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First Watch Restaurant

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American, Cafe, Diner, Healthy
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1395 Main St, Sarasota, FL 34236-5616
941-954-1395
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7:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Dining on a budget
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Terrific healthy brunch!

We visited the First Watch on Main during our Sarasota vacation. Although we had to wait for a table, we could wander around downtown with a small cup of free coffee while we waited for a text telling us our table was ready. Our waitress was friendly and efficient and our food arrived quickly. I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Moushka56
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Peoria, Illinois
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Peoria, Illinois
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the First Watch on Main during our Sarasota vacation. Although we had to wait for a table, we could wander around downtown with a small cup of free coffee while we waited for a text telling us our table was ready. Our waitress was friendly and efficient and our food arrived quickly. I opted for a Kale Tonic... More 

Helpful?
Thank Moushka56
Eleni K, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for coming in during your vacation! We're so glad you had such a tasty Kale Tonic to go along with that fresh Avocado Toast. Thanks for the recommendation, and we hope to see you again next time you're in town! More 

Venice, Florida
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Weekday lunch with a large group of friends went well. Most popular was the $7.99 pick "halfers" from a selection of soups,salads, and sandwiches. I had a wonderful grilled roast beef and havarti cheese sandwich paired with the freshest Cobb salad. A popular place with me and my friends as well as many Sarasotans.

Helpful?
Thank Al B
Eleni K, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you, Al! We're happy to know that you and your friends had such a tasty lunch in our restaurant, and we hope to see you again very soon! More 

Elizabethtown, Kentucky
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very good place to dine for breakfast. Healthy eats here every thing we have tried has been great . Great Pancakes.

Helpful?
Thank Jimmy E
Eleni K, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much, Jimmy! We're glad you like all the healthy options we have to offer and our awesome pancakes. We can't wait to see you again soon! More 

UK
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46 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

Surprises me that this company can continue to grow based on their mediocre food. Their seems to be a tradition amongst Americans that seem to think this is a good venue. I'm baffled.

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

Thanks for your visits, Trevor. It's upsetting to read your description of our food, and we're very sorry you haven't been blown away by a meal in our restaurant. We take great pride in our fresh, high-quality ingredients and innovative, award-winning menu. We sincerely hope you'll give us another chance to show you what First Watch is all about! More 

Sarasota, Florida
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

When my family and I first moved to Sarasota 3 years ago, we went to First watch for breakfast. Since then, I still find this to be a great place to eat breakfast or lunch. Their menu is diverse with fair prices. Coffee is delicious! Wait staff, managers, and cashiers have all been friendly and helpful. They recently remodeled the... More 

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

Thank you so much! We appreciate all your visits with your family over the years, and we're thrilled to know you love our new decor so much. Thanks for the recommendation, and we'll see you again soon! More 

Akron, Ohio, United States
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55 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

Love the revamp First Watch has here. The food was delicious, coffee hot, and the pancakes amazing! They have a modern farmhouse theme from the decor, floor plan, to the menu. Lots of healthy options and then also pancakes for the less health conscious diners. Wonderful service. Will Def. Be back for more!

Helpful?
Thank 591RiaB
Eleni K, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much! We're thrilled that you love our new decor and fresh menu with healthier options. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Level Contributor
26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

The food here was phenomenal I had the farmers breakfast with fresh fruit it was beyond yummy. My son had the veggie omelet which he enjoyed. My friend had the trifecta which she claims was very delicious.

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

Thank you so much, Linda! We appreciate your visit and you taking the time to write this great review about our team. We hope to see you again soon! More 

DeKalb IL
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We have enjoyed First Watch for a number of years, but they recently revamped their menu to all fresh and natural products. The food and service are both excellent. Even the ice tea is fresh. I think the chain made a great value decision and this particular location appears to be very well managed as they hit all the right... More 

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

Thank you so much! We're thrilled that you've enjoyed First Watch for so many years, and we're so glad you're a fan of our fresh new menu. We've shared your review with the team, and we hope to see you again soon! More 

Sarasota, Florida
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313 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

First Watch is a good quality stop for breakfast and lunch, located right in the middle of downtown Sarasota. It has chosen to skip the demanding challenge of serving dinner and instead offer good old American temptations for the rest of the day. One of my favorites is the half sandwich/cup of soup combo. Their tomato basil soup is really... More 

Helpful?
Thank SanFranciscoGuy634
Eleni K, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your visits! We're so glad you enjoy our fresh lunch options so much, and we hope to see you again soon! More 

Ottawa, Canada
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Good range of food for breakfast & lunch at reasonable prices. We had the half a sandwich & half a salad special & found the servings very generous & delicious. The friendly waitress explained our options well - what could be substituted without charge, bread choices etc. We'll be back for sure.

Helpful?
Thank Traveljunky60
Eleni K, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks! We're glad you loved the Two For You and that the staff was so helpful. We can't wait to see you again soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1395 Main St, Sarasota, FL 34236-5616
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: 941-954-1395

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Dining on a budget

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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