Founding Farmers – Monday is the new Sunday

1924 Pennsylvania Ave. NW




Founding Farmers - Chicken and Waffles

Founding Farmers – Chicken and Waffles

Yep, its still good!


Founding Farmers is a very popular spot in DC. Especially brunch where a 20 minute waiting list is common. Although I am very familiar with their brunch I’ve only had dinner here once and it was about 2 years ago so I had little memory of that experience.

I was actually headed someplace else close by but for most restaurants the norm is to begin serving dinner at 5 or 5:30 but it was 4:15 and we were ready to eat. So we called up Farmers and heard those wonderful magical words everyone longs to hear ….”we start serving dinner at 4pm”. It was like we heard dinner bells, so AP and I headed down the block.

This location is a 10 minute walk from the White House on the way towards Foggy Bottom. The lower level dining space feels very open as you are surrounded by  glass with views of Pennsylvania Ave. Like most restaurants in DC, there was no sign of little people but I imagine this would be a nice venue for families.

Farmers has a great menu in that they have a large selection of dishes while not overwhelming with too many choices. Having said that, it was difficult  to make a decision because of the  great options. While AP was trying to decide between the Skirt Steak or Chicken and Waffles, I was thinking about the Braised Short Ribs, Shrimp and Grits or Pot Roast.


The menu is not pretentious. Its filled with what I like to call Sunday food. Pot Roast, Ribs, Pork Chops, Mash Potatoes and Skillet Corn Bread….take a look here for yourself.



I really don’t think you can go wrong with any of our choices but we finally decided on the Chicken and Waffles and Braised Short Ribs with Mash Potatoes  and Mac n Cheese as sides. AP asked the servers opinion on the Chicken and Waffles and her response was that its the best dish on the menu. Well, AP and I have both been to the originals Roscoe’s Chicken and Waffles in LA and have very fond memories so we were very skeptical as to exactly how good this dish could be.



Braised Short Ribs


The Braised Ribs with a lite barbecue sauce, Green Beans and Mashed Potatoes. The Ribs were extremely tender with the Potatoes which of course is the perfect compliment and beans cooked just right. APs dish did not disappoint either . Both dark and white Chicken seasoned very well and the Waffles had a nice hint of




Chicken and Waffles

Looking over the table it felt like a classic Sunday dinner arrangement!

AP and I were very happy with everything we ordered and Roscoe’s better watch their back!

Take the metro blue or orange line to Farragut West then about a 10min walk.