First Watch restaurant planned for Loudoun County

It looks like the popular restaurant chain is headed to Leesburg.

It looks likes Loudoun County will be getting a new First Watch restaurant. According to several sources, the popular breakfast/brunch restaurant will be taking over the former Greene Turtle location in Leesburg.

The former Greene Turtle location in Leesburg. (Image: Google Maps)

For those not familiar, First Watch is a popular Florida-based restaurant chain. It currently has more than 200 locations around the country, including two stores in Fairfax County. But this would be the first one in Loudoun.

The interior of a First Watch restaurant.

The restaurant bills itself as “The Daytime Cafe” and specializes in brunch-style fare. First Watch is usually only open during breakfast and lunch hours. Dishes include egg sandwiches, avocado toast, homemade farmhouse hash, breakfast tacos, pancakes and much more. You can see the full menu here.

Images: First Watch

The new restaurant will be in the Marketplace at Potomac Station shopping center near the intersection of Route 7 and Battlefield Parkway, according to information from the property’s landlord. That’s the same center with a Giant grocery store, a Best Buy and an Arby’s restaurant. The Greene Turtle closed in February 2019 and its free-standing building has been empty ever since. No word on when First Watch in Leesburg will open there, but the company has already started advertising for staff for the location.

(Thanks to reader Matt Horan for the news tip.)

  1. John 4 years ago

    Nothing special. Just like Famous Toastery.

    • Knows Jack 3 years ago

      Keep eating at Bob Evans.

      • Tess 3 years ago

        Ugh- never good service at Bob Evans.

      • Tess 3 years ago

        Ugh- never good service at Bob Evans.

      • Tess 3 years ago

        Ugh- never good service at Bob Evans.

  2. Laurie Kauffman 4 years ago

    I can’t wait! Love the smoothies and the omelettes are delicious!

  3. El Vez 4 years ago

    Yea, but it’s a monstrous step up from the GT. Then again, the building being closed was a step up from the GT…..

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