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“Never a bad breakfast”
Review of First Watch

First Watch
Ranked #33 of 769 Restaurants in Dayton
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: American, Diner, Healthy, Cafe
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast
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.
Reviewed March 17, 2014

There are two First Watch restaurants in the Dayton area, one in Kettering and one near the Mall at Fairfield Commons. We have eaten at both and they are equally good for both food and service. There is usually a wait to get seated, but they offer free coffee while waiting. My favorite is the Trifecta which is eggs, a meat (I usually choose bacon), and a wonderful Belgian waffle served with a blueberry topping! YUM! YUM! We have never eaten lunch there, but I am sure they would be equally as good as breakfast.

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Thank Russ M
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Cari T, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this reviewResponded March 19, 2014

Russ M - Thank you for all your visits! We are so happy you always have fantastic food and service whenever you are at First Watch. We hope to see you back for breakfast, or maybe to try lunch, soon!

Cari, First Watch Customer Service

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Reviewed February 12, 2014

my 2nd visit here for lunch when visiting the area, I had the grilled veggie sandwich (Awesome!!!) on a whole grain bread w/homemade tomato soup. Great place, service and staff were also very attentive and friendly.

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Jessica R, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this reviewResponded February 14, 2014

SharieN_13 - Thank you for both of your lunch visits! We are happy you like our home cooking so much!

Jessica, First Watch Customer Service

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Reviewed January 15, 2014

I have eaten at several first watch locations and have always been pleased with the food. As we were eating on a Sunday afternoon,it was crowded and we did have to wait but they have self serve coffee to make the time more pleasant. Once seated our waiter was very friendly and efficient and we received our meal quickly. The prices are reasonable as well.

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Thank MCHaering
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Jessica R, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this reviewResponded January 17, 2014

MCHaering - Regardless of the location, it is wonderful to know you can count on First Watch for fantastic food and service. Thank you for all your visits and we hope to see you at our place again soon!

Jessica, First Watch Customer Service

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Reviewed January 8, 2014

I've eaten at First Watch in Cincinnati, and was pleased to find this one in Dayton. I was happy with this one as well-excellent blueberry pancakes, great waffles, decent prices and good service. Busy place on Sunday, but worth the wait.

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Thank 6tails
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Jessica R, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this reviewResponded January 9, 2014

6tails - Great to hear you enjoyed the same wonderful food and service you have come to expect from other First Watch locations. Thank you for coming by!

Jessica, First Watch Customer Service

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Reviewed December 31, 2013

My husband and I decided to try this place for its healthy options. It has great selections like enchiladas, granola pancakes, chicken sandwiches and quinoa bowls. I ordered the Chickichanga which is their enchilada and it was excellent, the sauce was barely spicy. My husband ordered two pancakes and they were huge. This place is only open for breakfast and lunch. We had fast and friendly service. Beware though; it is very popular so if you go on a Sunday around 11:30 be prepared to wait 15-25 minutes!

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Thank esims04
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Jessica R, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this reviewResponded January 2, 2014

esims04 - We're very happy you and your husband were impressed with our filling, healthy and delicious menu items. We hope to see you back for breakfast, brunch or lunch soon!

Jessica, First Watch Customer Service

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