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First Watch

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American, Coffee Shop, 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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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast
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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
very popular for a reason

Great place to stop for breakfast / brunch. Wife had a special that was an egg sandwich with avacodo (fresh and tasty). I had a waffle and bacon. We had to wait about 15 min for a table but it was worth the wait. Good food and service was quick and accurate. We would eat here again. Parking... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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New Albany, Indiana
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New Albany, Indiana
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Great place to stop for breakfast / brunch. Wife had a special that was an egg sandwich with avacodo (fresh and tasty). I had a waffle and bacon. We had to wait about 15 min for a table but it was worth the wait. Good food and service was quick and accurate. We would eat here again. Parking is available... More 

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

Wonderful to hear you and your wife had an impressive meal with us. We hope to see you both in for breakfast or brunch again soon! Eleni, First Watch Customer Service More 

Charleston, West Virginia, USA
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Best place we know for breakfast on the area. Good selection quick service and tasty food nicely presented

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

We are honored you feel we are the best breakfast in Charleston! Thank you and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Eleni, First Watch Customer Service More 

Hoover, Alabama
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

I grow tired of hotel food, so I often search for good breakfast choices. First Watch was a great choice in Charleston. The food options were outstanding - everyone can find something they like. I really like the huge selection of healthy choices. Service was quick, prices are reasonable, can't beat it for breakfast.

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

We're happy you found us! It's great to hear you enjoyed our fresh and delicious breakfast options, value and attentive service. Please come back to see us the next time you're in town! Eleni, First Watch Customer Service More 

Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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

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
91 reviews 91 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

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
18 helpful votes 18 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
294 reviews 294 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 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 

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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, Coffee Shop, 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?