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First Watch - 28 Reviews - 700 Walnut St Ste 104, Cincinnati, OH - Family Restaurants Reviews - Phone (513) 721-4744

First Watch

700 Walnut St Ste 104
Cincinnati, OH 45202
(513) 721-4744
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I?m from North Carolina, and we are firm believers that a good breakfast is the key to starting the day off right. Me personally I believe that a healthy breakfast will set the p...


I did not find the atmosphere inviting and it was cold. We waited too long for service. Most of all it was just too small to accomodate the crowd. That sums it up, just too sma...

So Far The Best For Sunday Breakfast 2/12/2012

I?m from North Carolina, and we are firm believers that a good breakfast is the key to starting the day off right. Me personally I believe that a healthy breakfast will set the pace for you mission to a healthier life. That being said, I give First Watch a 5x star rating. Coming from someone who lived in Asheville NC for 10yrs, where some of the best food in the south resides, that?s saying a lot. The line will start backing up, so get there early. more

awesome 3/4/2009

Awesome ---always have healthy,fresh and delicious Breakfest,brunch,lunch. Service is fast and friendly As well. Like how they Always have water on the table, which Is nice. Try it out!! more

The best breakfast in the region! 8/2/2008

Today was my second visit to First Watch in as many years. All the negative reviews couldn't be further from true. Maybe all the cons and complaints came from sheltered and spoiled tourists. The food was terrific, with excellent service. The food does not compare to any ""Denny's"" or ""Waffle House"", as some buckeyes complained. No cons were found by me or anyone in my party. I suggest anyone who is capable, experience it for yourself and make your own judgment. They also have a wide variety of healthy options and very large portions. This is a MUST TRY restaurant! and tip your server like they deserve! Pros: Walking distance of a lot of hotels Cons: it is such a great place it is always busy! that is a good con to have. more

Good quick food. 6/15/2008

We went there on Fathers Day at 930, and waited about 15 min to be seated. There was free coffee while we waited. Our order was taken promptly, and our food arrived in less than 5 min. Some people say that the food is overpriced, but I dont know many places you can get an entree for less than $6-7. Will come back. Pros: Good food. Free coffee while waiting for a table. Cons: Waiting for a table. more

Try it on my recommendation! 8/21/2007

I tried this breakfast place on a friends recommendation. The servers were bright and cheerful and the place was lively at 9:30am on a Tuesday. I had the Chikichanga and a blueberry pancake it was great tasting, but just too much (My eyes were bigger than my stomach). I will definitely return but order less next time. Pros: No better breakfast out of my grandma's house Cons: Large portions more

not worth wasting your meter money !! 4/2/2007


You've Got to Be Kidding 4/8/2006

If this is the best Cincinnati has to offer for breakfast, then breakfast is not worth going out for... FirstWatch is basically a dressed-up Denny's, and that's being generous. With over 70 locations across the country, there is nothing original about First Watch. If you like Applebee's then this might be the place for you... If not, keep looking. Pros: Consistent Cons: Boring, Stale more

First Watch on the job. 6/10/2003

Cincinnati owes much to the restaurant of First Watch. Continually every weekend the restaurant is packed from open to close with families out shopping or eating brunch after sunday service. No other restaurant in the city holds such high standards for a clean and vibrant atmosphere for enjoying a deliciuos meal with any crowd on a sunny sunday morning. The food ranges from healthy, clean, and light to deliciously devillish. Pros: Super Awesome Cons: No other restaurant, like it in the Nati more

Too Small 1/18/2003

I did not find the atmosphere inviting and it was cold. We waited too long for service. Most of all it was just too small to accomodate the crowd. That sums it up, just too small. Pros: Close to home Cons: Size, Parking, Atmosphere more

refugeraunt 1/5/2003

Clean, fresh air and smiles. The wait, if there is one, is an anticipation to join a celebration of peaceful mornings. For some reason smoke free envirenments are quieter. Add beautiful plate arrangements to entise your taste buds that are served with a smile and you're guarenteed a great day. Yo are waited on in a very timely manor which says there is plenty of help on board. There is never a question of ""how much of a tip should I leave"". The best for the the best. Pros: fun, clean, taste more


Well what else can I say. Food isn't very good and you pay too much for it! Sounds like a bad place to me. Actually this city is lacking good diners period. Pros: clean Cons: too many more

THE BEST!! 12/29/2002

FirstWatch has a wonderful selection for breakfast and lunch. Because of the limited hours there is almost always a wait but the food is well worth it. The menu has something to satisfy everyone. When we have guests in town, this is a favorite! Pros: the food, parking Cons: crowded more

overated 11/24/2002

First Watch is the trendy place to go for breakfast but the lines are long and definitely not worth the wait. The food is not any better than the typical diner fare.... more

First Watch or First Wretch? 11/15/2002

Sure, the food is passable, but who wants to stand out in the cold with all of those plastic lemmings, who attend just to be seen, waiting to eat the stuff. Once inside, it's hard to taste the food, anyhow, because the odor of all that expensive perfume and aftershave lingering in the air overwhelms your olfactory senses. And what ever happened to a hearty breakfast that stokes up your blast furnace for the energetic day ahead? You have to eat a wheelbarrow of the Wretch's sprouts and avocados to equal the carb loading of a normal breakfast. To top it all off, there's NO GOETTA to be had here at all: California wannabes don't know from goetta. Pros: Exits are well marked Cons: Expensive, Crowded, Snobby more

Wonderful food 11/15/2002

You have to get there early, everytime I go for lunch they are packed, no matter what day. I love their food you have a range of foods for breakfast and lunch. My favorite is the quesadillas they are the best. Pros: Good Value, Good flavor Cons: Few locations more

#1? 11/9/2002

the atmosphere stinks and the food is ok! try arthurs or echo. more

Watch for Rudeness 9/26/2002

After hearing so much ""good"" about First Watch, my husband and I were highly dissappointed with our visit there. The service overall, not just one person, was rude. Slightly obnoxious is putting it nicely. Cons: SERVICE, KINDNESS, POLITENESS more

Great Choices 9/26/2002

This restaurant offers a wonderful variety of choices and good prices. There is always a wait and I wish they were open longer hours. But, its a great place to start your day. Pros: good service, moderate prices Cons: crowded more

I'm hungary, period. 9/25/2002

I've never been to this restaraunt when I didn't starve while waiting to be seated. The managers could at least offer coffee without me having to ask. I've been there about ten times only because it's in the middle of a big shopping center very close to everything. However, ""my favorite thing"" was never the same. The food was definately very bland and most of the time not cooked right. And, it's expensive Convience isn't everything people! Cons: too many people, too many nasty waitre, too many nasty manage more

Banana Crunch Pancake 8/13/2002

As usual, the food at First Watch was incredible. The bacon, onion and cheese skillet was piping hot and delicious. And the pancake was huge! covered the whole plate. You will not be disappointed! Pros: Inexpensive, Friendly Servers Cons: Closes too early more
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  • First Watch daytime cafe is a fun place to get breakfast or lunch with the kids. The restaurant is open year-round between 7a.m. and...

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