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First Watch

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American, Cafe, Diner, Healthy
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7091 College Parkway, Fort Myers, FL 33907
239-274-5551
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Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
Description: First Watch specializes in delicious creations freshly-prepared to order....
First Watch specializes in delicious creations freshly-prepared to order. 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.
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  • 10
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  • 3
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A good breakfast spot

The pancakes are huge so heed the menus advice when deciding how many to order. The eggs were cooked to order and our meal was promptly served. It was busy on a Saturday mid morning but we thought it was worth the 15 min wait.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 18, 2015
Jnietupski3
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Millbury, Massachusetts
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Hudson, Ohio
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62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If breakfast is the most important meal of the day - THIS is where you want to start your day! It is a staple when I visit! Locals took me there for the first time, and as much as I don't like to over commercialize properties or make them too crowded for me to eat at, I can't tell enough... More 

Helpful?
Thank missywould
Eleni K, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this review

Thank you!! We appreciate you starting some of your days off with a tasty breakfast at First Watch, and we can't wait to see you again soon. More 

South Florida
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have frequented this restaurant at least every two weeks for several years. The food is fresh, well prepared, tasty and nicely served. Unfortunately, the corporate-ordered remodel has driven us away from ever being able to enjoy it again. The hard bench and chairs seating along with the ultra loud unattenuated noise from the kitchen and other diners has the... More 

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Thank GADFLY1O1
Eleni K, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this review

Thank you for your patronage over the years and for this feedback. We are sorry to hear that the recent remodel has driven you away. We care about all our guests and want them to have a great experience and feel comfortable every time they come to visit. We appreciate you taking the time to share your concerns and we... More 

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111 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our breakfast this morning but our check was over $26 plus $5 tip making it the most expensive we've had in Ft Myers. The bacon hash was mostly potatoes so I don't think I'd order it again. My wife enjoyed her waffle. The service was good.

Helpful?
Thank Russ Y
Eleni K, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this review

Thanks for giving us a try, Russ! We're sorry that you are disappointed in our pricing as we do try and offer the most reasonable prices for the high quality of food we provide for our guests. We are happy to hear that your wife enjoyed her Waffle and that you both received good service. We hope that you will... More 

Fort Myers, Florida
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237 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Bland food, bland service, generic ambience. Just a bland little restaurant. It is in a nice location and the orange juice cocktail thing was pretty good. Fresh and healthy doesn't have to mean generic, taste-free and boring. Restaurants, especially in affluent areas like SWFL, can't seem to figure that out. Healthy food can have flavor and spice. Good servers can... More 

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Thank ChefJohnS
Eleni K, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this review

Thanks so much for giving us a try. We're sincerely sorry for the experience you describe. You should always expect a flavorful, fresh meal when you come to First Watch, ad it sounds like we dropped the ball. We've shared your review with our management team, and we hope you'll consider giving us another try. More 

Rockford, Illinois
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015 via mobile

My husbands toast never made it, he is still waiting for it! Charge me for something I didn't order! I got the eggs,bacon,and potatoes for $8.50

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Thank Janie85
Eleni K, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this review

Thanks for coming in with your husband, Janie. We're very sorry that we forgot to bring his toast! You should always expect attentive service and attention to detail from our team. We've shared your review with our management team, and we hope you'll decide to give us another try! More 

Detroit, Michigan
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

Great original menu and friendly service every time. Enjoyed key west crepeggs and chickenchanga. Fresh coffee at your table. If there's a wait they'll text you when your table is ready.

Helpful?
Thank Yell0wBike
Eleni K, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this review

Thank you so much! We're so glad you like our innovative menu and friendly team along with that fresh coffee and yummy brunch! We hope to see you again very soon. More 

Millbury, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015 via mobile

The pancakes are huge so heed the menus advice when deciding how many to order. The eggs were cooked to order and our meal was promptly served. It was busy on a Saturday mid morning but we thought it was worth the 15 min wait.

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1 Thank Jnietupski3
Eleni K, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this review

Thanks! We're glad you enjoyed our ginormous pancakes and eggs, we hope to see you again soon! More 

Fort Myers, Florida
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53 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

First visit : Two Lunch combos...1/2 Sandwich 1/2 Salad. Very tasty items...Sandwichs fell short in quantity of meat. Sufficient,no Wow factor. Perhaps we are spoiled. Service,was great. Waitress warm and friendly. Manager made "2" efforts to inquire about our our experience and was quite genuine in his appreciation of our Patronage. Second Visit: Was inspired by a coupon. With a... More 

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Thank 430debbie
Eleni K, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this review

Thanks for your visits, Debbie! We're glad you've enjoyed friendly, attentive service during both your visits, but we apologize for the subpar meals you describe. We always want our customers to leave feeling satisfied and taken care of, so we have shared your comments with our management team. We hope you'll consider giving us another try! More 

Ft Myers
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

First Watch is our go to place for breakfast. The food is always fresh and well prepared. Very busy during Season.

Helpful?
Thank TJCFtMyers
Eleni K, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this review

Thanks so much for all your visits!! We hope to see you again soon! More 

Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

My favorite brunch place in the area. They never disappoint me. Their chocolate chips pancakes are very good. We love going there on sunday for brunch and we always have their french toast montecristo or beefeater sandwich

Helpful?
Thank Daniela L
Eleni K, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this review

We're so glad to be your favorite brunch place in Fort Myers, Daniela!! Thanks for all your visits. We actually just started serving Cinnamon Chip Pancakes for the holidays, and we think you'll love them! We can't wait to see you again soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7091 College Parkway, Fort Myers, FL 33907
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Fort Myers
  • Phone Number: 239-274-5551

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10
  • Cuisine: American, Cafe, Diner, Healthy

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

First Watch specializes in delicious creations freshly-prepared to order. 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.

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