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First Watch

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American, Cafe, Diner, Healthy
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8001 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, Saint Louis, MO 63105-1706
3148637330
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7:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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52 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always had a strong meal at First Watch. The banana crunch pancakes were always delicious, although they got noticeably smaller throughout my four years of college in St. Louis. Regardless, while nothing unique or special about the place, it never failed to deliver a tasty breakfast or brunch in a friendly atmosphere.

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Bloomington IL
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131 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Whenever I travel I am on the lookout for a breakfast place that is interesting, innovative, and fresh with a wide selection of menu items including both egg-based dishes and healthy fare. This was my first visit to a First Watch restaurant, but I was thoroughly impressed and excited by the selections here. I had the Italian Sausage hash, but... More 

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

Thanks so much for giving First Watch a try and writing this great review! We can't wait to see you again soon. More 

Illinois
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162 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

We really enjoyed our lunch at First Watch in Clayton during our family vacation to STL! The staff was friendly, and lunch was just delicious! They have a very nice children's menu as well, and our 3 1/2 and 2 year olds really enjoyed their lunch as well! Finding a restaurant that adults and children enjoy is often a challenge,... More 

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Thank KCLJ520
Eleni K, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this review

We're so glad you and your family enjoyed brunch at First Watch while you were in town! We can't wait to see you all next time. More 

Rosemount, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

Great patio, friendly service, gorgeous decor, nice patio in the shade, delish organic food! Would highly recommend for families too!

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Thank sunray85
Eleni K, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this review

Thank you so much!! We hope to see you again soon! More 

Cape Girardeau, Missouri, United States
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

It's not hard to make a good breakfast. Pretty much every place that serves breakfast does a pretty good job. That's why, in a world of pretty good breakfasts, a place like First Watch really stands out. First Watch does a great breakfast. The portions are generous, their pancakes are phenomenal, and price is reasonable. The Clayton location is in... More 

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

Thanks so much, Matt! We're thrilled to know how much you enjoy a great breakfast every time you come to First Watch, and we look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016 via mobile

I usually order the pick two which is half sandwich, soup or salad. I ordered the turkey sandwich and a Santa Fe salad. I can't find the words to express how scrumptious this meal was! I ate the half sandwich for lunch and salad for dinner, even half is too much for me. There turkey was so tender, tasty and... More 

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Thank Sthompson77
Eleni K, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this review

Thanks a bunch for all your visits for lunch! We're glad you always enjoy such a tasty meal at First Watch, complete with great service from Paul. We look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Jonesborough, Tennessee
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39 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

Excellent breakfast location with some unique as well as healthy options. Wonderful, friendly staff. The avocado toast and basted eggs were delicious. My son had the bacon and cheddar pancakes. The menu had so many delicious options it was hard to choose.

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

Wonderful! Thanks so much for coming in, Vince. We're thrilled that you and your son enjoyed that fresh Avocado Toast and fluffy Bacon Cheddar pancakes. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Shenzhen, China
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2016 via mobile

Large menu; great selection; fast service ; kind personal that are attentive !! The food is good to great depending on your order. Great pancakes ; Great Egg White Omelets it is very hard to go wrong. Dan and his team are there from 7am through lunch. Enjoy a value meal which is far beyond expectations. Russ Hornsby Clayton MO

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

Thanks so much for coming in, Russ! We're glad you enjoy our friendly service and yummy pancakes and omelets. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2016

Went to First Watch for breakfast after hearing great things about the food. I chose the biscuits with gravy and potatoes/eggs. After telling the waiter what I wanted, he commented saying that my order was the fattiest thing on the menu (I am very thin). Surprised, I said that was fine, I still wanted my order. He repeated himself, telling... More 

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

Thanks so much for coming in, Annie. We're very sorry that you had a disappointing experience, and we agree that the behavior you describe in your review is unacceptable. We take pride in our friendly, helpful, respectful service as well as our fresh food, and we have shared your review with our management team. More 

Clayton, Missouri
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105 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

As good as breakfast or brunch you can get at a easy price. Great for a family with variety of taste or if you want to get in and out fast. Be warned especially on the weekend there may be a wait. With other option in Clayton i wouldn't wait but if you can get a table you will be... More 

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Thank MLB7629
Eleni K, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your visits! For those busier days, try downloading the NoWait app on your smartphone to check our wait times and add your name to the list before you arrive. We hope to see you again soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Diner, Healthy
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children
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: 8001 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, Saint Louis, MO 63105-1706
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Saint Louis  >  Clayton
  • Phone Number: 3148637330
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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