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“Try it for Breafkfast or Lunch” 5 of 5 stars
Review of First Watch

First Watch
164 Summers St., Charleston, WV 25301
304 343 3447
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Ranked #4 of 236 Restaurants in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $10
Cuisines: American, Coffee Shop, Diner, Healthy
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast
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.
Martinsburg, West Virginia
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94 reviews 94 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“Try it for Breafkfast or Lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Had lunch here last Saturday and it was very good. Interesting variety of sandwiches, common soups. Very good sides, salads or fruit. Lunch in the $10 range, can't remember breakfast prices. I'm a big breakfast guy and the breakfast menu looked inviting. Wasn't too busy on Saturday but other reviews say it's packed during the week as it's downtown near law and other offices. Worth a visit for a change from drive throughs.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Jessica R, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this review, September 1, 2013
ERKA2 - Thank you for having lunch with us! We are happy you were impressed with our food and we hope to see you in to try our breakfast soon too.

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“Disliked it!!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Checked out trip adviser reviews for best breakfast in Charleston WV. Frittata special was mediocre at best. Egg was way overdone. Quality was absent from half-&-half for our coffee, oleo or butter spread over our English muffin, and seasoned potatoes (my guess frozen?). Added to that was a waiter who removed my two third filled plate without so much as an "Are you finished? or "how is everything?".

  • Visited August 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Jessica R, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this review, August 28, 2013
LoveGoodSvc - We are very sorry this was your overall impression of our food and service. The issues you bring up here do not meet our high standards and will be addressed with the team. It is upsetting to know this was your first impression of us and we sincerely apologize.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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“Didn't Even Know It Was A Chain”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

We were looking for breakfast on our first morning in Charleston, and came across First Watch in the downtown area. It had nice curb appeal, it was very clean and bright inside, and our waitress was very personable and helpful, not to mention efficient.

The food, coffee, orange juice, iced tea was all very good and surpassed my expectations without me having any clue that it was a chain restaurant. They did a very nice job. I love being fooled in such a good way! We had such a nice experience, we will be seeking out First Watch on all our travel adventures!

Good job!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Jessica R, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this review, August 28, 2013
ljk73 - We are thrilled our food, drinks, service and atmosphere had you pleasantly surprised. Thank you for giving us a try! We hope you come see us again the next time you're in the area.

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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Loved it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

A welcome change from regular breakfast fare. Not too heavy but still filling. I ordered and omelette with lots of fresh vegetables. And all is made to order so when so asked for egg whites only, no problem! I definitely recommend.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Jessica R, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this review, August 8, 2013
ckalliance - We love that you love our fresh and made-to-order breakfast. Thank you for starting your day with us!

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Philadelphia
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Decent place for breakfast”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

On a recent visit to Charleston WV, I searched for the best breakfast there and First Watch came up so off we went. The place is spotless - sunny and clean and the service was great. The menu looks great. I ordered a Greek omelet which had a cute name and my husband got an avocado and bacon omelet. Both were average. My Greek omelet had a ton of canned black olives on top and huge rings of uncooked purple onions on top of that. The feta cheese was OK, but of supermarket, pre-packaged quality. The potatoes were fine also - nothing spectacular, nothing terrible. My husband's omelet was of the same quality. Really nice place - and we really wanted to love it. The absolute best breakfast place we have ever been to is Mother's in Portland Oregon. First Watch just isn't in the same league.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Jessica R, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this review, July 30, 2013
Harrietlou - Thank you for visiting! We are happy you enjoyed our friendly, clean atmosphere, but we are sorry to hear our food fell short of your expectations. We want you to love us too, so we will take your feedback about our omelettes and potatoes very serious. We hope you give us another try in the future because we want to be your favorite place for breakfast!

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