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First Watch

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7118 Cortez Rd W, Bradenton, FL 34210
+1 941-792-6071
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been regulars (4-5 times a week) for breakfast for several years. This year there is a new manager and it is not as well run. The food comes out warm, not hot. Even though you ask for butter and/or syrup when you order you sometimes have to wait for a second trip to get them after your food... More 

Thank Mary B
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went with a couple of clients and I was disappointed. My favorite is the oatmeal and it was cold and not a very good portion. My guests had pancakes and the mexican breakfast dish and they were ok with it. I guess it was the reason it was really empty on what normally would be a busy morning. Not going... More 

Thank Tom L
East Providence, Rhode Island
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38 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I expected so much more. I have been at other First Watch locations and was more than impressed. This one in Bradenton was not good. The food was so so and not even warm enough. Needless to say we will not go back to this location again.

Thank emp617
Bradenton, Florida
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were at First Watch for lunch on Sunday. We waited for nearly 40 minutes for a table--and another 35 minutes for our food after we finally ordered. My soup was cold--and my salad was very warm--a very disappointing experience. We mentioned all this to the cashier but not a single comment from her. Disappointing!

Thank maggiesmom2015
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Always a great meal and service. So many healthy but delicious options. They are always adding new and healthy specials. Had the new Blueberry Lemon quinoa pancakes today and they were delicious!

Thank Debbie O
Bradenton, Florida
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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

Tons of choices at First Watch with many healthy options included. Had the steel cut oats with fresh fruit and the multigrain blueberry pancakes. One pancake was enough for a normal appetite. Packed with blueberries and the syrup was very good. Fresh coffee was terrific both regular and decade. Not inexpensive but reasonable and the quality of the food was... More 

Thank Donna C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016 via mobile

Always great food & service. Worth the wait if u end up waiting 10-15 mins. Lots of healthy options & hearty ones too

Thank Missina C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

The breakfast offerings are intense and the offer plenty of egg white and turkey sausage options. The wait staff aim to please so feel free to ask for something the way you want it if it's not listed.

Thank TCinFLA
Bradenton, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

Always clean and very friendly staff. Food is always great, plate presentation is always nice and fresh, and everything is clean.

Thank Kim
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016 via mobile

A super pleasant meal with great flavorful food. Service A+. Avocado toast and carrot cake multigrain pancake for me!

Thank John S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
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: +1 941-792-6071
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?