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9600 Main St, Fairfax, VA 22031-3798
+1 703-978-3421
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7:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Fairfax County, Virginia
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71 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Drop your plans for brunch in the city, because First Watch is as good as it gets. Cafe is situated in Fair City Mall of city Fairfax, offering breakfast, brunch & lunch options such as omelets, salads & soups. I really appreciate their use of healthy ingredients which brings me back to this place. However the last time I visited... More 

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Thank jnkcityreviews
Cassi C, Guest Relations Manager at FirstWatch, responded to this review

Thanks for the awesome review! We're happy to hear that you enjoy the wide variety our menu has to offer but are very sorry you did not enjoy your omelet on your last visit with us. We take our food and service very seriously so it is upsetting to hear that this is how you feel. We hope to see... More 

Virginia
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106 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the minute you walk in until you leave, there is nothing but goodness. Friendly people to great you, expedient service, terrific coffee, and a diverse and interesting menu. I have been twice to this location ordering the trifecta and the avocado smash (?). The multigrain pancake was divine, the avocado and egg dish was memorable. It is centrally located... More 

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Thank Connie I
Cassi C, Guest Relations Manager at FirstWatch, responded to this review

Thanks so much, Connie! We're happy to hear that you experienced friendly service and enjoyed the diversity our menu has to offer. We can't wait to see you again soon! More 

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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was 12:30 on a Saturday and we had to wait 30 minutes to be seated. It was worth the wait. Food was fresh and delicious. Servers not very attentive so make sure you ask for everything you want when they come to your table or you may not get another chance to ask. Two of us had our meal... More 

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1 Thank Lynnette F
Cassi C, Guest Relations Manager at FirstWatch, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent visit and for this feedback, Lynnette. We're happy to hear you enjoyed your meal but are sorry that you received poor service during your visit with us. 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... More 

Vienna, Virginia
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70 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

Clean, crisp breakfast place. Large menu with seasonal ingredients. Lovely presentation and great food.

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Thank Dixie B
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016 via mobile

Loved the breakfast tacos. Very tasty and we'll seasoned. Would definitely come here again. Delicious!

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Thank April W
Cassi C, Guest Relations Manager at FirstWatch, responded to this review

Thanks so much, April! We're happy to hear you loved your Breakfast Tacos and that everything tasted delicious. We can't wait to see you again soon! More 

Springfield, Virginia
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

Love the bit different twist. All fresh and everything i ever order has been delicious. Good coffee as well

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Thank Richard H
Eleni K, Guest Relations Manager at FirstWatch, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review, Richard! We're happy to hear that you love the unique menu items we have to offer and that everything was delicious during your visit. We can't wait to see you again soon! More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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56 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

This has become our new favorite breakfast place. We've been a couple of times and have enjoyed everything we've had. Their pancakes are excellent. I admit I was surprised to find such a decent restaurant in a strip mall. They decorated as best as one can in this type of setting.

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Thank rogerdc78
Eleni K, Guest Relations Manager at FirstWatch, responded to this review

Thanks so much! We're happy to hear you love our pancakes and had a great experience with us. We hope to see you again soon! More 

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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016

While visiting my parents, they took me here for breakfast claiming it was their "new favorite breakfast place!" It did not disappoint. I felt the prices were very reasonable for the delicious high quality breakfast we were served. I had a smoked barbecue brisket hash with eggs, toast, strawberry preserves and fruit with coffee. My mom had a Belgian Waffle... More 

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Thank AworldAwayFromHome
Eleni K, Guest Relations Manager at FirstWatch, responded to this review

Thanks for giving us a try! We're happy to hear you enjoyed your Beef Brisket Hash and that your parents loved their meals as well. We can't wait to see you all again soon! More 

Asheville, North Carolina
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110 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2016

I was greeted by several friendly faces and the service was excellent. I have occasionally gotten strange looks when I ask for a 'table for one' but not at First Watch. I noticed there were several other solo diners in the restaurant. I ordered the Key West Crepeggs which was incredibly delicious! It was served like an omelet wrapped in... More 

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Thank Smessen
Eleni K, Guest Relations Manager at FirstWatch, responded to this review

Thank you!! We're so glad you enjoyed a tasty breakfast, complete with perfectly seasoned breakfast potatoes and a fresh Day Glow. We'll see you next time! More 

Alexandria, Virginia
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2016

I really like First Watch on Main Street in Fairfax, but I now limit myself to week days only. Why? Well, I don't care for crowds and a wait that occurs on weekends. Also, the staff gets a little harried by the customers in the area that feel they are actually at home and not in a public place. Go... More 

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Thank Terry V
Eleni K, Guest Relations Manager at FirstWatch, responded to this review

Thanks so much for all of your visits, Terry! We're glad you always enjoy our unique options like our Monte Cristo, Avocado Toast and Chickichanga. We hope to see you again soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10
Cuisine
American, Healthy
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids
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: 9600 Main St, Fairfax, VA 22031-3798
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax
  • Phone Number: +1 703-978-3421
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?