We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

First Watch

Certificate of Excellence
$$
American, Cafe, Diner, Healthy
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
164 Summers St., Charleston, WV 25301
304 343 3447
Website
Today
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Open now
See all hours
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.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 93 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 46
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Breakfast

I had eggs and a pecan pancake. Both were very good. The food is always fresh at First Watch. The coffee is good also. Good service and good value keeps me coming back.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
leon039
,
Buffalo, New York
Add Photo Write a Review

93 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this restaurant
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Buffalo, New York
Top Contributor
139 reviews 139 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I had eggs and a pecan pancake. Both were very good. The food is always fresh at First Watch. The coffee is good also. Good service and good value keeps me coming back.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Eleni K, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this review

Awesome, thank you! Our pancakes are definitely a customer favorite. Thanks for all your visits, and we hope to see you again very soon! More 

Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015 via mobile

Traveling through the area on a road trip, directed to First Light by others on Trip Advisor, stopped in for a very efficient and yummy brunch. Nice "juicing" drinks like Day Glow (with carrots, oranges, fresh ginger) to complement the pecan dijon salad. Would make time for another stop on the way home!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Eleni K, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this review

Thank you! We're happy to hear that you had such a yummy brunch at First Watch, and we hope to see you again on the way home! More 

Charleston, West Virginia, United States
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

I meet here frequently with girlfriends for lunch. It is definitely a popular spot and sometimes have to wait for a table. Food is always fresh and served quickly once you order. Parking can be an issue sometimes for people who do not work in the area and have the advantage of walking. You can get breakfast anytime of the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Eleni K, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this review

Awesome, thanks, Cheryl! We're happy to hear that you and your friends enjoy quick service and tasty, fresh food during every visit to First Watch. We hope to see you again very soon! More 

Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We ate lunch during our road trip. Great brunch place! The food was delicious and the service was pretty quick. It was packed on the Saturday morning. I would go there again if we go to Charleston again.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Eleni K, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping in during your road trip! We're happy to hear how much you enjoyed your brunch at First Watch, and we hope to see you again next time you're passing through! More 

Asotin, Washington
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

This restaurant has tasty fresh food. We came about noon, some of had breakfast, some of us had lunch. Very good Cobb salad! The waffles are delicious. This is a good solid place to visit on a regular basis. They have good service.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Eleni K, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this review

Thank you, Elaine! We're happy to hear how much you enjoyed the Cobb salad and waffles during your visit, and we look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

New York City, New York
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

In town from New York for a wedding and looked at Trip Advisor for a good local breakfast close to our hotel downtown. It was a good recommendation, good solid diner food, they are trying to do a healthy twist so there is something for everyone. The food was hot and the service was excellent and at a very good... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Eleni K, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this review

Thank you, Mark! It's great to hear that you appreciate our healthy-to-indulgent breakfast, brunch and lunch options and our friendly service. We can't wait to see you again next time you're in Charleston! More 

La Plata, Maryland
Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I had breakfast with my son before he went to work. First time there for me but obviously well liked by folks working close by. Reasonable menu with good variety, good prices, quick service and gooood coffee. Enjoyed the extra time with my son and had a good breakfast at the same time. Recommend giving it a try.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Eleni K, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this review

Thank you, Jimmy! It's great to know how much you enjoyed being able to spend quality time with your son at First Watch, and we're happy to hear how much you liked our menu variety, prices and coffee! We look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Pikesville, Maryland
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

I have been to this restaurant but not this location. I was pleased it was the same experience. Love the coffee and service. They have good healthy food.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Eleni K, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this review

Thank you, Teressa! It's great to hear how much you love our food, coffee and service. We look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

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

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
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
81 reviews 81 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

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

Was this review helpful? Yes
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 

Travelers who viewed First Watch also viewed

 

Been to First Watch? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about First Watch

Address: 164 Summers St., Charleston, WV 25301
Phone Number: 304 343 3447
Location: United States  >  West Virginia (WV)  >  Charleston
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 10
Cuisine: American, Cafe, Diner, Healthy

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

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 10
  • Cuisine: American, Cafe, 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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from First Watch staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?