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First Watch Restaurant

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8383 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34238-2901
+1 941-923-6754
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Morin Heights, Canada
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71 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Value, Variety in the menu and View on the water... Were there yesterday morning for breakfast. Very impressed by the lay out of the restaurant with a sunny outdoor seating overlooking a pond. Impressive menu with dozen of healthy options...but I choose the carrot cake pancakes. These were outside the box, enormous(choose 2 only) and succulent. They served these with... More 

Thank jpl346
Maynard, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Best breakfast and lunch in town. The service is top notch. Restaurants like Ophelia's on the bay should send their management here to learn how to treat people

Thank RobMaynard135
Cassi C, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! We're happy to hear that you received top notch service and that you enjoyed your breakfast with us. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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367 reviews
256 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

I used to go to First Watch in Lakewood Ranch for breakfast when I stayed in the area. Now living in Palmer Ranch, we went to the local First Watch. Service is very good, atmosphere is friendly and food quality is very good. Nice spot for breakfast and lunch.

Thank Paul B
Pace, Florida
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172 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

This is pretty much like the First Watch's in other towns, but it can be relied on to provide good food at a reasonable price. I like it more than other copycat restaurants. It's not a destination food place, but it's a good place for casual eating.

Thank Marian M
Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

We come here almost every week. We are obsessed with the cinnamon chip pancakes. The food is fresh and the seasonal menu is excellent and incorporates fresh ingredients based on the season. Staff works hard, is friendly, services is prompt. I would definitely recommend using the no wait app if you have it for busy times. They definitely try to... More 

Thank Betsy S
Kennesaw, Georgia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

The menu is vast and everything is fresh, healthy and delicious I had a power wrap which was excellent. My friend had pumpkin spice pancakes and she said that they were very good. It has high ceilings, which makes it quite noisy. This is why I only gave it 4 stars.

Thank lvbnee
Wheeling, West Virginia
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

What can I say this place is awesome. The food is great quality, the atmosphere is very welcoming and the service is great. We really enjoyed having breakfast here. My daughter loved the pumpkin pancake!

Thank Ryan H
Lusby, Maryland
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74 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

We stopped in while on vacation. I had one giant pancake, which was giant and delicious. Hubby had the french toast. It was made with big, fat, sourdough bread - fabulous!! The service was great and the atmosphere was very pleasant.

Thank Arubagirl2002
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80 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

First Watch is my go to for a delicious and healthy lunch. Consistently great food and service. Thanks to the staff who took great care of us as our work discussion kept us there a couple of hours. Today I chose the morning market veg omelet. Delicious roasted veggies with goat cheese and fluffy eggs. The thick artisan bread and... More 

Thank revlisad
Nokomis, Florida
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Had great breakfast today. The ingredients always seem so fresh. Love the pumpkin pancake. And the last remodel makes the place look so nice. The Venice location atmosphere not so nice, chopped up and very noisy.

Thank morton b
Cassi C, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks so much, Morton! We're happy to hear you love our food and recent remodel. We hope to see you again soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Cafe, Healthy, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?