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First Watch Restaurant

520 Tampa Street, Tampa, FL 33602-4806 (Downtown)
813 307-9006
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Ranked #40 of 1,969 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
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Neighborhood: Downtown
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
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

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
105 reviews 105 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 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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14 reviews 14 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
68 reviews 68 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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
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19 reviews 19 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
87 reviews 87 reviews
54 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

Top Contributor
119 reviews 119 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

The downtown First Watch has become a regular Saturday morning stop for a group of us. The staff is always friendly and willing to put up with many of us and our "special" orders. We sub a lot of ingredients and the kitchen group always seems to come through. The food is consistently prepared and the servers care about making... More

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

sportyangel215 - We love that our food and service have made you and your friends Saturday morning regulars. We look forward to your next breakfast visit! Cari, First Watch Customer Service More

Chicago, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Very good for lunch. Excellent service. Very healthy and different choices than the usual lunch fare at other places.

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

TheEdge_54 - Thank you for having lunch with us! We are happy you had a fresh and delicious meal with great service. Come back soon! Cari, First Watch Customer Service More

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Food was good. Would love to see outdoor seating so I could take my friends and family visiting from out of town who love to sit outside and enjoy the FL weather

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

nik p - Thank you for visiting! We will share your suggestion for outside dining with our team. We certainly want to be your go to place when you have guests in town! We hope to see you again soon. Cari, First Watch Customer Service More

Tampa, Florida
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

This is a great breakfast spot if you live in Tampa or are just visiting. The staff is very friendly and the food is great! They have some very creative and healthy breakfast options. Also a great place to have a morning meeting with a client.

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

Steven G - For work or pleasure, we are very happy you enjoy having breakfast with us. We hope to see you again soon! Cari, First Watch Customer Service More

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