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First Watch

50 E River Center Blvd, Covington, KY 41011-1685
8594910869
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Ranked #8 of 113 restaurants in Covington
Price range: $0 - $10
Cuisines: American, Diner, Healthy, Café
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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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English first
Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I was skeptical about this place because I don't like "chain" restaurants (with more than one location) but this place is what all chain restaurants should aspire to be. The service is very efficient and quick. The menu pretty much covers all options for breakfast. (Our gluten-free friend had something she could eat too.) It's reasonably priced. Very nice option.... More

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

Wonderwall356 - Thank you for giving us a try! It is great to know our menu and food exceeded your expectations. We look forward to hosting you again soon! Cari, First Watch Customer Service More

Fulton, Kentucky
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

We make First Watch a part of our trip when we visit Covington! The menu has simple and unique dishes for all types of appetites. We are never disappointed in the quality of the food. All of the people who are employed there are exceptionally friendly and should be commended for their service to the customer. The coffee is sensational,... More

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Jessica R, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this review

Thank you, Deborah F! It is wonderful to know our exceptional customer service and delicious food and coffee keep you coming back again and again. We look forward to your next visit! Jessica, First Watch Customer Service More

katonah, ny
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

We had a delicious breakfast at this restaurant at the foot of the Roebling Bridge..friendly and helpful waitress and delicious pumpkin pancakes! Not that easy to find but worth the hunt.

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Jessica R, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this review

auntbee2 - Happy to hear you enjoyed our friendly service and tasty food, especially the pumpkin pancakes. Thanks for stopping in! Jessica, First Watch Customer Service More

Houston, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

My wife and I walked from the nearby Marriott Rivercenter for breakfast on a weekday morning. We enjoyed our breakfast very much. A great menu with very fresh ingredients. I wish we had one of these near the house in Texas. It was if someone had taken a Denny's or IHOP, made them pretty and clean inside, and revamped the... More

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Jessica R, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this review

TexasHoustonFamily - Thank you for stopping by during your trip! We are very happy you enjoyed a delicious breakfast with us. We hope to see you back the next time you're in town! Jessica, First Watch Customer Service More

New York City
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

If you don't want to eat at Marriott Rivercenter, this is less than one block away. Fresh food, good service, and reasonable prices Free Wi-Fi and newspapers available

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Jessica R, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this review

ANT06 - Thank you! We are happy we were convenient to where you were staying and you enjoyed a tasty and filling meal with us. Jessica, First Watch Customer Service More

Elizabethtown, KY
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

Love this restaurant!! They have healthy choices and an excellent breakfast. Lots of choices!! Definitely worth stopping. The restaurant was very clean and the staff was awesome! I enjoyed my meal immensely. I was excited to see they have a restaurant In Lexington, KY as well. Would love to see one in Elizabethtown, KY. We have the perfect building next... More

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Jessica R, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this review

Tammy C - We love that you love our healthy breakfast items and extensive menu. Thank you for all your visits! Jessica, First Watch Customer Service More

Indiana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

So happy we found this little spot! Free coffee both while you wait and in a refillable carafe at your table. A free gift (small box of chocolates) brought to all the moms there for Mother's Day. An exceptional waitress who was very accommodating to us when we were in a hurry. And the food was excellent all around. My... More

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Jessica R, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this review

testaggs - We're happy you found us too! Thank you for celebrating Mother's Day with us. It is wonderful to know the whole family enjoyed their meals and time with us. Hope to see you all again soon! Jessica, First Watch Customer Service More

Clover, South Carolina, United States
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Another one of the places we tried while in town for the marathon, very friendly & great service...food as wonderful ,and very large portions...enjoyed it thoroughly !

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Jessica R, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this review

Fefe8187 - Great to hear you had a nice visit! Thank you for coming by while you were in town. Jessica, First Watch Customer Service More

Joplin, Missouri, USA
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

Great for breakfast/brunch. There are healthy alternatives like turkey bacon and egg substitutes for the health conscious as well as hearty, traditional breakfasts. Very close to hotels and waterfront. Reasonably priced.

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Jessica R, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this review

cre8ivegals8282 - Thank you for coming by! We are happy you liked our convenient location and breakfast and brunch menu items. First Watch Customer Service More

Alberta
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

We ate here twice and had good, fast service. The food was very good and good value too. I appreciated that they had some choices like turkey sausages as I try to avoid pork. Great breakfast joint.

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Jessica R, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this review

coupleofalbertans - Great to hear you had tasty food and wonderful service during both of your visits. Thank you for visiting and we hope to see you back for visit #3 soon! First Watch Customer Service More

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