First Watch

3.5 stars 3.5 out of 5 3 ratings

742 N. New Ballas Road, Creve Coeur, MO 63141

(314) 994-7171
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    4 ratingMarch 16, 2015

    Bacado omelet was amazing! Offered to change gloves after handling gluten. Wish they had gluten free bread, muffins, pancakes or waffles. Most eggs, breakfast meats, and bacon were all gluten free

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    5 ratingApril 12, 2014

    One of my favorite places to go, because I have so many allergies. They can accommodate anyone.

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    4 ratingNovember 26, 2016

    2159-D York Rd, Timonium, MD 21093

    Most items are GF by not having the toast. Just ask your server what is GF. The breakfast tacos were tasty. Wish they had cappuccino.

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    5 ratingNovember 25, 2016

    20424 Route 19, Suite 420, Cranberry Township, PA 16066

    Eat here often. Plenty of GF options. Staff very knowledgeable.

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    2 ratingNovember 20, 2016

    312 Mid Rivers Center, St. Peter's, MO 63376

    I like FW but now that I'm GF I found it lacking in choices. The featured breakfast was fig prosciutto toast and eggs. But they did NOT have GF bread option and the waitress had a lame excuse why they don't have ANY GF bread on site. I ordered it anyway and it was delicious BUT I shouldn't have to risk my health to enjoy a tasty breakfast. Sadly we won't be returning to what has been a favorite restaurant.

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    5 ratingNovember 13, 2016

    3402 Technological Avenue, Orlando, FL 32817

    I absolutely adore this place: the service is fantastic and I love their coffee! As a coeliac hailing from Melbourne, Australia, that's saying quite a bit! Staff are incredibly attentive and most items on the menu can be made gluten free with some substitutions or simple adjustments made to each dish. They highlight my orders in giant red marker just to make sure the kitchen staff get the memo. I've dined here twice with no issues thus far.

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    5 ratingNovember 08, 2016

    9916 College Blvd., Overland Park, KS 66210

    Had great service and had a wonderful kale drink and an omelet. They were knowledgeable about celiac issues and brought my food out separately. Very tasty and filling.

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    3 ratingOctober 22, 2016

    2540 Iowa, Suite D., Lawrence, KS 66046

    The options were fine (omlets); however I went in wanting pancakes or waffles. They don't have GF options for those or any breads. A little disappointed.

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    1 ratingOctober 11, 2016

    35146 US Hwy 19 North, Palm Harbor, FL 34684

    Screw this place. Not only is there a ton of cross contamination, but they just denied serving my friends because of their autistic son. This is totally against the law.

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    2 ratingOctober 02, 2016

    8104 East 68th Street, Tulsa, OK 74133

    they used to have a seperate gf toaster and were great about separation but it seems that corporate pulled the plug on that. no longer my go-to breakfast spot :-( hope they change it back!

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    2 ratingSeptember 30, 2016

    7163 Radio Road, Naples, FL 34104

    Good food, but we were told they are "redoing the gluten-free menu", which apparently has been in process since 2014. Nothing is guaranteed Celiac-friendly.

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    1 ratingSeptember 30, 2016

    520 Tampa Street, Tampa, FL 33602

    I went to this first watch and the one in Brandon and got sick both times. They don't have a gluten free menu printed, but supposedly have one online. However it was not on their website. I would not recommend eating here if you are celiac, they do not have a designated area for gf food.

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    4 ratingSeptember 15, 2016

    11682 Parkside Dr, Knoxville, TN 37934

    Omelet and no bread are good to go

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    4 ratingAugust 27, 2016

    520 Tampa Street, Tampa, FL 33602

    We came here for breakfast. The waitress was very knowledgable about celiacs the substituted fruit for tots told me to avoid the sauces and sausage theses contained gluten. Very happy and upbeat place.

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    4 ratingAugust 24, 2016

    3402 Technological Avenue, Orlando, FL 32817

    I have eaten here multiple times and haven't had an issue. I usually get a skillet bowl consisting of potatoes, onions, cheese, eggs and tomatoes. Very yummy. It is a bit expensive though but I usually only got every once in a while.

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    1 ratingAugust 06, 2016

    2125 S.E. Federal Highway, Stuart, FL 34994

    Lunch was horrible. Yogurt is Dannon's. Nt gluten free. Corporate needs education. Staff is list in the woods.

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    1 ratingAugust 06, 2016

    6240 West Indiantown Road, Jupiter, FL 33458

    Nothing was gluten free but fruit and coffee. They didn't have a gluten-free menu, no pancakes( every site had bread/pancakes...something about 'getting corporate on board', couldn't guarantee the omelettes...I am learReally lucky I was not diabetic. Dining across the board in Florida is not good.

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    5 ratingAugust 05, 2016

    50 East River Center Blvd., Covington, KY 41011

    They have a gluten free menu online but not in store. I got an iced coffee and an omelet with potatoes as my side. It was very good! I loved the atmosphere and I didn't get sick after. Would recommend to a friend.

