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Founding Farmers Fishers & Bakers

Dine with us in Georgetown’s Washington Harbour on the banks of the Potomac River. Popular with locals and tourists alike, Founding Farmers Fishers & Bakers is open every day serving delicious DC breakfast, lunch & dinner, festive weekday happy hour, and lavish weekend Farmers Market Buffet Brunch. Or simply grab a cup of our house-roasted coffee and breakfast treat to go from our First Bake Cafe.

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We have a year-round patio conveniently located in Georgetown off K Street, NW on the Potomac River. Open every day — rain or shine — for scratch-made breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks, and weekend brunch with views of Georgetown’s waterfront.

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First Bake
Monday - Friday 8am - 10:30am
Breakfast
Monday - Friday 8am - 11am
Lunch & Dinner
Sunday & Monday 11am - 9pm
Tuesday - Thursday 11am - 10pm
Friday & Saturday 11am - 11pm
Weekend Farmers Market Buffet Brunch
Saturday, Sunday & Most Weekday Holidays 9am - 2pm
Dessert
Available for Lunch & Dinner
Happy Hour
Monday - Friday 3:30pm - 5:30pm

Welcome To Founding Farmers Fishers & Bakers Waterfront Dining in Washington D.C.

Dine with us while enjoying the vibrant atmosphere of Washington Harbour in Georgetown, situated on the banks of the Potomac River. Our urban farmhouse, Farmers Fishers Bakers, offers an unparalleled dining experience that has become popular with locals and tourists alike.  

Our skilled culinary team creates innovative dishes and drinks from scratch, using only the freshest and most trustworthy ingredients sourced from American family farmers and suppliers. We are committed to being environmentally conscious, operating sustainably, and protecting the health of the land and waterways that we all call home. 

Join us for a delicious DC breakfast, lunch, or dinner on the beautiful Georgetown waterfront. Indulge in our guest-favorite DC happy hour, which offers a great selection of scratch-made drinks using spirits from our own small-batch distillery, Founding Spirits; savor our lavish weekend Farmers Market Buffet Brunch, known to many as the best brunch in DC; or simply grab a cup of our house-roasted coffee and a house-made treat or breakfast taco from our First Bake Cafe to go. 

Join us at Founding Farmers Fishers & Bakers DC and dine Through the Eyes of the Farmer®. Reserve a Georgetown waterfront table today to experience our exceptional hospitality and delectable, scratch-made food & drink. 

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Amenities

How well can Founding Farmers Fishers & Bakers 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 reservationcontact us in advance of your reservation, or let us know when you arrive.

Do you have outdoor/patio seating at Founding Farmers Fishers & Bakers?

Yes, we have year-round seating and reservations available on our sunny outdoor patio, weather permitting. When making reservations outside, please keep in mind we cannot guarantee an indoor table if there is inclement weather or it begins to rain. If the forecast is looking ominous, please contact us, and we will do our best to shift your reservation indoors or to an alternate time or day depending upon availability.

Do you have WiFi?

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

Do you have an elevator at Founding Farmers Fishers & Bakers?

No, we do not have an elevator as our restaurant is on one level, but there is a ramp available to the left side of the patio to get up the few stairs into our restaurant.

Are dogs allowed in your outdoor/patio area?

Our outdoor patios at Moco’s Founding Farmers in Potomac, MD and Founding Farmers Fishers & Bakers in Georgetown allow dogs. We’re pet friendly and will happily host furry friends of any size as long as they are leashed, get along with other dogs, are not barking excessively, or intruding on other guest experiences.

Do you have highchairs and/or booster seats?

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

Do you offer vegan and vegetarian options?

Our menus feature many vegetarian options, and our servers can recommend options for our vegan guests, making modifications whenever possible. Please note: modifications are not as available for our Farmers Market Buffet Brunch. You can see all of our most current menus here: https://www.wearefoundingfarmers.com/menus/

Please be sure to mention any dietary concerns to your server.

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.

Where can I find out more about the art throughout the restaurant?

Within the restaurant you can find gold plaques near each piece of art that will share a tidbit about each artist. You can also find detailed information about each artist here.

Does Founding Farmers Fishers & Bakers have a private event space?

While we love celebrations, we do not offer private event space or semi-private event space. However, our DC sister restaurant, Founding Farmers & Distillers located in the Mt Vernon Square neighborhood, has the General’s Parlor; a 16-seat private dining room tucked away on the lower level for a truly special experience. Also, MoCo’s Founding Farmers in Potomac, MD and Founding Farmers Tysons both have mezzanine dining areas that can be used for private dining. Please contact us HERE for more information on the private dining options at one of our restaurants.

How do I treat guests if I am not able to be there in person?

We would be thrilled to help you arrange a special gesture. You will be able to coordinate by calling us at: 202-298-8783.

Are you currently hiring?

Yes, we are hiring for all of our locations. Check out all available positions here.

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.

How may I purchase gift cards?

Founding Farmers gift cards go beyond enjoying a great meal. Our gift cards make the perfect gift for anyone in your life who loves getting together with friends and family over a delicious food & drink.

