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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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first time i ordered the rueben sand and wedding soup it was the best sand and soup ......also love the cob salad deffenitely coming back again........

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
lalaine f
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

first time i ordered the rueben sand and wedding soup it was the best sand and soup ......also love the cob salad deffenitely coming back again........

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Fort Thomas, Kentucky, USA
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47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago credit card Amex Card Member Review

First Watch is a great breakfast spot. The menu is very extensive going from healthy options to decadent.. We arrived with a group of 7 on a typically busy Sunday morning. We were seated in 10 minutes and service was prompt. Food was delivered quickly although in a couple of stages. Food quality was very good and we were not... More 

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

Thank you so much! We're thrilled that you and your group enjoyed such a tasty breakfast with friendly service, and we hope to see you again soon. More 

Nicholasville, Kentucky
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21 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Our family was staying at a nearby hotel. We decided to grab breakfast at First Watch in the morning before heading to the zoo. The restaurant was easy to find, although we did have to pay for parking at a meter out front. We were seated immediately and the place was not crowded (we dined on a Tuesday morning). Our... More 

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

Thanks for giving us a try! We're glad you had a great first experience and that your food and service was awesome. We can't wait to see you again soon! More 

Bryantsville, Kentucky
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63 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

We needed a place to have lunch just by the Convention Centre. The usual place had closed, the Marriott restaurant was too expensive, the Embassy Suites had no restaurant - but they suggested FIRST WATCH next door. Friendly greeting from the host when we arrived - and friendly and quick service from our waitress. I had breakfast which was very... More 

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

Thank you so much for coming in! We're so glad you enjoyed your breakfast at First Watch so much, and we hope to see you again soon! More 

Charleston WV
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

Traveling with family (6 in our party), we were to be at the Aronoff Center for a 1pm matinee. We did not take into account the Bengals game that also started at 1pm. However, after speaking to the manager, who not only assured us we would not be late for the play, he gave us directions to the Aronoff Center... More 

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

Thank you so much for coming in with your family! We're so glad that you all enjoyed your hot, fresh brunch and that you were able to make it to the play on time. We hope to see you all again very soon! More 

Dallas, Texas
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

A great little restaurant just a few feet from the Embassy Suites. Dine inside or out. I had the bacon onion hash -- absolutely delicious. They're generous with the coffee, too. Would definitely eat here again if work brings me back to Cincinnati.

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

Awesome! Thanks so much for your visits. We're so glad you loved our Bacon Onion Hash, and we hope to see you next time you're in town! More 

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335 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

The first morning I went with family to First Watch, and I had a veggie burger, small salad (that they serve on the same plate), and a side of potatoes. We all had tablets with us and enjoyed using the free WiFi. I enjoyed the experience enough to come back by myself on the second morning. I had another veggie... More 

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

Wow - thanks for coming in for breakfast both days while you were in town! We're so glad you enjoyed our Veggie Burger along with that tasty Butternut Squash Soup and a Pumpkin Pancake! We look forward to seeing you again at First Watch next time you're in Covington. More 

Clermont, Florida
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

This is a hopping spot for breakfast. The food is good and there is a nice selection of breakfast and lunch options. Coffee is good. Service is quick!

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

Thank you!! We appreciate your visits, and we hope to see you soon! More 

Cold Spring, Kentucky
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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Thank Pam M
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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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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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Thank 1Edith1
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 

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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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