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First Watch Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
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American, Cafe, Diner, Healthy
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1395 Main St, Sarasota, FL 34236-5616
941-954-1395
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7:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch
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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    Very good
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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
Consistently good

This is a return visit every time we are in the Sarasota area. Consistently good food and quick service.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
eastcoastbb
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East Coast
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
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Sarasota, Florida
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97 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We have been frequent customers -- breakfast usually pretty good!! We were disappointed that the chicken salad melt is no longer available!! Service usually good but much to be desired on this visit -- had to ask three times for a tea refill - would understand if they had been busy!! Ordered BLTE -- it was served on two huge... More 

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Venice, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Went with friend for breakfast on Monday, had eggs which were fine, bacon cold and over cooked dried out and brittle and the home fries were cold and tasteless, and the bagel was not toasted and also cold. All around bad breakfast.

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

Thank you for coming in. We're so sorry to hear that this was your experience with us. You should always expect fresh, high-quality food from First Watch, so we have shared your review with our management team. We sincerely hope you'll give us another try. More 

Orlando, Florida
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Haven't been to first watch in awhile, but have always liked it. Was pleasantly surprised at all the very healthy breakfast choices and new menu choices.

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

Welcome back, Jackie! We've missed you. Let's not go that long without seeing each other ever again! More 

East Coast
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88 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

This is a return visit every time we are in the Sarasota area. Consistently good food and quick service.

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

Awesome - thanks so much! We look forward to your next trip to Sarasota! More 

WOODSTOCK
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Wonderful place to have a great breakfast. Coffee is great and service is quick. I will keep going back.

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

Thanks, Sheldon! We'll see you next time. More 

New Jersey
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53 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Eating breakfast/brunch in First Watch is a special treat! They serve only breakfast/ brunch/ lunch. Often there is a wait (especially on weekends in season or if there are fairs in town). The selection of pancakes is creative and yummy. The pancakes are huge (each one is almost the size of 2-3 regular pancakes). They have other breakfast/ brunch offerings... More 

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

It's great to hear that you're such a big fan of our pancakes, Donna! We appreciate your review and are honored to be one of your favorite brunch restaurants in Sarasota. More 

sarasota
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

always enjoy First Watch. Never had a bad meal there. Glad there expansion is going well.See you folks soon.

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

Thank you, Fred! We're happy to hear that you've learned you can consistently expect a delicious, fresh meal at First Watch. We can't wait to see you again soon! More 

Dunedin, Florida
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95 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

This little diner serves only breakfast and lunch and is quasi organic. The coffee is the best I've had in a long time. I had the soup and sandwich and the tomato basil was very good as was the club sandwich. My husband had a Reuben with the soup and it was also very good. The service, while prompt, was... More 

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

Thank you, Maryellen! We're happy to her how much you and your husband enjoyed our exclusive Sunrise Select Premium Blend coffee along with your lunch. We have shared your comments about the service with our management team. Thanks again for your visit, and we look forward to seeing you two again soon! More 

London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Friendly service,good quality and selection an ideal breakfast stop from 7.00. They are willing to mix and match the menu,staff friendly and caring. An ideal for a fast or slow start to the day. They also do lunch but close at 2.30

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

Thank you, Steve! It's great to hear that you appreciate our friendly service and healthy menu variety. We look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Sarasota, Florida
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193 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

First and foremost all the servers were so welcoming and professional knowing all the ingredients of the dishes, something found all too rarely in Florida restaurants. They also kept checking on their tables in a friendly and yet not annoying way. The food served is of a high standard for this type of establishment (in my case crab cakes hollandaise... More 

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

Thank you, Mike! We're happy to hear that you enjoy our seasonal Crab Cake Benedict, and it's great to hear how impressed you are with our knowledgeable staff. We'll see you tomorrow! More 

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Additional Information about First Watch Restaurant

Address: 1395 Main St, Sarasota, FL 34236-5616
Phone Number: 941-954-1395
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 10
Cuisine: American, Cafe, Diner, Healthy

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1395 Main St, Sarasota, FL 34236-5616
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: 941-954-1395

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Doing business

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?