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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed July 25, 2021

Your hostesses need training on quoting wait time. We arrived for a group of 4 at 10:25AM and were told 20-30 minutes. At 11am we checked and we were told we were #22 on the list and another 20-30 minutes. At 11:30am we checked and...were told we are now #14 and another 20-30 minutes. This is unacceptable. They MUST do better understanding how long these things take and while accepting online check ins. It took 1 hour and 50 minutes to get a table for 4 breakfast… 12:15PM. I understand the lack of people working but this is either stupidity or just incompetence. Considering how your hostess spoke to me at 11:30am I’m going with utter incompetence.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed March 25, 2021 via mobile

In Covid denial: We arrived 15 minutes after they opened on a Tuesday. Hostess tried to seat us in a booth back to back with another couple which we of course declined. It was the only other occupied table in the entire place. Our male...server wore his mask under his nose until each time I asked him to pull it up. At one point he actually pulled it down to his chin to speak more loudly at us. WHAT??!! Instead of salt and pepper packets they wanted us to place our hands fully across the grinder. Trash cans were overflowing and exterior had trash strewn around. Gross! Service: painfully slow. No visible reason. Food: Eggs Benedict Florentine was cold (maybe put on an icy plate?) but came with a cute little garnish of avocado. Wait! Those 2 tiny pieces were the avocado listed as an ingredient! Really? Ha ha. In Sum: over-priced poor food eventually served in an unhealthy restaurant.More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed January 10, 2021 via mobile

The food was cold and the service was nonexistent, horrible. We have been coming to this first watch for a number of years and the service and food quality have slowly been declining. As of today the service and food quality are completely unacceptable. After...waiting almost 45 minutes for a table, once our food came out it was ice cold. The food was sent back and after waiting nearly another 45 minutes with numerous conversations with the manager, we just decided to leave without food. You can save yourself a huge headache and dine elsewhere. This will go down as one of the worst breakfast experiences of all times. To say that it would take over 45 minutes to cook scrambled eggs and a pancake is absurd.More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed September 1, 2020 via mobile

Empty restaurant. Why? They DEMAND masks when you walk the 15’ to a table. Because of course the virus only attacks when you’re walking (and not speaking) but not sitting and speaking. And tell you it’s the owner AND the government (untrue). We’ve been here...many times. Won’t return until they follow the real science and stop the foolishness. To the owner: for the sake of your employees, hope your business survives.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed December 1, 2019 via mobile

Saturday morning breakfast with my 22 month old niece. Sat immediately and they were great helping me dealing with a high chair and getting her situated. I ordered her the kids pancake plate with bacon and I ordered the trifecta with a blueberry pancake, scrambled...eggs and bacon. Coffee is strong. It’s good but I prefer a milder roast than what they had. The pancakes are as big as your head. Thin, like I like, but huge. So glad they only give you one. My niece loved hers. I liked mine but after tasting her pancake, I should have ordered the plain one too. The blueberries did nothing for the batter. The scrambled eggs were blah but they use real eggs, so that’s a plus. Bacon was a little fatty. I wish I had known it wasn’t the million dollar bacon because I would have ordered some. The bacon was a little fatty and basic. Not what I expected at all. Service is great here. Wouldn’t change a thing about our server. There is one change I would make is they use plastic plates for small kids. I was a nervous wreck watching her move the plate back and forward. Can’t wait to try the French toast next time.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed November 12, 2019

First Watch may not be THE best restaurant in Cobb County, Georgia, but it definitely ranks in the Top 5! They have a menu selection that satisfies most customers; vegan, vegetarian, meat lovers, and any combination of the three. Because of the long lines, you...know that the food they will serve is fresh and hot, never room temperature. The wait staff is polite, professional, and knowledgeable about the Specials of the Day, all of the menu items, and what dishes best fits the customer's order. Most importantly, just because the Hours of Operations is from 7:00AM-2:30PM, I haven't experienced the staff rushing any diners out of the restaurant after closing hours. I recommend that all local residents and visitors visit the restaurant and judge the quality of the food and service for themselves!More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed November 6, 2019

I have met a friends many times for brunch and can always be assured the food is exceptional with a vast amount of choices to please everyone. The atmosphere is perfect; we truly enjoyed the bright, airy atmosphere with excellent food for our meet up...to catch up with a dear friend event and continue to do so every time!!More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed October 4, 2019

You can tell the food is good by how many people are waiting for a table. The wait was short and would be worth a longer time. The menu is extensive and the choices are hard to make. We were there during Brunch time but...the full menu is available at any time. The servers are courteous and helpful. Breakfast can be Classic, Healthy or just something new and fun. The sandwiches aren't run of the mill but have several different combos. The salads are fresh and the Sweet Honey Pecan salad hit many different tastebuds that swooned with pleasure. The soup of the day is fresh and delicious. No matter what you are hungering for, you'll find something here to delight.More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed August 21, 2019

This is our first visit to a First Watch restaurant. We invited some friends from out of town to join us. We were impressed with the number of menu choices, enough to please everyone, including healthy eaters. Service was friendly and efficient, no long waiting...for tables (we were there on a Wednesday). Food was well prepared and fresh. We liked having coffee self-serve at our table. We gave this restaurant an "average" rating this visit because two wrapped sets of silverware were dirty from the dishwasher. Our server apologized; quickly changed them. We hoped to see a manager, because otherwise this restaurant has good potential. We plan to visit again.More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed July 28, 2019 via mobile

This has become our fav brunch spot. Food is consistently delicious and freshly made. They have a lot of healthy options. Service is always great. Sindy, one of the servers , is always the best. Weekends are crowded so check in before arrival.

Date of visit: July 2019
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First Watch is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4