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First Watch Restaurant

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8383 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34238-2901
+1 941-923-6754
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Sarasota, Florida
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very accommodating, they provide coffee in the morning if they have a wait time and a newspaper you can take to your table if you would like. The wait time is never too long. Great, fresh, healthy food. Great Service! We love the Kale Tonics.

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Thank Christopher M
Cassi C, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review, Christopher! We're happy to hear that you enjoy the healthy options we have to offer and that you enjoy our delicious Kale Tonic. It is great to know that you experienced excellent service during your visit as well. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Sarasota, Florida, United States
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113 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've never had a bad meal there and I now have a goal to try everything on the menu! LOL Seriously, soup and a sandwich and never a disappointment. My wife has had a couple of their salads and they're always good!

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Thank SkipCohen
Cassi C, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for the awesome review! We're happy to hear that you love everything on our menu. We hope to see you and your wife again soon! More 

Maryland
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was very impressed with the breakfast selection. They had fresh juices and they let you sample before you order which I thought was great. My friend and I split a Morning Meditation which was delicious. I also appreciated that our waitress split the drink into two glasses. My friend and I split and egg sandwich and a Bacado omelet.... More 

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Thank rene20874
Cassi C, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks so much! We're happy to hear you enjoy the variety our menu has to offer and that you and your friend enjoyed your meals with us. We hope to see you both again soon! More 

Nokomis, Florida
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice breakfast menu. I love the French toast. Convenient for after doctor visits or lab tests. We go there all the time. Service is usually good.

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Thank rwkmbell
Cassi C, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks so much! We're happy to hear you love our French Toast and always experience great service during your visits with us. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Colorado
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144 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

No matter which one I visit I'm never disappointed with First Watch. Their food, service and facilities are all top notch and this location is no different.

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Thank luv2bgone_2
Cassi C, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks so much! We're happy to hear that you love our food and always experience excellent service as well. We can't wait to see you again soon! More 

Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great place for breakfast or brunch and the service is terrific! Went there twice and tried two different dishes. Quinoa pancakes first time and french toast second time. Will definitely return next visit.

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Thank CocoBeanhead
Cassi C, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! We're happy to hear you loved our Blueberry Lemon Quinoa Pancakes and that you experienced excellent service during your visit as well. We can't wait to see you again soon! More 

Montreal, Canada
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great atmosphere, serving healthy meals. Servers are friendly and service is quick with that extra touch of comfy couches and complimentary coffee while waiting to get a table.

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Thank maryasab
Cassi C, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks so much! We're happy to hear that you enjoy the healthy options we have to offer and that you experienced friendly service during your visit as well. We can't wait to see you again soon! More 

Nokomis, Florida
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233 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Clean interior, reasonable noise levels, relatively quick service, good, healthy food at fair prices. What more could you want? In season, these take a while to get into, but it's worth the wait.

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Thank Rod K
Cassi C, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review, Rod! We're happy to hear that you experienced quick service and enjoyed the healthy options we have to offer. We can't wait to see you again soon! More 

Toronto, Canada
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60 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really good selection of breakfast item. Be prepared to line up to get in but it's worth the wait. There are a few tables on the water but very limited. Get there early or wait your turn for those tables.

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Thank Phyl123
Cassi C, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping by! We're happy to hear that you enjoy the wide variety our menu has to offer and that you had a wonderful experience with us. We hope to see you again very soon! More 

Sarasota, Florida, United States
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Have always enjoyed First Watch but hadn't been there in a while. It really looked updated and very clean. Service was excellent and we were a party of about 18 people.

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Thank Leonor M
Cassi C, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks so much, Leonor! We're happy to hear that you experienced excellent service and they you enjoyed the atmosphere of our restaurant. We can't wait to see you again soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8383 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34238-2901
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-923-6754
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.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?