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First Watch Restaurant

1395 Main St, Sarasota, FL 34236-5616
941-954-1395
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Ranked #110 of 822 restaurants in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $10
Cuisines: American, Diner, Healthy, Café
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Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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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English first
Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
365 reviews 365 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
213 helpful votes 213 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Bill Carter, the owner of the condominium we rent in Sarasota, keeps us apprised of good places to eat and makes frequent recommendations before each of our visits. A breakfast person, he tipped us off to Millie's a few years ago. This year, he tipped us off to First Watch, which has two locations in the Sarasota area, one conveniently... More

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Cari T, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch Restaurant, responded to this review

Taylor B - We're so happy Mr. Carter sent you our way! We are thrilled your breakfast experience lived up to the high expectations he set. We hope to see you back for another delicious and filling meal soon! Cari, First Watch Customer Service More

Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Good service and quality food that measures up to the one in my local area. When in Sarasota for pleasure, we were looking for a quick omelet from a reliable breakfast spot. My aunt was looking for the Cracker Barrel and I’m thinking…oh GOD..help please!!! Luckily, there was a First Watch down near our hotel. I guaranteed her she’d like... More

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Mimi823 - Thank you for coming in on your travels and for introducing your aunt to First Watch! Regardless of the city, we are thrilled you can always count on us for great service and a delicious breakfast. See you again soon! Cari, First Watch Customer Service More

Bradenton, Florida
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208 reviews 208 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

I had a breakfast plate called the market hash, portions were just right, and the coffee was great. We were here on a Sunday morning, off season and seated right away. Lot of choices for breakfast here to satisfy any appetite.

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James99946 - Thank you for starting your Sunday with us! We are very happy you had a satisfying breakfast and we hope to see you again soon. Cari, First Watch Customer Service More

Bradenton, Florida
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

The coffee was wonderful! We did have to ask the waitress 3 times for another cup... I ordered the Greek Fetish Omelet with Spinach, Feta Cheese, Onions, Tomatoes and Black Olives. There were about 2 pieces of Spinach in mine when I opened it up. The potatoes were not fully cooked, but edible. I tasted my husband's fruit and that... More

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Lucky0420 - Thank you for your visit! We appreciate your feedback and will share your suggestions about our bathrooms and coffee with the team. We do hope you continue to dine with us in the future. Cari, First Watch Customer Service More

Toronto
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32 reviews 32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Service was good but the bacon and cheese omelet was just average or plain. I have eaten at other breakfast diners in Sarasota where I have returned over the years (Serving Spoon and Oasis) but I don't think I would come back to this one.

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MichaelKToronto - We are very sorry to hear our food fell short of your expectations. We want to be your first choice every morning, so your comments will be taken serious. Cari, First Watch Customer Service More

Sarasota, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We are regulars for Sunday breakfast at First Watch on Main Street. The manager is welcoming, friendly, and accommodating, and the servers are as well. We like the menu, the food, and the prices. We have one complaint, however. Two of our group have been asking for iced coffee for several years, and the answer has been that First Watch... More

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Cari T, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch Restaurant, responded to this review

Hannah6309 - Thank you for all of your visits. We are honored to have you as a regular. Especially as a valued guest, we will take your suggestions on the taste of our iced coffee very serious and will pass them along to the team. We want to make your experience perfect in all areas! See you on Sunday! Cari,... More

Sarasota, Florida, United States
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The food is always good. I have been to the Lakewood Ranch, Main Street Sarasota, and the one in South Sarasota on Tamiami Trail. There are many specials everyday and a great breakfast and lunch menu. Service is great and all locations are clean. I wish they were open for dinner. Make sure to get there early.

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Kathleen A - Thank you for all your visits! We are pleased you always enjoy breakfast, brunch or lunch with us. Cari, First Watch Customer Service More

Marathon, Florida
Top Contributor
131 reviews 131 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Seating was immediate. Service was prompt, professional, and right-on-time. We ordered 2 different breakfasts and both were very good.

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laurabender - Thank you for coming in for breakfast! We are pleased you enjoyed great food and service on your impromptu meal. Cari, First Watch Customer Service More

West Grove, Pennsylvania
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54 reviews 54 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

This is a terrific place for breakfast located right on Main St in the center of downtown Sarasota. It's part of a chain with locations in several states. The Siesta Cocktail is so delicious and refreshing- yogurt with fruit and granola. The omelettes are fresh and delicious.

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Rob50rph - We are thrilled you feel we deliver a terrific breakfast, especially our Siesta Cocktail and omelets. Thank you! Cari, First Watch Customer Service More

Sarasota, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Simply - my favorite breakfast spot. Quick and delicious and service is always attentive. The works omelet is my fave.

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We are honored to be your favorite breakfast place! Thank you, fooodE4Life! Cari, First Watch Customer Service More

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