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8118 Montgomery Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45236-2935
5138910088
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Cape Canaveral, Florida
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61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First Watch is a healthy option for those who enjoy a better selection of quality food. The coffee is great, they offer great breakfasts and seasonal specials, like pumpkin pancakes. These are great served with real butter and real maple syrup. Reasonably priced !! My fav go-to for breakfast. You may have to wait in line for a table, though... More 

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Thank FussyTraveler32920
Cassi C, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! We're happy to hear that you enjoy the selection of healthy options on our menu and that you love our coffee. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
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453 reviews
259 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great breakfast for a business meeting or for pleasure. The kale tonic and the avocado toast are my favorite things on the menu. Great service and delicious food!

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Thank luckyno39
Eleni K, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this review

Thanks so much! We're happy to hear that you love our Avocado Toast and Kale Tonic. We can't wait to see you again soon! More 

Gross-Gerau, Germany
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

Great family friendly restaurant! Great menu selections for the whole gang. Here is an example of Dad's pick, the Farm tacos W/ chicken chorizo- YUM!

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Thank TATU67
Eleni K, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this review

Thank you!! We hope to see you and the fam again soon! More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
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453 reviews
259 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016 via mobile

It had been a while since I visited First Watch. It is a great place to go for a quick, healthy, and efficient breakfast. Loved the new menu options and the avocado toast was a perfect breakfast !

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Thank luckyno39
Eleni K, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this review

Thanks so much! We're glad you love our Avocado Toast and all the other healthy options we have to offer. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

First watch service is excellent and the food is very fresh. I ordered a multi-grain pancake with an egg white and it was delicious and hot. Our waitress stopped by a reasonable number of times to check on us, and was friendly and service oriented. The openness of the restaurant and cleanliness makes it my favorite place for breakfast.

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

Thank you so much, Lisa! We're happy to hear you love our Multi-Grain Pancakes and that you had excellent service. We can't wait to see you again soon! More 

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31 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2016 via mobile

Probably the best breakfast I have ever had. I ordered an avacado hash (which I wasn't sure about since I have never had a hash)... I requested no bacon for a vegetarian option. Delicious. They make their own strawberry jam which was wonderful as well. We will definitely go back!

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Thank RNmama09
Eleni K, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this review

Happy to hear it!! We're so glad you enjoyed your breakfast so much, and we hope to see you again soon! More 

Ohio
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294 reviews
224 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

It may be crowded on a pretty regular basis and especially on weekends and the service can sometimes be a bit harried (yet, still good), but the breakfast is always consistently good. Plan to wait, if you visit at peak breakfast hours and extend that to brunch hours on the weekends, but, if you don't mind the wait, there is... More 

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

Thanks so much for your visits. We're glad you've always had a consistently tasty breakfast at First Watch, and we hope to see you again soon! More 

Greater Cincinnati
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60 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015 via mobile

I'm a huge fan of First Watch but this trip was below satisfaction. There was a slight wait which is no big deal but when we were seated at our booth, it was dirty and the girl server never introduced herself to us but brought water and coffee. Poured the coffee and it spilled all over the cup. She didn't... More 

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Thank KV50
Eleni K, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this review

Thank you for all your visits! We're sorry to hear that your recent experience with the service was disappointing. You should always expect friendly, attentive service from everyone on our team, and we apologize. We've shared your comments with our management team, and we hope you'll consider giving us another try in the future! More 

Ashland, Kentucky
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159 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015 via mobile

My family gathers here for brunch almost every time I am in town. This place is always crowded but the service is always excellent and the wait is never unreasonable. Parking can be tricky though. We love the range or breakfast and lunch options on the menu from healthier spins on "traditional" breakfast to the decadent french toasts and fruity... More 

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Thank Mudfoot4
Eleni K, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this review

Thank you!! We're honored to hear that you think we're THE brunch place. It's great to know that our service is consistently excellent and our menu variety is appreciated by you and all four generations of your family. Thanks for the recommendation, and we look forward to seeing you soon! More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant has it all:tasty food variety, selection, healthy eating, great service, generous portions, original specials, friendly staff! There isn't anything about this place that I don't like. I only wish it could be open for dinner!!

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

Thank you! We are honored to be your favorite all-around restaurant ever! We can't wait to have you back for another fantastic breakfast, brunch or lunch with friendly service. Eleni, First Watch Customer Service More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8118 Montgomery Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45236-2935
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati
  • Phone Number: 5138910088
Description
VFirst Watch begins each morning at the crack of dawn, slicing fresh fruits and vegetables, baking muffins and making French toast batter from scratch. 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, as well as signature items like the Chickichanga® and classic BLTE® sandwich. Their “2 for You” lunch offers half portions of their most popular soups, salads and sandwiches and you can get in and out fast. Their menu’s "Healthier Side" features a variety of delicious Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch options for the more health-conscious, including egg white omelets, fresh fruit crepes and their signature Power Wrap™. Free WiFi & newspapers are provided.

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