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First Watch

496 S High St, Columbus, OH 43215-5603
+1 614-228-7554
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Overview
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (4 reviews)
“hash” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Cafe, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
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Value
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LOCATION
496 S High St, Columbus, OH 43215-5603
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1 - 10 of 59 reviews

Reviewed 2 May 2017

The food was good and the coffee plenty. We were on a family trip and the meal offered up the breakfast the ladies wanted and the lunch menu for the guys. The staff was friendly and made the experience a great. Thanks

Thank petr0leumr0x
Cassi C, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2017

Thanks so much! We're happy to hear that you experienced friendly service and enjoyed your meals with us. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 24 April 2017

I started eating at First Watch in Cincinnati many years ago. This quickly became my place of choice for breakfast or lunch. Great food, great service, great people watching, great, well, everything. Just recently had lunch at one up near Dublin and again, can't say...More

Thank Bob J
Cassi C, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2017

Thanks for stopping by, Bob! We're happy to hear that you always experience excellent service and love our food. We can't wait to see you again soon!

Reviewed 17 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...More

Thank Nancy L
Cassi C, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2017

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!

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...More

Thank Ckrallman
Cassi C, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2016

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!

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.

Thank htroyer
Cassi C, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this reviewResponded 29 November 2016

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!

Reviewed 3 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...More

Thank beardocnj
Cassi C, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this reviewResponded 29 November 2016

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!

Reviewed 1 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...More

Thank Barbara B
Cassi C, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2016

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...More

Reviewed 29 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...More

Thank Koyangi
Cassi C, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2016

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!

Reviewed 17 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...More

Thank 400orange
Eleni K, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2016

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!

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...More

Thank Keri C
Eleni K, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2016

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!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
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
  • E-mail
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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