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First Watch Restaurant

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American, Coffee Shop, Diner, Healthy
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8383 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34238-2901
9419236754
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Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Description: Voted Sarasota's Best Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch, First Watch specializes...
Voted Sarasota's Best Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch, First Watch specializes in delicious creations freshly-prepared to order. First Watch begins each morning at the crack of dawn, slicing fresh fruits and vegetables, baking muffins and making French toast batter from scratch. 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, as well as signature items like the Chickichanga® and classic BLTE® sandwich. Their “2 for You” lunch offers half portions of their most popular soups, salads and sandwiches and you can get in and out fast. Their menu’s "Healthier Side" features a variety of delicious Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch options for the more health-conscious, including egg white omelets, fresh fruit crepes and their signature Power Wrap™. Free WiFi & newspapers are provided.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lovely lunch with lake view

Family of 4, 2 daughters 10 and 8. All food is made from scratch with fresh ingredients and it shows. One daughter had the sourdough french toast with bacon and loved it. Other daughter did sourdough ham n cheese and crushed it. Sourdough was soft and light so kid friendly. I enjoyed the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
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Siesta Key, Florida, United States
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Siesta Key, Florida, United States
Top Contributor
199 reviews 199 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

Family of 4, 2 daughters 10 and 8. All food is made from scratch with fresh ingredients and it shows. One daughter had the sourdough french toast with bacon and loved it. Other daughter did sourdough ham n cheese and crushed it. Sourdough was soft and light so kid friendly. I enjoyed the mediterranian sandwich. Turkey bacon avocado with romaine... More 

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Venice, Florida
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

This First Watch location is our favorite. The staff are helpful, friendly and efficient. There are lots of healthy options, and even more Yummy ones. One of our visitors from the snowy north needed some gluten-free options to avoid painful consequences. The chef assured her they have a separate area to prepare gluten-free. This place really gets it right. The... More 

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

Thank you! We are honored to be your favorite breakfast, brunch and lunch place in the area! It is also nice to hear your friends who were in need of a gluten free meal were also well taken care of. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Eleni, First Watch Customer Service More 

Clifton Park, New York
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121 reviews 121 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Granted, I only had the one sandwich but the Reuben sandwich was just excellent - very good quality corned beef, very tender, good sauerkraut, just super. Would recommend.

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

Thank you! We are so happy you enjoyed our Reuben! We hope to see you in again soon. Eleni, First Watch Customer Service More 

North Carolina
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142 reviews 142 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

What can you say about First Watch, great breakfast and if you like pancakes, they serve them plate size. Generally order two, the cranberry & pecan and the carrot. Eat half and save half to tomorrows breakfast. Lasts well, microwaves well the next day. When we leave town, we alway have our last breakfast at First Watch. Also pick up... More 

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

Thank you for all of your breakfast visits! We are so happy our pancakes keep you coming back! We look forward to seeing you the next time you're in town. Eleni, First Watch Customer Service More 

Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The food here is consistently good and fresh. Breakfast and lunch are equally delicious. Have eaten here many times and it's always good.

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

Love to hear how much you enjoy our breakfast and lunch menu. We can't wait to have you back for another fresh and delicious meal! Eleni, First Watch Customer Service More 

Reading, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
172 reviews 172 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Six of us enjoyed a very nice lunch. There was a wait but not very long. The menu has a nice selection of choices for lunch including many sandwiches and light fare. Everyone enjoyed their food. The restaurant is in a strip mall but don't be fooled. The dining room is large and bright and there is a pond behind... More 

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

Thank you for joining us for lunch! We are so pleased all 6 of you had a wonderful experience. Cari, First Watch Customer Service More 

Phoenix ,AZ
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94 reviews 94 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 via mobile

Excellent breakfast. Everything was prepared as requested. Service was very attentive. Will definitely return when in this area again.

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

We are so pleased you had an excellent breakfast! Thank you for coming in! Cari, First Watch Customer Service More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We've been here several times. It's always a good experience, very good food, great service. It's very popular, so pick your times, if you don't want to wait. Although the wait times are not usually too bad. My favorite is the Tri-fecta. Then you don't have to decide between waffles or eggs.

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

We're so pleased you always have a fantastic experience with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Cari, First Watch Customer Service More 

Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
174 reviews 174 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

The breakfasts & lunches are all god at reasonable prices. We especially like the Swishroom or Forager omelets which come with an English muffin & seasoned potatoes. The 2 for You is an excellent lunch offering. Another fav is the Fruity Chicken. Service is excellent & the view is relaxing.

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

We love to hear you always have an excellent breakfast or lunch when you're with us! We hope to see you again soon! Cari, First Watch Customer Service More 

Sarasota, Florida
Top Contributor
144 reviews 144 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Enjoyed a good breakfast...omelet cooked as ordered.....english muffin under toasted....potatoes done just right....but nothing to make me say WOW. Kudos for their bottomless coffee cup....fresh roast and delicious.

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

Thank you for coming in! We always want our guests to have a wow factor, so we will take your comments seriously. Overall we are pleased everything tasted good and we hope to see you again. Cari, First Watch Customer Service More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8383 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34238-2901
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: 9419236754

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10
  • Cuisine: American, Coffee Shop, Diner, Healthy

Description

Voted Sarasota's Best Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch, First Watch specializes in delicious creations freshly-prepared to order. First Watch begins each morning at the crack of dawn, slicing fresh fruits and vegetables, baking muffins and making French toast batter from scratch. 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, as well as signature items like the Chickichanga® and classic BLTE® sandwich. Their “2 for You” lunch offers half portions of their most popular soups, salads and sandwiches and you can get in and out fast. Their menu’s "Healthier Side" features a variety of delicious Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch options for the more health-conscious, including egg white omelets, fresh fruit crepes and their signature Power Wrap™. Free WiFi & newspapers are provided.

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