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First Watch Restaurant

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American, Coffee Shop, 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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  • 69
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  • 57
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 4
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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
I often breakfast there

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
SteveJKingshott
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Dining on a budget
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

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
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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179 reviews 179 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 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 

arverne
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 via mobile

I walked in already knowing what I was going to order.I always order the chicken salad on baby Spinach.It also come with fresh fruit.Pineapple,honeydew,banana,strawberries,grapes and piece of apple.The dressing is poppyseed and it's my favorite.The service fast.The coffee is a carafe and good.I highly recommend you stopping Into see for yourself.

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

Thank you! We're so happy to hear that you love our coffee and chicken salad. Thanks for the recommendation, and we can't wait to see you downtown again soon! More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 via mobile

If you are sarasota downtown or somewhere close around, give it a try to the First Watch restaurant..they serve breakfast and lunch till 3pm.very professional and smiley staff,never delays with the food even when they are busy.I've been going there for more than a year and never had any complain.I highly recommend people. Give it a try and if you... More 

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

Thank you for all of your visits over the past year! We are happy our delicious food and friendly service keep you coming back. We appreciate your recommendation and we can't wait to see you again. Eleni, First Watch Customer Service More 

Sarasota, FL
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

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

Thank you! We are honored you feel we are the best breakfast and that we have been your go to for years. We can't wait to see you again! Eleni, First Watch Customer Service More 

Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
154 reviews 154 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

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
8 helpful votes 8 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
96 reviews 96 reviews
73 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 

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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, Coffee Shop, 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?