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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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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best breakfast in Covington

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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Carrollton, Ohio
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Carrollton, Ohio
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

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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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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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59 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 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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147 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 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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Eleni K, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this review

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 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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70 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We love First Watch and don't have one near us, so when we travel and find one, it's a special treat. Love the DayGlo juice, coffee with flavored creamers. Husband ordered the Bacado which is an omlet with bacon, avocado and monterey jack cheese, topped with sour cream and housemade salsa. His plate was clean. I ordered the Key West... More 

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

Thank you for always coming in when you find a First Watch on your travels! We are so pleased you always can count on us for a delicious breakfast or lunch with friendly and attentive service. We hope to see you again soon! Eleni, First Watch Customer Service More 

Bellbrook, Ohio
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I'm in a rut...a BLT Benedict rut. I'm going to have to work a 12 step program if I'm not careful. Two poached eggs on toasted Ciabatta with bacon, tomato slices, hollandaise sauce, lemon dressed arugula, avacado and fresh herbs. Not just any hollandaise...the worlds best. Honest...the worlds best. Have i ever lied to you? these flavors work together so... More 

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

We agree with you, this dish is tough to beat! Thank you for all of your visits and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Eleni, First Watch Customer Service More 

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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Bruch on Sunday after mass, this is the go to place. A very good selection of breakfast or lunch. The omelets are out of this world and the pancakes aren't bad either.A good choice before afternoon Reds games, a bite to eat and walk across the bridge on a clear, sunny day hard tp beat.

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We are happy to be your go to place for breakfast or lunch after mass or before a Reds game! We look forward to seeing you soon! Eleni, First Watch Customer Service More 

Level Contributor
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
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73 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 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
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60 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 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 

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Additional Information about First Watch

Address: 50 E River Center Blvd, Covington, KY 41011-1685
Phone Number: 8594910869
Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Covington
Average Prices: USD 10
Cuisine: American, Cafe, Diner, Healthy

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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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