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First Watch Restaurant

8383 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34238-2901
9419236754
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Ranked #54 of 852 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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Surprise, Arizona
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Went for breakfast twice while visiting area. Fabulous pancakes and breakfasts. Best service you could ask for, pleasant with smiles. Convenient location, plenty of parking. You will not be sorry if you go.

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

Thank you for having breakfast with us while you were in town! We are happy you had two great visits and we hope to see you back the next time you're in our area. Cari, First Watch Customer Service More 

Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Went with the in-laws for lunch. What a wonderful lunch and setting. The restaurant is by the water and very nice. The menu varied. Everyone enjoyed the food. The prices were very reasonable.

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

Thank you! We are very happy you and your family had a wonderful lunch. Cari, First Watch Customer Service More 

Sarasota, Florida
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The soup is so good, it's like eating dessert! The salad is delicious with tangy dressing - lots of good flavors, melded together.

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

Great to hear you enjoyed the balance and flavors of our soup and salad. We hope to see you again soon! Cari, First Watch Customer Service More 

Sarasota, Florida
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Great menu, great place ... Our favorite breakfast restaurants for years. Chikichangas are my favorites/ BLTE sandwich. Delicious, always consistent. And always Great friendly service by Diane and Anna .... Thank u so much girls ....!!!

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

Thank you! We are so happy you feel we have the best breakfast and we have become your favorite over the years. See you again soon! Cari, First Watch Customer Service More 

Sarasota, Florida
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

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
14 helpful votes 14 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
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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
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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 

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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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