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First Watch

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American, Diner, Healthy, Café
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2540 Iowa St, Suite D, Lawrence, KS 66046
785 8563447
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7:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Description: Voted Best Breakfast and Brunch by the Lawrence World Journal, First Watch...
Voted Best Breakfast and Brunch by the Lawrence World Journal, First Watch specializes in delicious creations freshly-prepared to order. Their fresh, award-winning Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch dishes are made using only the best ingredients without the use of heat lamps or deep fryers. The best part is their creative menu features traditional favorites like omelets, pancakes, salads and sandwiches.
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Visitor rating
  • 16
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good Breakfast, Good Service

Visiting friends in Lawrence and went here for breakfast as it was one of their favorites. I had bacon, eggs, potatoes, English muffin and my wife had a veggie omelette of some kind. Our friends being locals and knowing the menu had fruit & waffles along with their eggs. It was exactly what we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 7, 2015
Gary F
,
Castle Rock, Colorado
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
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33 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Castle Rock, Colorado
Top Contributor
156 reviews 156 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Visiting friends in Lawrence and went here for breakfast as it was one of their favorites. I had bacon, eggs, potatoes, English muffin and my wife had a veggie omelette of some kind. Our friends being locals and knowing the menu had fruit & waffles along with their eggs. It was exactly what we hoped for and expected. They kept... More 

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Cari T, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this review

Thank you for coming in for breakfast while you were in town! It's great to hear you had a delicious meal while catching up with your friends. Cari, First Watch Customer Service More 

Roeland Park, Kansas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I went to school at KU and i would always get first watch on the weekends, sort of as a reward for the stressful school week. The service is always excellent and the food is wonderful! I have always been a big fan of Benedicts and this place has the best ones in all of Lawrence. I especially like the... More 

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Cari T, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this review

Thank you! We are so happy to hear we were your weekend treat after a long week! We hope to see you again soon. Cari, First Watch Customer Service More 

1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

If you need coffee and lotsa bacon, this will do. Food off the Sysco truck, which is diner standard most places. Big booths, welcoming staff, and feels like Kansas to me. Not for hipsters.

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Cari T, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit and feedback. We take pride in our fresh, made-to-order food, so your comments will be taken seriously by our team. We hope to see you again. Cari, First Watch Customer Service More 

Ottawa, Kansas, United States
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

From the menu to the staff to the food, this place is hard to beat. Looking for breakfast, brunch or lunch??? This is where you should be. I have eaten at this First Watch numerous times as well as other First Watches and have never been disappointed.

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Cari T, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this review

Thank you for all of your visits! We hope to see you back for another fantastic breakfast, brunch or lunch soon. Cari, First Watch Customer Service More 

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

It's my third time in here and love it. The employees are so friendly the manager is always smiling, feels good to come ant eat here.

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Cari T, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this review

Thank you! We are very happy you have had three fantastic breakfasts with us. We can't wait to see you again! Cari, First Watch Customer Service More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

It was crowded everywhere during KU family weekend, and we were able to check-in online with their app. We didn't have to wait very long at all once we got to the restaurant. They have the usual breakfast and lunch fare. The food was prepared quickly and service was great.

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Cari T, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this review

Thank you for coming in while you were in town! We are happy you were able to easily use our seating app and you got a fresh and delicious meal served quickly. We hope to see you the next time you visit KU! Cari, First Watch Customer Service More 

Lawrence, Kansas
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The Florida French toast, breakfast scrambler, & pancakes are all well worth the cost. The worst complaint I would have is that the service can be a little slow but that is very unusual.

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Cari T, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit! We appreciate your feedback and will share it with the team. We look forward to seeing you back for more egg, pancakes or French Toast soon! Cari, First Watch Customer Service More 

Leawood, Kansas
Top Contributor
172 reviews 172 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

You can always count on a good breakfast at First Watch. My favorite are the granola banana pancakes and bacon. They have great coffee too. We eat at different ones thru out the Kansas City area also. You know you'll always get a good breakfast at any of them. Service and price good. Sometimes a wait. Usually weekends. But worth... More 

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Cari T, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this review

We love to hear you can always rely on First Watch for a delicious meal with wonderful coffee, regardless of the location. We look forward to seeing you soon! Cari, First Watch Customer Service More 

Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We went in for breakfast. The service and atmosphere were good and the food was well prepared. The cost, however was unreasonably high. A modest 2 egg breakfast for 2 should not cost $25. Coffee alone was $2.49 each. While it is a nice place, I found nothing exceptional that would merit the cost.

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Cari T, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit and feedback. We are pleased you liked our food and will share your throughts about our value with our team. Cari, First Watch Customer Service More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
Top Contributor
417 reviews 417 reviews
276 restaurant reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I lived like 3 miles from a First Watch in Ohio, and since I moved to North Carolina they are now considered a rare treat. Imagine my surprise when we were in town for Ironman Kansas in Lawrence and we discovered there was a First Watch in town - SCORE! As always, fabulous service and the whole wheat blueberry pancakes... More 

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Cari T, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this review

orreo5859 - We're so happy you were able to have a meal with us! It is great to hear the service and pancakes were just as good as you remembered. We hope to see you again soon! Cari, First Watch Customer Service More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2540 Iowa St, Suite D, Lawrence, KS 66046
  • Location: United States  >  Kansas (KS)  >  Lawrence
  • Phone Number: 785 8563447

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 10
  • Cuisine: American, Diner, Healthy, Café

Description

Voted Best Breakfast and Brunch by the Lawrence World Journal, First Watch specializes in delicious creations freshly-prepared to order. Their fresh, award-winning Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch dishes are made using only the best ingredients without the use of heat lamps or deep fryers. The best part is their creative menu features traditional favorites like omelets, pancakes, salads and sandwiches.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm

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