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First Watch Restaurant

520 Tampa Street, Tampa, FL 33602-4806
813 307-9006
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Ranked #50 of 2,014 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
Miami, Florida
Top Contributor
370 reviews 370 reviews
232 restaurant reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Located in the heart of Tampa, First Watch Restaurant key customers are downtown business and professional workers. We were pleasantly surprised to find that the restaurant took great care of our 3- and 6-year-old grandchildren, as well as our children and ourselves. We arrived at the end of the lunch rush, and the staff seated us in the almost-private dining... More 

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

Thank you for joining us for lunch! We are so happy the whole family enjoyed our friendly atmosphere and delicious food. We hope to see you again soon! Cari, First Watch Customer Service More 

Vero Beach, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We went on New Years morning, a short walk from our hotel. We were very Pleased with the menu and my girlfriend said it was the best waffle she's ever had. Great experience we'll be back!

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

Thank you for starting 2015 with us! We are happy you enjoyed your meals, especially the waffles. We hope to see you again soon! Cari, First Watch Customer Service More 

Ohio
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

We went for breakfast because we have a First Watch near our house and we needed somewhere to go for breakfast. It did not disappoint. Both the food and service were very good.

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

Wonderful to hear you had a great breakfast with good food and service. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Cari, First Watch Customer Service More 

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
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89 reviews 89 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
42 reviews 42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
37 reviews 37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
142 helpful votes 142 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 

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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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