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First Watch Restaurant

8383 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34238-2901
+1 941-923-6754
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Overview
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (12 reviews)
“french toast” (9 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
8383 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34238-2901
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1 - 10 of 153 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

The First Watch Restaurant is First in breakfast, first in service. It is in my top 4 Breakfast eateries in the Venice, Sarasota. The food is fresh the portions are generous .

Thank pustay
Cassi C, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks so much! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal and experienced excellent service as well. We can't wait to see you again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I had never heard of First Watch until the owner of our condominium vacation rental recommended the cafe-chain's location at 8383 South Tamiami Trail in South Sarasota. Advertised as a place for health-minded breakfast, brunch and lunch, First Watch is the nation's...More

Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Got in just ahead of the Sunday rush and only waited ten minutes to be seated...party of six. Delightful food, happy atmosphere. I had the honey pecan salad and my grandson had French toast off the children's menu...think I should have had that. Great place.

Thank irenebadams
Cassi C, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal and love the atmosphere of our restaurant. We can't wait to see you again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In the winter be prepared to wait a while to get a table. Now you can just walk in and sit down. The service and food is always good but if they bused the tables better the wait time would quicken.

Thank H201MNdavidc
Cassi C, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much! We're happy to hear that you enjoy our food and always experience great service as well. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

At my wife's suggestion, we went to First Watch for lunch. We were escorted to an inside table with a view of the pond. Service was friendly, helpful and fast and the food was great.

Thank Edward O
Cassi C, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for stopping by, Edward! We're happy to hear that you and your wife enjoyed your meals with us and experienced friendly service as well. We can't wait to see you both again soon!

Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

The avocado toast and eggs meal is simple and tasty. The Strawberry Smash seasonal drink is very refreshing. Honest Tea is available and so good. Nice service, too!

Thank betselle4
Cassi C, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks so much! We're happy to hear that you love our Avocado Toast and Strawberry Smash Juice as well. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 6 June 2017

This is our second visit to First Watch, the first was for lunch but that day they were getting ready to close (it was nearly 2 PM and they don't do dinner) so this visit was an opportunity to see them working hard, with lots...More

Thank EnglewoodDane
Cassi C, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2017

Thanks for stopping by! We're happy to hear that you and your wife enjoyed your meals with us and experienced great service during your visit as well. We hope to see you both again soon!

Reviewed 16 May 2017

Cute place on a small lake. Food was ok..nothing fancy or different. They just opened First Watch in Venice and there's one in North Port.

Thank Pam G
Cassi C, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2017

Thanks for stopping by, Pam! We're very sorry that you were not impressed with your meal during your visit with us. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

Menu for all dietary requirements, the fat the thin the picky, yes they have the choices. Have been before and will come again, love these freshly prepared breakfast combos. Great atmosphere and friendly staff.

Thank Andysunkey
Cassi C, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2017

Thanks for the great review! We're happy to hear that you enjoy the atmosphere of our restaurant and experienced friendly service as well. We can't wait to see you again soon!

Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

Just had a breakfast taco and black beans at First Watch. Food and service were excellent. Especially liked the Lemon tumeric ginger drink. Highly recommend this clean and friendly restaurant.

Thank Kathleen E
Cassi C, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2017

Thanks so much, Kathleen! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your Breakfast Tacos and experienced excellent service as well. We can't wait to see you again soon!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 10
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
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
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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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