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First Watch Restaurant

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American, Café, 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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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

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Visitor rating
  • 64
    Excellent
  • 56
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
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    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best breakfast

This has been the go to place for breakfast for years. Consistent, very good and varied choices. You cannot go wrong here. Can be crowded but worth the wait.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
retirededward
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Sarasota, FL
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Dining on a budget
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142 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Sarasota, FL
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

This has been the go to place for breakfast for years. Consistent, very good and varied choices. You cannot go wrong here. Can be crowded but worth the wait.

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Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
150 reviews 150 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Well done breakfast and service was excellent. Food served quickly and hot, great selection and a good stop for breakfast

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

Thank you! We are so pleased you had a delicious breakfast with friendly service. Eleni, First Watch Customer Service More 

Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Good service, good food, good value!!! The servers are great! Food is what you expect. Nothing bad! You can go every day and it won't be bad.

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

Thank you! We are pleased you always have a good experience whenever you are with us. We wish we could see you every day! Eleni, First Watch Customer Service More 

Fenton, Michigan
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I found this restaurant while looking for healthy/organic choices in sarasota. My husband and I stopped to grab a quick lunch and found that they weren't as healthy as I had thought. I got one of the few organic choices on the menu (organic yogurt parfait). I did like that they had quinoa and kale dishes available. They claim to... More 

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

Thank you for your visit and feedback. We will share your suggestions and comments with our culinary team. Eleni, First Watch Customer Service More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Arriving for a 2.00pm snack, on our third day in Florida, my previous fears and expectations were rapidly changed. We were quicky ushered to a table and met by young, polite and knowlegable girls. Coffee and tea were quick to arrive and our food orders soon followed being presented with skill and aplomb by severs who were quite youthful. The... More 

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

Thank you for giving us a try! We are thrilled you had a memorable visit full of quick service and delicious food. Eleni, First Watch Customer Service More 

Moultonboro
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Whenever possible I visit the restroom before ordering at a new restaurant. First Watch bathrooms are carefully maintained. We usually avoid franchise and multiple location eateries but given the terrific locations , made an exception.Now with several meals at the downtown Sarasota and Lakewood Ranch locations I just want more F.W. locations. Consistent bright and competent service, food that respects... More 

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

Thank you for giving us a try! We are thrilled our cleanliness, attention to detail and extensive menu impressed you. We hope to see you back soon to try more items off our breakfast, brunch and lunch menu! Eleni, First Watch Customer Service More 

Evansville, Indiana, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I had the Reuben sandwich, my friends had the Chicken Palermo sandwich and the Beefeater sandwich. All of these were very good. The service was good and they were very efficient. We'll be stopping there again.

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

Great to hear you and your friends had a delicious lunch! Thank you for coming in! Eleni, First Watch Customer Service More 

Brooklyn, New York
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Atmosphere is fine, about what you'd expect, it's a breakfast and lunch cafe, bright and big. Clientele is seniors, families with children and local businessmen. Service is fine. To be fair, I only had one plate of cold scrambled eggs (were they eggs, really?) served with homefries, english muffin and bacon. This is all I have to judge the food... More 

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

It is upsetting to hear this is the experience you had with us. The food you describe here does not meet our high standards and we will address your review with our culinary team. We sincerely apologize for failing to impress you on this visit. Eleni, First Watch Customer Service More 

Sarasota, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I think more business is conducted at the First Watch on Main Street than any other restaurant in the city. It is always clean with prompt table service. Food is consistently good; although nothing beyond diner food. Seasonal specials are good. However, it is very convenient.

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

Thank you for bringing so many of your business meetings to First Watch. We look forward to seeing you again! Eleni, First Watch Customer Service More 

Duluth, Minnesota
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant is in a strip mall off the Tamiama Hughway. I wasn't expecting much, but was very pleasantly surprised. It's sort of a breakfast/lunch/salad eatery. I ordered avocado on whole wheat toast with baised eggs. Order delivered in under 10 minutes. It was delicious. Coffee was good too. We ate on their patio overlooking a small lake with a... More 

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

Thank you for giving us a try! We are thrilled our food, atmosphere and coffee pleasantly surprised you. We can't wait to have you back! Eleni, 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, Café, Diner, Healthy

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?