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Our dining rooms and patios are open. Reserve your table or come on in. Our full menus are available for weekday breakfast, lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch.

Cheers To...

Our All New Bourbon + New Cocktail Menu

Celebrate summer with our new cocktail menu featuring spirits from our farmer-owned distillery, Founding Spirits, including our brand new Founding Spirits Bourbon.

Your Neighborhood Grocer

Founding Farmers Market & Grocery

Our Founding Farmers Market & Grocery is now providing chef-cooked meals for you and the whole family in Potomac, MD & Tysons, VA. We have convenient online ordering for all of your daily groceries, meals, and household staples, with over 500 items (and growing!), including a robust selection of prepared foods, bakery & pastries, butcher & deli, fresh produce, house-churned ice cream, basic groceries, household staples, our house-roasted coffee, wine, beer, bottled craft cocktails, and spirits.

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Join Us on Our Patios

Enjoy weekday breakfast, lunch, dinner, or weekend brunch on our patios and ventilated tents available at most of our locations.

From Our Owners

We are Founding Farmers

We are farmers. We are restaurateurs. Since 2008, we have been making everything we can from scratch, from our bread & butter to our ice cream & chocolate, using ingredients from farmers we know and trust. The family farmers of the North Dakota Farmers Union, who collectively own Founding Farmers, are represented on every plate, as are the country’s founding mothers and fathers—who were also farmers. We are a mission-driven, learning organization of like-minded people, individually and collectively committed to creating delicious and sustainable food and drink, an atmosphere of genuine hospitality, understanding and developing our people, and doing the right things for the right reasons. Food and drink are the fuel on which all humans run. Through learning and teaching, we strive to provide this fuel in ways that align with our principles.

Let us take you back to the roots of good food & drink: high-quality ingredients grown with care, scratch-made cooking, and exceptional hospitality. We hope you enjoy all that is Founding Farmers.

— Mark Watne, Farmer, Co-Owner, NDFU President
— Michael Vucurevich, Co-Owner, Farmers Restaurant Group
— Dan Simons, Co-Owner, Farmers Restaurant Group

Mission-Driven

Everything Matters

At Founding Farmers, Everything Matters. Nothing is too small. If something can be made better, smarter, healthier, that’s how we want to do it. For us, this means we make everything from scratch from our bread to our booze. We thoughtfully source all of our ingredients. We have active recycling and composting programs that divert about 90% of our waste from landfills. We design and operate sustainable restaurants. We earn LEED and Green Restaurant Association certifications. We started a non-profit – Our Last Straw – to expand our sustainability efforts beyond the walls of our restaurants. We actively support our neighborhoods and our communities. We grow our people, providing hands-on training, mentorship, and opportunities for continued growth. Our business model, as a farmer-owned company, is designed to ensure American family farmers earn a larger share of the food dollar.

nothing is too small.
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Check out what we’re cooking, mixing & shaking, sharing, and smiling about.

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Our dining rooms and patios are open. Reserve your table or come on in. Our full menus are available for weekday breakfast, lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch.

5% TEMPORARY PANDEMIC SURCHARGE: As we chart a course for the survival of our restaurants, this dine-in only charge covers pandemic-related expenses, including PPE.

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Our dining rooms and patios are open. Reserve your table or come on in. Our full menus are available for weekday breakfast, lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch.