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First Watch Restaurant

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8383 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34238-2901
+1 941-923-6754
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Hartford, CT
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48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Superb eats! We went on a Sunday & it was mobbed. A bit of a wait but they have coffee you can walk outside in the little mall area & they come out to shout your name. The food is wonderful. Tasty, healthy choices. I had the smoked salmon & roasted vegetable frittata. Delicious. My companion had the 2 for... More 

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Thank penbar3
Cassi C, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks so much! We're happy to hear that you and your friend enjoyed your meals with us and had a wonderful experience as well. We can't wait to see you again soon! More 

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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

food was good, service ok, ambient plain, just the normal run of the mill, nothing to write home about.

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Thank hana m
Cassi C, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent visit and for this feedback, Hana. We're happy to hear you enjoyed your meal but are sorry that you experienced less than stellar service with us. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Huntingdon, Pennsylvania
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57 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The menue had many items in a reasonalble price range. The choices were an interesting combiniation of foods and sauces. The service was prompt. The restaurant was clean and busy. I loved the diffeernt types of pancake recipes. Also the drinks had intersting combination of fruits.

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Thank beachperson758
Cassi C, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch Restaurant, responded to this review

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

Grand Blanc, Michigan
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm not usually satisfied with a salad and fruit drink for lunch, but we enjoyed it so much we came back the next day. Wish we had one near home in Michigan.

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Thank Steven M D
Cassi C, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review, Steven! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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112 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Seated at a very nice round table for 7 inside at 1:00 after the breakfast crowd was done. Waitress was attentive. Most of us got the pick 2 for lunch. Orders coming from the kitchen got mixed up and the staff seemed confused. My husband waited for his food for quite a while after we all received our food. I... More 

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Thank sadieh923
Cassi C, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent visit and for this feedback. We're happy to hear that everyone enjoyed their meals with us but are sorry that you did not enjoy your soup. We take our food and service very seriously so it is upsetting to hear that this is how you feel. We hope that you will come back and give... More 

Osprey, Florida
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Service was excellent the server was very helpful with any questions we had regarding menu. Food was tasty and well presented. They have a nice outdoor patio overlooking water for that special feeling of relaxing.

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Thank LGontheROAD1954
Cassi C, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch Restaurant, responded to this review

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

Sarasota, Florida
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103 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

I love when the sign moves the N from NOPE to OPEN -- cute idea! The custard French toast with a side of bacon is my husband's choice, but if you want to really enjoy, try the lemon-ricotta pancakes with lemon curd and strawberries on top. Since I tried them, they are what I eat whether it is 8:00 or... More 

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

Thanks so much, Denise! We're happy to hear that you enjoy a variety of options our menu has to offer and that you enjoyed your visit with us. We can't wait to see you again soon! More 

Sarasota, Florida
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Very accommodating, they provide coffee in the morning if they have a wait time and a newspaper you can take to your table if you would like. The wait time is never too long. Great, fresh, healthy food. Great Service! We love the Kale Tonics.

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Thank Christopher M
Cassi C, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review, Christopher! We're happy to hear that you enjoy the healthy options we have to offer and that you enjoy our delicious Kale Tonic. It is great to know that you experienced excellent service during your visit as well. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Sarasota, Florida, United States
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133 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We've never had a bad meal there and I now have a goal to try everything on the menu! LOL Seriously, soup and a sandwich and never a disappointment. My wife has had a couple of their salads and they're always good!

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

Thanks for the awesome review! We're happy to hear that you love everything on our menu. We hope to see you and your wife again soon! More 

Maryland
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

I was very impressed with the breakfast selection. They had fresh juices and they let you sample before you order which I thought was great. My friend and I split a Morning Meditation which was delicious. I also appreciated that our waitress split the drink into two glasses. My friend and I split and egg sandwich and a Bacado omelet.... More 

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Thank rene20874
Cassi C, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks so much! We're happy to hear you enjoy the variety our menu has to offer and that you and your friend enjoyed your meals with us. We hope to see you both again soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8383 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34238-2901
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-923-6754
Description
Voted Sarasota's Best Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch, First Watch specializes in delicious creations freshly-prepared to order. First Watch begins each morning at the crack of dawn, slicing fresh fruits and vegetables, baking muffins and making French toast batter from scratch. 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, as well as signature items like the Chickichanga® and classic BLTE® sandwich. Their “2 for You” lunch offers half portions of their most popular soups, salads and sandwiches and you can get in and out fast. Their menu’s "Healthier Side" features a variety of delicious Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch options for the more health-conscious, including egg white omelets, fresh fruit crepes and their signature Power Wrap™. Free WiFi & newspapers are provided.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?