Purchase a Founding Farmers gift card for your loved ones today.

Our gift cards CAN be used for:

  • Dining in all of our restaurants
  • Purchasing our merchandise in person, such as The Founding Farmers Cookbook, our Founding Farmers Coffee, and our Founding Farmers Chocolate. You can also use our gift cards in person to purchase Founding Spirits from our DC distillery.

Our gift cards CANNOT be used for:

  • Online ordering from order.farmersrestaurantgroup.com
  • Ordering from third party platforms, such as UberEats, DoorDash, and GrubHub.
  • Purchasing our merchandise online to ship, including The Founding Farmers Cookbook or Founding Spirits.
  • Our special holidays at home programs (meals that can pre-ordered for reheating at home), such as: Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Eve, Valentine’s Day, Passover, Easter, and Mother’s Day.

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.

Is there a dress code?

We like to think of ourselves as smart casual. We are what you want to make us… casual, sporty, pre-Kennedy Center show – we love it all!

Who do I contact if I want to make a reservation for a large party (more than 12 guests)?

For parties over the size of 12, simply fill out this form with information on exact party size, date, and time of your request.

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.

Do you cater?

Yes. Founding Farmers Co. Catering & Events can provide full service catering, delivery and pick up catering that can be ordered directly online, private chef diners, and event planning. With years of experience rooted in restaurant hospitality, we have the expertise and bandwidth to help you create events that are easy, frictionless, and fun to plan from start to finish. Our catering menus are not limited to our restaurant food & drink but can be tailored to your event and your budget. As with our restaurants, everything  is made from scratch with ingredients thoughtfully sourced from farmers and suppliers we know and trust.

Complete details on our catering services and how to collaborate with us for your next event can be found at Founding Farmers Co. Catering & Events.

Bar & Beverage

Do you have bar seating?

Yes, we do.

Do you have a happy hour?

Every hour is happy here! While we don’t have a traditional happy hour or offer discounted pricing on our cocktails, we do provide the best possible pricing with the freshest and best ingredients for each handcrafted cocktail.

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.

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.

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!

Who do I contact if I want to make a reservation for a large party (more than 12 guests)?

For parties over the size of 12, simply fill out this form with information on exact party size, date, and time of your request.

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.

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

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

Founding Farmers & Distillers — Our Farmers Market Buffet Brunch Menu is available, as well as A la Carte Breakfast/Brunch Menu with full service.

Founding Farmers Tysons –   Farmers Market BUFFET Brunch Menu.

Founding Farmers Reston Station – Our Farmers Market BUFFET Brunch Menu with our A la Carte Breakfast/Brunch Menu available in our bar area on Saturdays and most weekday holidays.

Founding Farmers King of Prussia – Our Farmers Market BUFFET Brunch Menu is available for our indoor diners seated upstairs. We have an a la carte weekend breakfast/brunch menu for our street-level cafe tables, reservable through “experiences” on OpenTable.

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

Desserts & Celebrations

Can I order a whole cake?

We wish you would! Yes, you can order one of our original recipe, made-from-scratch, whole cakes & pies online here. When ordering whole pies, cakes, and cheesecakes, please allow 36 hour advance notice. If you’re within that window, call us to see if we can accommodate. Whole desserts are not available through third party online platforms.

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.

How may I purchase gift cards?

Founding Farmers gift cards go beyond enjoying a great meal. Our gift cards make the perfect gift for anyone in your life who loves getting together with friends and family over a delicious food & drink.

Purchase a Founding Farmers gift card for your loved ones today.

Our gift cards CAN be used for:

  • Dining in all of our restaurants
  • Purchasing our merchandise in person, such as The Founding Farmers Cookbook, our Founding Farmers Coffee, and our Founding Farmers Chocolate. You can also use our gift cards in person to purchase Founding Spirits from our DC distillery.

Our gift cards CANNOT be used for:

  • Online ordering from order.farmersrestaurantgroup.com
  • Ordering from third party platforms, such as UberEats, DoorDash, and GrubHub.
  • Purchasing our merchandise online to ship, including The Founding Farmers Cookbook or Founding Spirits.
  • Our special holidays at home programs (meals that can pre-ordered for reheating at home), such as: Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Eve, Valentine’s Day, Passover, Easter, and Mother’s Day.

How do I treat guests if I am not able to be there in person?

We would be thrilled to help you arrange a special gesture. You will be able to coordinate by calling us at: 202-298-8783.

Do you have holiday meals?

Yes, we are open 365 days a year, and we have multiple ways to spend your holidays with us. We’d love to host you around our tables and help make your holiday special. You can easily make a reservation through our website and, depending on the holiday, we often have special menus to enjoy in our restaurants and at home, including heat & eat holiday meals, hot, ready-to-eat holiday meals, and prix fixe menus. Check our menus pages for detailed offerings. 

Where do I find reheating & cooking instructions for my holiday meal?

