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First Watch

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50 E Rivercenter Blvd, Covington, KY 41011-1683
+1 859-491-0869
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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28 reviews
21 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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498 reviews
173 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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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

Great place for breakfast or lunch. We were here for a Reds game staying across the River in Covington at the Marriott. Perfect for a good breakfast and not pay an arm and a leg like you would at the hotel.

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

Thanks for the great review, Christina! We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us and that everything was delicious. We can't wait to see you again soon! More 

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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

This restaurant is hidden at the base of the River Center towers, downtown Covington. So after walking around to view the flood wall murals along the riverfront, this is the perfect place to take a rest and have a great, affordable meal. I had a tasty quinoa salad and refreshing cucumber juice drink. Loved the clean, low-key ambiance. The service... More 

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

Thank you for giving us a try, Paul! We're glad you enjoyed a tasty Quinoa Power Bowl along with one of our fresh juices. See you soon! More 

Appleton, Wisconsin
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64 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

This is an excellent choice for lunch. A lot better than I was expecting. The staff was very friendly and the food was delicious. I highly recommend if you are staying at the nearby hotels.

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

We appreciate you, David!! See you next time! More 

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144 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

The wife and I ate here while in Kentucky and enjoyed it thoroughly. Service was friendly and food was great. Would definitely come back here.

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

Thanks so much for joining us for breakfast with your wife! We hope to see you both 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, Cafe, Healthy
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
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 Rivercenter Blvd, Covington, KY 41011-1683
  • 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?