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General Info
First Watch is an award-winning Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch favorite that specializes in both traditional and innovative creations all freshly prepared to order.
Hours
Regular Hours
Mon - Sun:
Payment method
master card, visa, cash, all major credit cards, amex, discover
Price Range
$
Categories
Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch Restaurants, American Restaurants, Restaurants
Other Information

Parking: Street

Wi-Fi: Free

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Good For Family: Yes

Good For Groups: Yes

Good for Kids: Yes

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Take Out: Yes

Cuisines: Omelets

Alcohol: No

Takes Reservations: No

Outdoor Seating: No

Price Range : Below Average

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Javier B.

11/13/2016

Overall
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Great place for breakfast on the weekends. During the week, not so much, due to parking (not sure if you want to spend 20 mins finding a parking spot to get breakfast). Good is great and I especially like the omelettes

Shandee

09/22/2010

Provided by Citysearch
Overall
Great Service make a bad morning so much better!

I have to say it has been awhile since I've been to First Watch, but today I just felt like that was the place to go for the way my morning had started. I just didn't feel like my normal social, chatty self. When I walked into First Watch, a young server named Kelly greeted me. She was about to seat me when I realized there were two people to close and too loud. I asked her if I could just move to another section and with a very accommodating demeanor she proceeded to sit me in another location in which she realized I still wasn't completely sure. So, she moved me to the place she thought was the best and it certainly was! Not only did I get peace and quiet, my breakfast was awesome and the omelet was so fresh! I felt bad for moving two times but Kelly made it seem effortless. I remembered why I always used to go to First Watch when I worked in Sarasota, because of the great food, the nice and friendly service and the comfy feeling. Thanks Kelly, you made my morning feel better!

rshally

11/19/2007

Provided by Citysearch
Overall
Downtown Tampa loaction going down hill

Used to go many times, but lately the side portions are very skimpy(potaoes are delicious, but you get a tablespoon full), and the freshness of breads have been iffy for their sandwhichs, service has been below par my last few times.

hgktampa

01/13/2003

Provided by Citysearch
Overall
Screwed by a chain

This local favorite is hands down better than an overworked chain.

rosemarie_amaro

12/11/2002

Provided by Citysearch
Overall
First Watch is First in everything!!

Since arriving in Sarasota, FL in 1995 I found this little spot called First Watch...the food is amazing at prices that would make Denny's ashamed of themselves...why you ask...because for basically the same price your get an outright gourmet experience and the wait...what wait? You're served within 10min after placing your order...no one, but no one in town can compete with this gem....in Tampa (Carrolwood) needs a little more atmosphere however the food and service is just like it's sister in Sarasota...Bravo! First Watch may you always watch over my favorite meal of the day Breakfast!!

dandeno

11/15/2002

Provided by Citysearch
Overall
The Healthy Breakfast

This is one of the few restaurants...that offers many different ways to eat healthy,low fat, and flavorful meals. Its nice to see a clean dining area and a very friendly staff....eager to tailor your meal to your needs. I was going to order a glass of orange juice and asked if the had pulp, it did and she removed it...even after I said to not to go to the trouble...that I would order an apple juice instead....now thats service...

beckyreed

09/03/2002

Provided by Citysearch
Overall
Very Overrated!!

Before my family and I tried FirstWatch's breakfast, we'd heard nothing but raves about the quantity and quality of food served. Turns out the place was/is totally overrated. Service was OK but the food was just ho-hum and the portions weren't something to right home about. I've gotten better and more food for cheaper prices at local hole-in-the-wall restaurants than at FirstWatch. The people who love the place can have it!!!

loungehound

08/30/2002

Provided by Citysearch
Overall
great food

this place has great food but kinda pricey, and they charge for everything you want extra..

solida

08/08/2002

Provided by Citysearch
Overall
Awesome Breakfast

First Watch has the best breakfast's in town. Fresh food and alot of healthy items too. My personal favorite would be the BLTE, a must try!

wgoodej1

08/06/2002

Provided by Citysearch
Overall
Great Neighborhood Restaurant

My wife and I have been eating breakfast at the First Watch in Carrollwood almost every weekend for 7 years. The food is always good and the staff is very willing to make substitutions. I take business associates there for lunch. They're never disappointed.

schoolday1

07/29/2002

Provided by Citysearch
Overall
Great wake-up!

Excellent selection. Variety of available choices. Attentive staff. Some unusual combinations are offered for breakfast.

joelange

07/24/2002

Provided by Citysearch
Overall
Rise and shine

Want a healthy breakfast with great taste, then eat here. The menu is unique and diverse. A definate 10.

AnnePHR

07/23/2002

Provided by Citysearch
Overall
Best Breakfast in Five Counties

First Watch is a classic for great breakfast, great people-watching, and power breakfasts all the way from Tampa to south Sarasota County.