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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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Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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92 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything I have ordered here I have been completely satisfied with from breakfast choices to lunch. Enjoy every bite!

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

Thanks so much! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us. We can't wait to see you again soon! More 

Hampton nh
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278 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Whenever Friends come to town we always take them for breakfast at first watch, it's in a great spot right off 41. The food is always fresh, the wait staff very friendly, lots of different options for breakfast. They even have an outside patio overlooking a small lake.

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

Thanks so much! We're happy to hear that you experienced friendly service and enjoyed the variety our menu has to offer. We can't wait to see you again soon! More 

Chicago, Illinois
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65 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This review is written on the perspective of someone (me) with food allergies. I'm allergic to gluten and soy, so it's difficult to dine out. While I was in town visiting my brother and his girlfriend,they offered to treat me to breakfast. They've been to First Watch before, and really liked it. We arrived on a weekend morning. There wasn't... More 

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Thank MKEPanther4
Cassi C, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent visit and for this feedback. We are very sorry that you were limited on the options you could order due to your allergies. We want all of our guests to have a wonderful experience and be able to have a variety of options to choose from. We hope that you will come back and give... More 

Morin Heights, Canada
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72 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Value, Variety in the menu and View on the water... Were there yesterday morning for breakfast. Very impressed by the lay out of the restaurant with a sunny outdoor seating overlooking a pond. Impressive menu with dozen of healthy options...but I choose the carrot cake pancakes. These were outside the box, enormous(choose 2 only) and succulent. They served these with... More 

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Thank jpl346
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 enjoy the variety our menu has to offer and that you loved our Carrot Cake Pancakes. It is great to know that you experienced excellent service during your visit as well. We can't wait to see you again soon! More 

Maynard, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

Best breakfast and lunch in town. The service is top notch. Restaurants like Ophelia's on the bay should send their management here to learn how to treat people

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Thank RobMaynard135
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 received top notch service and that you enjoyed your breakfast with us. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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395 reviews
277 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

I used to go to First Watch in Lakewood Ranch for breakfast when I stayed in the area. Now living in Palmer Ranch, we went to the local First Watch. Service is very good, atmosphere is friendly and food quality is very good. Nice spot for breakfast and lunch.

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Thank Paul B
Pace, Florida
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176 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

This is pretty much like the First Watch's in other towns, but it can be relied on to provide good food at a reasonable price. I like it more than other copycat restaurants. It's not a destination food place, but it's a good place for casual eating.

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Thank Marian M
Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

We come here almost every week. We are obsessed with the cinnamon chip pancakes. The food is fresh and the seasonal menu is excellent and incorporates fresh ingredients based on the season. Staff works hard, is friendly, services is prompt. I would definitely recommend using the no wait app if you have it for busy times. They definitely try to... More 

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Thank Betsy S
Kennesaw, Georgia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

The menu is vast and everything is fresh, healthy and delicious I had a power wrap which was excellent. My friend had pumpkin spice pancakes and she said that they were very good. It has high ceilings, which makes it quite noisy. This is why I only gave it 4 stars.

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Thank lvbnee
Wheeling, West Virginia
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

What can I say this place is awesome. The food is great quality, the atmosphere is very welcoming and the service is great. We really enjoyed having breakfast here. My daughter loved the pumpkin pancake!

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Thank Ryan H

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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, Healthy, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?