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First Watch

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7118 Cortez Rd W, Bradenton, FL 34210
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 2:30 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff is always polite and friendly and the food is tasty and fresh. It's nutritious. I usually go in alone, and they never try to rush me out because they want to see a larger party. I appreciate that.

Thank Sue B
bradenton, fl
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168 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

First time eating at this place and wasn't sure what to expect. there were only healthy options on the menu, but enough of a variety so no need to worry. I had the chicken melt sandwich with tomato basil soup. The sandwich was good, but the soup was just alright. Will be back again to try some other options. Our... More 

Thank yankeedad69
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18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Five of us on a Sunday Morning including one in a scooter: didn't faze them a bit. Fast seating and great staff. Waitress was very accomodating and friendly.

Thank David W
Bradenton, Florida
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Excellent breakfast and lunch. Many health conscious selections. Very busy during the peak season. Senior and child friendly.

Thank Martin C
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016 via mobile

We went out for a family Breakfast. Food is good and very big plates, too much for a normal eating European. Had a great tasting French-Toast-with-cheescake-filling. Was delicious, but way to much. Coffee was good for American Coffee.

1 Thank landis34
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

I enjoyed this restaurant very much for brunch. I had the french toast and it was very good. Although it was very busy, it had a very homey atmosphere. I would like to go back when I am next in Bradenton.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

We have been here many times and have always had a good experience. The pancakes are wonderful and they have many varieties. Service was great with many young servers and on-site adult manager. Also had lunch there and was equally pleased.

Thank MickeyD777
Bradenton, Florida
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52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016

Great atmosphere; even better management and personnel; overall excellent morning 'dining' experience. We were a group of 7 for a business meeting. Our wait-person was professional, efficient and more than competent. The selection of foods was remarkable and both the quality and quantities were beyond expectations. Some in our group went "healthful" and had the smoothies; others went to the... More 

Thank fluidtherapy
Altamonte Springs, Florida
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110 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

I know there have been menu changes. To my relief, they still are able to create "Breakfast Scramble" and "Fresh Fruit Crepes." Service is friendly, fast and accurate. Parking is plentiful at this location- since in a huge plaza. I've been recently to a Sunday lunch and had a short wait. I've been on a Monday morning and seated right... More 

Thank shelley b
St. Petersburg, Florida
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

There's nothing to dislike about FirstWatch for breakfast/brunch/lunch. They're only open 'til 2:30p. I was very pleasantly surprised when a friend took me here. I had the smoked salmon eggs benedict and it couldn't have tasted better. Yum yum! And coffee came in a large metal carafe; couldn't be better.

Thank Solo T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Cafe, Healthy, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7118 Cortez Rd W, Bradenton, FL 34210
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Bradenton
  • Phone Number: 9417926071
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?