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First Watch

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American, Cafe, 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, 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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  • 19
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good for Breakfast and Lunch

Had enjoyed their breakfast for a while and then went for lunch. Good options with sandwiches, salads and soups.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 11, 2015
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Dayton, Ohio
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Springboro, Ohio
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015 via mobile

Love First Watch. Best pancakes around. Make sure to try the banana granola pancakes. Sooooo good! They also have awesome omelets. Kids meals are perfect for my son - they give kids as much food as adults and it includes a drink. Love to go here any chance we get. Prices are very good too!

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

That's great to hear, Kasey! We're honored to be your favorite breakfast restaurant by far, and we love you too! Thanks for your visits, and we hope to see you again very soon! More 

Farmington Hills, Michigan
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

It's just okay. My wife had a dry, bland pancake and I had a strange crepe filled with grapes and pineapple and topped in a heavy handed way, strawberry like yogurt. There was nothing spectacular here. The service was okay. The server took too long go provide us with the bill. The prices are too high for the quality of... More 

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

Thanks for giving us a try with your wife, Frank. We're sorry to hear that you two weren't blown away by your visit, and it sounds like we failed to deliver the awesome, attentive service we pride ourselves on at First Watch. We've shared your review with our management team, and we sincerely hope you two will decide to give... More 

Berea, Ohio
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

My family and I spent some time in Dayton at the end of July for a soccer tournament and stopped at first watch for breakfast. We are actually pretty big fans of First Watch and go to the one in the Cleveland area when we can get a table under a 30 minute wait. We were able to get a... More 

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

Thanks for giving us a try while you and your family were in Dayton! We're sorry to hear that this visit didn't seem to live up to the high standards you're used to in Cleveland. You should absolutely be able to expect consistently delicious breakfast, brunch and lunch along with attending, friendly service at all of our locations. We've shared... More 

Michigan
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

We stopped here on our drive down to Atlanta. It looks like a Panera, but with table service. I was surprised at the prices for breakfast. $9 for the most basic eggs, toast and potatoes. I ordered a single pancake, which was quite large and just $3.50. My husband ordered something off of the lighter menu that consisted of crepes... More 

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

Hi Lisa. Thanks so much for giving us a try on your way down to Atlanta. We're so sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your visit. In our restaurants, we use only the highest-quality ingredients and everything should always be fresh and tasty. It's upsetting to hear your description of the pancake. We've shared your review with our... More 

Buffalo Grove, Illinois
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38 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Had a really good lunch and highly recommend the fresh fruit crepes. Our server was great bringing a 2nd glass of iced tea before I even asked and the prices were reasonable with lots of food as well.

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

Thanks so much, Michael! We're glad you had such a tasty lunch with us and that your server was so attentive. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Dayton, Ohio
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Had enjoyed their breakfast for a while and then went for lunch. Good options with sandwiches, salads and soups.

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

We appreciate you giving us a try for lunch! Thanks for the review and we hope to see you again soon! More 

Charlotte Hall, Maryland
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I was visiting Dayton on business and always look for nice breakfast spots. This one certainly did not disappoint. It was great! !! I saw some of the reviews were mixed with some unhappy people but decided to find out on my own. The greeting was friendly, as well as the server was attentive and courteous. Prompt service and the... More 

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

Thanks so much for coming in to First Watch while you were in town! We appreciate you giving us a try and are so glad you had awesome service and a tasty brunch. We look forward to seeing you next time you're in Dayton! More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 via mobile

We enjoy Furst Watch for special days. Today was nothing special. My husband ordered a waffle and never received his syrup until I had finished my food. I had a carrot cake pancake. Forgive me if I'm wrong but no where on the menu does it mention having chocolate chips in the carrot cake pancake. There were two melted chocolate... More 

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

Thank you for your review and all of your visits. We're sorry to hear that this was your recent experience with us, and as you know, this is far from the high standards we hold ourselves to. We can assure you that every dish is thoroughly cleaned, and we've shared your comments with our management team so they can be... More 

District of Columbia
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Food is a little bland. They did not know how to cook an over medium egg. It was fryed hard. Overpriced

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

We're sorry to hear that you weren't impressed by the food during your visit, and we're sorry the egg wasn't cooked properly. We hope you'll give us another try soon! More 

Princeton
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60 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

This is a sunny, friendly place! The entire restaurant has an open feel, including being able to see into the kitchen (which I love). They are only open for breakfast and lunch (7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.) and we visited on a Saturday around 11 a.m. The breakfast hash selections are varied and the one I had included bacon, seasoned... More 

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

Thank you, Melissa! We look forward to seeing you again soon to try another one of our hashes. They're definitely a favorite! 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, 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

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