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First Awakenings

171 Main St, Salinas, CA 93901-3403
831-784-1125
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Ranked #2 of 285 Restaurants in Salinas
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Los Altos, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Stopped on the way to SLO. Hearty selection of omelets skillets sammies and burgers and more. Very tasty. Big portions. Perfect for families and friends.

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Hamburg, Germany
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

My aunt and I visited First Awakenings for breakfast, and it was fabulous. She had an incredible omelette with blue cheese and veggies, and I had eggs Benedict with spinach and mushrooms. They were enormous plates, so we had to take our leftovers home, but it was excellent. The service was also great. We had a very kind waitress who... More 

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Salinas, California, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I enjoy eating at First Awakenings because the staff is super fast and friendly and the food is consistently fantastic. They are generous in their portions, give you your own pot of coffee to enjoy and let you eat in peace. Sometimes there is a little wait - but when you find yourself skipping lunch because you are so full... More 

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Danbury, Connecticut
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We wanted to arrive at the Monterey Aquarium right when it opened to avoid the crowds, so we decided to have breakfast right across the street at First Awakenings. We weren't disappointed. The menu has both the usual breakfast fare, as well as many unique options. The service was fast and friendly, and the prices were reasonable. Overall, a very... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Got to try the gourmet pancake, delicious. Great service and nice slow environment, great start for a relaxing day.

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Truckee, California
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89 reviews 89 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Quite average food - possibly a notch better than Denny's but more expensive also. Would go there again though. Salad bar being set up for lunch looked excellent.

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Salinas, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Never had a bad breakfast here and we've tried many different day-openers. Coffee flask on the table is very convenient and the portions are always generous. Lunch is also quality food.

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Salinas, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

Always great food & cool building. Only drawback is they dont take reservations & there's ALWAYS a long line.

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Petaluma, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

This was a nice big restaurant. It was well laid out, had plenty of seats and fast, friendly service. I liked the "healthy options". And the fruit bowl was nice and fresh. I had a mushroom omelet with wheat muffin.

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Salinas, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We go to both first awakenings Monterey and salinas and always had a good breakfast, we tried many of dishes and liked them all. Our grand kids love the pancakes.

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Additional Information about First Awakenings

Address: 171 Main St, Salinas, CA 93901-3403
Phone Number: 831-784-1125
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Salinas
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cuisine: American

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