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8118 Montgomery Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45236-2935
5138910088
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Ranked #167 of 1,747 Restaurants in Cincinnati
Price range: $0 - $10
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Description: VFirst Watch begins each morning at the crack of dawn, slicing fresh fruits and vegetables, baking muffins and making French toast batter from scratch. 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, as well as signature items like the Chickichanga® and classic BLTE® sandwich. Their “2 for You” lunch offers half portions of their most popular soups, salads and sandwiches and you can get in and out fast. Their menu’s "Healthier Side" features a variety of delicious Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch options for the more health-conscious, including egg white omelets, fresh fruit crepes and their signature Power Wrap™. Free WiFi & newspapers are provided.
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English first
Cincinnati
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Great spot for breakfast with numerous menu items. Basic eggs and bacon to super special waffles and pancakes or omeletttes. Booths available. Wifi on site.

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

Wonderful to hear how much you enjoy our breakfast! Thank you! Cari, First Watch Customer Service More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

First Watch is hands down on the my favorite places. Good food, great prices! Omelettes are delicious, Fresh Fruit, just good food. Its a breakfast, brunch place. I always eat breakfast.

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

Thank you! We are honored to be one of your favorite breakfast places! See you again soon! Cari, First Watch Customer Service More 

Frankfort, Kentucky
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

This First Watch was in Rookwood center north of Cincinnati, a strip mall with several other eateries such as Longhorn, Starbucks, Rusty Bucket, so don't go at noon on Sat. You'll be challenged to find a parking place! We had a short wait, but it was worth it. They fix breakfast all day, or for lunch they have salads, sandwiches... More 

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

soninatlanta - We are happy you had a nice and delicious visit with us! Thank you for stopping in with your friends! Cari, First Watch Customer Service More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

We ate for the first time at the First Watch on Montgomery Rd in Cincinnati OH recently, and I am compelled to say that not only do they offer an extensive menu for both breakfast and lunch, but they serve some delicious food. Service was also excellent, provided by a young woman who, though busy, acted as though we were... More 

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

dickdemaret - We are so happy to hear you are so impressed with our delicious food, extensive breakfast and lunch options and attentive service. Thank you! Jessica, First Watch Customer Service More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Traveling like I do for business, I have the opportunity to eat breakfast across the country. I not a fancy guy so a hearty breakfast to start the day out right or to finish my final day of travel is all that I require. I've been lucky to find a few of those out-of-the way places that fulfill that need... More 

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

NickDanger - Thank you, thank you, thank you! Regardless of where your business travel takes you, it's wonderful to know you can rely on First Watch for an amazing first meal of the day. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Jessica, First Watch Customer Service More 

cincinnati,ohio
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92 reviews 92 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

I normally don't care for 'breakfast' food. But a friend wanted to go here so I tryed it. I was remarkably pleased! I got a spicy burrito wrap and it was really good. It had lots of garden veggies that tasted just out of the garden.And the fresh fruit completed a perfect meal! Will be back!

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

travelBarbie61 - We are happy your friend brought you in for a visit and you left pleasantly surprised. We will make a breakfast person out of you yet! We look forward to seeing you again soon. Jessica, First Watch Customer Service More 

Cincinnati
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

If u like breakfast for lunch, this is the place. Great skillet entres. Via Veneto was new and the sausage made it mouth-watering. Busy place. Allow time for seating. Juice tastes fresh. Water, unfortunately, always has the Cinci chlorine taste that lemons cannot dispel.

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Turquoise2012 - We're happy to be your go to place for breakfast or lunch! We will share your feedback with the team. Hope to see you again soon! Jessica, First Watch Customer Service More 

Ohio
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

The food and service here are always consistent. When you walk in the door, you know what you're going to get because they're always on their game. Judging from the long lines and long waits if you don't get there early, others agree with me.

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Cincinnati, OH
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

Love the waffles. I usually get the TriFecta; waffle, eggs and bacon (fresh fruit on the plate) . real good coffee, also. they do have lunch items. I stop looking at the menu after I see breakfast.

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Ashburn, Virginia
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104 reviews 104 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

Good food and service in the Rookwood Plaza section of Hyde Park...Breakfast dishes and good coffee, reasonable prices and convenience are its virtues but you can experience long lines and waits on the weekend so be aware.

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Address: 8118 Montgomery Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45236-2935
Phone Number: 5138910088
Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati
Average Prices: USD 0 - 10

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