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First Watch Restaurant

#32 of 1,896 Restaurants in Tampa
#33 of 2,090 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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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch
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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  • 21
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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
Awesome yummy brunch

A must-go for breakfast or brunch. Wonderful food albeit a bit pricey. Kale tonic smoothie is amazing even for non-green drinkers. Food is almost as good as home-cooked. In downtown and close to airport.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Skillman, New Jersey
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Skillman, New Jersey
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118 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 244 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

A must-go for breakfast or brunch. Wonderful food albeit a bit pricey. Kale tonic smoothie is amazing even for non-green drinkers. Food is almost as good as home-cooked. In downtown and close to airport.

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

Thanks for coming in when you were in Tampa! Our Kale Tonic is definitely a favorite, and we're glad you enjoyed it so much! Thanks again, and we hope to see you next time you're in town! More 

Lafayette, Indiana
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We (party of 5 age 27) ate here after getting off of our flight coming into the area and then again on our way out. There was about a 30 minute wait but it was totally worth it! Top items to call out were the fresh juice options from the juice bar, I had the Kale Tonic both times we... More 

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

Thanks so much for both your visits, Emilie! We're glad you're such a big fan of our Kale Tonic and our giant pancakes. You'll be happy to know that we do have four First Watch locations in the Indianapolis area too! We hope to see you there. More 

Bowling Green, Kentucky
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I have only eaten breakfast there but, it is really good and have great coffee. The servers are friendly and the prices are excellent. The place is always clean and inviting.

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

Thank you! We're excited to see you next time you're craving a tasty breakfast. More 

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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

On a Saturday morning, First Watch was bustling with families and couples. I was solo, and had to wait about 15 minutes for a table. They do have a "family style" table for walk-ups if you don't mind eating with strangers. The food is natural, locally-sourced as much as possible, and creative, as well. From egg and batter breakfasts to... More 

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

Thanks so much! We appreciate your patience while you were waiting to be seated. Next time, try downloading the NoWait app on your smartphone to check our wait times and add your name to the list before you arrive at First Watch. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Valrico, Florida
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

25 minutes for a salad? Had to inhale it it 10 minutes just to make it back in time. My first visit will be my last. It was busy, but should have manageable in less time

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

Thanks for your review on both Yelp and TripAdvisor. We've reached out in a private message on Yelp and appreciate your response. We hope to see you again soon! More 

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8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

My first meal in Tampa was at FW. It was awesome! The coffee was great as was the Farmhouse SkilletHash I ordered. The only thing I would have loved was a Gluten Free pancake or waffle. Will return!

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

Woohoo! Thanks so much, Courtney. We're glad you enjoyed your breakfast so much, and we appreciate the recommendation for a gluten-free pancake or waffle. We've shared that with the team and hope to see you again soon! More 

Des Moines, Iowa
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 via mobile

I'm not a local but I wish I were so I could return for more! I had the basic breakfast but would love to try the multigrain pancakes with blueberries or a smoothie. The coffee was also good. I did not like where we were seated (in a far corner in a sectioned room with no windows) when there was... More 

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

Thanks so much for your review and your visit. We wish you could come back soon too! You should just move here -- we don't see the problem! It's great to know that you enjoyed your breakfast so much during your trip, and we hope to see you again next time you're in town! More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

Whenever we are in the Florida area we look for a First Watch. The food is delicious. I'm not a big coffee drinker but the coffee is good and they have flavored creamers. The price is reasonable for the portion size that you get. They only serve breakfast and brunch. Customer service was good also.

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

Thanks so much! We're happy to know how much you enjoy our coffee at First Watch along with our breakfast and brunch options. Good news - you don't have to wait until you're back in Florida to visit First Watch. We have six locations in the Atlanta area now! Head over to our website to find out where they are.... More 

Boston
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

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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79 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 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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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 

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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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