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First Watch Restaurant

520 Tampa Street, Tampa, FL 33602-4806
813 307-9006
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Ranked #65 of 2,001 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
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
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Stopped in with some friends while on a Cruise-to-airplane layover. They were very accommodating to our group of 6, had quick service and didn't complain at all that we stayed to talk after. The portions were large and good quality- and we all appreciated that they left us a pot of coffee.

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

Thank you! We are happy you had a fantastic breakfast during your short visit to town. We hope you enjoyed your cruise! Cari, First Watch Customer Service More 

Atlanta, Georgia
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

I stayed nearby at the Courtyard Marriott and worked at the Bank of America building. I dined here for lunch on a weekday. The service was excellent. I had a great chicken and kale salad. Many choices were available on the menu.

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

Thank you for having lunch with us while you were in town. We are pleased you had great food and service! Cari, First Watch Customer Service More 

Taipei, Taiwan
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

I am an English man and we don't take our breakfasting as seriously as our neighbours across the pond (notice the spelling of neighbour). However, my girlfriend took me to her favorite restaurant when we visited a few months ago. I am now a breakfast convert, a changed man, the glorious, succulent pancake piled with fresh fruit and maple syrup... More 

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

Yes! We are thrilled our delicious and fluffy pancakes made you a breakfast man! We hope to see you back for another memorable stack of goodness soon! Cari, First Watch Customer Service More 

Tampa, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

As a family of four we went for breakfast x 2. Our fussy son, aged 11, loved it especially the syrup! My wife was taken with it, so much so she thought she was in Seinfeld (Ha Ha). The waitresses were attentive but as always, the Americans like to rush you out. I would like to be allowed to finish... More 

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

Thank you for coming by for breakfast! We are happy to hear everything tasted good and even your picky son was impressed. We apologize for making you feel rushed and will share that feedback with our team. We hope to see you the next time you're in the area! Cari, First Watch Customer Service More 

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
25 reviews 25 reviews
16 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
34 reviews 34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
141 helpful votes 141 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 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
25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
123 reviews 123 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 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 

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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 1 - 10
Cuisine: American, Diner, Healthy, Café

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