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First Watch Restaurant

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8383 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34238-2901
9419236754
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Chicago, Illinois
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1,737 reviews
946 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,214 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The owner of our condominium unit has recommended several restaurants in the Sarasota, Florida, area over the years. Now we're starting to recommend some to him. He has never been wrong, however. One of the places we probably never would have discovered is First Watch, a popular breakfast/lunch restaurant located at 8383 South Tamiami Trail, in a small shopping plaza... More 

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Thank Taylor B
Sarasota, Florida
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115 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great Breakfast and lunch place. Many healthy alternatives. vegi burger is very good. Salads, soups and egg dishes are good as well

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Thank SteveSiesta
Sarasota, Florida, United States
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent! Clean and attractive environment! Excellent "yummy" food! The Floridian French Toast is the best ever and the Skillets are very tasty. They are priced fair. Great service! Oh and wonderful iced tea! We love this place!!

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Thank Cricket R
Venice, Florida
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter and I tried their juice drinks and enjoyed them, but they are $4 each. My daughter's pancake entree and my french toast dish were both very good. We liked the fact that they left the coffee pot on the table so diners don't have to keep waving down servers to replenish coffee. The edgy "farm" decor was pleasing,... More 

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Thank retired9945
Eleni K, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks so much! We're happy to hear that you and your daughter enjoyed your meals with us and the atmosphere of our restaurant. We can't to see you both again soon! More 

orlando florida
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99 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great place for breakfast. The food is always fresh, and there is a big choice. I love the "California style" Eggs Benedict with the spinach and avocado. They have other combinations too. The coffee is good, hot and bottomless. The atmosphere and decor is very nice. As there are many across Florida, it is always a reliable... More 

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

Thank you so much for your visits! We're thrilled that you love our Eggs Benedicts so much, along with our team's friendly service. We hope to see you again very soon. More 

Florida
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50 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of my favorite breakfast places. Consistently good food at a good price. Friendly staff. Plenty of parking.

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Thank dakota726
Eleni K, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch Restaurant, responded to this review

Yay! We're honored to be one of your favorite breakfast spots, Dakota. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Kennesaw
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

First Watch has tasty, healthy choices and the staff is always upbeat. Love this place and the prices are reasonable.

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Thank dianaK52
Eleni K, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks so much! We're happy to hear that you enjoy the variety of healthy options we have to offer and that the staff is always upbeat during your visits. We can't wait to see you again soon! More 

Englewood, Florida
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

I'm not a breakfast person, my friend Has to have breakfast. This is a breakfast, brunch & lunch place, closing at 2:30. Their homemade, .fresh daily juice drinks are wonderfull Today I opted for soup & half a sandwich. It's the fresh made ingredients that make the food so special.Both times there I left very full.

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Thank sandibeach727
Eleni K, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks so much! We're happy to hear that you enjoy our restaurant and that everything was delicious during your visit with us. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Hawaii
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53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

Love, love, love their breakfast tacos. I can't try anything else because I love these so much. Great ambiance always at First Watch Restaurants, but this one has the choice of a nice outdoor covered patio at the water's edge. Lovely!

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

Thank you, thank you, thank you!! We hope to see you soon! More 

Venice, Florida
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

I've been to this restaurant many times and every time it's delicious! My favorite thing to oder here is the Monterey Club, it's super yummy! I've tried the french toast and the pancakes, they are both outstanding. My waitress was super friendly and the service was great.

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

Thanks so much!! We hope to see you soon for another fluffy pancake. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10
Cuisine
American, Gluten Free Options, Cafe, Healthy
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8383 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34238-2901
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: 9419236754
Description
Voted Sarasota's Best Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch, First Watch specializes in delicious creations freshly-prepared to order. First Watch begins each morning at the crack of dawn, slicing fresh fruits and vegetables, baking muffins and making French toast batter from scratch. 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, as well as signature items like the Chickichanga® and classic BLTE® sandwich. Their “2 for You” lunch offers half portions of their most popular soups, salads and sandwiches and you can get in and out fast. Their menu’s "Healthier Side" features a variety of delicious Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch options for the more health-conscious, including egg white omelets, fresh fruit crepes and their signature Power Wrap™. Free WiFi & newspapers are provided.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?