Frequently Asked Questions

In accordance with current local government rules and regulations, we now require all guests and staff to wear masks indoors at our Potomac, MD location unless you are seated for a dining experience.

COVID-19

What guests should know prior to dining with us regarding COVID-19 operations?

Your health and well-being are the utmost important to us. We continue to follow local government regulations and CDC guidelines.

DC

Masks are not required. We hope our guests are following CDC recommendations for the safety of other guests and our team. Our vaccinated team members have the option of not wearing masks.

Maryland

Guests are currently required to wear masks when moving through our restaurants and not seated to dine. All of our team members are also wearing masks.

Virginia

Masks are not required. We hope our guests are following CDC recommendations for the safety of other guests and our team. Our vaccinated team members have the option of not wearing masks.

Pennsylvania

Masks are not required. We hope our guests are following CDC recommendations for the safety of other guests and our team. Our vaccinated team members have the option of not wearing masks.

We will continue to educate our team members, track our COVID cases, and encourage vaccination through free on-site vaccination clinics for our team members and their families. For more details, check out our latest COVID-19 Health & Safety Dashboard HERE.

What is the 5% Restaurant Recovery Charge?

As we continue to chart a course forward from the devastating pandemic impact on the restaurant industry, this charge supports increased supply chain costs, pandemic-related expenses, and helps the restaurant continue to be a viable business and employer as we strive for a “new normal.”

Reservations

Can I just arrive for a meal or do I need to make a reservation?

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

How well can you accommodate someone with a disability?

All of our restaurants are well equipped to provide excellent hospitality for all of our guests. Please let us know if you have any access concerns or needs in dining with us. You can make note when making your online reservation, contact us in advance of your reservation, or let us know when you arrive. To learn more about each location’s accommodations, please visit the location page: Founding Farmers DC, MoCo’s Founding Farmers, Founding Farmers Reston Station, Founding Farmers Tysons, Founding Farmers King of Prussia.

Are there other Founding Farmers locations?

Yes, we hope you will visit all of the restaurants in our growing family. In making your plans, please note that each restaurant has different offerings, amenities, and operating times:

Can I add my name to the wait list over the phone?

Unfortunately, we cannot take names over the phone for the wait list. To be fair to all guests, if you are unable to make a reservation, then you must arrive in person to put your name on the wait list.

Do you have a cancellation policy?

No, we do not have a cancellation policy. We take all reservations in good faith, that our guests will inform us at the earliest possible convenience if a cancellation or change in party size is necessary. So, if you have a change, please let us know!

How long is the grace period if I’m running late for my reservation?

We get it, stuff happens. We offer a grace period of 15 minutes. If you arrive after the 15-minute grace period, even with a phone call, you may be subjected to the wait list simply to be fair to all of our guests.

What if I have an outdoor reservation, and/or it is raining or there is a forecast for inclement weather?

Learn more about each locations’ patios here. If you make a reservation on one of our patios – with or without a cover – please check the forecast (for rain or cold temperatures) for your reserved time and contact us if you need to change your reservation. To serve you safely on our patios and inside our restaurants, we are continuing to follow government regulations for reduced capacity and social distancing.

What is the 5% Restaurant Recovery Charge?

As we continue to chart a course forward from the devastating pandemic impact on the restaurant industry, this charge supports increased supply chain costs, pandemic-related expenses, and helps the restaurant continue to be a viable business and employer as we strive for a “new normal.”

Amenities

Do you have WiFi?

Yes, we offer complimentary WiFi. Please check with your server or the host for the password.

Are there TVs in the bar area?

We have small televisions located in our bar area. However, they are not easily viewed from all parts of the bar and are not advisable for viewing sporting events.

Do you have highchairs and/or booster seats?

Yes, we do have highchairs and booster seats available for your convenience.

What if I have an outdoor reservation, and/or it is raining or there is a forecast for inclement weather?

Learn more about each locations’ patios here. If you make a reservation on one of our patios – with or without a cover – please check the forecast (for rain or cold temperatures) for your reserved time and contact us if you need to change your reservation. To serve you safely on our patios and inside our restaurants, we are continuing to follow government regulations for reduced capacity and social distancing.

Bar & Beverage

Are there TVs in the bar area?

We have small televisions located in our bar area. However, they are not easily viewed from all parts of the bar and are not advisable for viewing sporting events.

Do you have bar seating?

Yes, we do! However, due to current local guidelines relating to COVID-19 we are not currently seating guests at the bar.

What is your corkage fee?

Guests may bring in one bottle of wine per party without a corkage fee. A $25 fee for each additional bottle applies after that and any wines brought into the restaurant may not be included on our current wine list.

Do you have happy hour?

All of our DC-area restaurants will now be serving Happy Hour, including our sibling restaurants – Farmers & Distillers and Farmers Fishers Bakers.

Every Monday through Friday, join us for Happy Hour from at any of our DMV locations.

Happy Hour is available during the following times:

Founding Farmers DC: 3:30pm-5:30pm
Founding Farmers Tysons: 3:30pm-6pm
MoCo’s Founding Farmers: 3:30pm-6pm
Founding Farmers Reston Station: 3:30pm-6pm
Farmers Fisher Bakers: 3:30pm-5:30pm
Farmers & Distillers: 3:30pm-6pm (bar area only)

Our Happy Hour menus vary slightly by location, but include $5 craft cocktails, Highballs, beer, and wine, plus a generous range of our guest favorites from $2-8.

Brunch

Do you have bottomless brunch drinks?

