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First Watch

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American, Cafe, Diner, Healthy
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50 E River Center Blvd, Covington, KY 41011-1685
8594910869
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch
Description: First Watch specializes in delicious creations freshly-prepared to order...
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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  • 16
    Very good
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Healthy Breakfast Choices

The manager was very helpful when I was waiting for a friend. The menu contains low fat breakfast items for those who follow that type of diet, and also my friend was able to find healthy vegetarian breakfast items that she enjoyed. You can check on-line for calories and fat content so you can... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
Pam M
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Cold Spring, Kentucky
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Cold Spring, Kentucky
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19 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The manager was very helpful when I was waiting for a friend. The menu contains low fat breakfast items for those who follow that type of diet, and also my friend was able to find healthy vegetarian breakfast items that she enjoyed. You can check on-line for calories and fat content so you can follow your special dietary needs. They... More 

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Eleni K, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this review

Thank you, Pam! We hope to see you and your friend again very soon! More 

Detroit, Michigan
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

My husband and I were referred to First Watch in Covington, KY by an employee at the Starbucks down the street. We went that day and loved it! I am back in town for the 2015 Cincinnati Music Festival. My husband and I had to make First Watch part of our visit again so we ate there this morning. First... More 

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Eleni K, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this review

Thank you, Edith! We're glad our friends at Starbucks sent you this way, and it's great to know you and your husband enjoyed your brunch at First Watch so much! We appreciate the recommendation and hope to see you next time you're in town. More 

Switzerland
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82 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We love First Watch... and were glad that there was one by the Marriott. Top quality and creative food and helpful staff One negative: they should consider offering espresso and other non-drip coffees.

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Eleni K, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this review

Thank you! We're glad you had such a great experience at First Watch while you were in Covington, and we appreciate the coffee suggestion. We hope to see you next time you're in town! More 

Toledo, Ohio
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Food was delivered as requested quickly and perfectly cooked. Our server was very friendly without being sappy Great overall value for your money.

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Eleni K, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this review

Thanks so much! We're glad you come to expect great value, tasty food and friendly service when you're at First Watch. We hope to see you soon! More 

Akron, Ohio
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Stopped in for breakfast and had a wonderful experience. The manager and hostess greeted us with a smile and our server was top notch as well. Their food is healthy with an emphasis on locally sourced food. The breakfast chimichanga, stuffed crepes, and fresh juices were all prepared well and the portion size was more than adequate. We dined on... More 

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Eleni K, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this review

Thank you so much! It's great to know that our friendly team and healthy, fresh food left you feeling satisfied and happy. We look forward to seeing you and your wife again very soon! More 

Bluffton, Ohio
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Really great food! The service was a little off, but I believe our waitress was brand-new. Great choices and reasonably priced!

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Eleni K, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this review

Thanks so much! We're glad you enjoyed your visit so much, and we hope to see you again very soon! More 

Carrollton, Ohio
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

If you're staying in Covington this is where you need to have breakfast! Great, friendly service! Very helpful. The food was great as well! My family of for ate for $30 and it was worth every bite! Try the Chikichanga

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Eleni K, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this review

Thanks so much! We're glad that you and your family had such an awesome experience at First Watch. The Chickchanga is a great suggestion and definitely a customer favorite. We hope to see you soon! More 

Akron, Ohio
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

The menu has a wonderful selection and the food was well prepared and abundant. Get there early on the weekends. Otherwise you wait awhile to get seated. But, it's worth it!

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Eleni K, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this review

Thank you! We're happy to hear how much you enjoy coming to First Watch. Here's a quick tip for those busier days: Download the NoWait app on your smartphone to check our wait times and add your name to the list before you arrive at First Watch. We'll see you soon! More 

Newport Beach
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62 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Took the family to eat here as the breakfast served at the Embassy Suites hotel was so bad. We do not live in the area, but I am familiar with locations and know First Watch is outstanding place for breakfast. There are even billboards in Cincy advertising First Watch voted best breakfast. apparently the billboards are for locations in Cincy... More 

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Eleni K, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments. We appreciate all your visits in the past, and we're very sorry that your group was disappointed with your recent visit to our Covington location. We've shared your comments with the management team in Kentucky, and we sincerely hope you'll give us another try. More 

Norfolk, Massachusetts
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149 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

About 30 of us went to breakfast there on a busy Saturday morning and the team served us with a smile and did separate checks at that...extremely well organized and excellent service but most importantly the food was phenormenol anld well priced. The trifecta was fantastic...belgiran waffle, blueberry compot, bacon (or sausage) and eggs to order ....and unlimited coffee. Can't... More 

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Thank you! We're happy to hear how impressed you and your group was with our service and tasty food at First Watch. We look forward to seeing you all again soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 50 E River Center Blvd, Covington, KY 41011-1685
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Covington
  • Phone Number: 8594910869

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10
  • Cuisine: American, Cafe, Diner, Healthy

Description

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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