wings. They are amazing. More tips & pics @
  • Alex G.
    Alex GuevaraSeptember 17, 2013
    Let me do you a friggin' service - get the damn bacon lollies. You're welcome.
  • NOM NOM Boris
    NOM NOM BorisMarch 15, 2012
    You should try Fried Chicken and Waffle with Mac n Cheese. It's strange and nomnom dish! More pics & tips @
  • Jack F.
    Jack FonsecaMay 17, 2016
    Everything! Locally grown, wholesome food. It's all good, even the more bizarre options.
  • Hannah A.
    Hannah AronAugust 31, 2013
    Grits are incredible. Beignets are always a brunch favorite. Great experience
  • Maude S.
    Maude SwearingenMay 6, 2015
    Roasted veggie and avocado sandwich is very tasty and the portion is large.
  • Katie
    KatieJanuary 12, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Bacon cheddar dog is the BEST hotdog I have ever had. Order it. You won't regret it.
  • Chris B.
    Chris BurnsAugust 17, 2014
    Great restaurant. They make their sour mix out of egg which was surprisingly good. Try the filet!
  • Jonathan R.
    Jonathan RodriguezJune 15, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Wow, you really get your money's worth in both size and taste.
  • Vino50: Grape American Road Trip
    Try the Detour Organic Pinot Gris from Oregon. Its fresh and light with a zesty finish.
  • NOM NOM Boris
    NOM NOM BorisMarch 15, 2012
    Try Grilled Cheese and Clam Chowder Soup. Cheesesy gooey goodness! More tips & pics @
  • Katie G.
    Katie GogoDecember 10, 2011
    Amazing scrambles and binets! Our waitress was wonderful. New favorite place for brunch.
  • Alex H.
    Alex HJuly 8, 2013
    Like the one in DC better, but still a great time. Clementine + chicken and waffles = amaaazing!
  • Jenna Z.
    Jenna ZeigenJanuary 13, 2013
    Get the cornbread with butter and honey. So simple and so delicious.
  • Samuel L.
    Samuel LishMarch 13, 2012
    Try the Bacon On A Stick With Tots! Life Be Good! - Perfect birthday celebration! Bring on the Short Ribs :)
  • Daniel
    DanielJanuary 2, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Ordered the ribeye, great flavor, etc but cut was too fatty. Didn't complain, but server saw exactly what was wrong & alerted mgmt. Took it off the bill & sent me home w/ a replacement. A+ service.
  • Gabby L.
    Gabby LaxamanaDecember 16, 2012
    FOOD is AMAZING here! But the service is TERRIBLE. I understand it's busy but we're sitting upstairs and it's packed, yet there are NO servers to be found. Server was very impersonal and inattentive.
  • Brette C.
    Brette C. 😎🎶November 11, 2013
    Great for Sunday brunch. The Bloody Mary's are delicious!
  • Nicole
    NicoleMarch 22, 2015
    Steak and eggs with buttermilk biscuit. Incredible but huge portion.
  • David R.
    David RootJanuary 8, 2012
    Great brunch. Waffles are very good and the French toast taste like funnel cake!
  • Robin S.
    Robin ShawJune 19, 2012
    I enjoyed the service & atmosphere but the food is overrated although I'm willing to try it again. Duchess potatoes were cold and lacked flavor but the dessert donuts were good & drink list is crazy!
  • Justin C.
    Justin CanjaFebruary 17, 2013
    Before we were sat our server said he couldn't sit a party of five... I inquired more and said he would seat us if we leave by 11. I understand business but the wording could have been better.
  • Jon B.
    Jon BackhausApril 29, 2015
    The skillet cornbread with honey butter is life changing.
  • Jacinda
    JacindaJune 23, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Combo deviled eggs stuffed with seafood, ridiculously good.
  • Tasting Table
    Tasting TableJune 14, 2012
    Get a caffeine buzz from the Manhattan Soda or go for a spritzy Phosphate with blood orange: Read more
  • Nalini J.
    Nalini JoshiJanuary 30, 2013
    Try the pot roast or the artichoke gunnysacks. You won't be disappointed !
  • Neri A.
    Neri AApril 27, 2015
    Goat cheese burgers, fried green tomatoes, house made lemon lime soda
  • Jessica P.
    Jessica PlacenciaJune 7, 2015
    Four corn salad. Corn. Popcorn. Cornbread and corn chips. Magic.
  • David W.
    David WolfFebruary 16, 2013
    Bloody Mary was deliciously spicy. Benedict Crap was amazing.
  • Renée O.
