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First Watch Restaurant

8383 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34238-2901
9419236754
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Ranked #109 of 844 Restaurants in Sarasota
Price range: $1 - $10
Cuisines: American, Diner, Healthy, Café
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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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English first
Sarasota, Florida
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

Have been here twice recently. Today was just as good as last week. Their breakfast is excellent. The waitresses are very good. They don't have biscuits and gravy but their other food is so good we don't care. It is close to us and we will be there quite a bit. You will not regret going here!

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

Great to hear you had two excellent breakfasts with us! We can't wait to have you back! Cari, First Watch Customer Service More

Palm Bay, Florida
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We stopped here on our way to Sarasota from Osprey. It was a decent breakfast but nothing spectacular. My husband had the Chickichanga. It was good, but the portion on the small side. I had the Bacon and Onion hash. Again, good but not great. The coffee was good and the service friendly. It was a good meal, but nothing... More

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

Thank you for your visit and feedback! We always want to leave a great impression with our guests, so your comments will be taken seriously. We value your patronage and do hope you dine with us again in the future. Cari, First Watch Customer Service More

Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

First visit to this restaurant but hopefully more to come. Friendly greeting upon arrival, interesting menu. Our party tried a few different pancakes-- pumpkin, cranberry nut, and carrot cake. We all agreed that the carrot cake won-- crunchy and delicious. No gluten free bread which was a disappointment to one of our party. Situated near a mall on a good... More

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

We are so happy you had a great first visit! Your comments will be shared with our team. We hope to see you back for many more delicious meals too! Cari, First Watch Customer Service More

Nassau, New Providence Island
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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

for 8 years First Watch has been unparallelled in service, quality and value for breakfast. IN over 30 vists, NEVER had a bad experience and always an outstanding one!!!

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

Wow! Thank you! After over 30 visits, it's an honor to know you still feel we are the best breakfast out there. We look forward to your next 30 visits! Cari, First Watch Customer Service More

Alden, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We were looking for a place to have breakfast on our first day in Sarasota and this will be our "go to" from now on when we visit. They had many healthy choices for breakfast and for lunches as well. It a little more pricey than most breakfast places, but well worth it for trying g to eat healthy!! The... More

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

Thank you! We are honored to be your new go to for breakfast in the area! Cari, First Watch Customer Service More

Englewood, Florida
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Greeted at the door,Quick service, monterrey club was outstanding with 1/2 plate of greens. Beefeater on sourdough was good with a side chicken salad, lits of chicken. Perfect lite lunch!

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

Thank you! We are very happy you had a great lunch with us. We hope to see you back again soon! Cari, First Watch Customer Service More

Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

My family and I ate bunch at this Sarasota location yesterday and it was the best food we have ever had at a First Watch! We eat at First Watch regularly in the Orlando area and have eaten at the restaurants in the West Palm Beach and Miami. We have always had good food and service but this location in... More

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

Thank you, CFL-gal! We are so happy you had an outstanding visit. We appreciate you sharing your kind words and we will pass them along! Cari, First Watch Customer Service More

Miami, Florida
Top Contributor
361 reviews 361 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

First Watch is a bright, clean, friendly restaurant with diverse menu selections and entertainment for the whole family. Crayons for the kids. WiFi for Dad. Newspapers for Grumpy when he remembers his reading glasses.

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

D N - Great to hear we have wonderful food - and entertainment! - for the whole family. We hope to see you all back for breakfast, brunch or lunch soon! Cari, First Watch Customer Service More

Osprey, Florida
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

First time at First Watch and I was impressed with the variety on the menu. The service was quick and the staff attentive. The food was delicious. It can be a fast meal or a lingering meal at First Watch.

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

Deacontomgrant - Wonderful to hear you had a great first visit at First Watch! Thank you for giving us a try and we hope to see you back for another tasty meal soon. Cari, First Watch Customer Service More

Sarasota, Florida
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

We frequent the First Watch on Tamiami because it's easy and convenient. Except on the weekends during season- prepare to wait a while for a table. Food is unique and well put together. You get your own pot of coffee which is nice but I don't enjoy them pouring it for me. I like to drink it on my own... More

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

Islandgirl882 - Thank you for all your visits! We appreciate your comments about the coffee and water and will share your suggestions with the team. It's great to know you always have a delicious meal with us and we hope to see you back soon! Cari, First Watch Customer Service More

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Additional Information about First Watch Restaurant

Address: 8383 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34238-2901
Phone Number: 9419236754
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
Average Prices: USD 1 - 10
Cuisine: American, Diner, Healthy, Café

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