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First Watch Restaurant

520 Tampa Street, Tampa, FL 33602-4806 (Downtown)
813 307-9006
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Ranked #65 of 1,968 Restaurants in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $10
Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Cuisines: American, Diner, Healthy, Café
Neighborhood: Downtown
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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.
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English first
Aspen, Colorado
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I checked this out online and it had decent reviews and a decent menu. Maybe I was just in the mood for more but in the end I was a bit disappointed. The formica and plastic look went out in the 80's. Breakfast places should be a bit warmer. And for some reason, getting milk with tea remains some hidden... More

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

We are sorry you just had an average visit and our atmosphere missed the mark with you. We appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts – they will be taken very seriously. Cari, First Watch Customer Service More

Florida
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

My husband and I were in Tampa for the weekend. Found First Watch online and decided to give it a try! I would totally recommend it! Both the food and service was great! My husband had the crepes with avocados and eggs, which he loved! I had the Pumpkin Pancake special! This was amazing! Go, you won't be sorry!

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

We are very happy you and your husband gave us a try – thank you! It's great to hear you both enjoyed our meals, especially our seasonal pancake special, and service. We hope to see you the next time you're in town! Cari, First Watch Customer Service More

Tampa, Florida
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

The review is really for all locations I've been to. The first time I went here, I don't remember finding a vegetarian egg option for me. So I ordered the bacon/avocado omelette w/o bacon. (Which I hate doing as I'm paying for an item that I'm not getting) It was on the bland side. Eggs with sliced avocado placed inside.... More

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

Thank you for all of your visits! We take great pride in our flavors, so it's upsetting to hear you feel this way about our eggs. We appreciate you taking the time to share you comments with us and we will share them with our culinary team. It is great to hear how much you like our pancakes! Cari, First... More

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

On a recent trip to Tampa Florida my girlfriend and I stayed at a hotel in downtown Tampa. On Sunday morning we wanted to find a place that had a great breakfast. I went on the internet and found a place called First Watch which was located at 520 Tampa Street. I give the address because I have since learned... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are pleased our team took such great care of you and made your visit a positive one. We are currently looking into the picture issue you mention here - we appreciate you bringing that to our attention. We hope you will continue to dine with us in... More

Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Great small chain restaurant for healthy breakfast options. Staff is friendly and restaurant was clean.

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

Wonderful to hear you liked our healthy breakfast options. Thank you for visiting! Cari, First Watch Customer Service More

New York City, New York
Top Contributor
114 reviews 114 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Great place for breakfast food any time of the day. The coffee was good and they had a good kids menu. The service was fast and the restaurant was clean. Great if you are going to the museums, it's a block away.

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

Morning or afternoon, we are thrilled you enjoy our breakfast! Thank you! Cari, First Watch Customer Service More

FLA
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I work in Tampa and frequent local restaurants for breakfast and lunch. First Watch is on my go-to list and I have been there many times. I love the breakfast taco's - its a "special" and not always available but I would recommend if it is ever on your menu. The food is consistent and fresh and I have never... More

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

Thank you! We are happy to hear our delicious food has earned us a spot on your go to list for breakfast or brunch. We hope to see you again soon! Cari, First Watch Customer Service More

Shalimar, Florida
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

My group of 6 colleagues needed somewhere for breakfast within easy walking distance of the Aloft in Tampa. We arrived at First Watch with no notice and we're instantly found a table and served quickly, pleasantly and efficiently. The food was good with no complaints from a group of health nuts and foodie millennials. Even the unhealthy Boomer was happy... More

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

Martino52 - Thank you for choosing First Watch! We are very happy you and your colleagues all had a delicious breakfast. Cari, First Watch Customer Service More

Orlando, Florida, United States
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

This place had good, if not outstanding food. Just like the one in Orlando. Get there before 10 on the weekend or you could be in for a wait.

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

Thank you, Craig L! We are happy you enjoy our food! Cari, First Watch Customer Service More

Florida
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Quality food served quickly. Great spot for breakfast with kids, family, business associates. Big portions. Quality and prompt service. You will feel taken care of and not rushed.

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

OrmondBeachFL - Thank you! We are so happy you can always count on us for an all-around amazing breakfast for business or pleasure. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Cari, First Watch Customer Service 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>  > Downtown
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 1 - 10
Cuisine: American, Diner, Healthy, Café

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