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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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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, 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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  • 61
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
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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
menu change

'discovered' First Watch in Panama City Beach area. Yummy, yummy. Returned home to Sarasota area and was delighted to hear we had restaurants here...looked forward to Reuben sandwich and Santa Fe salad....soooo disappointed to find menu change and could not get either of them!!! Substitution of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
Barbran
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WNY
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
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Ithaca, New York
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Great breakfast spot in downtown Sarasota. Lots of options, including some fresh and healthy dishes. Service is friendly and efficient. There can be a wait, especially on weekends, but coffee is available while you wait.

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

Thanks so much for your visits, Julie! We appreciate the review too. For those busier days, try downloading the NoWait app on your smartphone to check our wait times and add your name to the list before you arrive. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Sarasota
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32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Sorry First Watch. Not a fan of your new menu. I appreciate your desire to make me healthier but when I go out I just want a simple filling breakfast. Tried the Eggs Benedict. It was served on some kind of a bagette(?) not an English muffin, with a pile of greens--no potatoes! My daughter did like her skillet breakfast... More 

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

Thanks for coming in! We're sorry to hear that you're disappointed with some of our menu changes. Our Eggs Benedicts are typically served on Ciabatta, though we'll always be happy to substitute it for an English muffin upon request. As for the service you describe, that is never what you should expect at First Watch, so we've shared your review... More 

WNY
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

'discovered' First Watch in Panama City Beach area. Yummy, yummy. Returned home to Sarasota area and was delighted to hear we had restaurants here...looked forward to Reuben sandwich and Santa Fe salad....soooo disappointed to find menu change and could not get either of them!!! Substitution of roast beef sandwich was simply ok...salad was disappointing. Yes, I will go back. Still........

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

Thanks for your visits in Panama City Beach and Sarasota! We're sorry to hear that you were disappointed with our menu changes, though we really appreciate you trying our new Roast Beef and Havarti sandwich. We do have some awesome new salads and sandwiches you may love, like our new Chicken Avocado Chop salad and our Ham and Gruyere Melt!... More 

Sarasota FL
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Why mess with near perfection? Corporate decisions have done in the place. They take off many favorite selections and expect patrons to just accept it. I fell sorry for the poor folks who have to work with those corporate boneheads. As I couldn't get what my usual was, I ended up with stuff I truly did not want but ate... More 

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

Thanks for your visits! We're sorry to hear that you're not a fan of some of the recent changes in our restaurant. We're so excited about some of our new dishes, and we're confident that you'll find some new favorites you'll love just as much as we do! We hope you'll reconsider coming back to see our friendly team and... More 

Sarasota, Florida
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45 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Always good breakfast. Fast, food is always the same consistency and service is good. Food is fresh. During the winter this place is a madhouse with all the foreigners from all parts of the US come down here. I found the prices to be reasonable and always enjoy eating there.

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

Awesome! Thanks for all your visits. It's great to know that you love our consistently tasty, fresh breakfast, brunch and lunch at First Watch. See you soon! More 

Sarasota, Florida
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97 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

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

Thanks for all your visits! We're sorry to hear that you're disappointed about our recent removal of Chicken Salad from our menu. We're so excited about this menu and are confident you'll find some awesome new favorites like our Ham and Gruyere Melt or our Roast Beef and Havarti! We've shared your comments about the service with our management team,... More 

Venice, Florida
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

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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29 reviews
18 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 32 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 

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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, Doing business, 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.
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?