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First Watch Restaurant

1395 Main St, Sarasota, FL 34236-5616
941-954-1395
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Ranked #91 of 828 Restaurants in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $10
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Cuisines: American, Diner, Healthy, Café
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Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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.
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English first
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
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 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

Sarasota
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We had a group of 14 young people from Moscow performing in Sarasota. We found they didn't have lunch plans for the following day so I went to First Watch. It was closed but the manager not only answered the door but took our reservation for the following day; Everything was perfect. We couldn't have asked for better service or... More

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

Thank you for choosing us for your lunch! We are so happy our team took wonderful care of you and everyone enjoyed our tasty, fresh food. We hope to see you again! Cari, First Watch Customer Service More

Stockbridge, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We often frequent first watch for great breakfasts with wonderful pots of good steaming hot coffee that we can pour several cups to enjoy. Last week we decided to come for lunch. I had a wonderful omelet and my husband had the soup and salad which were good too. But he made the mistake of getting the iced coffee which... More

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

kippi10 - Thank you for all of your visits! We are very happy you always have a delicious breakfast or lunch when you are with us. We will pass along your comments and suggestions about our iced coffee as well. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Cari, First Watch Customer Service More

Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
401 reviews 401 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
264 helpful votes 264 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Bill Carter, the owner of the condominium we rent in Sarasota, keeps us apprised of good places to eat and makes frequent recommendations before each of our visits. A breakfast person, he tipped us off to Millie's a few years ago. This year, he tipped us off to First Watch, which has two locations in the Sarasota area, one conveniently... More

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Taylor B - We're so happy Mr. Carter sent you our way! We are thrilled your breakfast experience lived up to the high expectations he set. We hope to see you back for another delicious and filling meal soon! Cari, First Watch Customer Service More

Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Good service and quality food that measures up to the one in my local area. When in Sarasota for pleasure, we were looking for a quick omelet from a reliable breakfast spot. My aunt was looking for the Cracker Barrel and I’m thinking…oh GOD..help please!!! Luckily, there was a First Watch down near our hotel. I guaranteed her she’d like... More

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Mimi823 - Thank you for coming in on your travels and for introducing your aunt to First Watch! Regardless of the city, we are thrilled you can always count on us for great service and a delicious breakfast. See you again soon! Cari, First Watch Customer Service More

Bradenton, Florida
Top Contributor
231 reviews 231 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

I had a breakfast plate called the market hash, portions were just right, and the coffee was great. We were here on a Sunday morning, off season and seated right away. Lot of choices for breakfast here to satisfy any appetite.

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James99946 - Thank you for starting your Sunday with us! We are very happy you had a satisfying breakfast and we hope to see you again soon. Cari, First Watch Customer Service More

Bradenton, Florida
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

The coffee was wonderful! We did have to ask the waitress 3 times for another cup... I ordered the Greek Fetish Omelet with Spinach, Feta Cheese, Onions, Tomatoes and Black Olives. There were about 2 pieces of Spinach in mine when I opened it up. The potatoes were not fully cooked, but edible. I tasted my husband's fruit and that... More

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

Lucky0420 - Thank you for your visit! We appreciate your feedback and will share your suggestions about our bathrooms and coffee with the team. We do hope you continue to dine with us in the future. Cari, First Watch Customer Service More

Toronto
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Service was good but the bacon and cheese omelet was just average or plain. I have eaten at other breakfast diners in Sarasota where I have returned over the years (Serving Spoon and Oasis) but I don't think I would come back to this one.

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

MichaelKToronto - We are very sorry to hear our food fell short of your expectations. We want to be your first choice every morning, so your comments will be taken serious. Cari, First Watch Customer Service More

Sarasota, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We are regulars for Sunday breakfast at First Watch on Main Street. The manager is welcoming, friendly, and accommodating, and the servers are as well. We like the menu, the food, and the prices. We have one complaint, however. Two of our group have been asking for iced coffee for several years, and the answer has been that First Watch... More

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

Hannah6309 - Thank you for all of your visits. We are honored to have you as a regular. Especially as a valued guest, we will take your suggestions on the taste of our iced coffee very serious and will pass them along to the team. We want to make your experience perfect in all areas! See you on Sunday! Cari,... More

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