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First Watch Restaurant

8306 Market St, Bradenton, FL 34202-5137
941-907-6657
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Ranked #43 of 399 restaurants in Bradenton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $10
Cuisines: American, Diner, Healthy, Café
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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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
Chatham, New Jersey
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

Does not stack up to Another Broken Egg at all. Food nowhere as good. The only pancakes they served were multi grain. Like eating saw dust. Despite this review, the place was jammed with a line. Very noisy due to the acoustics of the restaurant.

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

Alan C - We are very sorry to hear this is how you felt about your visit. We want to be your first choice, so your comments about our food will be taken serious. Cari, First Watch Customer Service More

Palmetto, Florida
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Staff is very attentive and extra polite. One waitress, Sarah is such friendly person and so are the others. Food is really great and dynamic.

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

68JIM - Great to hear how much our food and service have impressed you. We can't wait to have you back! Cari, First Watch Customer Service More

Jackson, Mississippi
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Came here this morning in search of a good breakfast place. Nice thick bacon, great pancakes. Coffee is really good too. Highly recommended!

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

emiliejane90 - We are so happy we delivered the delicious breakfast you were craving! Thank you for giving us a try. Cari, First Watch Customer Service More

Sarasota, Florida
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

I have been to this restaurant twice and have been very satisfied with their breakfast offerings. The atmosphere is "plain" but the food is excellent. After all, what more do you want in a breakfast restaurant?

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

Walrobot - Thank you for both of your visits! We are honored you feel we are the best breakfast place in the area. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Cari, First Watch Customer Service More

Cynthiana, Kentucky, Usa
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014 via mobile

First of all the food is every good,well prepared and the server was very attentive .On the down side there usually is a wait for breakfast,the interior could not be any plainer,tables close together .I would not think a 30 minute wait would be worth it.

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

Bearhall - Thank you for your visits and your honest feedback. We will take your comments about our atmosphere very serious. It is great to hear how much you enjoy our delicious food and service and we hope to see you again! Jessica, First Watch Customer Service More

London, Canada
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

Everything was fresh and prepared well. I had the Eggs Benedict with ham and tomato. Being from Canada, I am used to having this prepared with peameal bacon; I would have enjoyed it more if better ham had been used than just cold cut slices. Still good though.

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

bjsabina - Thank you for coming in! We appreciate your feedback and will share it with the culinary team. Overall we are happy you were pleased with our fresh and well-made dishes. Jessica, First Watch Customer Service More

Whitinsville, Massachusetts, United States
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

We go to First Watch in Bradenton, FL on Sundays after church and we are never dissatisfied! We go as a group of 6 to 10 people and they always manage to seat us altogether and our food always comes out hot and delicious! The waitresses are friendly and wear a smile on their faces!

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

Phyllis K - Thank you for making us your go to restaurant after church! We appreciate all of your Sunday visits and we look forward to seeing you and your friends again soon! Jessica, First Watch Customer Service More

Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Breakfast (bacon and eggs or something similar) was fast, well prepared, good. Service was excellent. I don't go out for simple breakfast much but if I did I'd go there.

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

Thank you,. Neil d! We are very happy you had an excellent breakfast with great service. When you do venture out for breakfast again, we hope you come see us! Jessica, First Watch Customer Service More

Sarasota, Florida
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013 via mobile

What a concept, open for breakfast and lunch then go home. They know how to serve the right breakfast. The coffee is awesome. The service is better. Always get a smile!!! I guess it helps that their corporate office is just up the street from this location. But whatever First Watch I go to they are good. Enjoy the healthy... More

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

Joe H - Thank you, thank you, thank you! We sincerely appreciate you and all your visits. It is wonderful to know our friendly service, tasty coffee and consistently delicious and filling food keep you coming back. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Jessica, First Watch Customer Service More

Wisconsin
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

We love the food here, never had a bad meal. I was surprised to see negative comments from other reviewers. I don't drink coffee, so can't speak to that, but we've always had good food. Lots of healthy alternatives, too. My only complaint is that the cook didn't know what MSG was (I'm allergic to it, and every cook should... More

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

Thank you, Aurora314! We are very happy you always enjoy a nice experience when you are with us. We are very sorry the team member you spoke with did not know about MSG. We are very sensitive to all kinds of food allergies and will address this with the team. And so you know for future visits, we do not... More

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