How Founding Farmers Became The Most Booked Restaurant In The U.S. For 5 Years Running

“We want our guests to feel that we are taking care of them…We meet them where they are, in the complexity of their lives and give them a comfortable seat, tasty food and drink, and good service. It’s that simple, regardless of how complex it might be to execute.”


5 Tips for Dealing With Explosive Growth

“‘The most important way to manage your growth is to keep your communication channels open, all across your business. Sharing information and reinforcing the vision is important, but listening, truly listening, may be even more important. You need to keep a pulse on your staff, see through their eyes on specifics, and know what the general mood is,’ explains Simons.”


Ignore the Cold Weather at these Festive Winter Patios

“Guests who can’t find an enviable spot near the fire pit can still stay warm at Farmers Fishers Bakers year-round waterfront patio. The Georgetown restaurant has blankets, several heaters and comfy couches.”


Cocoa Confections: 6 Hot Chocolate Desserts

“Maryland’s state dessert – yes, that’s a thing – is Smith Island Cake. It was born on its namesake island in the Chesapeake Bay, some time after the Civil War. One version of its origin story is that wives would send it out with watermen going oystering in the winter because the layers of icing would help keep it fresh. This fancified version sits in a bowl of hot chocolate, which soaks into the cake to add a deeper cocoa flavor.”

US News

10 Best Brunch Spots in Washington, D.C.

“Once you’ve indulged in some warm biscuits and cinnamon rolls, take your pick from the brunch menu’s butchers, gardeners and carving tables, and then finish things off with a homemade pie or cake from the dessert bar. You can wash things down with a drink from the extensive brunch cocktail menu.”

All Top Start Ups

Founding Farmers Founder Dan Simons Talks Labor Abuse and Climate Change

“As with anything involving ethics, it’s easier to just not look and let the blame fall to someone else, but as a consumer, you have the choice to punish those firms that turn a blind eye to abuses,” said Simons. “Founding Farmers is based around the idea that sustainability is more than a goal, it’s a requirement.”


DC Coffee Shops and Restaurants with Free Wifi – and Good Food

Weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., enjoy a self-service breakfast with a side of free wifi access in a cozy communal setting they call First Bake. Surfing the web is also free at sister spot Founding Farmers.


Service with a Smile and Some Very Sophisticated Software: How Farmers Restaurant Group Uses Big Data to Better Serve Their Guests

“Farmers Restaurant Group really gets it,” said Open Table CEO Christa Quarles. “They’ve been dedicated to learning our systems and figuring out how best they can be used in conjunction with their smarts and their staff. They are making the software work for them to provide a better experience for all of their guests.”

The Huffington Post

Cooking Up a Storm: Dan Simons Shows What it Takes to be a Successful Restauranteur

“In some ways, Dan and his team have revolutionized the industry with their coaching and mentoring strategies. In conversation after conversation with his team, Dan reminds them to never look up at anyone, but instead, to look across the table, eye to eye, with the confidence that all people are equal.”

Corporate Responsibility Magazine

How a Group of Farmer-Owner Restaurants Uses the Family Farm as a Business Model for Sustainability

“It’s often assumed that it’s not possible to maintain high-level sustainability practices while still remaining profitable, especially in the restaurant business. But Farmers Restaurant Group (FRG), which operates a handful of popular restaurants in and around the nation’s capital, is doing just that.”

The Huffington Post

A New Deal For Farmers – How Founding Farmers Is Changing the Game

“Farming represents the backbone of America’s food machine. There are 3.2 million farmers in the United States, and this aging group has been getting a raw deal for some time. It’s all down to the way farmers do their business. But Founding Farmers is one startup looking to change that.”


Article D.C. Coffee Shops and Restaurants with Free Wifi – and Good Food

“Weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., enjoy a self-service breakfast with a side of free wifi access in a cozy communal setting they call First Bake. Surfing the web is also free at sister spot Founding Farmers.”

D.C. Modern Luxe

April Food + Drink Guide

“The modern American menu of this eco-chic eatery on the Georgetown waterfront has something for everyone (including a sushi bar!).”

