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First Watch

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$$ - $$$
Central Business District
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104 E 7th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-2504
+1 513-721-4744
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Elk Grove Village, Illinois
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218 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed April 12, 2017 via mobile

Was in Cincinnati for a family wedding. Had breakfast at First Watch at a suggestion from someone that had been there before. Service good, restaurant clean and plenty of healthy choices. Please remember, I am 61 years old, grew up in the mid-west and truly enjoy eggs, pancakes, bacon & sausage. Although there were choices in that area, the menu... More 

Thank Chris M
Fort Thomas, Kentucky
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244 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed February 20, 2017

What can you say, it's First Watch. The food and service is always good. This place is not different.

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

Thanks so much, Thomas! We're happy to hear that you enjoy our food and always experience excellent service with us. We can't wait to see you again soon! More 

Lewes, Delaware
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed February 13, 2017

good menu and great food. kid friendly. best home fries in town. we come here often. always a wait for breakfast but well worth it and not very long.

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

Thanks so much, David! We're happy to hear that you enjoy our menu and love our potatoes as well. We can't wait to see you again soon! More 

Howell, Michigan
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 12, 2017

This is a great breakfast or lunch spot. All the usual items you'd expect to find but with a more creative twist. I was impressed with the actually healthy options they had to offer. The food here is very good, with a generous portion at a reasonable price.

Thank trevorlbrooks
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
1 review
Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

The menu description of the Floridian French toast sounds all yummy & when the plate arrived it looked awesome BUT the taste was unbelievably BLAND! :-( :-( :-( Just as you can't judge a book by its cover, you can't judge French toast by its menu description nor its colorful appearance (i.e. strawberries, kiwi & banana on top were good).... More 

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

Thank you for your recent visit and for this feedback, Tammy. We are very sorry that you did not enjoy your Floridan French Toast 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 your concerns - we will address... More 

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Reviewed October 6, 2016 via mobile

Delicious, fresh and organic! Friendly staff and fast service! It was our first time and we'll be looking forward to going there again in our travels since we discovered they have many locations. The food was so good we went 2 days in a row!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Dayton, Ohio
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164 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

This was my first visit to a First Watch, but it won't be my last. I was there with a larger party of friends around 12:30 on a Saturday and we were seated and immediately. Service was prompt and friendly. Our drinks were brought out within minutes of our arrival. Our orders were taken quickly with insightful recommendations from our... More 

Thank cmfug8
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 received quick service and that you enjoyed your meal as well. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Toledo, Ohio
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed September 21, 2016 via mobile

Quaint restauarant in the heart of downtown with a healthy and extensive menu of food and blended beverages. French toast and the egg white turkey omelete were our favs..and you can't beat fresh fruit preserves!

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

Thanks for the great review! We're happy to hear that you loved our French Toast and Healthy Turkey Omelet. We can't wait to see you again soon! More 

Louisville, Kentucky
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed September 13, 2016

Perfect location in downtown Cincy. Cool vibe with all sorts of people eating here from families to couples. Good service and wonderful selection of really gourmet breakfast food. Loved the Goetta breakfast sausage too!

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

Thanks so much! We're happy to hear that you enjoy the wide variety our menu has to offer and that you experienced great service as well. We can't wait to see you again soon! More 

San Juan, Puerto Rico
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367 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed September 7, 2016

We had our morning breakfast here not realizing that First Watch was also in Cincinnati as we frequent the one in Tulsa, Oklahoma. We had the pumpkin pancakes served by Cynthia. She was a joy as to attitude and attention to her group of tables.

Thank RusPat_704

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
American, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 104 E 7th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-2504
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati>  > Central Business District
  • Neighborhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +1 513-721-4744
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?