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American, Café, Diner, Healthy
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2824 Miamisburg - Centerville Rd., Dayton, OH 45459
937-435-3127
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7:00 am - 2:30 pm
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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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Visitor rating
  • 25
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
It's All GOOD!

We have eaten at First Watch whenever we are in Dayton. We have never had a bad meal. On the contrary, this is our favorite lunch place. The food is outstanding and the service is as well. I ordered the salad with bacon, chicken, pecans with a warm honey dijon mustard dressing. It is huge so I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 13, 2015
wwjd1947
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texas
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
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texas
Top Contributor
253 reviews 253 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

We have eaten at First Watch whenever we are in Dayton. We have never had a bad meal. On the contrary, this is our favorite lunch place. The food is outstanding and the service is as well. I ordered the salad with bacon, chicken, pecans with a warm honey dijon mustard dressing. It is huge so I took half home.... More 

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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 are honored to be your favorite place for lunch. We look forward to seeing you again – come hungry! Eleni, First Watch Customer Service More 

Centerville, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Food is good with a diverse menu. Prices are very responable and it is a family friendly place to go!

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

Thank you! Great to hear how much you enjoy our brunch and we hope to see you again soon. Eleni, First Watch Customer Service More 

Dayton, Ohio
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

I just had the kale salad there ($8.99) and it was delicious. I asked for gluten-free and they were happy to accommodate by eliminating the croutons and changing the dressing. They have a list of gluten free options to help you choose; kale salad was the daily special so I didn't read furhter than that.

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

We are so happy you enjoyed our Kale Salad and were able to order it just the way you like it! We hope to see you again soon. Cari, First Watch Customer Service More 

SPRINGFIELD
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

My friend and I met up at First Watch to get together to talk. We both really enjoyed our meal and coffee. Service was very good as well. Neither of us was able to finish our chosen meal.

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

Thank you for having breakfast with us! We are happy you and your friend had a nice meal while you caught up! Cari, First Watch Customer Service More 

Centreville, Virginia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Went here for breakfast on a week day. I thought they had a lot of healthy fun breakfast options and specials. I got the pecan pancakes which were huge!!! I ordered 2 but should have only gotten one as they were so big, but they were delicious! Service was good and the value was much better than the hotel breakfast... More 

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

Thank you for having breakfast with us! We are happy you had a filling and delicious meal. Great choice with the Pecan Pancakes! Cari, First Watch Customer Service More 

Xenia, Ohio
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Went to First Watch for the first time with my friend. She is a vegetarian so I was a little reticent but was pleasantly surprised. They have wonderfully prepared, healthy meals that you won't find anywhere else! Delicious! I highly recommend First Watch.

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

Thank you for giving us a try! We are happy to hear you were pleasantly surprised by our healthy, fresh and tasty food. Come back to see us again soon! Cari, First Watch Customer Service More 

Port Orange, Florida
Top Contributor
117 reviews 117 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Have eaten at both locations, and have enjoyed the food. However, this time our waitress was nearly hostile. She seemed put off because we wanted to read the menu before ordering. She barely stopped to set our food down, and appeared to snort when I asked for butter for my pancake which was very dry. Our bill for two was... More 

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

We sincerely apologize for the experience you describe here. Creating a welcoming and relaxed atmosphere for our guests is very important to us and we apologize for failing to do this for you and your friend. Your comments will be addressed internally. Cari, First Watch Customer Service More 

Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

It was rather crowded on a Sunday morning, we waited about 20 min just as promised. They were busy and the place was hopping!! Coffee and orange juice was excellent. My Greek omelette was fantastic, just the right mix of cheese and tomatoes. My gf ordered the works omelette without onions but it came with!! Had to send it back... More 

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

Thank you for joining us on Sunday morning! We apologize for the mix up on your girlfriend's dish, but are happy it was fixed quickly and everything tasted great. We hope to see you all again soon! Cari, First Watch Customer Service More 

Dayton, Ohio
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Nice selection of breakfast items and usual crowded on weekends. Though last two visits haven't got my order correct. Not sure why a breakfast restaurant has trouble understanding eggs well done. Had to send back twice with runny yokes. I would go again for lunch but not breakfast

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

Thank you for your visits and feedback. We apologize for missing the mark on your eggs twice. We are happy you sent them back to be fixed and we will address your concerns with our team again. We do hope you continue to dine with us in the future. Cari, First Watch Customer Service More 

Bellevue, Washington
Top Contributor
232 reviews 232 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

My son brought me here during a visit. It is a hidden gem in a rather drab strip center. I doubt I would have stopped had I been driving by. However, it is worth going in. They have a large selection, tasty food, large portions, good coffee, friendly staff, good prices. I would definitely visit again when in Dayton.

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

We are very happy your son brought you by for a visit! We are happy you had a nice meal and we hope to see you back the next time you're in town! Cari, First Watch Customer Service More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2824 Miamisburg - Centerville Rd., Dayton, OH 45459
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Dayton
  • Phone Number: 937-435-3127

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?