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First Watch

#20 of 1,831 Restaurants in Tampa
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520 Tampa Street, Tampa, FL 33602-4806
813 307-9006
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7:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Galesburg, Illinois
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have gone each time we are in Tampa and have always had a great experience. The prices are reasonable and food is great. There is a large selection of breakfast choices.

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

Thank you so much, Michael!! See you soon! More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice place to have breakfast on Sundays! Good food quality and good prices. Service was quick and the staff was friendly. It is located at walking distance from the riverwalk.

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

We appreciate it!! Thanks for your Sunday visits and for writing this great review. See you next time! More 

Tampa, Florida
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97 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

it's nice to get a traditional breakfast. I haven't ever been there at other times of the day. the blueberry pancakes were just right. Nice

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

Thanks so much, Eric! We hope to see you soon! More 

Tampa, Florida
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90 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bottom Line: Eat breakfast here now. Our entire extended family recently met for breakfast at First Watch. There are some picky eaters in the group. None of them left disappointed. Avocado Toast was the most popular choice of the day. It was simply delicious. Paired with a side of maple bacon... I lack the appropriate words. We'll be back soon!... More 

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

Thank you!! It's awesome to know that you and your entire family enjoyed such a great breakfast at First Watch. We hope to see you again soon! More 

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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here for breakfast on recommendation from family members in the area and it was amazing! Everything fresh and delicious. The pancakes are huge! I recommend the granola ones! Service was great. Can't wait to come back!

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

Thank you, Hayley!! We're glad you loved those fluffy pancakes so much. We hope to see you soon! More 

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100 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My girlfriend and I were in Tampa for a weekend and she found that First Watch was near our hotel. I wasn't familiar w/FW however she is originally from Ohio and knows First Watch well. We went for breakfast and wow was it fantastic. I stuffed myself(so much food) and walked very slowly for the several blocks back to the... More 

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

Awesome! Thanks so much for coming in with your girlfriend and for taking the time to write this great review. We hope to see you soon! More 

Chesapeake, Virginia
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first time here and we just loved the food and surroundings. Great servings, good choices on the menu and good prices. The decor was really great and the service was fantastic. My only complaint was that it was so busy and our table was right up front so we got heavy traffic from the guests arriving leaving... More 

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

Thank you so much, Lizzy! We hope to see you again soon. More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Super breakfast and wonderful wait staff ! Many healthy choices to chose from and great service ! We'll be back for sure!

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

Thanks for the great review, Rick! We're glad that you loved your breakfast and experienced great service during your visit as well. We can't wait to see you again soon! More 

Tampa, Florida
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62 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

Love this place! I don't think I've ever been there and had a bad experience. The food is always fresh and there's a huge selection for breakfast/brunch/lunch at a great price. Personally, I haven't been there for lunch but I'm sure its good, the menu looks great! I love that there are so many healthy options here and that they... More 

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

Thanks, we love you too! We're happy to hear you've never had a bad experience with us and that you enjoy our food. We can't wait to see you again soon! More 

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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

Def a visit worth making for breakfast. A go-to spot for locals with somewhat traditional and eclectic breakfast options. Atmosphere like a diner with very friendly staff. Good coffee. Will definitely be a regular.

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

Thanks so much! We're happy to know that you enjoyed your visit to First Watch for our innovative menu and friendly team. We look forward to see you again next time! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Healthy, Gluten Free
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
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: 520 Tampa Street, Tampa, FL 33602-4806
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: 813 307-9006
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?