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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” (13 reviews)
“pancakes” (20 reviews)
“french toast” (10 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Cafe, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
8383 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34238-2901
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1 - 10 of 168 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

My business partner meet here often for our weekly meetings. The breakfasts can’t be beat. Great food and great service!

Thank Kay B
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

We were visiting Siesta Key from Tampa, and this is a spacious restaurant, has an excellent view of the water, nice waiting area, and not cramped unlike the Tampa locations. Staff is friendly. Our waitress was reasonably attentive - did not bring milk for coffee...More

Thank Autar K
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

We enjoy the service the food was outstanding the veiw at the restaurant was also pretty.they have porch you can have your meal on to .We will go again .

Thank Michele H
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

A visit to Sarasota isn't complete without a visit to THIS First Watch. There are other franchises around the East Coast but this is an awesome First Watch. You can sit outside by a lake and enjoy the views or stay cool inside. Wherever you...More

Thank Linda M
Cassi C, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

Thanks for the great review, Linda! We're happy to hear that you love your Blueberry Pancakes and experienced excellent service as well. We can't wait to see you again soon!

Reviewed 7 September 2017

You can order breakfast there all day, and while the omelets are wonderful, my favorite is the avocado toast. Great lunch selections as well with sandwiches and salad selections. It's a favorite!

Thank dakota726
Cassi C, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2017

Thanks so much! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your Avocado Toast and had a wonderful experience as well. We can't wait to see you again soon!

Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

There are mostly "healthy" items on the menu. It just wasn't what I was in the mood for. They have fruit quinoa power bowls, avocado toast, kale omelettes, different types of eggs Benedict. The waffle I had wasn't terrible. They also ask how you like...More

1  Thank Desiree G
Cassi C, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2017

Thank you for your recent visit and for this feedback, Desiree. We're very sorry that you were not impressed with your meal during your visit with us. We take our food and service very seriously so it is upsetting to hear that this is how...More

Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

After trying to find a healthy bite to eat we found this place. Great tasting, beautiful and healthy food. We will be regular customers from now on.

Thank BHStefansson
Cassi C, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2017

Thanks for the great review! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal and had a wonderful experience as well. We can't wait to see you again soon!

Reviewed 20 August 2017

There are so many ordinary breakfast restaurants that it is a pleasure to find an excellent one. You can't go wrong at First Watch. Every dish order by the four of us was well prepared, well presented and excellent. The service was likewise excellent. Recommended...More

Thank Lloyd T
Cassi C, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2017

Thanks for the great review, Lloyd! We're happy to hear that you love our restaurant and experienced excellent service as well. We can't wait to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

We haven't been to First Watch in years. My wife saw an article about a new menu there, and we decided to give it a try for lunch. My wife had the chicken salad melt and I had the roast beef havarti sandwich and the...More

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Cassi C, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2017

Thanks for the great review! We're happy to hear that you and your wife enjoyed your meals with us and experienced excellent service as well. We can't wait to see you both 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, Local cuisine
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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