First Watch Restaurants

★★★★☆
  • 492 S High St

    Columbus, OH 43215

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  • 614-228-7554

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This place is the type of breakfast I've always looked for and now, have found it. I order the chickichanga every time I go to this place and I've never been disappointed. Its Whipped eggs with spicy chicken, homemade chorizo, green chiles, onion, avocado rolled in a crispy flour tortilla and topped with Vera Cruz sauce and sour cream. The service is always very friendly and very fast. Dining time never goes over 30min during the week or an hour on sunday(their busiest day). First watch is a breakfast place with a southwest/mexican twist to breakfast--there are many dishes with salsa, avacado, sour cream, etc.

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★★★★★

This place is the type of breakfast I've always looked for and now, have found it. I order the chickichanga every time I go to this place and I've never been disappointed. Its Whipped eggs with spicy chicken, homemade chorizo, green chiles, onion, avocado rolled in a crispy flour tortilla and topped with Vera Cruz sauce and sour cream. The service is always very friendly and very fast. Dining time never goes over 30min during the week or an hour on sunday(their busiest day). First watch is a breakfast place with a southwest/mexican twist to breakfast--there are many dishes with salsa, avacado, sour cream, etc.

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First watch offers a grat selection of breakfast and luncheon foods with generous portions and fresh ingredients. The service is great adn the atmosphere is homey and clean.

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★★★★☆

First watch offers a grat selection of breakfast and luncheon foods with generous portions and fresh ingredients. The service is great adn the atmosphere is homey and clean.

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First Watch is one of my favorite places for breakfast. The food is excellent and inexpensive. And, while you can still get your French toast and waffles, there is an emphasis on healthy food. There is usually a pretty long line for Sunday brunch but they give you coffee while you wait, and bring along a newspaper and its not so bad.

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★★★★☆

First Watch is one of my favorite places for breakfast. The food is excellent and inexpensive. And, while you can still get your French toast and waffles, there is an emphasis on healthy food. There is usually a pretty long line for Sunday brunch but they give you coffee while you wait, and bring along a newspaper and its not so bad.

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The food here is amazing! Everything is very fresh and healthy. Plus it's a great price for the serving size. Try their french toast with fresh fruit on it! The service was outstanding as well for how busy they were. We got seated quickly even with a line at the door and the workers were very efficient.

PROS: the food was outstanding
CONS: they're only open till 2 pm.

5
★★★★★

The food here is amazing! Everything is very fresh and healthy. Plus it's a great price for the serving size. Try their french toast with fresh fruit on it! The service was outstanding as well for how busy they were. We got seated quickly even with a line at the door and the workers were very efficient.

PROS: the food was outstanding
CONS: they're only open till 2 pm.

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Relatively average breakfast (the home fries are terrible -- I think microwaved -- either mushy or extremely burning hot), but menu variety may appeal to families. Nice and comfortable store interior and facilities. National chainstore concept -- stores maintain same standards and offerings wherever I've experienced (thus same ratings).

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★★★☆☆

Relatively average breakfast (the home fries are terrible -- I think microwaved -- either mushy or extremely burning hot), but menu variety may appeal to families. Nice and comfortable store interior and facilities. National chainstore concept -- stores maintain same standards and offerings wherever I've experienced (thus same ratings).

Pros: breakfast variety, nice store amenities, waitresses

Cons: bad home-fries, average quality foods, chainstore sameness

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This is for the Upper Arlington outlet on Tremont Road. This chain is rated number one for breakfast throughout the country. I found it very average - I ordered the Greek Fetish omelette. Tasty fillings, but not overly generous. Average potatoes, muffin. Nice big glass of orange juice. The place was filled with groups of elderly ladies. My husband seemed out of place there. Service was friendly and prompt. I guess if you Must eat at a chain - this could be the one - but there are better breakfasts out there.

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★★★☆☆

This is for the Upper Arlington outlet on Tremont Road. This chain is rated number one for breakfast throughout the country. I found it very average - I ordered the Greek Fetish omelette. Tasty fillings, but not overly generous. Average potatoes, muffin. Nice big glass of orange juice. The place was filled with groups of elderly ladies. My husband seemed out of place there. Service was friendly and prompt. I guess if you Must eat at a chain - this could be the one - but there are better breakfasts out there.

Pros: service, parking/locations, Orange Juice

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I checked the nutrional information on their website and was shocked to learn that most sandwich plates are upwards of 800+ calories and average about 72 grams of fat. Even their salads have upwards of 60 grams of fat. Keep to the "healthy" column of the menu if you want to eat low-fat/low-cal.

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★★★☆☆

I checked the nutrional information on their website and was shocked to learn that most sandwich plates are upwards of 800+ calories and average about 72 grams of fat. Even their salads have upwards of 60 grams of fat. Keep to the "healthy" column of the menu if you want to eat low-fat/low-cal.

