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First Watch Restaurant

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American, Diner, Healthy, Café
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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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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Good for:
Families with children
Doing business
Dining on a budget
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch

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Visitor rating
  • 62
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
This is my favorite breakfast spot.

The food here is excellent. Whether you want a traditional breakfast or a daily, sometimes seasonal special you will not be disappointed. A very, clean restaurant with excellent service.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 4, 2015
Judy-ann T
,
Bradenton, Florida
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
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131 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Bradenton, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015 via mobile

The food here is excellent. Whether you want a traditional breakfast or a daily, sometimes seasonal special you will not be disappointed. A very, clean restaurant with excellent service.

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

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

Anaheim
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I love the Sarasota & Tampa locations. The food & service is always good. I love that you can eat really healthy or if you feel like being sinful, you can! Either way it's delicious! Atmosphere is nice & bright, prices are average, can't go wrong here!

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

Regardless of what you order, we are so happy you always have a fantastic meal with great service. We can't wait to have you back! Cari, First Watch Customer Service More 

Atlanta, GA
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

The First Watch menu selection and quality is reliably good. This location is in a perfect location in downtown Sarasota and the Saturday morning street market.

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

We are thrilled you can always rely on us for a fantastic brunch! Thank you! Cari, First Watch Customer Service More 

South Burlington, Vermont
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

The pancakes here are even better than mine, and much bigger too. Be careful how many you order, unless you want to take some home. And pancakes aren't the only item on the menu though we've only had them when ever we've been there. But many other breakfast and lunch items sound like they would be just as tasty. Only... More 

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

We love to hear how much you enjoy our pancakes! We hope to see you back to have some more soon! Cari, First Watch Customer Service More 

Bradenton, Florida
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We had breakfast at the downtown Sarasota First Watch, and absolutely loved the cranberry and quinoa oatmeal! It was a fantastic dish; we will go back again for this breakfast!

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

Thank you for having breakfast with us! We are so happy you had a wonderful meal. See you again soon! Cari, First Watch Customer Service More 

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Location "in the middle of everything" is perfect, nice atmosphere, reasonable prices, fast service, good food. And a wonderful art market in the streets right around the corner. What more could we want? Our group of eight each ordered different breakfast items. All were delivered at the same time, hot and delicious. Good coffee, decent orange juice, and a good-humored... More 

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

Thank you! It is fantastic to hear you always have a perfect First Watch experience. We hope you start another day with us soon! Cari, First Watch Customer Service More 

Sarasota Fl
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Love this place for brunch. I enjoy sitting outside by the water. So relaxing and the food is great.

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

Thank you for all of your visits! We are so happy you can always rely on us for an amazing brunch. See you soon! Cari, First Watch Customer Service More 

The Villages, Florida
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This First Watch Restaurant met the high standards of others in this franchise. The food was very good. Eggs done perfectly! Their Eggs Benedict is excellent. Service was very good. Overall, an excellent choice for breakfast or lunch.

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

Great to hear we delivered an amazing breakfast experience! Thank you for coming by! Cari, First Watch Customer Service More 

Sarasota, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

What a nice surprise we received several weeks ago when we went to First Watch for breakfast and found out that the "powers that be" read my review and heeded my suggestion. My friends and I are now able to order real iced coffee, and we are enjoying it every Sunday morning. Thanks for listening!

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

Thank you for sharing your suggestions! We are happy you like our iced coffee and we hope to see you again soon! Cari, First Watch Customer Service More 

Sarasota FL
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Good quality foods and good portions. A good choice would be the Bacado Omelet or the Acapulco with chorizo sausage and bacon. Pancakes are varied and large. Eggs are flavorful. Servers attentive and fair price.

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

We are very happy you enjoy our fresh, filling and healthy options! Great suggestions too! We hope to see you again soon. Cari, First Watch Customer Service More 

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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 0 - 10
  • Cuisine: American, Diner, Healthy, Café

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?