We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

First Watch

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
7118 Cortez Rd W, Bradenton, FL 34210
+1 941-792-6071
Website
Today
07:00 - 14:30
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 07:00 - 14:30
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

89 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 89: English reviews
Bradenton, Florida
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Being the first one there at 7 am was neat and pick of seating. French toast was more than enough to load up on. Great food with plenty coffee and server smart as a whip.

Helpful?
Thank EWfromFlorida
Grandville, Michigan
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ate here every Sunday after church. Excellent food. Wide range of choices. Great service. Enjoyed the chicken pecan salad!

Helpful?
Thank Arls41
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

We have been regulars (4-5 times a week) for breakfast for several years. This year there is a new manager and it is not as well run. The food comes out warm, not hot. Even though you ask for butter and/or syrup when you order you sometimes have to wait for a second trip to get them after your food... More 

Helpful?
Thank Mary B
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, United States
Level Contributor
157 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

Went with a couple of clients and I was disappointed. My favorite is the oatmeal and it was cold and not a very good portion. My guests had pancakes and the mexican breakfast dish and they were ok with it. I guess it was the reason it was really empty on what normally would be a busy morning. Not going... More 

Helpful?
Thank Tom L
East Providence, Rhode Island
Level Contributor
41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

I expected so much more. I have been at other First Watch locations and was more than impressed. This one in Bradenton was not good. The food was so so and not even warm enough. Needless to say we will not go back to this location again.

Helpful?
Thank emp617
Bradenton, Florida
Level Contributor
24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

We were at First Watch for lunch on Sunday. We waited for nearly 40 minutes for a table--and another 35 minutes for our food after we finally ordered. My soup was cold--and my salad was very warm--a very disappointing experience. We mentioned all this to the cashier but not a single comment from her. Disappointing!

Helpful?
Thank maggiesmom2015
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

Always a great meal and service. So many healthy but delicious options. They are always adding new and healthy specials. Had the new Blueberry Lemon quinoa pancakes today and they were delicious!

Helpful?
Thank Debbie O
Bradenton, Florida
Level Contributor
22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Tons of choices at First Watch with many healthy options included. Had the steel cut oats with fresh fruit and the multigrain blueberry pancakes. One pancake was enough for a normal appetite. Packed with blueberries and the syrup was very good. Fresh coffee was terrific both regular and decade. Not inexpensive but reasonable and the quality of the food was... More 

Helpful?
Thank Donna C
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Always great food & service. Worth the wait if u end up waiting 10-15 mins. Lots of healthy options & hearty ones too

Helpful?
Thank Missina C
Florida
Level Contributor
37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

The breakfast offerings are intense and the offer plenty of egg white and turkey sausage options. The wait staff aim to please so feel free to ask for something the way you want it if it's not listed.

Helpful?
Thank TCinFLA

Travellers who viewed First Watch also viewed

Bradenton, Southwest Gulf Coast
Bradenton, Southwest Gulf Coast
 
Bradenton, Southwest Gulf Coast
 
Bradenton, Southwest Gulf Coast
Bradenton, Southwest Gulf Coast
 

Been to First Watch? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10
Cuisine
American, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 14:30
Monday
07:00 - 14:30
Tuesday
07:00 - 14:30
Wednesday
07:00 - 14:30
Thursday
07:00 - 14:30
Friday
07:00 - 14:30
Saturday
07:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7118 Cortez Rd W, Bradenton, FL 34210
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Bradenton
  • Phone Number: +1 941-792-6071
Description
First Watch specializes in delicious creations freshly-prepared to order. 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.

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from First Watch staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?