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12505 Park Potomac Ave, Potomac, MD 20854-6801 (Montrose Road West)
+1 301-340-8783
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07:00 - 22:00
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Sun 08:30 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 07:00 - 22:00
Fri 07:00 - 23:00
Sat 08:45 - 23:00
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McLean, Virginia
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112 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is lively! Farm themed with outside and indoor seating options including full bar. The menu is half-devoted to drinks so beer, wine, and cocktail buffs will not be disappointed. Food is tasty and unique with dishes such as chicken and waffles and mushroom Swiss Reuben with potato sauerkraut. Highly recommend the appetizers - the corn crab dish was... More 

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Thank TBesoug
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200 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice staff in an obviously popular restaurant for lunch. 8 of us dined here for lunch. Most of us had soup & salads. No complaints except the "runners" mixed up 2 of the salads. How hard is it to know which orders go to which person? Very nice but inattentive waiter. Short handed perhaps? It was decent enough that... More 

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

Dear Sherry, Thank you for taking the time to write and review our restaurant. While we’re thrilled you enjoyed the food, I’m very sorry to read about the lacking service. Please know that incorrect deliveries and sporadic service are NOT hallmarks of our restaurant, although this clearly is not what you experienced. In terms of the service, please never hesitate... More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was able to experience this restaurant for the first time recently and it was AMAZING. The waiter Kevin was incredible!!! He was very attentive to our needs and made superb recommendations for food. We opted for the breakfast scramble paired along with the stuffed french toast which came in a timely fashion and it was delicious. The atmosphere was... More 

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Thank patricej479
Julie S, Guest Relations Manager at Founding Farmers, responded to this review

Hi Patrice, Thank you for taking the time to write- it makes me so happy to read about your recent trip to Founding Farmers. Part of what makes my job so rewarding is reading your great accounts of delicious food and excellent service. Thanks for sharing! I will pass your comments to Kevin right away for some well-deserved kudos. We... More 

Potomac, Maryland
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a nice lunch, but our conversation was most difficult since the entire restaurant is very loud. We were having lunch on a Tuesday, after 1:00 pm.....not the most busy day nor time of day.

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

Hi There, Thank you for taking the time to write and review our restaurant. I’m so glad to read how much you enjoyed the food during your recent trip to Founding Farmers! We strive to make every dish deliciously memorable, so I’m glad we can say mission accomplished. I am sorry to read about the noise level, however. In the... More 

Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States
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66 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is way overpriced and over rated. It very loud and distracting. Food was average there are so many other better choices in the area

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

Dear Anna, Thank you for taking the time to share your review. It makes me so sad and disappointed to know that during your recent visit, the food was unremarkable and that your meal was impacted by noise level. We want to blow you away with every bite, of every dish and provide a comfortable dinning experience. I am SO... More 

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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I really enjoyed myself, food and service were outstanding! Great atmosphere look forward to dinning there again.

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

Hi Leon, I’m so happy to read how much you enjoyed your recent meal at Founding Farmers in Potomac. Providing you with the total package- delicious food, excellent service and comfortable atmosphere- is exactly what we strive for. I’m delighted this matches your review! We look forward to having you back soon and I appreciate you sharing your kind words.... More 

Livermore, California
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117 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

All four of us enjoyed our meals which included fried chicken, turkey sandwich, mushroom rubin sandwich and lobster ravioli. Portions were generous, food was tasty, server was friendly and efficient and prices were fair.

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Thank Anne689
Julie S, Guest Relations Manager at Founding Farmers, responded to this review

Hi Anne, Thank you for taking the time to write and share your feedback. I am thrilled to read about your recent experience at Founding Farmers Potomac! We want you to count on us to deliver you a wide variety of options of fresh, flavorful food every time you eat with us and based on your review, it sounds like... More 

Bethesda, Maryland
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675 reviews
343 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant was nice enough, and they had a good wine selection, but I wasn't crazy about the Shrimp and Grits. The flavor was good, but overall it was somewhat soupy, and included underripe hard green tomatoes and uncooked grape tomatoes. The shrimp and andouille were good though. The corn bread was excellent. Would return, but would order something else.

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1 Thank Sheryl B
Julie S, Guest Relations Manager at Founding Farmers, responded to this review

Hi Sheryl, Thank you for taking the time to write and share your feedback. While we definitely want to be dependable, we also want to blow you away with flavorful food! In the future if anything can be improved, please do not hesitate to let your server know. We always want to exceed your expectations and make any improvements, while... More 

Silver Spring, Maryland
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

My husband and I love going here for brunch. They have a great variety, all fresh, and the simplicity of some of the options is just really nice. I often will get a Benedict or the beet hash. It's all SO good, the service is quick, and their cocktails are fresh and perfectly put together. The only downside is that... More 

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

Hi Jennifer, Thanks for taking the time to share your experience- I’m so happy to read how much you enjoyed your recent meal at Founding Farmers Potomac for brunch. Providing you with the total package- delicious food, excellent service and comfortable atmosphere- is exactly what we strive for. I’m delighted this matches your review! We try to run our restaurant... More 

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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Run, don't walk to this top notch restaurant! Seriously, if you have an appetite for home cooked meals with a modern twist, you found it! I could not even begin to suggest which menu offering to choose, since every single item offered seemed like the one I wanted. Although...if I may suggest one winner, it would be the corn bread.... More 

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

Hi Simone, Thanks for taking the time to share your experience- I’m so happy to read how much you enjoyed your recent meal at Founding Farmers Potomac. Providing you with the total package- delicious food, excellent service and comfortable atmosphere- is exactly what we strive for. I’m delighted this matches your review! We look forward to having you back soon... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$50
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
08:30 - 22:00
Monday
07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 22:00
Thursday
07:00 - 22:00
Friday
07:00 - 23:00
Saturday
08:45 - 23:00
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?