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    5 ratingJuly 31, 2016

    4501 Texas Avenue South, College Station, TX 77802

    They don't have specific gluten free items mentioned on the menu. But they have LOTS of gluten free options. Their breakfast quinoa power bowl was amazing. They have some awesome fresh pressed juices too. They just opened a June 2016, according to their sign. OMG good!!

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    5 ratingJuly 28, 2016

    120 Hilltown Village Center, Chesterfield, MO 63017

    They don't have gluten free bread options, but they do have a lot of omelettes and salads that are naturally gluten free. The omelettes are amazing! If you want to be super healthy you can get them with mixed greens instead of fried potatoes as a side.

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    5 ratingJuly 23, 2016

    4501 Texas Avenue South, College Station, TX 77802

    The atmosphere is great! I got herbal tea and the traditional breakfast. I substituted the bread for fruit! Yummy food and no reaction!

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    5 ratingJuly 19, 2016

    225 Banyan Boulevard #100, Naples, FL 34102

    Although it is true that First Watch does not offer specialty gluten-free items, the quality of other naturally gluten-free dishes is great. I can tolerate trace amounts of cross-contamination and so there were plenty of fruit, breakfast meat, and egg options available for non-Celiacs like me. I am unsure if it is Celiac friendly due to any possibility of cross-contamination in the kitchen.

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    3 ratingJuly 06, 2016

    4741 Chace Cir, Hoover, AL 35244

    We ate at First Watch on Saturday morning for the first time. Luckily there was outdoor seating, as the minute we walked in we were hit by freezing cold temperature - we would've froze outside.I have celiac disease, so I checked the menu online before we went. I saw a few potentially good options, so yay! Before we were seated I asked for the gluten free menu. I was told that they didn't have one available, that I'd need to look it up on my phone. Ok.So we were seated outside, and off to my phone I went to look and see what I wanted to eat. Near impossible. Seriously, try it. I had to find where the gluten free options were and try and match it up to the menu. But all dishes for all locations are listed online and not on the menu. Plus there's a lot of info on-line - was almost impossible to figure out certain things - is there a dressing that is gluten free? Luckily, our waitress hung in there with me as I attempted to find something I could eat, and make it completely gluten free (can I sub potatos for the toast?). The rest of the family ordered their food, too.Coffee was ok. Just ok. My son didn't like the apple juice (odd, he likes most).Food wasn't particularly hot unfortunately, just warm. I liked my food though. I wish I could tell you exactly what I had (omelette of sorts with bacon, cheese, salsa and sour cream dolup on top), but when I just went to check back on the menu online, I can't even find it. I guess I'm finding the online menu confusing.Husband and kids like their food. Guess i need to write my reviews right after I eat next time for more specifics.Anyway - a BIG THANK YOU to First Watch for having gluten free options. I can't tell you how much I appreciate it. But PLEASE, could you have a printed menu to order from? We'd love to come back, and hopefully have a bit warmer food (since it seems to be a recurring problem per other reviews).

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    5 ratingJuly 05, 2016

    4501 Texas Avenue South, College Station, TX 77802

    Great breakfast and brunch food. The kitchen completely changes gloves and pans for all food allergies (including eggs). Waiter was nice, and staff let me choose substitutions for accompaniments on menu (like getting vegetables instead of toast).

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    2 ratingJuly 02, 2016

    312 Mid Rivers Center, St. Peter's, MO 63376

    I'm incredibly disappointed in their gluten fee menu, which is really an allergy ingredient menu. Allergen identification menus are useful, however they mark their omelets as containing wheat, because it comes with an English muffin. Stupid!  Also they note that no bread products, waffles, or pancakes can be made gluten free.  That is understandable, yet very disappointing no gluten free bread option offered. Maybe contamination risk is too high. How do other places manage? Servers are very nice and accommodating, but very disappointed in menu!

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    1 ratingJune 14, 2016

    6768 Perimeter Loop Road, Dublin, OH 43017

    No separate GF menu. They hand you a paper list describing every item on the menu that you have to sift through for whether or not the dish is safe. Server completely unaware what the term GF or condition celiac even meant, unable to describe if they can take precautions for patrons with allergy. Brought my omelet out with a bread roll on the plate. Had to send it back. Server laughed when he brought out my dish for the second time saying "I almost forgot and put bread on it again!" Not safe for celiacs. Won't return. Won't ever risk going here again.

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    3 ratingJune 09, 2016

    520 Tampa Street, Tampa, FL 33602

    Had "The Works Omlete". It was good and i feel ok. Waitress seemed concerned when i mentioned gluten allergy. She dis write it in red in my ticket.

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    1 ratingMay 06, 2016

    9600 Main Street, Suite S, Fairfax, VA 22031

    The company that runs first watch will not provide gluten information at the restaurant. You have to look at their website to know what can be made gluten-free. This is a change in corporate policy (not this restaurant location's fault) and is moving backward from where the rest of the world is going.

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    5 ratingApril 28, 2016

    9233 Floer Dr., West Chester, OH 45069

    I enjoy coming to First Watch when I come to Cincy for work and have not been disappointed. The Market Hash is phenomenal.

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    1 ratingApril 10, 2016

    20424 Route 19, Suite 420, Cranberry Township, PA 16066

    Portions are entirely too small for what you pay for. Service wasn't that great either. Will not be back.