Reheating and cooking instructions for our holiday meals can be found on most of our packaging, as well as here: https://www.wearefoundingfarmers.com/reheat/. This page will be updated as we get close to each holiday.

Food

What kind of food do you serve?

Founding Farmers is owned by more than 50,000 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.

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.

What time do you start serving lunch?

Lunch service begins at 11am every day, and runs through the late afternoon; the lunch and dinner menu are the same.

Do you offer vegan and vegetarian options?

Our menus feature many vegetarian options, and our servers can recommend options for our vegan guests, making modifications whenever possible. Please note: modifications are not as available for our Farmers Market Buffet Brunch. You can see all of our most current menus here: https://www.wearefoundingfarmers.com/menus/

Please be sure to mention any dietary concerns to your server.

Getting Here

Where is Founding Farmers Fishers & Bakers located?

Founding Farmers Fishers & Bakers is located at the Washington Harbour on the banks of the beautiful Potomac River at 3000 K Street, NW, in the neighborhood of Georgetown in Washington, D.C.

Do you offer valet parking at Founding Farmers Fishers & Bakers?

No, we do not offer valet parking at Farmers Fishers Bakers.

Do you validate parking at Founding Farmers Fishers & Bakers?

No, we do not validate parking.

Is there street parking for Founding Farmers Fishers & Bakers?

Yes, there is metered street parking available on K Street behind the Washington Harbour and throughout Georgetown.

Where is the closest parking garage for Founding Farmers Fishers & Bakers?

There is secure, underground parking onsite at the Washington Harbour for an hourly fee.

What is the closest stop from the metro for Founding Farmers Fishers & Bakers?

Founding Farmers Fishers & Bakers is about a 15-minute walk from the Foggy Bottom Metro Station (Blue/Orange lines). The DC Circulator Georgetown-Union Station bus route runs near Foggy Bottom (Pennsylvania & 22nd Avenues, NW) and across the street from the restaurant at K & 30th Streets, NW.

How well can Founding Farmers Fishers & Bakers 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 reservationcontact us in advance of your reservation, or let us know when you arrive.

Large Parties

Does Founding Farmers Fishers & Bakers have a private event space?

While we love celebrations, we do not offer private event space or semi-private event space. However, our DC sister restaurant, Founding Farmers & Distillers located in the Mt Vernon Square neighborhood, has the General’s Parlor; a 16-seat private dining room tucked away on the lower level for a truly special experience. Also, MoCo’s Founding Farmers in Potomac, MD and Founding Farmers Tysons both have mezzanine dining areas that can be used for private dining. Please contact us HERE for more information on the private dining options at one of our restaurants.

Who do I contact if I want to make a reservation for a large party (more than 12 guests)?

For parties over the size of 12, simply fill out this form with information on exact party size, date, and time of your request.

Can Founding Farmers Fishers & Bakers accommodate large parties?

Founding Farmers Fishers & Bakers offers many great seating options for parties of up to 12 guests. There are no private or semi-private dining spaces, but we do have a number of different seating arrangements that are great for groups. For group dining or parties larger than 12, please fill out this form. Please note that due to our weekend Farmers Market Buffet Brunch set up, the largest party we can accept during Saturday and Sunday brunch is a party of eight.

Reservations

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.

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.

Can I come as a walk in?

Absolutely! However, we do recommend a reservation if at all possible.

Are reservations required?

No, reservations are not required, but highly recommended to avoid long wait times. Make a reservation online now.

Can Founding Farmers Fishers & Bakers accommodate large parties?

Founding Farmers Fishers & Bakers offers many great seating options for parties of up to 12 guests. There are no private or semi-private dining spaces, but we do have a number of different seating arrangements that are great for groups. For group dining or parties larger than 12, please fill out this form. Please note that due to our weekend Farmers Market Buffet Brunch set up, the largest party we can accept during Saturday and Sunday brunch is a party of eight.

Is there a dress code?

We like to think of ourselves as smart casual. We are what you want to make us… casual, sporty, pre-Kennedy Center show – we love it all!

How can I make a reservation?

We love reservations! Grab a reservation here at any time. This tool reflects the availability of tables and seating times with 100% accuracy. It is the fastest and easiest way to book with us. You may also call us at 202-822-8783.

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 are following local government regulations and CDC guidelines. We appreciate your support in helping to keep everyone as safe as possible.

Masks are currently optional for our guests and our team members at all of our locations.

We will continue encourage vaccination, educate our team members, and track COVID cases.

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

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ACCESSIBILITY

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 using the form above, or let us know when you arrive.

Located in Georgetown’s Washington Harbour on the Potomac River, Farmers Fishers Bakers is all on one level, including a full bar, dining room, outside patio, and restrooms. Outside of our restaurant, there are several stairs from the plaza level with a ramp available to the left side of the patio. There is metered street parking available on K Street and underground parking onsite for an hourly fee. Foggy Bottom Metro Station is about a half-mile away. The DC Circulator Georgetown-Union Station bus route runs near Foggy Bottom (Pennsylvania & 22nd Avenues NW) and across the street from the restaurant at K & 30th Streets NW.

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