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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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7:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
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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  • 43
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
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 breakfast every day!

I have been to First Watch many times. What stands out most is the consistent high quality. Very good service. Very good food. Reasonable prices. This is well worth a visit.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
348TonyR
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Siesta Key, Florida
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Siesta Key, Florida
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to First Watch many times. What stands out most is the consistent high quality. Very good service. Very good food. Reasonable prices. This is well worth a visit.

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Thank 348TonyR
Eleni K, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for you visits, Tony! We're so glad you appreciate our high quality ingredients and friendly service so much, and we hope to see you again soon! More 

Derby, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although we had to wait for a table as a party of 6 (4 US & 2 UK), we had an enjoyable and hearty breakfast. Service was competent with a knowledgeable waitress who met all our requirements. This is a no nonsense value for money restaurant which I would use again.

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

Thank you so much for coming in with your party of 6! We're glad you enjoyed your breakfast so much along with friendly service, and we hope to see you again soon! More 

Terre Haute, Indiana
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487 reviews
346 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an eclectic healthy menu restaurant. The breakfast items are mix of unique combinations. I had a BLT and egg sandwich and the wife had a Veg'd Out omelet. Both were excellent, but not your typical bacon and eggs kind of place.

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

Thank you so much! We're glad you enjoyed your BLTE and your wife liked her Veg'd Out Omelet too. We hope to see you again soon! More 

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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went with the family and had great Time. We had waffles, blueberry pancake, and veggie egg omelette with potatoes and whole grains bread. Coffee was also and endless pot. Service was very attentive.

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Thank 53farmer
Eleni K, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for coming in with your family! We're glad everyone enjoyed those fluffy Waffles and Pancakes along with one of our omelets. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Hastings, MN
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When I was visiting friends we visited this restaurant twice. It's awesome. My favorite was the carrot cake pancakes & excellent coffee. Staff greets you @ the door & holds it open for you. Makes you feel very welcome. Only open for breakfast & lunch

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

Thanks for giving us a try! We're glad you love our Carrot Cake Pancakes and Fresh Brewed Coffee. We always want our guests to feel welcome and our staff always goes above and beyond to deliver excellent customer service. We can't wait to see you again soon! More 

ny,ny
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53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

This place is in a small shopping center off University. The breakfasts that I've had are wonderful. The portions are large. Good variety of food and smoothies

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

Thank you so much! We hope to see you again soon for another tasty breakfast and fresh juice! More 

Boca Raton, Florida
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948 reviews
621 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 637 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

I had the oatmeal for breakfast. It came with fruit, nuts, and low-fat milk. A muffin was also part of this entrée. The food was good. Service was good. The meal was reasonably priced. I'll order it again.

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Thank Bunmaster2014
Eleni K, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch Restaurant, responded to this review

Awesome! We look forward to seeing you next time you're craving that tasty oatmeal! More 

Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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59 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

The one place to go to for breakfast in the area, look at the board for their daily specials. We have been there probably 50 times in the last few years and are never disappointed with the food. The service is always outstanding and the manager always comes by to see how we are doing. Great place!!!!

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

Thank you, Marc!! We appreciate all your visits, and we really can't wait to see you again soon! More 

St Pete FL
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90 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

My friend and I went for a weekend breakfast. We just ordered some simple coffee, eggs, bacon and breakfast potatoes. Coffee was like sludge and nothing else was very spectacular. Very average and you would probably be better off somewhere else for a more enjoyable breakfast.

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Thank shanna364
Eleni K, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for coming in, Shanna! We're sorry to hear that you weren't blown away by your breakfast with us, and we hope you and your friend will decide to give us another try soon! More 

Sarasota, Florida
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

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 

Helpful?
Thank smmagers
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 

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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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