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“Very surprised”
Review of First Awakenings

First Awakenings
Ranked #1 of 318 Restaurants in Salinas
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Saddle River, New Jersey
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164 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Very surprised”
Reviewed March 22, 2013

After visiting the National Steinbeck Center, we had lunch at First Awakenings, not too sure what to expect. We were pleasantly surprised by the friendly service and the freshness of the food. We ordered burgers which were tasty, cooked just right and served with a very nice salad. Nice!

  • Visited March 2013
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English first
Paso Robles, California
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great food and Consistent”
Reviewed December 20, 2012

You can always count on good food. Eat breatfast often with spouse. Great attitude from am waitress. Lunch often with friend. We can get in and out on our lunch hour easily

Visited December 2012
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Best eggs Benedict”
Reviewed October 11, 2012 via mobile

Wonderful restaurant. excellent food and the service cannot be beat. Have it your way is their motto and they stand by it.

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Salinas, California
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72 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Great oldtown place for breakfast and lunch”
Reviewed October 6, 2012

Located in a beautiful brick building in oldtown Salinas. Wonderful, hearty breakfasts and tasty lunches. Large portions are served. The staff is friendly and very interested in serving its customers. Locally owned and a Salinas favorite for years. Conveniently located down the block from the Mayan Theaters and the National Steinbeck Center.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank Steve H
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Salinas, California
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219 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“For a sunny morning or noon, and terrific food at low prices”
Reviewed September 26, 2012

This has been a standby of ours for many years. And while there are occasionally some very interesting specials, the huge basic menu is about the same as 10 years ago, with all kinds of breakfasts (including fluffy big pancakes, omellets and skillets) and lunch favorites such as Chicken Little, Pope John and other aptly-named goodies.

Visited July 2012
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Thank palshaw
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