Pros: Good Food, Water on Table, Quick Service

Cons: , High Calorie Menu, Little Ambience

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Several visits to this bright and cheerful breakfast spot have proved that the enthusiastic service and great food is a consistent product. The omelets, pancakes, muffins and wraps are all well worth a try. The coffee is several giant steps above average and is available in a carafe if you arrive during a rush and are forced to wait a bit. Where does this restaurant find such charming and energetic staff?

2
★★★★★

Several visits to this bright and cheerful breakfast spot have proved that the enthusiastic service and great food is a consistent product. The omelets, pancakes, muffins and wraps are all well worth a try. The coffee is several giant steps above average and is available in a carafe if you arrive during a rush and are forced to wait a bit. Where does this restaurant find such charming and energetic staff?

Pros: Food, Service, Parking

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Without a doubt, First Watch is the best place to get breakfast in Columbus. You have to watch out because the crowds get huge on the weekends, but the food and service is well worth the wait.

2
★★★★★

Without a doubt, First Watch is the best place to get breakfast in Columbus. You have to watch out because the crowds get huge on the weekends, but the food and service is well worth the wait.

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I really enjoy Firstwatch, every time I have ate there my food has been very good. The only thing I do not like is the wait. It can be long at times, but it is well worth it.

2
★★★★★

I really enjoy Firstwatch, every time I have ate there my food has been very good. The only thing I do not like is the wait. It can be long at times, but it is well worth it.

Pros: Great food

Cons: crowded

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Great management culture, focused on the "core" service - early eating - and home with the family in the evening. Great service and selection for "eggs"

2
★★★★☆

Great management culture, focused on the "core" service - early eating - and home with the family in the evening. Great service and selection for "eggs"

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This restaurant is what my newly retired father needs. Too bad he lives out of town, nowhere near a First Watch franchise.
New & different takes on the old & not so old breakfast favorites! Or try any of the magnificant salads, which I DO eat for breakfast.
Unfortunatly there is almost always a constant wait for a table, but I do think it is worth it.

2
★★★★★

This restaurant is what my newly retired father needs. Too bad he lives out of town, nowhere near a First Watch franchise.
New & different takes on the old & not so old breakfast favorites! Or try any of the magnificant salads, which I DO eat for breakfast.
Unfortunatly there is almost always a constant wait for a table, but I do think it is worth it.

Pros: Competitive prices

Cons: Crowded

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I've heard about this place a bunch so I decided to try it out. The first time I was very disappointed with the food -- nothing special. The second time I went the food was overcooked and cold and the service was less than stellar. I wouldn't go back for a third time.

1
★★★☆☆

I've heard about this place a bunch so I decided to try it out. The first time I was very disappointed with the food -- nothing special. The second time I went the food was overcooked and cold and the service was less than stellar. I wouldn't go back for a third time.

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Nowhere in columbus do I feel like having a nice sunday brunch than here (Upper Arlington site, I haven't been to other ones). Environment is wide open, and decor's color is even better than before after the renovation to provide the "relaxed, down to earth, yet classic" feeling. Staff are extremly friendly, the welcome feeling is felt throughout from the point of walking in to walking out. Just go and try it, you'll like it.

2
★★★★★

Nowhere in columbus do I feel like having a nice sunday brunch than here (Upper Arlington site, I haven't been to other ones). Environment is wide open, and decor's color is even better than before after the renovation to provide the "relaxed, down to earth, yet classic" feeling. Staff are extremly friendly, the welcome feeling is felt throughout from the point of walking in to walking out. Just go and try it, you'll like it.

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First Watch serves the best breakfast in town -- if you don't mind waiting.

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★★★★★

First Watch serves the best breakfast in town -- if you don't mind waiting.

Pros: food, service

Cons: long wait period, crowded

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Was intorduced to this restaurant three years ago and have made this my first choice for a brunch destination over any high priced, upscale restaurant every time. A great feature to this cozy cafe is that coffee and newspapers are provided while you wait to be seated and when your seated, the water pitchers and coffee are there on the table the entire length of stay, so you do not have to wait for your server to refill them.

2
★★★★★

Was intorduced to this restaurant three years ago and have made this my first choice for a brunch destination over any high priced, upscale restaurant every time. A great feature to this cozy cafe is that coffee and newspapers are provided while you wait to be seated and when your seated, the water pitchers and coffee are there on the table the entire length of stay, so you do not have to wait for your server to refill them.

Pros: inexpensive, effiecient service, freindly

Cons: not enough locations, closes to early

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Unique for this area. Reminds me of Florida. Good place to take friends.

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★★★★☆

Unique for this area. Reminds me of Florida. Good place to take friends.

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Already too popular and crowded, but the food is great and the service consistantly good. One of the only places to get crepes in Columbus. They still give you pitchers of ice water/ coffee/tea at your table a super plus for me!!