We do not offer bottomless drinks for brunch, but we have amazing pre-prohibition style eye-opener libations that are sure to please!

For your weekend brunch, do you have a buffet or a la carte menu service?

Please check our locations pages for each restaurant for the most up-to-date information on when and where we are providing our a la carte menus or our buffet brunch service, as well as where we are currently able to serve you — on our patios or in our dining rooms.

Founding Farmers DC – A la Carte Breakfast/Brunch Menu with full service.

MoCo’s Founding Farmers – A la Carte Breakfast/Brunch Menu with full service.

Founding Farmers Tysons –  Our adapted, Farmers Market BUFFET Brunch Menu.

Founding Farmers Reston Station – Saturday: A la Carte Breakfast/Brunch Menu with full service; Sunday: Our Farmers Market BUFFET Brunch Menu. (Patio guests will be guided to our indoor buffet).

Founding Farmers King of Prussia – Our Farmers Market BUFFET Brunch Menu is available for our indoor diners seated upstairs. If you would prefer our a la carte breakfast/brunch menu, you can call us at 484-808-4008 and ask to be seated in our street level dining room.

Farmers & Distillers — Our Farmers Market Indoor Buffet Brunch Menu is available.

Farmers Fishers Bakers — Our Farmers Market Brunch Menu is available indoors.

Desserts & Celebrations

Can I bring in my own cake?

Yes, we love celebrations! Cakes, cupcakes, or pies may be brought into the restaurant, however there is a $2 per person dessert fee for every person in your party when doing so, regardless of who is having or not having dessert.

Can I order a whole cake?

We wish you would! Yes, you can order one of our original recipe, made-from-scratch, whole cakes below, with a minimum of 48 hours notice, please. Simply email your preferred location below:

Founding Farmers DC

MoCo’s Founding Farmers

Founding Farmers King of Prussia

Founding Farmers Tysons

Founding Farmers Reston Station

Farmers Fishers Bakers

Farmers & Distillers

Do you offer a free dessert for a birthday or some other type of celebration?

We are not able to provide a free dessert for celebrations but when making a reservation, you can pre-order a special dessert from the menu for the guest of honor and we can provide an acknowledgement of the celebration.

How may I purchase gift cards?

Share the gift of Founding Farmers with friends and family. Order gift cards online or in each store at the front desk. Our gift cards, whether purchased in our restaurants or online, are available for use at any of our Farmers Restaurant Group locations.

Food

Can you accommodate specific food allergies (nuts, dairy, gluten, seafood, etc.)?

Yes, in most cases. Our servers and chefs are trained to address food allergies and can offer menu variations. However, if you have a life-threatening food allergy which can be triggered by cross-contact, our restaurant may not be right for you—we cook almost everything from scratch and therefore the avoidance of cross-contact is not something we can guarantee with 100% certainty. If you have an allergy of this severity, please call ahead to discuss with us, as we may determine it is safest you dine elsewhere. For non-cross contact allergies, we kindly request that you provide your server with any allergy or dietary concerns before you order, and your server will help you select an item that does not contain your allergen; we will not remove an allergen from dish as that can lead to errors, but we will absolutely help you select the best dish for you.

Do you have a kids menu?

One of the best things about our menu is that we try to offer a little something for every taste bud out there. We have many “kid-approved” items on our regular menus, and our service team is happy to help you choose the best item for the children in your party.

Do you offer vegan and vegetarian options?

Yes, we do feature meatless offerings for our vegetarian guests, and our servers can recommend vegan dishes as needed. We are also happy to make additional modifications whenever possible. Please be sure to mention any dietary concerns to your server.

What kind of food do you serve?

Founding Farmers is owned by more than 47,000 American family farmers of the North Dakota Farmers Union and is supplied daily by hundreds of family farms everywhere. We offer our versions of all-American and farmhouse classics with modern interpretations and preparations. Our focus is to provide our guests with the freshest, highest quality ingredients that have been grown and harvested, and then expertly prepared by our talented chefs from scratch every day. View our menus.

Getting Here

How well can you accommodate someone with a disability?

All of our restaurants are well equipped to provide excellent hospitality for all of our guests. Please let us know if you have any access concerns or needs in dining with us. You can make note when making your online reservation, contact us in advance of your reservation, or let us know when you arrive. To learn more about each location’s accommodations, please visit the location page: Founding Farmers DC, MoCo’s Founding Farmers, Founding Farmers Reston Station, Founding Farmers Tysons, Founding Farmers King of Prussia.

Are there other Founding Farmers locations?

Yes, we hope you will visit all of the restaurants in our growing family. In making your plans, please note that each restaurant has different offerings, amenities, and operating times:

Founding Farmers DC

1924 Pennsylvania Ave NW Washington, DC 20006

MoCo’s Founding Farmers

12505 Park Potomac Avenue Potomac, MD 20854

Founding Farmers Reston Station

1904 Reston Metro Plaza Reston, VA 20190

Founding Farmers Tysons

1800 Tysons Blvd Tysons, VA 22102

Founding Farmers King of Prussia

255 Main Street King of Prussia, PA 19406

Farmers & Distillers DC

600 Massachusetts Ave NW Washington, DC 20001

Farmers Fishers Bakers DC

3000 K Street NW Washington, DC 20007

Founding Spirits Distillery

600 Massachusetts Ave NW Washington, DC 20001

First Bake Cafe & Creamery King of Prussia

255 Main Street King of Prussia, PA 19406
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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.