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FirstWatch

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American, Diner, Healthy
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9600 Main St., Fairfax, VA 22030
+1 703-978-3421
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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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  • 21
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good breakfast

I stopped in for a late breakfast , I was seated immediately and my server was at the table within minutes . I had the avocado toast which was served on whole grain toast and had 2 eggs on the side . The avocado was fresh and had a little salt sprinkled on top with lemon on the side ,... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
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Fairfax, Virginia
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Fairfax, Virginia
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63 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I had wanted to try this place for a while and lunch before a movie with two girlfriends seemed the perfect fit. And it was! A comfortable and bright atmosphere was reinforced by cheerful and helpful staff. Two of us chose from the pick 2 of three part of the menu which had a great choice of sandwiches, salads and... More 

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Eleni K, Guest Relations Manager at FirstWatch, responded to this review

Thanks so much, Linda!! We're so glad you found us and had an awesome lunch with your girlfriends. We can't wait to see you again soon! More 

Alexandria VA
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

We have been here many times and we have always been pleased. Good food, properly prepared, reasonably priced. The staff is friendly and attentive. Menu is varied -- something for everyone. One of the few restaurants serving breakfast all day long, as well as lunch items. The restaurant is very clean. there is ample free parking.

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Eleni K, Guest Relations Manager at FirstWatch, responded to this review

We appreciate all your visits! Thanks for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor, and we hope to see you again soon. More 

Fairfax, Virginia
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138 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I stopped in for a late breakfast , I was seated immediately and my server was at the table within minutes . I had the avocado toast which was served on whole grain toast and had 2 eggs on the side . The avocado was fresh and had a little salt sprinkled on top with lemon on the side ,... More 

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Eleni K, Guest Relations Manager at FirstWatch, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us for a late breakfast! It's great to know how much you enjoyed our Avocado Toast and that Megan made your visit so much more enjoyable. We look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Los Angeles, California
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402 reviews
250 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

We stopped here for breakfast because of the high ratings on tripadvisor and yelp. I didn't know this was a 200+ chain with a few locations in VA. The decor of this strip center location was tired and worn. The food was adequate, not exciting. Carrot cake pancake sounds sexy, but perhaps you'd be better off sticking with traditional buttermilk.... More 

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Eleni K, Guest Relations Manager at FirstWatch, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, Nancy. We appreciate you coming in for breakfast, and we're sorry to hear that you weren't blown away by the food during your visit. We sincerely hope to see you again sometime soon! More 

Virginia
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43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Being a former restaurant worker, I know that things don't always go right when super busy, but pushing subpar food out of the kitchen is not acceptable-ever. When the seating person took the wrong people to our table, I should have known things were going downhill, and they did. My order came to the table lukewarm, so it was sent... More 

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Eleni K, Guest Relations Manager at FirstWatch, responded to this review

We take our food, freshness and service very seriously, so it is upsetting to hear this was your experience. We sincerely apologize. Your concerns will be immediately addressed with our team. Eleni, First Watch Customer Service More 

Virginia
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185 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We always enjoy having a First Watch breakfast. Their dining room is large but on Saturdays there is usually a wait. Wait!! Their menu is pretty diverse and has something for everyone. We like their pancakes, skillets and benedicts best. We often try one of their specials too. The food is good, healthy but delicious!

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Eleni K, Guest Relations Manager at FirstWatch, responded to this review

We always enjoy when you have a First Watch breakfast too! Thank you for your visits and we hope to see you again soon. Eleni, First Watch Customer Service More 

Fairfax, Virginia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I meet a friend here for breakfast every 2 weeks or so. It is never crowded on a weekday morning so no wait. The food is good, but sometimes overcooked. if you want a runny egg, be sure and tell your server that you mean runny. Specials change according to the season. It is a bright, comfortable place and carrying... More 

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

Thank you for making First Watch your meeting spot for breakfast with your friend. We will share all of your feedback, especially regarding our fruit as freshness is one of our top priorities. We look forward to seeing you both soon! Cari, First Watch Customer Service More 

Spartanburg, South Carolina
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438 reviews
334 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We stopped in for a couple of salads. We both had cobb salad and they were very good. The service was very good. The menu is really geared for breakfast but there are several lunch choices.

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

Thank you for stopping in for lunch! Great to hear you enjoyed our selection of salads! Cari, First Watch Customer Service More 

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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

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
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150 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 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 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9600 Main St., Fairfax, VA 22030
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax
  • Phone Number: +1 703-978-3421

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10
  • Cuisine: American, 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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