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First Watch

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American, Café, Diner, Healthy
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164 Summers St., Charleston, WV 25301
304 343 3447
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7:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
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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  • 44
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  • 30
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 1
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best breakfast

Parking is a problem and it's a small restaurant but the food is always fresh and amazing. I love coffee and enjoy theirs. Nice place for a couple to have brunch or a family to eat breakfast.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Robin T
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
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English first
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Parking is a problem and it's a small restaurant but the food is always fresh and amazing. I love coffee and enjoy theirs. Nice place for a couple to have brunch or a family to eat breakfast.

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

Thank you! We are thrilled you feel we have the best breakfast and brunch! Eleni, First Watch Customer Service More 

Charleston, West Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I love the Pharma Hash always well seasoned and tastes amazing. The staff are always very attentive and do a great job with suggestions when you aren't sure what you want. I have to agree with other reviews of this being one of the best breakfasts in town. My sit down go to breakfast place..

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

Thank you! We are very happy our delicious food has made us your go to place for breakfast. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Eleni, First Watch Customer Service More 

Charleston, West Virginia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

I totally enjoyed the breakfast at first watch, as I always do when I visit Charleston. They are fast, efficient and clean and the clientele is great. Go there to hob-nob with the political clientele as well as your everyday folks. I went in my Birthday and they gave me a coffee mug. Love it! Memories :)

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

Thank you for always stopping in when you're in town! We can't wait to have you back to make more memories! Eleni, First Watch Customer Service More 

Winfield, WV
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

I do a lot of breakfast meetings here. Healthy options & great omlets!! Coffee is top shelf. Location is convenient but watch the meters! Charleston doesn't play on parking violations.

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

Thank you! We are honored you feel we are the best breakfast in town. We look forward to seeing you back for business or pleasure soon! Eleni, First Watch Customer Service More 

Charleston, West Virginia
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a chain, but they really seem to care about you when you walk into their place. Their breakfast cannot be topped, despite where you go. The coffee is always abundant and service is right on the mark.

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

We do care about all of guests, so it is wonderful to hear this was conveyed to you on your visit. Thank you for coming in and we hope to see you back for breakfast, brunch or lunch soon! Cari, First Watch Customer Service More 

South Charleston, West Virginia
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

I began going there when they were new - truly unusual and healthy choices, much-needed option in Charleston. Few years later returning to town, looking forward to a great breakfast. They were very busy, but no wait to seat or for coffee, staff still friendly and attentive. However, food was not great this time - over hard eggs means yolk... More 

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

We are very sorry this was the recent experience you had with us. As you know from your previous visits, this is not what you should expect from us and we will address your comments about our food with our culinary team. We do hope you give us another chance in the future to earn back your trust. Cari, First... More 

Charlotte, NC
Top Contributor
273 reviews 273 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

This place, in downtown Charleston, has a strong menu. There are your usual breakfast choices including eggs, meat, waffles, pancakes (several types) and french toast. But it may have the most extensive healthy menu I've seen. Wheat germ pancakes. Lots of egg white options. Several items with kale and/or spinach. Food was good. Service was fast and friendly. Parking is... More 

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

Thank you for coming in! We are pleased our breakfast and brunch options, quality and value impressed you. Cari, First Watch Customer Service More 

Seaford, Virginia
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This place is not your run-of-mill breakfast place. They offer a very fresh and creative menu with many healthy choices. The service was great and the food was delicious.

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

We're so happy you had a fantastic breakfast with us. Thank you for visiting! Cari, First Watch Customer Service More 

Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Was in town visiting family and met a couple of my friends at First Watch for breakfast. The food was great and the server was friendly and got us everything we needed. Had the bacon and onion hash with eggs. It was tasty.

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

Thank you for choosing to meet your friends for breakfast at First Watch! We are so happy you had a nice experience and we hope to see you all the next time you're in town. Cari, First Watch Customer Service More 

Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

We stopped in Charleston on the way to NC and needed a place to fuel up that was healthy and flavorful. Happy to find all the positive reviews online and decided to try. The kids really enjoyed the pancakes and French toast. I was a big fan of the Avocado, Tomato and Bacon Hash. Delish!

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

Thank you for stopping in for breakfast! We are happy you had a healthy and delicious meal. Cari, First Watch Customer Service More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 164 Summers St., Charleston, WV 25301
  • Location: United States  >  West Virginia (WV)  >  Charleston
  • Phone Number: 304 343 3447

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 10
  • Cuisine: American, Café, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?