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First Watch

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104 E 7th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-2504
+1 513-721-4744
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Raeford, North Carolina
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81 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

In town for a wedding and a family member suggested we go here for breakfast. I had the Parma Hash. Wonderful breakfast.

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Thank 1chevy
Cassi C, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this review

Thanks so much! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your Parma Hash with us. We can't wait to see you again soon! More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
Level Contributor
13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The best breakfast and really good service. Dine in or to go. The pancakes are really good, try the crapes they are amazing

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Thank coleman65
Cassi C, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this review

Thanks so much! We're happy to hear you love our pancakes and experienced excellent service with us as well. We can't wait to see you again soon! More 

Droitwich, United Kingdom
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413 reviews
243 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I think I have tried just about every breakfast restaurant in downtown Cincinnati. First watch is the best I have found. Service is good -- friendly, helpful. The menu provides a lot of choices. And, best of all, the food really is good.

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

Thanks for the great review, Edward! We're happy to hear that you enjoy our menu and always experience friendly service as well. We can't wait to see you again soon! More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
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593 reviews
343 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Met some coworkers here for a late breakfast meeting. Large, inviting restaurant with friendly service and a delicious menu. My avocado toast and kale tonic are my go-to here. What a delicious way to start the day!

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Thank luckyno39
Cassi C, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping by! We're happy to hear that you love our Avocado Toast and always experience friendly service as well. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Georgetown, Kentucky
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband, son, and I were downtown to see a friend's art show at the Weston Gallery and wanted to eat first. My son who is a "24-hour-a-day breakfast" eater chose First Watch based on their menu. We were not disappointed. We each got different things--shrimp and grits, lemon ricotta pancakes with lemon curd and strawberries, and a power wrap--all... More 

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Thank t166ets
Cassi C, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping by! We're happy to hear that you and your family enjoyed your meals with us and experienced quick service as well. We can't wait to see you all again soon! More 

Indiana
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116 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had the elevated breakfast sandwich which included eggs, bacon, smushed avocado with arugula tossed in a lemon mayo on a bun. It was quite possibly the best breakfast that I have ever had. Perfect portion and not too much. Had a side of potatoes. This were amazing as well. The atmosphere was great! The coffee was great! The service... More 

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Thank Tamhicks10
Cassi C, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping by! We're happy to hear that you love our Elevated Egg Sandwich and experienced awesome service as well. We can't wait to see you again soon! More 

Grayslake, Illinois
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109 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Nice breakfast today. The restaurant had good solid food and good quality service. Nothing spectacular, but everything was good. I had the standard breakfast. My bacon was thick and quite tasty, the eggs were well cooked and the multigrain toast was excellent. The carrot cake pan cake that my wife had, was OK, but I think she would've preferred the... More 

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Thank gad38
Cassi C, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping by! We're happy to hear that you experienced great service and that you enjoyed your delicious bacon. We can't wait to see you again soon! More 

Tacoma, Washington
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124 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Well we wandered over from the Arnoff on Easter and they were open. Service was promt and got full at 11:00 so we JUST got in! I was thinking oatmeal and saw they had steel cut which I love. Then I saw the AB& J waffle and that sounded good. One poached egg on side and I would be good.... More 

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

Thanks for the great review, Rene! We're happy to hear that you experienced prompt service but are sorry that you did not enjoy your AB&J Waffle. We hope to see you and your husband again soon! More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

We wanted a decent brunch place to get a good-sized meal so we wouldn't have to eat anything before dinner. This place more than met our expectations. I got the shrimp and grits, while not made the traditionally Southern way, was exceptional (corn and peppers? Genius additions). My husband took a chance on the croque madame and it was easily... More 

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Thank Briana C
Elk Grove Village, Illinois
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218 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 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 

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Thank Chris M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10
Cuisine
American, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 14:30
Monday
07:00 - 14:30
Tuesday
07:00 - 14:30
Wednesday
07:00 - 14:30
Thursday
07:00 - 14:30
Friday
07:00 - 14:30
Saturday
07:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 104 E 7th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-2504
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +1 513-721-4744
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?