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12505 Park Potomac Ave, Potomac, MD 20854-6801 (Montrose Road West)
+1 301-340-8783
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Today
08:45 - 23:00
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Hours:
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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Bethesda, Maryland
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664 reviews
339 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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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Silver Spring, Maryland
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

Bethesda, Maryland
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice place to take family -- lots of choices, good healthy food and interesting cocktails and other drinks

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Thank verlyndenise
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 trips to Founding Farmers Potomac! 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... More 

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

Not very impressed with our last visit to Founding Farmers. The service was very slow and our waiter forgot to bring us several food items that we ordered. It was my son's birtgday and as he blew out the candles on his dessert the fire alarm went off and rang for 30 minutes. We couldn't take the noise and rushed... More 

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Thank 777rlc2
Julie S, Guest Relations Manager at Founding Farmers, responded to this review

HI there, I am incredibly embarrassed and disappointed to read about your recent trip to Founding Farmers. From the incorrect orders to the fire alarm interrupting your meal, 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. It is totally inappropriate that your... More 

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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best places to eat in the DC area. Start out with the freshly made, hot Kettle Popcorn. Don't worry about not finishing it, it still good by dessert time. Or order bacon on sticks....tasty morsels. For the main meal, rretty much can't go wrong with anything on the menu. Salmon on cedar plank is outstanding. Wife gets... More 

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Thank SWPBeast
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 

Rockville, Maryland
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63 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Since we landed in Montgomery County, 6 months ago, people told us MoCo FF was one of the best restaurants in the area. And the food is good, indeed. But, given high hopes we had, we were disappointed by the noise level, and the average service. There is plenty of space (we came during the week) but the high ceiling... More 

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Thank jepoirrier
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. While we’re thrilled you loved the food, I’m very sorry to read about the lacking service. Please know that average and sporadic service is NOT a hallmark of our restaurant, although this clearly is not what you experienced. Please never hesitate to let a manager know... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I dined here for Restaurant Week...and it left me disappointed. I ordered the salmon. First I received the wrong dish. Then when I did receive the salmon I ordered a portion of the center wasn't cooked...and the same for the 2nd piece of salmon I received. I've never received this service at the other locations. I doubt I'll return to... More 

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

Dear Paula, Thank you for taking the time to write and review our restaurant. I am DEEPLY sorry to read about your recent disappointing trip to Found Farmers in Potomac. Please know that poorly prepared food and subpar service are NOT hallmarks of our restaurant and I’m so sorry for what you experienced. We take great pride in both the... More 

Rockville, Maryland
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73 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food selection is ample, often good, but beware of overly salty dishes. The wait staff is knowledgeable and attentive.

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

Dear Elaine, 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. Providing you with the total package- delicious food, excellent service and great vaule- is exactly what we strive for. I’m delighted this matches your review!! We can't wait to have you back again for... More 

Waldorf, Maryland
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20 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of my favorite restaurants in the city fur dinner and brunch . Great food and drinks with livelyrics bar scene.

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Thank Dee11540
Julie S, Guest Relations Manager at Founding Farmers, responded to this review

Hi Dee, I’m thrilled to read how much you appreciated the delicious food and drinks during your recent trip to Founding Farmers! I am so glad you enjoyed our fun and lively bar scene. 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... 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
USD 15 - USD 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
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
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?