Brightest Young Things

Happy Hour Hotline: Tiki Edition

“The tiki and tropical cocktail selection at Farmers Fishers Bakers is very extensive. Order the Suffering Georgetowner (with botanist gin, high west, rendezvous rye, lime, ginger, bitters, and seltzer) and think about what the implications of its name are. Or if you want to keep the mood light try the Islay Swizzle or Bahama Mama. Cheers!”

Washington City Paper

Reader Poll: Farmers Fishers Bakers Voted Runner-Up Best Alcoholic Punch The 6 Tiki Drinks You Need to Try at These Washington Bars

Farmers Fishers Bakers voted runner- up for Best Alcoholic Punch by Washington City Paper.


The 6 Tiki Drinks You Need to Try at These Washington Bars

“Zombie Circa 1946 Scorpion Bowl Jon Arroyo of Farmers Fishers Bakers has built one of the largest tiki-bar menus in Washington, exploring classics such as this midcentury scorpion with rum, gin, pisco, and citrus. ”


Classic Cocktailist: Tiki Town Edition

“Farmers Fishers Bakers is perhaps the D.C. restaurant most steeped in tiki tradition, with Zombie recipes dating back to the thirties.”


Get Brain Freeze with these D.C. Frozen Cocktails

“There’s a tiki-themed menu at Farmers Fishers Bakers and many of the drinks are topped with tropical garnishes. The banana daiquiri and lava flow, a rum and coconut-based concoction, are house specialties.”

The Washington Post

8 of the best tiki drinks in the D.C. area

“In spite of all the crushed ice, the Zombie Circa 1934 is a booze bomb, with a punch of bittering absinthe powering through the tang of the citrus, the spice of falernum and the funk of multiple rums.”


100 Best Brunches in America

Farmers Fishers Bakers were named among the top 100 Best Brunch spots in America.


The Best All-You-Can-Eat Deals In And Around D.C.

“If your ultimate brunch dreams involve an all-you-can-eat buffet, look no further than Farmers Fishers Bakers. The expansive Georgetown restaurant is routinely mobbed on the weekend as diners load up their plates with everything from traditional brunch items to fried chicken, tacos, and sushi.”


Outstanding Breakfast Tacos in D.C.

“Taco lovers can rejoice thanks to Farmers Fishers Bakers, who not only serves tacos at their popular brunch, but now serves them daily during “First Bake” breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., as well as weekend brunch from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.”


Iconic College Restaurants, A TED talk from Aaron Silverman

Farmers Fishers Bakers is a pick for iconic college restaurants (Georgetown University)


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Through The Eyes of The Farmer

Farmers Restaurant group is a collection of restaurants, majority owned by American Family Farmers established on a platform of farm-inspired American food and drink in modern, upscale casual, and eco-friendly settings. FRG created the internationally recognized, award-winning Founding Farmers restaurant in the heart of Washington, D.C., which opened in 2008, and has been host to more than 1.2 million guests since then, as one of the most popular 'must-do' experiences in the nation's capital. FRG works with an ongoing commitment to supporting American family farmers with exceptional culinary and mixology programs, with an eye to providing great service, sourcing regionally and seasonally whenever possible, and to creating unique, inspired, creative, fun and inviting spaces. (read more)

Opening Hours

First Bake:
Mon – Fri, 7:30am – 10:30am
Lunch, Dinner, Sushi:
Mon – Wed, 11:00am – 10:00pm
Thurs, 11:00am – 11:00pm
Fri, 11:00am – midnight
Sat, 2:00pm – midnight
Sun, 2:00pm – 10:00pm
Farm Market Brunch:
Sat, 9:00am – 2:00pm
Sun, 9:00am – 2:00pm

Environmentally Friendly

Farmers Restaurant Group is dedicated to environmentally friendly practices at every turn. We are proud to say that Farmers Fishers Bakers is LEED Silver Certified as established through the U.S. Green Building Council and is also a 3 Star Certified Green Restaurant®. See the 68 steps that we took to become a Certified Green Restaurant here. 

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