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#228 of 1,593 Restaurants in Tampa
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American, Healthy
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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Reviewed March 30, 2022 via mobile

The service was very good but food not so good. We went for breakfast. Coffee is very good, you get a small pot. Eggs Benedict was bland ham tasted strange, poached eggs had no whites on them. Omelette was also bland. Maybe with inflation all...the restaurants are affected. Sad to see.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed July 13, 2021

I had not been to a First Watch before, but had been wanting to try one. Large menu, healthy options if you want one, plenty of comfort food if you don't. Everything was delicious and the staff was efficient and friendly.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed March 18, 2021 via mobile

The food at First Watch is always very good but watch out for the sub par service at this location. It took forever to place our order and get our food. They seem to pay more attention to the take out orders than their seated...customers.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed December 29, 2019 via mobile

Food is usually good and consistent, however service continues to deteriorate ( speed of service, accuracy of orders). At breakfast it took 7 minutes to get a coffee refill. Someone in our party ordered pancakes, but that also took time to receive, while the pancakes...were no longer hot. There are a couple of additional things that were wrong.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed November 14, 2019 via mobile

Having had this chain recommended to us by family members, we finally paid a visit whilst in Tampa for the nearby Buccaneers stadium. Food was absolutely lovely but the service was awful and the waitress just didn’t care two hoots about us. The coffee was...bitter and had an awful after taste - really shockingly bad, but yet they have posters bragging about its qualities!!!!! Coffee and service ruined a very good meal.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 11, 2019 via mobile

I was really impressed with the food here. They have a big menu and anyone could find something they like here. The grits were delicious.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed October 19, 2019

My wife and I stopped in for breakfast after our gym workout. We were seated quickly and our orders were promptly taken. I had the short rib omelette which was delicious and put together a la carte sampler. The service was great the food was...outstanding including the new juices with tumeric ginger beets, kale etc.. We were satisfied with our meals as they were not greasy or salty. We felt the breakfast was an extension of our workout and it tasted GREAT!!More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed September 19, 2019 via mobile

I was looking forward to having breakfast, and was quite disappointed.. waited for more than half an hour for my food...watched 2 tables being served to people that arrived after us, and then My Avocado Toast was tasteless.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed July 21, 2019

Always busy!!! Perfect food and lots of choices! I love their hash browns and toast! Really great coffee!

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed July 6, 2019 via mobile

Stopped by for breakfast on our way out of Tampa. I had read good reviews on trip advisor and was not disappointed. Friendly, fast service. I had a delicious waffle and million dollar bacon. Had a watermelon refresher drink to go. Highly recommend,

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed July 3, 2019

First Watch is such a great place for a quiet breakfast or lunch. The place is clean and food is great. Nice for business meeting

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed June 25, 2019

I was met by a server with a smile on her face whose focus was customer service. She seated me in a comfortable-enough booth, not too close to the kitchen (a pet peeve of mine is to be alone and seated in the worst spot...in a restaurant). The decor evokes rustic or farmhouse, but is inviting. There was a lot of seating for parties of various sizes but the tables were spaced in a way that would accommodate a lot of patrons, without feeling tight. The food was good, but on the expensive side. I ordered coffee, water, the Tri-fecta (eggs, choice of pancake or waffle, choice of meat) which came to $16.50 before tip. The server was friendly but for a mostly empty restaurant, it took her a bit longer than expected to provide water. The coffee came out hot, in a self-serve carafe, and was on the table before the jug of water. I couldn't find any sugar substitutes on the table, but I didn't ask for any so I don't know whether they were available. The menu was focused mainly on breakfast food, as one would expect, with a variety of options. The food was good, but not outstanding. I like crisp bacon and this was just a bit less than "crispy," the belgian waffle was thinner than I was used to and the eggs were good. Nothing stood out as delicious. I paid at the register, not at the table. To me, the cost was a bit pricey for the breakfast I received. This is a restaurant where you can receive a solid, if a bit pricey, meal in a good location in Tampa.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed April 12, 2019 via mobile

Healthy, reasonable, tasty options. Great pick 2 for lunch made from fresh ingredients. We had lunch for under $9 per person.

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed March 17, 2019 via mobile

Was looking for a nice relaxing Sunday breakfast and we found it. Wonderful healthy delicious meal. Great fresh Kale juice, a good cup of coffee (several actually) and a tasty egg white omelet with fresh ham and gruyere. Don’t miss the place.

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed March 10, 2019 via mobile

Sitting outside in the truck in the rain trying to decide which restaurant to choose out of the five all within walking distance. I am glad First Watch was the chosen place to dine. First, I started off with the best cup of hot cocoa...I have ever tasted. I don’t usually order hot cocoa but if you find yourself self her on a cold rainy day please treat yourself to a cup. You will feel like a kid again. Next, they have some in house freshly made juices. Kale Tonics, Fruits and Roots, and Morning Meditation. Our server let us test taste all of them and my choice would be Kale Tonic. Now if only I had the recipe. Lol! Then I order the BLT. Amazingly delicious! It was very filling and hit the spot. The service was great even with it being the end of the day for them. They close early. I truly recommend giving them a try.More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Yes, First Watch offers takeout services.

First Watch is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5