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First Watch Restaurant

#29 of 1,890 Restaurants in Tampa
#30 of 2,084 Places to Eat in Tampa
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American, Cafe, Diner, Healthy
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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: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
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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  • 71
    Very good
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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
Great breakfast near Aloft Hotel.

Great little breakfast place a couple of blocks form the River-Walk. I had the Eggs Benedict Florentine and it was perfect. Spinach, avocado, tomato with two perfect poached eggs on top of English Muffins. I will go back next time in Tampa.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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Boston
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Great little breakfast place a couple of blocks form the River-Walk. I had the Eggs Benedict Florentine and it was perfect. Spinach, avocado, tomato with two perfect poached eggs on top of English Muffins. I will go back next time in Tampa.

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

Thanks so much! We're happy to hear that you had a great experience at First Watch, and we hope you'll make your way back to Tampa soon! More 

Dublin, Ireland
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75 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Had a wander around Tampa this morning and came across the First Watch Restaurant and my son and I had a very enjoyable breakfast. Great healthy options which we avoided, a flask of good strong coffee placed in front of you and an overall good vibe! Recommended!

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

Thanks for your visit and for the recommendation! We're happy to hear that you and your son had such a great breakfast, and we hope to see you again soon! More 

Lake Mary, Florida
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Excellent breakfast in the morning after a tiring day before. We reached around 10:45 am in the morning and it was filled with vacationers. We waited for almost 20 mins before we got seated and enjoyed some free coffee while we were waiting. Food is great lots and lots of options. So must try this when you are in the... More 

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

Thank you! We're happy you were able to refresh with a fresh breakfast at First Watch the morning after a tiring day. We appreciate the recommendation, and we look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Jacksonville, Florida
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33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Wonderful breakfast spot. Food was delicious, served hot and quickly. Lots of great choices, especially when you have a family member that is dietetic. Coffee was good and they gave me a pot to keep at my table. Awesome bacon and kids loved the pancakes. Clean and friendly environment. Lots of parking. Everyone can find something to eat here. This... More 

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

Thank you! We're thrilled that you were so impressed by your first visit to First Watch. It's great to hear how impressed you were with our healthy menu variety and clean, friendly atmosphere. We look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

St. Petersburg, Florida
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133 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Had an excellent breakfast! Service was great, food was delicious, the restaurant was fresh and clean. Thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Will definitely be back!

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

We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your visit to First Watch so much, and we can't wait to see you again soon! More 

New York
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Every time I visit Tampa, I make sure to stop in at First Watch for brunch. These people really know what they're doing! They have everything from the traditional eggs, bacon etc. to fluffy Belgian waffles to inventive (and healthy) quinoa dishes. The coffee is excellent and you always get a full carafe of it left on the table for... More 

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

Thank you, Valerie! We're happy to hear how much you love First Watch, and we're honored to be your go-to spot for breakfast, brunch and lunch when you're in Tampa. We hope to see you next time you're in town! More 

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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Breakfast was great, but the Eggs Benedict (with ham) was not to my taste. I expected ham as in Canadian Bacon, but it was cold cut style. The omlet was excellent and I had a lime, pineapple and ginger juice drink which was great. The portions were large, and food was good. Healthy options were offered.

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

Thank you! We're happy to hear how much you enjoyed your breakfast at First Watch, and we're sorry our Eggs Benedict wasn't served the way you expected. We're glad you enjoyed our Day Glow juice too! We hope to see you again soon. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Friendly greeting when we walked in. Service was good and efficient. Waiter was good and helpful. Food was well priced and big servings. We ate the healthy turkey, trifecta and day glow juice, all were delicious. No complaints here, we'll be back tomorrow!

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

Thank you, Rachel! We're thrilled that you enjoyed brunch with us, and we can't wait to see you again soon! More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 via mobile

Delicious and healthy breakfast for the whole family. Service was quick and friendly. We would definitely go again.

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

Thank you! We look forward to seeing you and your family again soon. More 

Houston Texas
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156 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

great place to start the day off with super healthy breakfast options. Lots of egg white dishes, along with sides of black beans, fresh fruit etc. Definitely will be going back as often as I can

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

Thank you! It's wonderful to hear that you enjoy our breakfast options so much, and we thank you for all your visits! We look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

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Additional Information about First Watch Restaurant

Address: 520 Tampa Street, Tampa, FL 33602-4806
Phone Number: 813 307-9006
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
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
Average Prices: USD $10
Cuisine: American, Cafe, Diner, Healthy

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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 $10
  • Cuisine: American, Cafe, Diner, Healthy

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?