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9600 Main St., Fairfax, VA 22030
+1 703-978-3421
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Ranked #15 of 351 Restaurants in Fairfax
Price range: $0 - $10
Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Cuisines: American, Diner, Healthy
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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
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

We had mid-morning brunch. Menus offered a range of choices at reasonable prices. At our request we were seated at a booth. We were not bothered by the noise. The service was very good. My granola with fruit and Bill's quinoa with basted egg were fine.

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Cari T, Guest Relations Manager at FirstWatch, responded to this review

Thank you for having brunch with us! We are happy to hear you both had a pleasant and delicious visit. Cari, First Watch Customer Service More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We are always looking for a new brunch spot. We went here based on yelp reviews. Maybe I set my expectations too high based on the amazing reviews. Although I was not completely disappointed, amazing is not the first word to come to mind. Definitely do not plan on going when you are already starving. The wait was long. They... More 

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Cari T, Guest Relations Manager at FirstWatch, responded to this review

Thank you for giving us a try! We appreciate your feedback and will share it with our team. We want every visit to be nothing short of amazing, so your comments will be taken to heart. We hope to see you again! Cari, First Watch Customer Service More 

New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

There were a great amount of choices, with something for everyone. There were very good healthy options which was a treat, and the prices were very very good. oh, and the pancakes were multigran and so good, and HUGE!!!!!! I also liked how the eggs were cage free, and they really did taste good. My friend got them scrambled, and... More 

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Cari T, Guest Relations Manager at FirstWatch, responded to this review

Thank you! We are pleased our extensive menu, healthy options and tasty food all impressed you. Hope to see you again soon! Cari, First Watch Customer Service More 

COLUMBIA
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

While visiting relatives in the area, we decided to go out for breakfast and found a place we had never heard of. It was very busy when we arrived but were seated quickly and had coffee and tea delivered pronto. The waitress described the size of the pancakes so we opted for two rather than three, which was a good... More 

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Cari T, Guest Relations Manager at FirstWatch, responded to this review

Thank you for giving us a try! We are very happy our food and service added up to a great first visit. We hope to see you back for breakfast the next time you're in town! Cari, First Watch Customer Service More 

Fairfax, Virginia
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

First the good news. Food, service, value, all very good. However, the kitchen entrance is one whole side of the restaurant. It is all open to see, and especially to hear. There is nothing like having a symphony of clanking dishes, eating utensils and trays crashing along with the twang of country music to destroy what would be an otherwise... More 

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Cari T, Guest Relations Manager at FirstWatch, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit. We are pleased you and your wife enjoyed our delicious food and attentive service. However, we are sorry our atmosphere missed the mark for you. We do hope for you to return, so your feedback about the noise will be shared with our team. Cari, First Watch Customer Service More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

This place always hits the mark. Service is quick and efficient. It is family friendly... meaning everyone either has kids or had kids so they understand. It's great place to eat lunch during the week with a friend and catch up or have a good breakfast to start your weekend. The menu is diverse and the food is yummy! Beats... More 

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Cari T, Guest Relations Manager at FirstWatch, responded to this review

Great to hear our friendly service and tasty breakfast always hits the spot! See you again soon! Cari, First Watch Customer Service More 

Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Took my kids for late breakfast and what an experience! Pancakes were huge and food was good. Great selection on menu... Would go again with the family

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Cari T, Guest Relations Manager at FirstWatch, responded to this review

We're so happy you and your family had a delicious brunch. Thank you for coming in and we hope to see you all soon! Cari, First Watch Customer Service More 

Springfield, Virginia
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Breakfast and lunch---fantastic pancakes---egg dishes---sandwiches and salads; pleasant servers. towards closing some dishes get a little sloppy. Always come back--

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Cari T, Guest Relations Manager at FirstWatch, responded to this review

Thank you for all your visits! We will share your feedback about our presentation on occasion and sincerely apologize. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Cari, First Watch Customer Service More 

Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I've been a couple times on the weekends for breakfast and there is always a wait of about 20 minutes. I can assure you that it is worth the wait. The menu is health conscious but they have something for everyone, even picky eaters. The house coffee is really good, the oatmeal is really good, the siesta key cocktail is... More 

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Cari T, Guest Relations Manager at FirstWatch, responded to this review

Thank you for coming by for breakfast on the weekends! We are happy our tasty food, healthy menu and attentive staff always impress you. We hope to see you again soon! Cari, First Watch Customer Service More 

24073
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Happily surprised! Got right in around 8:45am on a Sunday morning. OJ was great as was the hot tea selection and my husband's ice coffee. The meal came quickly and looked amazing. Bacon was crispy (just how I like it.) Hollandaise was buttery but not too heavy. All ingredients tasted & looked fresh. Great place. Will go here again next... More 

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Cari T, Guest Relations Manager at FirstWatch, responded to this review

We are very happy you and your husband had a delicious and pleasant breakfast experience. We hope to see you the next time you're in town! Cari, First Watch Customer Service More 

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Additional Information about FirstWatch

Address: 9600 Main St., Fairfax, VA 22030
Phone Number: +1 703-978-3421
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax
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 0 - 10
Cuisine: American, Diner, Healthy

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