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First Watch Restaurant

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American, Cafe, Diner, Healthy
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8306 Market St, Bradenton, FL 34202-5137
941-907-6657
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch
Description: First Watch specializes in delicious creations freshly-prepared to order...
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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  • 32
    Very good
  • 7
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great place for breakfast or brunch

You just can't beat First Watch for breakfast or brunch. Service is always good and food arrives quickly. Light fare all the way to 'blow the diet' menu items.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2015
PattiP313
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Southwest Gulf Coast, Florida
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Sarasota, Florida
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

First Watch unveiled a new menu featuring "healthier" food. The scrambled eggs were fried so hard they were inedible. The bacon was so smoky it tasted like an ashtray. The waffle was the best part of the meal and it had no flavor at all. This was the worst meal I have ever eaten, bar none. The manager told us... More 

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Eleni K, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for giving us a try! We're very sorry to hear that you were so disappointed with your recent breakfast with us. This new menu you're seeing is a menu we're testing in some of our Florida restaurants, and we're in the process of tweaking some of the offerings like the all-natural cherrywood smoked bacon. We're very excited about our... More 

Southwest Gulf Coast, Florida
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84 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

You just can't beat First Watch for breakfast or brunch. Service is always good and food arrives quickly. Light fare all the way to 'blow the diet' menu items.

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Eleni K, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for all your visits, Patti! It's great to know that you've come to expect consistently great service and an awesome menu variety, and we hope to see you again soon! More 

Maitland
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101 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Everyone knows that FW is super busy on Sunday's. Surely there are neat mom and pop breakfast places...but this is the go to place when you are lazy and not up to trying new things. All FW's I have ever been to have good service and the exact same quality and menu. One thing that was totally cool and new... More 

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Eleni K, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch Restaurant, responded to this review

Yay! We're just as excited as you are about the new NoWait app. Thanks so much for all your visits to our different locations and for writing this review. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Sarasota, Florida
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Today we came unannounced with a party of nine. Our hostess Heather was extremely efficient taking the orders from a multilingual group! It only took a few moments for our order to reach our table and everyone's dish was not only prepared exactly (rare occurrence with other venues) as requested! Great job First Watch, we will be back!

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Eleni K, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch Restaurant, responded to this review

We're so glad you had a perfect brunch at First Watch, Cindi! It's great that Heather was able to take awesome care of you. We look forward to seeing you all again soon! More 

Sarasota, Florida
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53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

One of the best breakfast and lunch places in the area. Food is always good with just the right portions. Had blueberry pancakes....lots of berries. Sunday breakfast time always busy--most weekday mornings and afternoons not as bad. Highly recommend....

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Eleni K, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you, Alan! We're honored that you see us as one of the best breakfast and lunch restaurants in Sarasota. For those busier mornings, try downloading the NoWait app on your smartphone to check our wait times and add your name to the list before you arrive at First Watch. We look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

It is hard to find a good healthy breakfast. I had an egg white omelet with onions, big juicy mushrooms and salsa on the side with fresh fruit. The place is well decorated AND they now allow dogs at the outdoor dinning area!

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Eleni K, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch Restaurant, responded to this review

We're happy to hear how much you enjoy our healthier breakfast options and fresh sides! We hope to see you and your pup again very soon. More 

Gloucester, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

The First Watch marketing dept. continue their drive to 'basic & Urbanism' with their latest replacement of a customer favorite by replacing the colorful quality laminated menus with dull recycled brown giant cards that are very difficult to hold much less read without glasses! It follows the removal of carpets giving 'warehouse' floors which make the restaurant very noisy at... More 

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Eleni K, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks so much for all your visits and your feedback. It's upsetting to hear that you're not a fan of some of our recent changes in the restaurant. We do realize that the concrete floors, while they create a cleaner environment, have caused an increase in the noise level that our design team is working to address. The removal of... More 

Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

The food here is very good. The atmosphere is very good. The staff is very good. I would always take family and friends here.

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Eleni K, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch Restaurant, responded to this review

Wow, thank you, Tom! We appreciate all your visits with your family and friends, and we look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Nice lunch and breakfast menu. Food well prepared. Nice staff. Be careful of doors in ladies room. Noisy but fun Good value

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Eleni K, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you! We're happy to hear that our friendly staff and menu options impressed you during your visit, and we can't wait to see you again soon. More 

Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Great location...close to our home in Lakewood Ranch. Love going for Brunch on Sundays.....wonderful waffles, pancakes and omelets. Overall, everything we have ordered has always been great!!

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Eleni K, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you! We're happy to hear how much you love brunch at First Watch, and we look forward to seeing you again this weekend. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8306 Market St, Bradenton, FL 34202-5137
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Bradenton
  • Phone Number: 941-907-6657

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10
  • Cuisine: American, Cafe, Diner, Healthy

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.
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?