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“"Fantastic Breakfast/Lunch Place to Eat"”

First Watch Restaurant
Ranked #49 of 1,071 Restaurants in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $10
Cuisines: American, Diner, Healthy, Cafe
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch
Description: Voted Sarasota's Best Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch, First Watch specializes in delicious creations freshly-prepared to order. First Watch begins each morning at the crack of dawn, slicing fresh fruits and vegetables, baking muffins and making French toast batter from scratch. 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, as well as signature items like the Chickichanga® and classic BLTE® sandwich. Their “2 for You” lunch offers half portions of their most popular soups, salads and sandwiches and you can get in and out fast. Their menu’s "Healthier Side" features a variety of delicious Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch options for the more health-conscious, including egg white omelets, fresh fruit crepes and their signature Power Wrap™. Free WiFi & newspapers are provided.
Reviewed September 26, 2013

Love this restaurant. Food is always good and the menu has so many healthy choices. There is something for everyone. Even the pickiest eater will find something on their menu. Whenever I am in Sarasota have breakfast at First Watch. It is one of three breakfast restaurants that I really enjoy. So clean and the personnel are so friendly. They have serving breakfast down to a fine art. You never had to wait around for them to take your order. You don't have to wait long for your food and your bill is ready for you as soon as you are ready to pay. A must try restaurant.

Thank Brenda W
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Jessica R, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 28, 2013

Brenda W - Thank you for all of your visits! We are very happy our tasty and extensive menu, service and atmosphere keep you coming back. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Jessica, First Watch Customer Service

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Reviewed July 8, 2013

Breakfast at First Watch is a treat. It is not your typical eggs and bacon choices. Our server recommended carrot cake pancakes, which were absolutely delicious. Everything was prepared fresh. The service from the time we walked through the door was exceptional. Our server was very knowledgeable of the menu and had a wonderful personality. She continually checked on us to make certain we had what we needed. The atmosphere is bright and sunny with walls of windows on the water.

We will return to First Watch.

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Thank Adrian C
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Jessica R, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 10, 2013

Adrian C - We are thrilled to hear our food and service impressed you from the start of your visit until the very end. The carrot cake pancakes are a favorite of ours too, so we are happy your server suggested them and you gave them a taste. Thank you for coming in and we hope to see you again soon.

Jessica, First Watch Customer Service

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Reviewed June 16, 2013

With benches, wicker chairs and free coffee, the wait for a table flew by. Plus they provide menus, take orders while you wait, but only passing them to the chef once seated. The welcome was warm and personal, there was no feeling of being rushed at the table, and the server dropped by several times to ask if we needed anything.

The food is not an afterthought! We had a kind of chicken omelet in a tortilla wrap, with cheese, sauce and more. Delicious. Seasoned potatoes are very good and fresh fruit cop is....fresh!


Full menu with detailed nutritional info is available on their web site. As a diabetic, I could compare and contrast before I arrived and then order delicious brunch within all my guidelines.

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1  Thank MadagascarJoan
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Jessica R, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded June 18, 2013

MadagascarJoan - From the moment you walked in the door we are thrilled you had such a wonderful and memorable experience with us. Thank you for coming in for a tasty and fresh breakfast and we hope to see you soon!

Jessica, First Watch Customer Service

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Reviewed April 15, 2013 via mobile

Although we did not eat healthy, First Watch had a large selection of healthy breakfast options. Service was quick and polite and order taken promptly but we were also able to relax and enjoy the water view outback -outdoor seating.

Large portions and food cooked perfectly to order. Food also arrived quickly and served to our perfection. Flavored creamers were a simple but nice touch.

Ordered Belgian waffles, bacon cheddar pancake, and scrambled egg/fried bacon/potatoe breakfast plate. All delicious.

What can I say. My criteria for service, timing, atmosphere and good food that is priced reasonably were all met.
Perfection. Highly recommend.

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Thank Yum-Yum-Reviews
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Jessica R, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 16, 2013

Yum-Yum-Reviews - We are so pleased we met all of your expectations and earned your recommendation! Thank you for visiting and we hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed February 17, 2013

This location has the advantage of an outdoor lakeside patio. The food is very good with attentive service, The fresh baked muffins are yummy. Will not disappoint ….

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Thank luassudipal
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