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First Watch Restaurant

#33 of 1,997 Restaurants in Tampa
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American, Cafe, Diner, Healthy
As featured in 3 Days in Tampa and 1 other guide
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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, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
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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  • 123
    Excellent
  • 86
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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I had never heard of this chain, however, I will search them out from now on! Our napkins had fun things stamped on them about bacon and pancakes (I won't spoil it for you, see for yourself!). The food was delicious and servers were polite and helpful. We got in and out quickly, but without feeling... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Jeni P
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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I had never heard of this chain, however, I will search them out from now on! Our napkins had fun things stamped on them about bacon and pancakes (I won't spoil it for you, see for yourself!). The food was delicious and servers were polite and helpful. We got in and out quickly, but without feeling rushed. The menu included... More 

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Thank Jeni P
Connecticut
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110 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I ordered a "Traditional" breakfast which was fine, but I've had the same quality or better at diners charging significantly less. The coffee was good but lukewarm.

Helpful?
Thank Dyova
Eleni K, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks so much for coming in. We're sorry that you weren't blown away by your breakfast and that your coffee was not hot! We've shared your review with our management team, and we sincerely hope you'll consider giving us another try. More 

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42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am a fan of breakfast food so I critique it hard. This is one of the best breakfast's that I have had. I highly recommend and of the egg dish's. Our waitress was great and the food was amazing!! Be prepared to pay for parking on the street.

Helpful?
Thank Tracy R
Eleni K, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch Restaurant, responded to this review

Wow -- Awesome! Thanks for coming in, Tracy. We're thrilled that you had such an amazing breakfast at First Watch, and we hope to see you again soon! More 

London
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Found along a street that's seems to have more cafes than most, I'm so glad I walked past some of those & into this welcoming place. It was great service from the start by a friendly server (young man) who ensured my visit and experience was good - this included help with the vast menu. I didn't want a "Denny's"... More 

Helpful?
Thank jagzy_78
Eleni K, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much! We're so glad you walked by too, and it's great to know how much you enjoyed your visit! That fresh Avocado Toast is definitely one of our favorites too, and we're so glad you loved it. We apologize for your spoon, and we appreciate your understanding! Thanks again, and we hope to see you soon. More 

North Scituate, Rhode Island
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice family atmosphere, wonderful servers, great selections of breakfast items and the most delicious waffles and pancakes we ever tasted.

Helpful?
Thank SWhitten12
Eleni K, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you!! We're so glad you enjoy our fresh, fluffy waffles and pancakes so much, and we hope to see you again soon. More 

Bangkok, Thailand
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151 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I like First Watch for Breakfast and will go there when I am in downtown Tampa. Food is fresh and well prepared.

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

Thanks so much!! We're thrilled that you enjoy First Watch so much, and we look forward to seeing you next time you're in our area! More 

Bowling Green, Kentucky
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57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Visiting family in Tampa and this is one of their favorite places to eat breakfast. There are a lot of choices on the menu and I have always liked everything I have eaten.

Helpful?
Thank Pruddy
Eleni K, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for giving us a try, Pruddy! We're happy to hear that you and your family enjoy all the different food options we have to offer on our menu. We can't wait to see you again soon! More 

Boca Raton, Florida
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

We like First Watch and there were several locations to choose from. This was a busy and fairly large location. Service was fast and food up to par.

Helpful?
Thank Judy G
Eleni K, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch Restaurant, responded to this review

Awesome! Thanks so much for your visits to our different locations, Judy. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Texas
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27 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

30 min line for seating, even 2 person parties. Get seated, and take order - with an additional 25 min wait for food. Drinks were long gone and not refreshed, no busser or floating server to see how we were doing until the food arrived. To their credit, the breakfast was good and fresh. Getting it took a loooong time... More 

Helpful?
Thank ProfessorX_travels
Eleni K, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for coming in! We really appreciate your patience when waiting for a table when we were so busy. We apologize for the slow service you describe here -- that's not what you should expect in our restaurant. We've shared your review with our management team, and we hope you'll consider giving us another try soon! More 

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893 reviews
447 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

First Watch serves consistently good food with good service provided. Their omelets are excellent and their quinoa bowl for lunch is outstanding.

Helpful?
Thank Les L
Eleni K, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch Restaurant, responded to this review

Wow, thank you, Les! We're glad you love those fluffy omelets and our Quinoa Power Bowls so much. See you soon! 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 10
  • Cuisine: American, Cafe, Diner, Healthy

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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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