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First Watch

2824 Miamisburg - Centerville Rd., Dayton, OH 45459
937-435-3127
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Ranked #10 of 683 restaurants in Dayton
Price range: $5 - $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.
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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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Adrian, Michigan
Top Contributor
1,062 reviews 1,062 reviews
559 restaurant reviews
395 helpful votes 395 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

This is a very good spot for breakfast. I have been to two or three First Watch locations and each time for breakfast. I have never been disappointed. This location in the front corner of the Dayton Mall complex is in what is an apparent small scale answer to the Greene and other Town Center Mall locations. It is a... More

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

debbie k - Thank you for all of your visits! We are happy you are always impressed with our helpful staff and delicious food. We look forward to seeing you in for breakfast again soon! Cari, First Watch Customer Service More

Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014 via mobile

My trip to Dayton is not complete unless I meet with friends for a great breakfast. I am never disappointed. The service and food are excellent...keep up the great work...

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

Fivewhales - We are thrilled a fantastic breakfast with us helps complete your trips to Dayton. Thank you! Cari, First Watch Customer Service More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Me and my husband come here often for breakfast and lunch and I can honestly say we have never had a bad experience! The food is delicious, many healthier options as well! The staff is always friendly and we rarely have much of a wait!

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

Bridget N - Thank you for all of your visits! We are so happy you experience wonderful food and service each time you are with us. See you again soon! Cari, First Watch Customer Service More

Beavercreek, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

There are two First Watch restaurants in the Dayton area, one in Kettering and one near the Mall at Fairfield Commons. We have eaten at both and they are equally good for both food and service. There is usually a wait to get seated, but they offer free coffee while waiting. My favorite is the Trifecta which is eggs, a... More

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Russ M - Thank you for all your visits! We are so happy you always have fantastic food and service whenever you are at First Watch. We hope to see you back for breakfast, or maybe to try lunch, soon! Cari, First Watch Customer Service More

DeWitt, Michigan
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212 reviews 212 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

my 2nd visit here for lunch when visiting the area, I had the grilled veggie sandwich (Awesome!!!) on a whole grain bread w/homemade tomato soup. Great place, service and staff were also very attentive and friendly.

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

SharieN_13 - Thank you for both of your lunch visits! We are happy you like our home cooking so much! Jessica, First Watch Customer Service More

Farmington
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

I have eaten at several first watch locations and have always been pleased with the food. As we were eating on a Sunday afternoon,it was crowded and we did have to wait but they have self serve coffee to make the time more pleasant. Once seated our waiter was very friendly and efficient and we received our meal quickly. The... More

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MCHaering - Regardless of the location, it is wonderful to know you can count on First Watch for fantastic food and service. Thank you for all your visits and we hope to see you at our place again soon! Jessica, First Watch Customer Service More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014 via mobile

I've eaten at First Watch in Cincinnati, and was pleased to find this one in Dayton. I was happy with this one as well-excellent blueberry pancakes, great waffles, decent prices and good service. Busy place on Sunday, but worth the wait.

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6tails - Great to hear you enjoyed the same wonderful food and service you have come to expect from other First Watch locations. Thank you for coming by! Jessica, First Watch Customer Service More

Dayton, Ohio
Top Contributor
234 reviews 234 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

My husband and I decided to try this place for its healthy options. It has great selections like enchiladas, granola pancakes, chicken sandwiches and quinoa bowls. I ordered the Chickichanga which is their enchilada and it was excellent, the sauce was barely spicy. My husband ordered two pancakes and they were huge. This place is only open for breakfast and... More

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esims04 - We're very happy you and your husband were impressed with our filling, healthy and delicious menu items. We hope to see you back for breakfast, brunch or lunch soon! Jessica, First Watch Customer Service More

Bayville, New Jersey
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42 reviews 42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

While visiting my son who is at WPAFB, he researched a good breakfast place on YELP since we don't like typical Denny's or anything like that! Well, I was very surprised!! The choices here were over the top!! Crepes with eggs and avocados, fresh orange juice, etc....great breakfast and lunch choices. Also, extremely fresh ..... Priced extremely reasonable as well.... More

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

PrincipessaGG - We are happy you and your son found us on your recent trip to town! It's great to know our extensive menu, delicious food and value exceeded your expectations. We can't wait to see you the next time you're visiting! Jessica, First Watch Customer Service More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

I go here every Saturday or at least 3 times a month and I love this place, I have tried several menu items. My recommendation is their "Chickichanga" its my usual with regular coffee which is also very well brewed. Prices are right in line with quantity & quality of food and their servers are pleasant and get to know... More

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

Webbjo123 - Thank you for all of your visits! We are honored to be your go to place on Saturday mornings for our tasty food and friendly service. We hope to see you again this weekend - we'll have your Chickichanga ready! Jessica, First Watch Customer Service More

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