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First Watch Restaurant

520 Tampa Street, Tampa, FL 33602-4806 (Downtown)
813 307-9006
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Ranked #42 of 1,963 restaurants in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $10
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
Florida
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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
91 reviews 91 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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
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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
29 reviews 29 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

New York,NY
Top Contributor
250 reviews 250 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I stayed at a nearby hotel and stopped in for breakfast. Wait staff was extremely friendly. Food was just ok. I give this place a 4 because our server was pregnant, friendly and most importantly top notch and made us fee welcome. Would come back here and eat again.

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

StefMillz - Thank you for coming in! We appreciate your feedback, especially regarding our food, and will share it with the team. It is great to hear how well our staff took care of you and we can't wait to have you back! Cari, First Watch Customer Service More

Tampa, Florida
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

My parents recently attended a weekend matinee at the nearby performing arts center and I wanted to take them to brunch before the show. FW is the perfect pre-matinee downtown destination! Far too many Tampa restaurants have a firm time cut off for ordering breakfast items, but FW's flexible menu allows you to have a leisurely weekend. Two of us... More

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

phoebe1310 - Thank you for bringing your parents to First Watch for brunch! We are so happy you enjoy our menu full of delicious breakfast items that you can order at any time. It's great to know we helped make your day with your parents so pleasant! Cari, First Watch Customer Service More

Tampa, Florida
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

W are usually a party of 8 to 10 every Saturday. The service is great and the food superb. The eggs are cooked to perfection every time without fail. You get quality and variety at a fair price. I usually get the same thing, the bacon and onion hash, I love it! They also have plenty of healthy options on... More

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

8ric - Thank you for all your weekend visits for breakfast! We are happy that week after week you have a perfect experience with our food and service. Cari, First Watch Customer Service More

Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

The food was fresh, well prepared, presented beautifully, and very tasty . The service was fast, friendly, and just plain fun. I would not only recommend this to my friends, I would take them there for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

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

Wow! Thank you, Winriver! We are honored to have earned your recommendation and we look forward to seeing you and your friends soon for breakfast, brunch or lunch! Cari, First Watch Customer Service More

Sydney Mines, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

I went to First Watch for a late breakfast and after failing to follow my GPS directions and re-routing several times, I was beginning to wonder if I should even bother with the place - after all, it might have moved, it might have declined since the recommendation I read, it might be closed. You know the doubts we sometimes... More

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Jessica R, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch Restaurant, responded to this review

Nona M - Thank you for enduring all the twists and turns to come have breakfast with us! We appreciate all of your comments and will share your review with the team. We are pleased you had a fantastic experience, enjoying our food, coffee and menu. Hopefully we will see you again soon! Jessica, First Watch Customer Service More

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