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First Watch

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American, Diner, Healthy, Café
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50 E River Center Blvd, Covington, KY 41011-1685
8594910869
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, 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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  • 24
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  • 13
    Very good
  • 0
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good for Take-Out

This restaurant is a very short walk from the Embassy Suites on the river between Covington and downtown Cincinnati. I had the very tasty Santa Fe salad. Good value and super-quick service.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 28, 2015
Lisa K
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
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38 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

This restaurant is a very short walk from the Embassy Suites on the river between Covington and downtown Cincinnati. I had the very tasty Santa Fe salad. Good value and super-quick service.

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

Thank you for stopping in for a salad to go! We are very happy you enjoyed a tasty and convenient meal! Cari, First Watch Customer Service More 

Covington, Kentucky
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Its crowded for a reason! The food is always good, the service is fast, considering how crowded it always is. We've been more than once and will surely go again.

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

Thank you for your visits! It is great to know you always have a delicious breakfast with wonderful service when you are with us. We hope to see you again soon! Cari, First Watch Customer Service More 

Danville
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Very filling breakfast with numerous egg and potato offerings. Enjoyed the bacon and onion hash with fruit and English muffin. Spouse had The Works Omelet. Attentive service despite the restaurant being quite busy, Would recommend as a quality breakfast/brunch while in the Concy area.

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

We are very happy you had a delicious and filling breakfast with us to start your weekend. Thank you! Cari, First Watch Customer Service More 

Lansdale, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Were in town to watch my grandson while my daughter and son-in-law went to a wedding. Tried to go for lunch but got there late (they close at 2:30PM). So went back next morning for breakfast. It is crowded but they handle the crowds well and we did not have to wait long. Would have been worth it any way... More 

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

Thank you for coming by while you were in town! We are very happy you had two delicious breakfasts with us. We hope you visit us again soon! Cari, First Watch Customer Service More 

Covington, Kentucky
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Stopped into First Watch this morning with my boyfriend and his father. It was very good, but a bit pricey for breakfast. We ordered: Bacon & onion hash - was very good, although could have used more onion just for a but more flavor. They do keep hot sauce at the table which I appreciate. It came with fresh fruit... More 

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

Thank you for your visit! We are happy to hear you all enjoyed our fresh and delicious menu items. We hope to see you all back one morning soon! Cari, First Watch Customer Service More 

Covington, KY
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Love to eat here. Breakfast is always fresh and yummy. Wait staff is very attentive - after several visits they practically greet us at the door with our order!

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

We love that you love coming to First Watch for breakfast! Thank you for all your visits! Cari, First Watch Customer Service More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We go as business, or family groupings, for the usual prompt, service, nice diverse breakfast with heart healthy items and consistently good preparation in Covington and Kenwood, and Crestview! We have ben to several!!

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

We are honored to be your breakfast go to for business and pleasure! We hope to see you again soon! Cari, First Watch Customer Service More 

michigan
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

they have great options for healthy breakfast choices. egg white omlettes, fruit etc… I didn't dislike anything about this restaurant.

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

We're so happy you like our healthy, fresh breakfast items. Thank you! Cari, First Watch Customer Service More 

Charleston, West Virginia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Always great food.. I even order something not on the menu anymore and they always accommodate...clean and convenient to local hotels

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

We love that you love First Watch so much! Thank you for all of your breakfast, brunch and lunch visits! Cari, First Watch Customer Service More 

Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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 

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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 0 - 10
  • Cuisine: American, Diner, Healthy, Café

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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