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496 S High St, Columbus, OH 43215-5603
+1 614-228-7554
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Columbus, Ohio
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Bright sunny restaurant in the Kingsdale Shopping Center in Upper Arlington. Full breakfast menu, delicious food, and accomodating staff. Grits isn't on the menu but they have it and server substituted my toast for the grits. Interesting clientele if you are a people watcher. Restaurant is clean and cheerful and the food is delicious.

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

Thanks for stopping by, Nancy! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us and received accommodating service during your visit as well. We can't wait to see you again soon! More 

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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

I was in Columbus for business and met two colleagues at this restaurant for a breakfast meeting. I was just blown away it was so good! The service was good, but the food was exceptional. If I lived in Columbus, this would be a regular breakfast place for me. When I travel, I generally don't eat in the hotels but... More 

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

Thanks for the great review! We're happy to hear that you experienced excellent service and enjoyed your meal as well. We can't wait to see you again soon! More 

Sugarcreek, Ohio
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

My sister and I came here for lunch. We shared the lemon ricotta pancakes and a breakfast sandwich. The food and coffee were very good.

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Thank htroyer
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 sister enjoyed our Lemon Ricotta Pancakes and delicious coffee. We can't wait to see you both again soon! More 

Lambertville, New Jersey
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152 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

Visited a friend in Columbus and he (thankfully) brought us to First Watch for breakfast on a Sunday morning. Lucky we got there when we did - within 15 minutes, there was a line out the door! Easy to see why, too: great food, good service, reasonable prices. Varied menu will satisfy the meat lover and the vegetarian/vegan. We enjoyed... More 

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

Thanks for giving us a try! We're happy to hear that you love our food and experienced excellent service during your visit with us. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Columbus, Ohio
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157 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

We eat here about 4 times a year. The food is consistently good and healthy. My husband always get the waffle egg meat combo with warm syrup. I have been getting the quinoa chicken with pesto. The waitress suggested almonds when I passed on the Feta cheese and she was right, went well with it. I tried the squash soup... More 

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

Thanks for stopping by, Barbara! We're happy to hear that you loved our Chicken Pesto Quinoa Bowl and that your husband enjoyed his TriFecta. It is great to know that you experienced friendly service during your visit as well. We can't wait to see you both again soon! More 

Michigan
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147 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

I feel like having a decent sit-down breakfast can be a crapshoot as far as time, so I really appreciated the speed with which the food came out. Service was friendly and the food was tasty. It might be a little more expensive than a typical "breakfast restaurant", but the food seemed to be good-quality and there was a lot... More 

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

Thanks so much! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your Breakfast Tacos and that the service was quick and friendly as well. We hope to see you again soon! More 

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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Great hipsters ish restaurant. As the title says this was our first visit, however, our friends with us were giddy knowing that we had selected First Watch having already enjoyed the Cincinnati location. Service was attentive and spot on virtually no time being seated and our server arrived and took our beverage request equally responsive they arrived soon after. Along... More 

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Thank 400orange
Eleni K, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this review

Thanks so much! We're happy to hear that you experienced excellent service but are sorry that you were not impressed with your Brisket Hash. We hope to see you and your wife again soon! More 

Easley, South Carolina
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

The breakfast was fresh, hot and delicious! I had the Bacon & Onion Hash and the only bad thing I can say is there were not enough of their house roasted onions in it! They were so delicious! The coffee was great and the service was too.

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Thank Keri C
Eleni K, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this review

Thanks so much, Keri! We're happy to hear you loved our Bacon & Onion Hash and delicious coffee. It is great that you experienced excellent service during your visit as well. We can't wait to see you again soon! More 

Columbus. Ohio
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284 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

We ordered a trifecta breakfast, which came with the largest pancake I've ever seen, and eggs and toast. Breakfast was just under $20 for 2, and included more food than either of us could eat. The shocker came when the waiter removed my plate. Stuck to the table were 2 slimy-looking, plump brown crescents a little over an inch long.... More 

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Thank peebs777
Eleni K, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent visit and for this feedback. From start to finish, we sincerely apologize for the experience you describe here. We take our service and food very seriously and it is upsetting to know this is how your visit went. Thank you for taking the time to share your concerns - we will address them immediately. We... More 

Reynoldsburg, Ohio
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42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

It's a short walk from my office to get a decent lunch at a decent price. Good salads and fresh fruit. Great service. Very enjoyable place to have a group meal.

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Thank Tate_Antrim
Eleni K, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this review

Thank you so much! We're glad that we can provide you with a great lunch and awesome service. We can't wait to see you again soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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: 496 S High St, Columbus, OH 43215-5603
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Columbus
  • Phone Number: +1 614-228-7554
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?