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First Watch

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American, Cafe, Diner, Healthy
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13027 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway, Chantilly, VA 22033
703-263-2344
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7:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 2:30 pm
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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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Fresh, Healthy, Natural Fare

This is local gem hidden in strip shopping center west of Fairfax in the Greenbrier area on Route 50. Look for the Giant grocery store. I believe it's open only for breakfast and lunch, based on its sign that says "daytime café." We were there for breakfast on a weekday. We were impressed with the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
Normtf
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Broadlands
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Broadlands
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

This is local gem hidden in strip shopping center west of Fairfax in the Greenbrier area on Route 50. Look for the Giant grocery store. I believe it's open only for breakfast and lunch, based on its sign that says "daytime café." We were there for breakfast on a weekday. We were impressed with the wide selection of menu items.... More 

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

Thank you, Norm! We're happy to hear how much you enjoyed our wide selection of fresh breakfast options. To combat the longer wait times on weekends, try downloading the NoWait app to add your name to the waitlist before you arrive! We also offer free newspapers and coffee to make the wait more enjoyable. See you soon! More 

Centreville, Virginia
Top Contributor
318 reviews 318 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I would rank the food for this restaurant better than IHOP, but not nearly as good as Eggspectation. The wait staff is friendly and the service was fine, not great. The portions were decent, but everything seemed to be very ordinary and nothing stood out. The menu had a good variety, so I might go back to try other things.... More 

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

Thank you for your visit and feedback. We always want our guests to leave feeling impressed, so we will take your comments seriously. We do hope you come back to try more items off our menu! Eleni, First Watch Customer Service More 

Fairfax, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The only downside is there can be a long wait to get a table because this place is so popular. For good reason - the food is excellent, fresh and as healthy (or not) as you like.

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

Wonderful to hear you always have exceptional food and service when you are with us. Thank you for your visits and we look forward to seeing you again soon! Eleni, First Watch Customer Service More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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204 reviews 204 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Located in a strip mall, it has a large and easily identified sign. The atmosphere is functionally industrial but a little cold and uninviting. It was spotless and the reception was friendly and positive. The menu focuses on breakfast/brunch and lunch items. Service was prompt. The Traditional breakfast (2 eggs to order, a meat side, hash-browns and a muffin for... More 

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We are pleased you had a nice brunch with friendly service and a filling, tasty meal. We hope to see you back again soon! Eleni, First Watch Customer Service More 

Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I've been to the other chains. This is smaller and there might be a wait but the food is better than most chains. The banana foster waffle is the best waffle ever and we didn't use the real maple syrup. Yes they have syrup from a maple tree instead of flavored sugar syrup. They cook eggs to your request and... More 

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

Thank you for your visits! We are so happy you enjoy our waffles so much and everything always tastes fresh and delicious. We hope to see you in for breakfast again soon. Cari, First Watch Customer Service More 

Maryland
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I have been to First Watch in different states, including this location. All prior visits featured good service and great food. There were nine of us arriving at 10:30 AM. We expected a wait, but this was hard to understand, because there were many empty tables. Our server took our order fairly quickly. Then came the odd part. Several minutes... More 

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

maggiesueb - We are very sorry you had a disappointing experience on your recent visit. From your prior visits we hope you know this is not what you should expect from us, so your comments will be seriously addressed internally. We do hope you give us another try to earn back your trust in the future. Cari, First Watch Customer... More 

Springfield, Virginia
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

First Watch is only open for breakfast and lunch. Breakfast---omelets, pancakes, pastries, meats and pure joy. Lunch is mostly good--sandwiches, salads, soups---although prep and service are a bit sketchy as it gets close to closing the lunch time. Kid friendly, always packed--try it!

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

Tom F - Thank you for all your visits! We will share all of your feedback with our team. Overall we are happy you enjoy our breakfast and lunch items and we hope to see you again soon! Cari, First Watch Customer Service More 

Reston, Virginia
Top Contributor
147 reviews 147 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Nice, clean restaurant with lots of tables. Saw several large parties. Good service and great breakfast- we had florida waffles with fruit, omelettes that were very good. Will come back!!!

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

Thank you, Susiewoozie12! Wonderful to hear you liked our breakfast and friendly service. We can't wait to have you back! Cari, First Watch Customer Service More 

Centreville, Virginia
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

I was very pleasantly surprised at the quality of the sandwich I got here. Coupled with the helpful service and the availability of several types of juices to drink instead of the usual soda fountain choices, I'm going to stop here again whenever I'm nearby at lunch time.

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

LarryF6724 - Wonderful to hear our delicious food and drink selection left you pleasantly surprised! We hope to see you in for lunch again soon! Cari, First Watch Customer Service More 

Kuwait City, Kuwait
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

I went there for quick breakfast , I like the taste of everything, service was nice , place clean with a good price .

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

bobader - Thank you for stopping in for breakfast! We are very happy you had a great meal and hope to see you again soon. Cari, First Watch Customer Service More 

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Additional Information about First Watch

Address: 13027 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway, Chantilly, VA 22033
Phone Number: 703-263-2344
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax County  >  Chantilly
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 7 - 10
Cuisine: American, Cafe, Diner, Healthy

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 13027 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway, Chantilly, VA 22033
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax County  >  Chantilly
  • Phone Number: 703-263-2344

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 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.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm

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