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First Watch Restaurant

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1395 Main St, Sarasota, FL 34236-5616
+1 941-954-1395
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58 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed December 1, 2015

We ate at First Watch three times: Trip #1: Scrambled eggs: I asked for softly cooked eggs. They arrived perfectly done. It's always nice when you get exactly what you order. Multigrain toast: yum. My wife ordered the lemon riccota pancakes. I ate only a few bites due to needing to avoid white refined flour. Oh My God! These were... More 

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Thank CoolBreeze42
Eleni K, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you!! W'ere thrilled that you had multiple awesome experience at First Watch. Those fluffy Lemon Ricotta Pancakes are definitely our favorites too!! We appreciate you taking the time to write this review, and we hope to see you again soon! More 

St John
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed November 23, 2015

We discovered First Watch by accident today. We just walked in because we were so hungry and didn't know what was open. What a wonderful breakfast we had! The staff were all so friendly and the food was so fresh and delicious that we will definitely visit there again. Please don't leave without trying their cinnamon pancakes and eggs.

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

Thank you, Susan! We're thrilled that you stumbled upon First Watch and had such an wonderful breakfast! We hope to see you again very soon. More 

Cleveland, Ohio
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351 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 249 helpful votes
Reviewed November 14, 2015

We have dined at many First Watch restaurants, from FL to OH to AZ. This one sits right in downtown Sarasota and has recently been renovated to a new, fresh look. But we don't go for the look, we go for the food. We appreciate the healthier-than-most menu choices like whole grain pancakes and turkey sausage for breakfast and delicious... More 

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Thank ilive4sun
Eleni K, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for all your visits to our restaurants across the country!! We're glad that Eric was able to make your experience so special during your recent visit, and we hope to see you again soon! More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed October 20, 2015 via mobile

I hesitate to call myself a regular at FW Main St, but we have been visiting it since the late 90s whenever we come to Sarasota. A real family favourite, it has something for all of us, from the picky child to the father who wants full-on flavour. It has been a few years since our last trip. The whole... More 

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Thank RickyB2003
Eleni K, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch Restaurant, responded to this review

Wow, thanks for all your visits over the years, RIcky!! We are so glad you enjoyed our remodel and that tasty, fresh omelet so much. You're right that we do have a few more restaurants in Sarasota and Bradenton, but we're honored to be your favorite one! We hope to see you and your family again soon. More 

Tampa, Florida
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

It has been a little while since we have been to FW. We stopped and expected more traditional breakfast items. We found the menu has changed to a lot of complex dishes instead of what we hope for at breakfast. There is a variety of things, but we had a hard time finding something simple. Much of the menu was... More 

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Thank roadie18
Eleni K, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for your visits! We're sorry to hear that you're disappointed with some of our recent menu changes. While we have added some innovative dishes, we also kept many of the classics like our Traditional (eggs, meat, potatoes, toast), our pancakes and waffles and lots of omelet options too! We would be happy to customize your Eggs Benedict next time... More 

Venice, Florida
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79 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed October 15, 2015

I love coming here for breakfast! Everything is yummy from the waffles to the Benedicts (I order mine with the egg scrambled with ham, yum) . Fresh juice & awesome coffee....who could ask for more? The crepes are also delicious!

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

Thank you, Pam!! We're so glad you love having breakfast with us for those fluffy waffles, savory benedicts and freshly squeezed juice! We look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

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Reviewed October 11, 2015

Lots of options available at this super popular spot. This downtown restaurant is often packed with a line up - what does that tell ya?

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

Thank you so much for giving us a try! For those busier days, try downloading the NoWait app on your smartphone so you can check our wait times and add your name to the list before you arrive. We look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

barry island uk
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132 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed October 4, 2015

went here twice on a one week stay as it was so delicious, very nice welcome, freindly servers, very clean... nice menu, every thing is fresh, we visited in sept, so they had fall specials like the pumpkin pancakes, which were very good. lots of healthy choices, and fresh organic juices... something for everyone here

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Thank joyce383
Eleni K, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch Restaurant, responded to this review

Right on! Thanks so much for coming in twice during your stay in Sarasota. Those Pumpkin Pancakes are definitely a favorite, and we're so glad you loved them too. We hope to see you next time you're in town! More 

GUIDFORD
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed September 16, 2015 via mobile

We found this on the first day of our stay. Good varied menu, very much along the farm to fork ethos, free range eggs etc. Large size cooked breakfast, juices and healthy options. Friendly atmosphere and service. Reasonably priced, well worth more than one visit.

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

That's what we love to hear! Thanks for your visits during your trip. It's great to know how much you enjoy our fresh menu variety and friendly atmosphere and service at First Watch, and we hope to see you next time you're in town! More 

Tampa, Florida
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51 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed September 9, 2015

This place is always packed and that's because the food is so good. And the staff is nice and they hustle like there's no tomorrow. We were told that our wait would be 20 minutes and that was just about right. Try the "perfect egg" sandwich. Yum!

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Thank SueBee19
Eleni K, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much!! We hope to see you soon, Sue! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$10
Cuisine
American, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Large groups
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1395 Main St, Sarasota, FL 34236-5616
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-954-1395
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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