We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Delicious Treat” 5 of 5 stars
Review of First Watch Restaurant

First Watch Restaurant
13186 North Dale Mabry, Tampa, FL 33618-3502
813 961-4947
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #55 of 1,877 Restaurants in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $10
Cuisines: American, Coffee Shop, Diner, Healthy
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast
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.
Tampa, Florida
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Delicious Treat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013 via mobile

Went for the first time for a business meeting over breakfast. Breakfast was great! The meeting ran long and ended up staying for lunch. What delicious treat that was!!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Jessica R, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch Restaurant, responded to this review, April 23, 2013
Stuart H - Thank you for having breakfast and lunch at our place - lucky us! For business, pleasure or a mix of both, we hope you come back and see us again soon!

First Watch Customer Service
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

52 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    34
    10
    6
    2
    0
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Superior, Colorado
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“First Watch for Breakfast”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

It was a Saturday, and the place was crowded. The Hostess took our name and told us to partake in the free coffee, which I did.After about a 10-15 minute wait, we were seated. A nice variety of breakfast items was on the menu. I had 2 eggs scrambled, a Belgian waffle (ver tasty), and sausage links. My wife ordered 2 eggs, avocado, and tomatoes and a fruit cup.Both plates and one cup of tea came to almost $20. Both were very good

Visited March 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Kelowna, BC
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Worth the Wait”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013 via mobile

This restaurant was recommended to us by the staff at Emerald Bay Golf Resort and they told us there may be a wait. And there was, but there is coffee you can help yourself to while you wait and it does move quickly too! The food was very good and the service was prompt. We definitely will go again while in Tampa!!!

Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
New Fairfield, Ct
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Always great meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

We travel to Tampa quite often and always go to First Watch....the breakfast is first rate, and our grandkids love the chocolate pancakes...very busy on Sunday's but they do work to move the crowd along...while you wait, they have coffee gratis.....the staff is very consistent, which to me, shows management quality..and, the staff is always smiling...makes for an enjoyable visit....also, nice lunch choices

Visited January 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Florida
Top Contributor
206 reviews 206 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 75 cities Reviews in 75 cities
194 helpful votes 194 helpful votes
“Excellent. Worth the wait.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Only issue -- place is popular and there can be a wait.

Beyond that, hard to imagine what else you'd want in a breakfast place.

It's clean and well appointed. Service is quick and attentive. Food is great and there are abundant selections.

We've been to a few of these in a few cities, and generally seek them out. They're consistently excellent.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed First Watch Restaurant also viewed

 

Been to First Watch Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage First Watch Restaurant, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.