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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 - 23:00
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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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Alexandria, Virginia
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We eat at Founding Farmers in Potomac, MD ALL the time, at least once a week! Truly, we have never had a bad experience. Our favorite time of day to dine is always BREAKFAST! And going on the weekends is always a plus because we can enjoy the breakfast cocktails ;)

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Jerusalem, Arkansas
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66 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I don't understand the idea of an establishment geared for patrons to have a good time and yet you can barely hear the person sitting next to you. The atmosphere is welcoming in every other respect. We sat at the bar for dinner and the service was prompt and pleasant. My mushroom Reuben was excellent. I'm ready to visit again

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

Dear Beatriz, Thank you for taking the time to write and review our restaurant. I’m so glad to read how much you loved 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 

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18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We met another couple for dinner here on a Friday night. Place was packed, which I guess is a good sign. I thought my meal was only OK, not exceptional, but in fairness others at the table said their entrees were "very good." My wife and I shared a dessert that was big enough for 4 people. Service was good... More 

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Thank LetsMotorize
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 thrilled to read how much you appreciated the delicious food during your recent trip to Founding Farmers. It is our goal to ‘wow’ you with every bite of every dish and every sip of every drink, and I’m glad that based on your review we... More 

Arlington, Virginia
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67 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I've been to this Founding Farmers location about 10 times and always had great service. But this past time, everything from water to the food seemed to take forever to arrive. We ordered appetizers (my tea arrived after the appetizer, after I asked for it), entrees and dessert (my friends decaf coffee arrived after we already finished our desserts). The... More 

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Thank MonaB1980
Julie S, Public Relations Manager at Founding Farmers, responded to this review

Hi Mona, Thank you for taking the time to write and review our restaurant. I’m thrilled to read how much you appreciated the delicious food during your recent trip to Founding Farmers! It is our goal to ‘wow’ you with every bite of every dish and every sip of every drink, and I’m glad that based on your review we... More 

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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have been to this location several times and can honestly say, I have not experienced anything bad here! The staff have always friendly, the service has always been great, and the food comes to me just as I have requested. Looking forward to my next visit in a few weeks.

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

Hi Sondra, I’m so happy to read how much you enjoyed your recent meal at Founding Farmers. We take a lot of pride in the hiring and training of our staff and I’m so glad this shined through in your visit. Providing you with the total package- delicious food, excellent service and comfortable atmosphere- is exactly what we strive for.... More 

Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
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445 reviews
312 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Unbelievable crab cakes and fried chicken. Fish was as sweet as it could be and the hush puppies were magnificent. Everything, including the kid's meal was as good as we have seen in many years. This place is a treasure. Surprisingly fast kitchen for the amount of people they turn over in an evening. Please make a reservation or expect... More 

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Thank onceinawhile31
Julie S, Guest Relations Manager at Founding Farmers, responded to this review

Hi There, Thank you for taking the time to write and share your feedback. I am thrilled to read about your experience while dining with us! We want you to count on us to deliver you fresh, flavorful food and excellent service every time you eat with us and based on your review, it sounds like we have accomplished our... More 

Germantown, Maryland
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117 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The always changing menu provides a range of new items through the seasons,but also keeps the favorites permanently. The food is always delicious. This stop I had the Country Pork barbecue. Among the best barbecue I have had at a restaurant and the cucumber salad was exceptional also. Extensive alcohol menu. Beer menu mostly craft beers. Desserts are large portions,... More 

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

Dear Doc J, I’m thrilled to read how much you appreciated the delicious food during your recent trip to Founding Farmers! 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! It was really our pleasure to have you and we can't wait to have... More 

Potomac, Maryland
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We live nearby and had never been to but had seen this place and decided on January 2 to have dinner. We arrived and without a reservation at about 6:00 pm but were promptly seated at a 2 top right next to a servers station on the front side. We told the hostess it was our first visit and she... More 

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

Dear Berine, I am incredibly embarrassed and disappointed to read about your recent trip to Founding Farmers. From the lack of communication to the inhospitable service, we let you down and I cannot apologize enough. I am eager to get to the bottom of what went so wrong and make immediate changes. I wanted to let you know that as... More 

Gaithersburg, Maryland
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60 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fresh ingredients, good service - decent menu choices, but the option in my opinions / flavors are a acquired taste. Food was good , service excellent. Wine menu is extension and house wine was excellent. It was busy when we were there and very loud so tough to have a conversation.

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Thank JLemieux88
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 loved 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 

Bethesda, Maryland
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in late afternoon on New Year's Ever to grab a bite and a drink at the bar. Their cocktails never cease to amaze me; from the prep work by the bartenders to the delivery of a beautifully presented drink, to the taste of every ingredient involved. The bartenders are always so knowledgeable and are just the right amount... More 

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

Hi Leslie, 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. We take a lot of pride in the hiring and training of our bartenders and I’m so glad this shined through in your visit. Providing you with the total package- amazing drink, delicious food,... 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, 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
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
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?