2
★★★★★

Already too popular and crowded, but the food is great and the service consistantly good. One of the only places to get crepes in Columbus. They still give you pitchers of ice water/ coffee/tea at your table a super plus for me!!

Cons: on street parking

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Great menu offering wide but traditional variety of breakfast items. Pancakes, waffles, eggs, fruit, sausage, etc... in many different styles. Top notch breakfast food but First Watch can get crowded on weekends. Get there early to avoid the wait.

2
★★★★☆

Great menu offering wide but traditional variety of breakfast items. Pancakes, waffles, eggs, fruit, sausage, etc... in many different styles. Top notch breakfast food but First Watch can get crowded on weekends. Get there early to avoid the wait.

Pros: Food, Variety, Service

Cons: Crowded

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Friend and I went to Avery location once, and was ignored by host, who immediately acknowledged an apparent regular walking in after us. Maybe the host has no experience with non-Caucasian customers? High street location's service was great---went there twice. Have tried fresh fruit crepes and crepeggs so far--fresh ingredients and tasty! My favorite thing--they leave a jug of water at your table so you can refill water yourself!

2
★★★★☆

Friend and I went to Avery location once, and was ignored by host, who immediately acknowledged an apparent regular walking in after us. Maybe the host has no experience with non-Caucasian customers? High street location's service was great---went there twice. Have tried fresh fruit crepes and crepeggs so far--fresh ingredients and tasty! My favorite thing--they leave a jug of water at your table so you can refill water yourself!

Pros: fresh ingredients, no gratuity for group

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fast and good service is a trademark of sorts for this place. the food is always fresh and hot when it hits the table. coffee is so so, but you cant have everything.

2
★★★★☆

fast and good service is a trademark of sorts for this place. the food is always fresh and hot when it hits the table. coffee is so so, but you cant have everything.

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First Watch provides a diverse and different menu listing of great breakfast choices. A favorite of mine is the French Toast with wheat germ. Its a clean restaurant in a lovely part of Columbus.

2
★★★★★

First Watch provides a diverse and different menu listing of great breakfast choices. A favorite of mine is the French Toast with wheat germ. Its a clean restaurant in a lovely part of Columbus.

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not that I WANTED to waitress!

Great food & good prices are marred by horrendus service. I've gone to the Dublin location off Avery several times & the location adjacent to the Worthington Mall; and every time the service has been HORRID!

I mean, I know the place gets busy - I waitressed for 6 yrs - I understand! But that's no excuse for poor training, poor customer service & poor image.

I suggest ordering carry out.

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★★★☆☆

not that I WANTED to waitress!

Great food & good prices are marred by horrendus service. I've gone to the Dublin location off Avery several times & the location adjacent to the Worthington Mall; and every time the service has been HORRID!

I mean, I know the place gets busy - I waitressed for 6 yrs - I understand! But that's no excuse for poor training, poor customer service & poor image.

I suggest ordering carry out.

Pros: good food

Cons: horrible service, very crowded, noisy

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It gets really busy on weekends at First Watch, especially on Sunday mornings! Still, food's great, it's child-friendly and courteous service.

2
★★★★☆

It gets really busy on weekends at First Watch, especially on Sunday mornings! Still, food's great, it's child-friendly and courteous service.

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First watch has the best breakfast. They have your basics and much more. THey have great crepes.

2
★★★★★

First watch has the best breakfast. They have your basics and much more. THey have great crepes.

Pros: reasonable prices

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Wide variety to satisfy all taste buds paired with exceptional pricing.

2
★★★★☆

Wide variety to satisfy all taste buds paired with exceptional pricing.

Pros: Variety, Cost

Cons: Atmosphere

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This is the best breakfast and lunch food you will ever have! Their breakfast selections are creative and all made with the freshest food! None of that greasy old breakfast food of slimy eggs, fatty bacon and dried up toast! Their eggs are fluffy, their bacon is fabulous and you can choose from toast, english muffins, or awesome muffins! Absolutely the best food in town!

2
★★★★★

This is the best breakfast and lunch food you will ever have! Their breakfast selections are creative and all made with the freshest food! None of that greasy old breakfast food of slimy eggs, fatty bacon and dried up toast! Their eggs are fluffy, their bacon is fabulous and you can choose from toast, english muffins, or awesome muffins! Absolutely the best food in town!

Pros: Affordable, Fresh, Inventive food choice

Cons: Crowded Sundays

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Wonderful selection, fresh and tasty, friendly service, bottomless coffee :). We're heading there tomorrow before a day of shopping.

2
★★★★★

Wonderful selection, fresh and tasty, friendly service, bottomless coffee :). We're heading there tomorrow before a day of shopping.

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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 2:30p.m., excludi...

 

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