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First Watch

8383 S Tamiami Trl, Unit #111, Sarasota, FL 34238
+1 941-923-6754
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (14 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
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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 1 week ago 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 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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
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 28 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 27 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, 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, 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!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8383 S Tamiami Trl, Unit #111, Sarasota, FL 34238
  • 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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