    Renée OJanuary 4, 2013
    The crab cakes, skirt steak, and rib eye are AMAZING!!!
  • D'Nai W.
    D'Nai WalkerMarch 26, 2015
    Queen's Park Swizzle featuring Mount Gay Black Barrel Rum 😍
  • Ali G.
    Ali GokceJuly 29, 2014
    They have one of the best kids friendly menu...
  • Marilyn D.
    Marilyn DenisSeptember 22, 2015
    pretty busy but really good food and clean restaurant.
  • Adi R.
    Adi RandMay 11, 2015
    Amazing food I get the same thing every time and never get tired of eating it
  • Kazem E.
    Kazem EdmondSeptember 2
    The French Toast. It's amazing. The service is top too.
  • Lisa S.
    Lisa SmithJune 2, 2012
    Sounds weird but fig & prosciutto flatbread is awesome!
  • HB C.
    HB CJanuary 27, 2013
    Cloth napkins are a failure! My clothes are covered in lint!
  • Rob F.
    Rob FinferFebruary 4, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    The brunch is excellent . Hands down awesome
  • Sophie H.
    Sophie HawkinsOctober 13, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The Potomac Park Swizzle is awesome!
  • Mikey Z.
    Mikey ZJune 9, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the beignets or the table biscuits during brunch. You won't be disappointed.
  • Barbara
    BarbaraAugust 12, 2012
    Blueberry compote at brunch is AMAZING
  • Jennifer A.
    Jennifer AntelmanFebruary 12, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Rock fish is greasy and the Mac n cheese is super salty. The ahi tuna salad was good.
  • Sonia C.
    Sonia ChoksiJanuary 20, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Best Bloody Mary's!!! Very spicy love them
  • Margaret J.
    Margaret JollyJune 15, 2012
    Try the devil ish eggs and the crab cakes :)
  • Darrin F.
    Darrin FriedmanDecember 5, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Best ahi tuna salad I have ever had. Omg. It's amazing!!!!
  • John D.
    John DuncanOctober 9, 2016
    Reliably delicious time and time again.
  • Daniel M.
    Daniel MintzFebruary 16, 2012
    Spinich was a bit salty, otherwise very good. Great menu.
  • NOM NOM Boris
    NOM NOM BorisJanuary 31, 2013
    start with some awesome Farmers Chips! More tips & pics @
  • Luke J.
    Luke JohnsonOctober 13
    The cornbread and butter were awesome!
  • Abeer S.
    Abeer SaeedFebruary 17, 2012
    Don't get the lemon lime drink, it's very sour and very hard to take more then two sips. I had to switch.
  • David C.
    David CroftJanuary 5, 2012
    Charlie here is great as well! Ask for her!
  • Damion M.
    Damion MillerApril 10, 2016
    Normally the service is on point at MoCo's Founding Farmers. Maybe today was a bad day for our server.
  • Rona C.
    Rona Cohen WallFebruary 2, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    DO NOT SIT BY THE DOOR. Everyone hovers over you and management cant do anything about it. Or so they say!
  • Erik B.
    Erik BrokMay 4, 2015
    Burgers were good except they were overcooked and fries were soggy, but service was good and we got a very fair compensation.
  • Victoria D.
    Victoria DevineFebruary 3, 2013
    Order the beignets for brunch!
  • Jinyoung K.
    Jinyoung KimMay 5, 2014
    Founding farmers MOCO serves intelligentsia coffee :)
  • Ryan F.
    Ryan FoglesongMay 11, 2012
    Try the Beignets - Phenomenal
  • Elisha M.
    Elisha MaApril 15, 2012
    We had no idea who our waiter was for the entire meal. Recommend the mussels and devilish eggs for appetizer. Do not recommend the four cheese mushroom ravioli. Way too salty.
  • DreFre$hallDay
    DreFre$hallDayDecember 24, 2012
    The Hostess/Manager at this place are racist they sit most of the black people at small tables even when you make a reservation I will never eat here again!!
  • Audrey A.
    Audrey ANovember 26, 2011
    DC one has excellent food and service. This location had such TERRIBLE service that my friend and I walked out. 30mins passed before we asked the server to come to table. Then he had to verify my ID.
  • Richard RichRoss S.
    Richard RichRoss SagerDecember 21, 2011
    Ask for Javi... You dont want anyone else!
  • Parind R.
    Parind RavalJanuary 18, 2015
    Amazing atmosphere and great food selection!
  • Macy B.
    Macy BokhariFebruary 4, 2012
    Bloody Mary's are delicious and quick!!
  • Dion H.
