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First Watch Restaurant

#30 of 2,027 Restaurants in Tampa
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American, Diner, Healthy, Café
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520 Tampa Street, Tampa, FL 33602-4806
813 307-9006
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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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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Visitor rating
  • 90
    Excellent
  • 59
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
healthy food

The food is really good, and the prices are not high. Very often it's very crowded, but worth the wait. Breakfast is served all day.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
bren m
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Singapore, Singapore
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
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Singapore, Singapore
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

The food is really good, and the prices are not high. Very often it's very crowded, but worth the wait. Breakfast is served all day.

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

Wonderful to hear how much our food impresses you! Thank you! Cari, First Watch Customer Service More 

US Navy Afloat
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
177 helpful votes 177 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

Can not beat the staff, the selection, the preparation, the taste and the value. Ate here immediately following the 15K race on Saturday 2/21, and even though it was a little bit of a walk from the race area, we are runners - so, no big deal. Menu is vast - service is quick, professional and thorough.

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

Thank you for stopping by our place for your post-race meal! We are thrilled our friendly staff and delicious and fresh food was just what you were looking for. We hope you run in to see us again soon! Cari, First Watch Customer Service More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Excellent restaurant for breakfast! Great options from cranberry nut pancakes to kale drinks. I was very impressed - best breakfast restaurant that I've eaten at in years!

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

Thank you! We are so happy we delivered the best breakfast you have had in years! We can't wait to have you back. Cari, First Watch Customer Service More 

Utah
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Great, healthy, delicious menu. We thoroughly enjoyed the pancakes! Wish we would have found this place sooner. Will definitely come back again. Make time to stop in and enjoy a wonderful meal.

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

Wonderful to hear you had a delicious experience! We can't wait to have you back. Cari, First Watch Customer Service More 

Edwardsville, Illinois
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015 via mobile

I'll be honest wasn't that happy that had to wait morning after Gasparilla (but it was so very much worth wait. So good came back next 2 day also great selection On menu and everything was outstanding Will sure visit again Love down town Tampa

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

We do apologize for your wait too, we do our best to get our guests seated as quickly as possible, but we are happy the food was worth it! Thank you for your visits while you were in Tampa! Cari, First Watch Customer Service More 

Miami, Florida
Top Contributor
370 reviews 370 reviews
232 restaurant reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Located in the heart of Tampa, First Watch Restaurant key customers are downtown business and professional workers. We were pleasantly surprised to find that the restaurant took great care of our 3- and 6-year-old grandchildren, as well as our children and ourselves. We arrived at the end of the lunch rush, and the staff seated us in the almost-private dining... 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 happy the whole family enjoyed our friendly atmosphere and delicious food. We hope to see you again soon! Cari, First Watch Customer Service More 

Vero Beach, Florida
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We went on New Years morning, a short walk from our hotel. We were very Pleased with the menu and my girlfriend said it was the best waffle she's ever had. Great experience we'll be back!

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

Thank you for starting 2015 with us! We are happy you enjoyed your meals, especially the waffles. We hope to see you again soon! Cari, First Watch Customer Service More 

Ohio
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

We went for breakfast because we have a First Watch near our house and we needed somewhere to go for breakfast. It did not disappoint. Both the food and service were very good.

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

Wonderful to hear you had a great breakfast with good food and service. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Cari, First Watch Customer Service More 

Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Stopped in with some friends while on a Cruise-to-airplane layover. They were very accommodating to our group of 6, had quick service and didn't complain at all that we stayed to talk after. The portions were large and good quality- and we all appreciated that they left us a pot of coffee.

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

Thank you! We are happy you had a fantastic breakfast during your short visit to town. We hope you enjoyed your cruise! Cari, First Watch Customer Service More 

Atlanta, Georgia
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

I stayed nearby at the Courtyard Marriott and worked at the Bank of America building. I dined here for lunch on a weekday. The service was excellent. I had a great chicken and kale salad. Many choices were available on the menu.

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

Thank you for having lunch with us while you were in town. We are pleased you had great food and service! Cari, First Watch Customer Service More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 520 Tampa Street, Tampa, FL 33602-4806
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: 813 307-9006

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 10
  • Cuisine: American, Diner, Healthy, Café

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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?