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First Watch

164 Summers St., Charleston, WV 25301
304 343 3447
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Ranked #16 of 253 restaurants in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $0 - $10
Cuisines: American, Diner, Healthy, Café
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.
Restaurant details
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
Barboursville, West Virginia
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

When this restaurant first opened, the portions were great and the food was awesome. Now, the portions are ridiculous for the prices they charge and it is not as good as it once was in the past. I used to always bring business clients from out of town there to eat as it was a nice option for brunch or... More

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

mort4herd - We are very sorry about the recent experiences you describe here. The issues you mention do not meet our high standards and we sincerely apologize. We want to be the place you frequent and bring your clients to, so your feedback will be seriously addressed. Cari, First Watch Customer Service More

South Charleston, West Virginia
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

So I went there recently since going often a few years ago. I was hoping to see a few girls who were my favorite waitresses -- but I think they've moved on the better things. Anyway, I got the Eggs Benedict and the food quality and the flavor have gone down in recent years I guess. The food was just... More

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

Larry J - We are sorry this is the most recent experience you had with our food. You should always expect great things when you are with us, so your comments will be taken very serious. Cari, First Watch Customer Service More

Charleston, West Virginia, USA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

My coworkers and myself eat here fairly often for lunch. The service is prompt and accomodating for special orders. They have delicious pancakes and several low calorie choices too. My husband likes the bison burger. I usually get one to take home to him when we go there.

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Jessica R, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this review

Charlyn M - Thanks to you and your co-workers for all of your lunch time visits! It's also so sweet of you to always bring something home for your husband! We can't wait to host you all again soon. Jessica, First Watch Customer Service More

Charleston, West Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

I plai ball wit da manager dere and he nice doe like put do moves on me erry day smh yo boys ankles hurt

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Hudson, Ohio, USA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

Great spot to go for breakfast on the weekends. The food was good and the prices are reasonable.We ordered a traditional breakfast - bacon, eggs, toast and fruit. Expect a bit of wait if you go during prime breakfast hours. The service was good. Each server we talked with was nice and friendly.

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Jessica R, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this review

Lisadayton - Great to hear our food and service make us a wonderful breakfast spot for you! Thank you! Jessica, First Watch Customer Service More

sheffield Ohio
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

We have been to other First Watch restaurants so we knew the menu. It was crowded but we were seated within 15 minutes. We enjoyed the free coffee and people watched and time went by quickly! We both ordered omelets and they were very good. The potatoes could have been cooked a little crisper but that is our tastes. I... More

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Jessica R, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this review

debra1959 - Thank you for coming in! We are very happy you enjoyed our food and service. Next time you're in, let us know you like your potatoes crispy and we will do our best to cook them to your perfection! Jessica, First Watch Customer Service More

Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

Many of the reviews had nice things to say, so we stopped in for brunch. First off, our waiter Matthew was wonderful. Very sweet guy. The food was very forgettable, pretty bland.

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Jessica R, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this review

Hippie_Groomer - While we are very happy you had great service, we are sorry the rest of your visit did not hit these same high marks. We always want to provide an all-around amazing experience, one that is memorable from start to finish, so your comments about our food will be taken very serious by the culinary team. Jessica, First... More

canfield ohio
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

This place was a great little find in downtown Charleston. Went for breakfast and had a lot to choose from. Great bacon and coffee!

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Jessica R, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this review

bonnie d - With our tasty breakfast and coffee, we are happy you feel we are a great find! Thank you for starting your day with us! Jessica, First Watch Customer Service More

Archdale, North Carolina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

I love this restaurant. It's primarily a breakfast place which makes me very happy! I had and awesome omelet with chorizo sausage and my husband had the carrot cake pancakes. Both were excellent! I had no idea it was a franchise, and I wish we had a First Watch close to where I live.

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Jessica R, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this review

TravellingFoodie77 - We love that you loved your breakfast with us. Thank you! We wish we were in your neighborhood too, but in the meantime we hope you come back to see us here soon. Jessica, First Watch Customer Service More

Martinsburg, West Virginia
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Had lunch here last Saturday and it was very good. Interesting variety of sandwiches, common soups. Very good sides, salads or fruit. Lunch in the $10 range, can't remember breakfast prices. I'm a big breakfast guy and the breakfast menu looked inviting. Wasn't too busy on Saturday but other reviews say it's packed during the week as it's downtown near... More

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Jessica R, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this review

ERKA2 - Thank you for having lunch with us! We are happy you were impressed with our food and we hope to see you in to try our breakfast soon too. Jessica, First Watch Customer Service More

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