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8118 Montgomery Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45236-2935
5138910088
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Dining options: Breakfast
Description: VFirst Watch begins each morning at the crack of dawn, slicing fresh...
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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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
THE brunch place

My family gathers here for brunch almost every time I am in town. This place is always crowded but the service is always excellent and the wait is never unreasonable. Parking can be tricky though. We love the range or breakfast and lunch options on the menu from healthier spins on "traditional... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2015
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Ashland, Kentucky
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Ashland, Kentucky
Top Contributor
117 reviews 117 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

My family gathers here for brunch almost every time I am in town. This place is always crowded but the service is always excellent and the wait is never unreasonable. Parking can be tricky though. We love the range or breakfast and lunch options on the menu from healthier spins on "traditional" breakfast to the decadent french toasts and fruity... More 

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

Thank you!! We're honored to hear that you think we're THE brunch place. It's great to know that our service is consistently excellent and our menu variety is appreciated by you and all four generations of your family. Thanks for the recommendation, and we look forward to seeing you soon! More 

2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This restaurant has it all:tasty food variety, selection, healthy eating, great service, generous portions, original specials, friendly staff! There isn't anything about this place that I don't like. I only wish it could be open for dinner!!

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

Thank you! We are honored to be your favorite all-around restaurant ever! We can't wait to have you back for another fantastic breakfast, brunch or lunch with friendly service. Eleni, First Watch Customer Service More 

Cincinnati
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

First Watch has many great dishes for lunch or breakfast. Their menu hasn't changed much in years, which is a good thing, because people usually go there to have a favorite meal. The service is usually fast, but expect a line on Saturday and Sunday mid-mornings.

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

We are so pleased you consistently have a fantastic breakfast or lunch with us! Thank you for all of your visits! Eleni, First Watch Customer Service More 

Cincinnati
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74 reviews 74 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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15 reviews 15 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
71 reviews 71 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
97 reviews 97 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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Jessica R, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this review

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 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8118 Montgomery Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45236-2935
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati
  • Phone Number: 5138910088

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10

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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