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#132 of 575 American in Tampa
#202 of 1,621 Restaurants in Tampa
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American, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
American, Healthy
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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