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First Watch Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
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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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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

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Visitor rating
  • 64
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Average

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
sheljowo
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Fenton, Michigan
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
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139 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Fenton, Michigan
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

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
34 reviews 34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

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
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

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
Contributor
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
49 helpful votes 49 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
7 helpful votes 7 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 

Venice, Florida
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Too bad it closes at 2pm...The food is good for breakfast, but the service could be better ... They are usually quite crowded, but accommodating.

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

Thank you for coming in! We are sorry this is how you feel about our service and we will take your comments seriously. It is great to hear how much you enjoy our food and we hope to see you again soon. Eleni, First Watch Customer Service More 

Bradenton, Florida
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

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 via mobile

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 

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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

Questions & Answers

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