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    4 ratingFebruary 21, 2016

    3402 Technological Avenue, Orlando, FL 32817

    This is the first restaurant we went to after finding out my husband had celiac and we were very nervous. The server walked us through our options, which were plentiful, and was so very helpful. We are now regulars there and love it. hopefully they'll put together a gluten-free menu to make the experience easier for others.

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    1 ratingFebruary 03, 2016

    520 Tampa Street, Tampa, FL 33602

    Should not be listed on this GF site. There are NO GF pancakes no dedicated area.

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    2 ratingFebruary 03, 2016

    520 Tampa Street, Tampa, FL 33602

    Not a great selection of GF menu items, nearly everything has to be altered in some way to accommodate allergies

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    1 ratingJanuary 25, 2016

    11032 North Port Washington Road, Mequon, WI 53092

    The server told me that they are unsafe for celiacs.

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    4 ratingJanuary 18, 2016

    2159-D York Rd, Timonium, MD 21093

    Nice GF menu although a little pricey. Slightly turned off when they told me they didn't have a physical menu for me, but told me to go online (while sitting at their table). Overall, a good meal.

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    2 ratingJanuary 03, 2016

    8104 East 68th Street, Tulsa, OK 74133

    Awesome service, food was great, but I'm having a strong gluten reaction :-( seems like cross contamination.

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    1 ratingDecember 28, 2015

    7118 Cortez Road West, Bradenton, FL 34210

    Definite cross contamination!

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    5 ratingDecember 17, 2015

    2762 Town Center Boulevard, Crestview Hills, KY 41017

    Food is great and the restaurant is very careful with cross contamination. The staff could use a little education though and can be a little pricey.

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    3 ratingNovember 29, 2015

    4105 W. Town & Country Rd., Kettering, OH 45429

    No gluten free menu but staff can make recommendations. I have eaten here successfully a couple of times.

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    2 ratingNovember 21, 2015

    13030 Livingston Road, Naples, FL 34105

    Ok, but no GF toast, French toast or pancakes. Go to the Original Pancake House instead. Much much better

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    2 ratingNovember 16, 2015

    7091 College Parkway, Ft. Myers, FL 33907

    waitress appeared to be bothered when I asked about gluten free. nothing gf here except salad and only with one dressing.

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    4 ratingNovember 13, 2015

    3017 Daniels Road, Winter Garden, FL 34787

    Our experience at this restaurant was awesome. Service was great. Our server was attentive to our desire to eat gf. Marissa (our server) even went the extra mile to go to the freezer and check if the bacon was nitrate/nitrite free...and it was. What a great meal and experience. Highly recommend this place. No gf pancakes or breads but they're working towards it.

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    3 ratingNovember 08, 2015

    5646 Telegraph Road, Oakville, MO 63129

    No gluten free gluten friendly menu I the facility was told it is on line. Looked on line and their new website didn't have anywhere that I could find that was gluten free noted. Luckily I've been gluten free long enough to know what and how to order here.

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    5 ratingNovember 06, 2015

    1431 SOM Center Road, Mayfield Heights, OH 44124

    Great alternative Diner-style food. Healthier options and has many choices for GF.

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    5 ratingOctober 16, 2015

    8104 East 68th Street, Tulsa, OK 74133

    Great place to eat especially if you need gluten free. Food is priced good and made fresh. We will be coming back again soon.

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    1 ratingAugust 16, 2015

    491 South Kirkwood Rd., Kirkwood, MO 63122

    Only had one dressing that was GF and for lunch only option was salads.

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    5 ratingAugust 16, 2015

    13950 Cedar Rd., University Heights, OH 44118

    Best breakfast ever !!

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    1 ratingAugust 14, 2015

    220 West Lockwood, Webster Groves, MO 63119

    no gf menu. food was okay but waitress was very short w us and no help at all when it came to gf options.

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    1 ratingJuly 27, 2015

    2726 E. Fowler Ave, Tampa, FL 33612

    Gluten free menu is a joke. Basically is the same menu as the regular one but states the obvious foods we cannot have such as pancakes and bread.

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    1 ratingJuly 08, 2015

    11032 North Port Washington Road, Mequon, WI 53092

    Only had a gluten free "guide", order normal food minus anything gluten containing. no substitutions. Lame.

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    5 ratingJuly 07, 2015

    8104 East 68th Street, Tulsa, OK 74133

    Dedicated toaster for gluten free toast. The kitchen will be extra careful if you are celiac or allergic. Food taste great too!

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    5 ratingJuly 04, 2015

    2059 Altamont Avenue, Ft. Myers, FL 33901

    Beverly, that's a paid ad by Pamela's pancake mix. It's a recipe and not an ad for the restaurant. I thought it was (also) for the restaurant until I clicked on it. I had a wonderful breakfast of eggs, avocado and fruit. I always tell the waiter wherever I eat I am gluten intolerant/Celiac and please let the chef know cross contamination will make me sick. I dined with non Celiac's who ordered with bread and we all enjoyed our meal and I am fine. We all thought it to be delightful and will go back.

Monday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Sunday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm

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