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First Awakenings

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171 Main St, Salinas, CA 93901-3403
+1 831-784-1125
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good31%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (13 reviews)
“pancakes” (44 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
171 Main St, Salinas, CA 93901-3403
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had a delicious lunch here. Pancakes are light and fluffy and very large! Burger perfectly done, side orders fresh and tasty. Terrific service. We arrived 10 minutes before closing. They seated us with no problem and there was no rush to leave. Would definitely...More

Thank VickyFarhi
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I will do it again, very attentive staff, very good breakfast. Four of us, omelet-waffle- bacon egg potato English muffin, coffee pot on table was nice to have. No disappointments. Great value. I'm going back soon!

Thank 573gregoryj
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food. Huge pancakes. Good service. Sometimes it's hard to find a parking place. Weekends are busy but worth the wait.

Thank Rick/Tracy T
Reviewed 1 week ago

The service and breakfasts are fantastic. You get a pot of coffee and a pitcher of water with your meal. The variety of pancakes and egg dishes is large & varied. The staff is always friendly, helpful, and you always leave feeling like you've made...More

Thank Tobyritenour
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are in Salinas and need something to eat, this is the place! Best breakfast in town! Blueberry pancakes to die for

Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant has been one of our favorites for years. It is still as good as when we first went. The pancakes are great, you only need one. The salad with the eggs, sandwiches is one of our favorites. If there is a line it...More

Thank Thomas C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our family LOVES going to First Awakenings for a delicious breakfast, brunch or lunch! We first discovered First Awakenings when they opened years ago on Cannery Row! We are delighted they now have the two locations and both offerings are 5 star rated ! The...More

Thank Marlie A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here on the way to LA. Delicious southwestern salad! Kids enjoyed their cheeseburgers and hubby loved his club sandwich.

Thank 591debl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Every time I come in for breakfast or brunch the service and food are excellent. Pleasant environment and great menu selections. The Bacado omelette is my favorite!

Thank Christina N
Reviewed June 5, 2017

This place has the best breakfast ever! We often take road trips and typically avoid all the chain restaurants when eating out. The food was ABSOLUTELY delicious with a variety of plates to choose from. Make sure to check with your server on the daily...More

Thank Suncoi8387
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings
Open Hours
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 171 Main St, Salinas, CA 93901-3403
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Salinas
  • Phone Number: +1 831-784-1125
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