    Dion HJuly 4, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Lobster Stuffed Deviled Eggs
  • Jonathan R.
    Jonathan RodriguezJune 15, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Ask for Andy. He knows his stuff.
  • Tommy L.
    Tommy LarsonFebruary 27, 2015
    Bacon lollis are amazing!
  • Joe T.
    Joe TempchinJanuary 10, 2012
    Good mac'n'cheese! Fun mixed drinks.
  • ECS
    ECSDecember 9, 2011
    Don't bother coming here the service is horrible and the the hostesses are completely incompetent. After waiting and watching 2 tables that came in with no reservation after us be seated we left.
  • David R.
    David RootJanuary 8, 2012
    Try the wings. They are excellent!!!
  • Su L.
    Su LeeJanuary 11, 2012
    Get sodas spiked. They use organic vodka that's actually alright.
  • Jason P.
    Jason ParkerJanuary 28, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Put some spice in your life Try the Viva Zapata.
  • Allison L.
    Allison LeighJuly 30, 2012
    Bacon lollies...the best thing I've ever eaten
  • Christina J.
    Christina JJuly 29, 2012
    Bacon Lollies are amazing!
  • Ryan F.
    Ryan FoglesongMay 11, 2012
    Try the Banana Foster Waffles
  • Larry R.
    Larry Robinson SrJanuary 19, 2012
    Excellent ahi tuna salad!
  • Jonathan R.
    Jonathan RodriguezJune 15, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Awesome decor
  • Mickey A.
    Mickey AFebruary 27, 2014
    Sanchai is the best bartender!
  • Marcus L.
    Marcus LaiMarch 12, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Biscuits are awesome
  • Jonathan R.
    Jonathan RodriguezJune 15, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Bacon and tots pitchfork is like that!
  • Tyra M.
    Tyra MobleyJanuary 1, 2012
    wi-fi password: add tip - via
  • HB C.
    HB CJanuary 27, 2013
    Sit at bar, service is much faster!
  • Leslie R.
    Leslie RichinNovember 24, 2011
    Like tequila? Get The Clementine. Delicious!
  • Meghann L.
    Meghann LongMarch 8, 2012
    The fraise cocktail is amazing!
  • Anthony J.
    Anthony JohnsonDecember 1, 2012
    I love the pan cakes....
  • Dan P.
    Dan PApril 4, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Roasted veggie sandwich is awesome!
  • Jason L.
    Jason LaskaMarch 17, 2013
    Bacon Lollies. That is all.
  • Isa P.
    Isa PakDecember 3, 2013
    Late harvest salad! Nom nom
  • Jaclyn
    JaclynAugust 23, 2012
    My tip? Leave a tip.
  • Curtis A.
    Curtis AdamsDecember 2, 2012
    Mac N cheese is to die for
  • Katie
    KatieFebruary 14, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Pot roast = delicious
  • Deb M.
    Deb MoriartyApril 21, 2012
    Crazy corn salad, beautiful
  • Kevin P.
    Kevin PooleMarch 29, 2016
    Literally everything
  • Patrick B.
    Patrick BarrettMay 30, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    The outside patio opens tonight!
  • Brenda H.
    Brenda HoltNovember 1, 2012
    Great chili burger
  • Paul M.
    Paul MaupinNovember 14, 2012
    Interesting place for the area....
  • aim
    aimNovember 11, 2012
    Zack is a great server!
  • Goldstein R.
    Goldstein RandyJanuary 25, 2014
    The Benedict Arnold was terrible. The English muffins tasted like they were warmed up in a microwave.
  • Melissa B.
    Melissa BenfordFebruary 12, 2012
    Try the fried green tomatoes
  • J Simeon I.
    J Simeon Ileto IIIJune 14, 2014
    A Father's Day tradition!
  • Su L.
    Su LeeFebruary 21, 2012
    Pitchfork combo!!
  • Greg K.
    Greg KeatsDecember 9, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Skip the shrimp Louis salad. Bleh...
  • David G.
    David GuhlJuly 2, 2016
    Decent food, but mediocre service. I would also avoid the coffee.
  • Jonathan R.
    Jonathan RodriguezJune 15, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The Farmer Jon
  • Robert N.
    Robert NoglerMay 5, 2012
    The bloody is money
  • Aaron W.
    Aaron WertliebJanuary 19, 2016
    Not as good as the DC one.
  • yZiGN, LLC
    yZiGN, LLCOctober 20, 2014
    Do they serve any organic food?
  • Terri B.
    Terri BaumannAugust 6, 2013
    Good food but shitty service. Probably wouldn't come back.
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