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First Awakenings

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171 Main St, Salinas, CA 93901-3403
+1 831-784-1125
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07:00 - 14:00
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Loganville, Georgia
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341 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We walked down the street from the Steinbeck Center and ate at First Awakenings at the recommendation of the cashier at the Center. The service was friendly and provided the right amount of “touches.” I ordered the Sizzling Oriental Salad, large enough to share, and my wife got the Half Cobb Salad. She said her salad was very tasty, and... More 

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Los Angeles
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63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived a little after 8 and there was no line so we were seated immediately. Lots of choice on the menu. I ordrered summer oatmeal which was served with a strawberry yogurt and some fresh berries and granola bits. This is avery large portion and i could not finish it. My friend had a bacon avocado omelet which was served... More 

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Thank CRM13
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63 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When in Salinas area for breakfast, I ALWAYS go here. Best in town, great service, though very busy. Weekends are jammed, but worth the wait. Best pancakes and omelets in town. I LOVE THIS PLACE!

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Thank Liz C
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a nice family breakfast here. The food was hot and really tasty. So many choices on the menu. It was had to choose.

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Thank John F
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4 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been going to both locations for many years. They both consistently serve one of the best breakfasts on the peninsula! The staff is friendly and many have been there for many years.

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Thank Jason J
California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been here a few times and enjoyed it each time. Menu has a good selection of items to choose from.

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Thank LuigiCalifornia
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First Awakenings is one of the best breakfast restaurants I have ever had the pleasure of eating at. The wait is kind of excruciating because it's always long and what's waiting at the end is so good!

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Thank megant635
Salinas, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

We ordered 'Caps', with perfectly prepared poached eggs, magnificent mushrooms, fresh fruit, and powerfully pleasing potatoes. We drank ice water with lemon. We left completely satisfied. I've enjoyed many meals here. When friends visit, we often start their 'tour' with a terrific meal, accompanied by friendly service, at First Awakenings!

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Thank jac87arda
Spreckels
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This is an excelent place to have breakfast,. Very , very good food. Plent of things to choose from on menu.It is located in old town Salinas with plenty of close by parking. Its in a well kept area and close to a theater just incase you want a dinner and a show.

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Thank Rick M
The Netherlands
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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Salinas main street is totally like the 50's. So is first awakenings. Good food, nice atmosphere, service with a smile.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 14:00
Monday
07:00 - 14:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 14:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 14:00
Thursday
07:00 - 14:00
Friday
07:00 - 14:00
Saturday
07:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 171 Main St, Salinas, CA 93901-3403
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Salinas
  • Phone Number: +1 831-784-1125

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?