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First Watch

8383 S Tamiami Trl, Unit #111, Sarasota, FL 34238-2901
+1 941-923-6754
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (15 reviews)
“pancakes” (22 reviews)
“french toast” (12 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Cafe, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
8383 S Tamiami Trl, Unit #111, Sarasota, FL 34238-2901
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Reviewed 5 days ago

First Watch was the only restaurant we visited twice during our visit to Sarasota. It was a great way to start the day. Excellent juices, coffee, traditional Benedict and Salmon Benedict with avocado toast were all great. Highly recommend it for your next morning in...More

Thank Ryan S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting and favorable entrees for breakfast. My absolute favorite is the avocado toast. The coffee is also delicious. They bring a whole pot for your table. Tried the millionaires bacon if they haven't on the specialty menu.

Thank kmhogue
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited friends in Sarasota and they took us to First Watch for breakfast. We found the food to be exceptional! We all raved about the quality of our meals. The service was great. The servers were friendly and attentive to our needs.

Thank norby49
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had breakfast here for the 3 days we were in Siesta Key area. So good we could not be bothered looking elsewhere. We love First Watch and this particular restaurant was particularly attractive with a lovely outdoor seating area which is also doggy friendly. Fabulous...More

Thank Nick B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great spot for breakfast or lunch, I believe they stop taking orders at 2:30, I have been for breakfast and lunch both a great thank me up a small outside area very nice to eat outdoors there. For lunch they have a pic to lunch...More

Thank Hollmark
Reviewed 16 February 2018

This is such a beautiful restaurant. It is so pleasant to sit and watch the city start to wake up while you are eating a wonderful meal.

Thank oliveoilLC
Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

Breakfast with family and friends on a Thursday. None of us had ever been but with the reviews my husband convinced everyone. The few outdoor tables were full but had a table with a view. The atmosphere was lively, the staff efficient and helpful to...More

Thank KathyWalt
Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

Great, polite staff who even held the door open without prompting for each and every elderly person who approached- a rarity in this day and age that a hostess looks out the door ahead of time to see who might need help getting in. Once...More

Thank Skysoldier4life
Reviewed 25 January 2018

My wife and I eat here about once a month when we are in Sarasota. I favor the pancakes, especially blueberry, which are enormous. My wife likes the egg dishes or granola, yogurt and fruit. Pure VT maple syrup is available at a very reasonable...More

Thank mike_cora
Reviewed 4 December 2017

I last reviewed this in Dec. 2015, a fairly rave review. First Watch offers a clean, pleasant atmosphere (this location offering a lovely outside patio with view of a tiny pond populated by egrets and an ibis on this last visit). It's been a favorite...More

Thank drmikenyc
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8383 S Tamiami Trl, Unit #111, Sarasota, FL 34238-2901
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-923-6754
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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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