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First Watch

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50 E River Center Blvd, Covington, KY 41011-1685
+1 859-491-0869
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7:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Amherst, Ohio
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38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed at the hotel and walked here in the morning and walked right in. Staff was friendly and took care of refills fast. Enjoyed the stop and close to entrance to get back on the freeways

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Thank CrazyDave1961
Loveland, Ohio
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99 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have gone here for lunch several times, and we always have good food and excellent service. The coffee is nothing great, but their food is always good. The service has always been wonderful, which keeps me coming back!

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Thank SuzieQLoveland
Cassi C, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! We're happy to hear that you always have a wonderful experience with us and enjoy our food. We can't wait to see you again soon! More 

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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family has visited other First Watch locations in Orlando, FL and the Cincinnati suburbs and have always been very satisfied with our visits - deserving of 5-star ratings. This visit was the first time we were less than thrilled with the food, service was still very good, however. The ambiance at the Covington, Ky downtown location is a challenge,... More 

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Thank Brian L
Cassi C, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent visit and for this feedback, Brian. We're very sorry that your wife was not happy with her meal. We take our service and food very seriously and it is upsetting to know this is how your visit went. Thank you for taking the time to share your concerns - we will address them immediately. We... More 

cincinnati
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83 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016

We showed up with 10 people on a busy Saturday morning. they accommodated us, provided good service and we had a variety of delicious breakfast items

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Thank kent f
Cassi C, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review, Kent! We're happy to hear you experienced excellent service and enjoyed the variety our menu has to offer. We can't wait to see you again soon! More 

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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016

I expected to find your typical diner food but was pleasantly surprised by some unique menu items. The food was good and service attentive. I would recommend.

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Thank Matt V
Cassi C, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping by, Matt! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed the unique dishes we offer on our menu and experienced excellent service during your visit as well. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Brookville, Ohio, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

We were there on a Saturday morning and there was a moderate crowd, but we were seated quickly and everyone had big smiles. I tried the seasonal menu and had the butternut squash frittata and my husband had classic eggs benedict. Both were AMAZING! I highly recommend this restaurant to everyone who wants to enjoy a great meal without unhealthy... More 

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Thank Mindibeth W
Cassi C, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this review

Thanks so much, Mindibeth! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed our Wild Mushroom & Butternut Squash Frittata and that you were seated quickly during your visit with us. We can't wait to see you again soon! More 

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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

This was my first visit and didn't know what to expect since my daughter said they have "strange" items on the menu. The food was delicious! Not strange. I would say unusual. I had the farmhouse hash. The addition of avacado was a nice surprise. The gourmet bread is a delight. You can buy the bread in a loaf to... More 

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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

Was staying at a nearby hotel...and based on the reviews (and the fact that this was going to be much cheaper than an overpriced hotel breakfast) my wife and I made the quick walk here before checking out. Certainly worth it . Great food, healthy options, some breakfast combinations I have not seen in a restaurant before, and very friendly... More 

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Marysville, Ohio
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510 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

My first time to this location. But, seems to be almost identical to the one I've visited in Dublin, Ohio. Same menu. Same great breakfast. I usually get the Trifecta, with a chocolate chip pancake. Helpful hint: go early for breakfast, it gets busy later in the morning (especially on weekends).

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1 Thank J-from-Marysville
Cassi C, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this review

Thanks for giving us a try! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us and your delicious Trifecta. We can't wait to see you again soon! More 

naperville
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

Accommodated a large group (8 people) for breakfast on a recent weekday. Food selections were very healthy and tasty.

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

Thanks for the great review! We're happy to hear we were able to accommodate your large party and that everyone enjoyed the wide variety our menu has to offer. We can't wait to see you again soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10
Cuisine
American, Healthy
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 50 E River Center Blvd, Covington, KY 41011-1685
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Covington
  • Phone Number: +1 859-491-0869
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?