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First Watch

#26 of 1,873 Restaurants in Tampa
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520 N Tampa St, Tampa, FL 33602-4806
+1 813-307-9006
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07:00 - 14:30
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Miami, Florida
Level Contributor
25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was modern but sort of farm to table. The food was delicious and the service was the best I've had in a while. The lemonade was natural and the food delicious. I recommend this place for brunch or breakfast.

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1 Thank Roxy030754
Cassi C, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping by! We're happy to hear that you loved your meal and experienced excellent service during your visit as well. We can't wait to see you again soon! More 

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233 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Here's a tip: use Yelp to book a reservation before you show up! We did this and were seated within 3 minutes of arrival, despite there being a 30 min wait!!! Wonderful breakfast and very well priced.

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1 Thank Derrick D
Cassi C, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this review

Thanks so much, Derrick! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us and had a wonderful experience overall. We can't wait to see you again soon! More 

Eustis, Florida
Level Contributor
78 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are looking for something different, this is the place for it. We were visiting USF and a friend suggested this place. Even though I didn't get the sandwich I ordered, I couldn't complain. The food in this place is awesome and plentiful. And fresh! Don't pass this up.

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1 Thank Ed L
Cassi C, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping by, Eds! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us but are very sorry that you were served the wrong sandwich. We take our food and service very seriously so it is upsetting to hear that this happened. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Orlando
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63 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Stayed at a nearby hotel with a tired breakfast menu so walked here instead...smart move. The smoked salmon benedict was great..breakfast potatoes clearly came from a skillet...had that great brown crust..yay! Menu has both traditional and non traditional breakfast items. Prices are reasonable. Service was great

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1 Thank viscontigirl
Cassi C, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this review

Thanks so much! We're happy to hear that you enjoy our Smoked Salmon Benedict and that you experienced excellent service as well. We can't wait to see you again soon! More 

New York City, New York
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92 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Great lemon ricotta pancakes. Loved the side of Millionaire Bacon; the maple syrup and black pepper on the bacon was great. Our waitress was friendly and attentive.

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1 Thank Joetzz191
Cassi C, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this review

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

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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Good coffee, lots of fresh juices and smoothies. Lots of healthy fresh options, and tons of regular diner breakfast classics. Space looks a little rundown and dated, but the service was warm and friendly. Close walking distance from our hotel by the river walk.

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1 Thank Ruth G
Cassi C, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this review

Thanks so much, Ruth! We're happy to hear that you enjoy the variety of healthy options we have to offer and that you always expense friendly service. We can't wait to see you again soon! More 

Ann Arbor MI
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87 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Previous reviews and quality ingredients on the table and the menu indicated we would have a great visit here. And I can't remember the last time I wrote a less-than-glowing restaurant review. The orange juice delivered first was indeed fresh squeezed and deliciously sweet without a hint of the "bite" found in bottled juices. The server, however, seemed very rushed,... More 

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1 Thank Lisa L
Cassi C, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent visit and for this feedback, Lisa. We're happy to hear you enjoyed your Orange Juice but are sorry that you experienced less than stellar service and that your husband was not impressed with his meal. We take our food and service very seriously so it is upsetting to hear that this is how you feel.... More 

Santa Barbara, California
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83 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

The service and food at this restaurant was excellent. The server answered all of our questions, made good suggestions on food choices and was fast and friendly. If I lived in Tampa, I would definitely return to this establishment!

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1 Thank NoStopSigns
Cassi C, Guest Relations Manager at First Watch, responded to this review

Thanks so much! We're happy to hear that you experienced excellent service and enjoyed your meal as well. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Las Vegas, Nevada
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140 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

What a treat, the eggs were perfect. Turkey sausage really hit the spot! The eggs cooked to perfection in the toast was thick and tasty

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

Thanks for the great review! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us. We can't wait to see you again soon! More 

Port Moody, Canada
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

We were looking for a quick and easy breakfast restaurant. Well we found it. They were quick and efficient from the get go. Quick to get seated. They had an extensive list of drinks to choose from. We had coffee, a smoothie and fresh squeezed OJ- yum to all. To eat: avocado toast with a poached egg and the Boers... More 

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

Thanks so much! We're happy to hear that you were seated quickly and enjoyed your Avocado Toast with us. We can't wait to see you again soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, 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: 520 N Tampa St, Tampa, FL 33602-4806
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: +1 813-307-9006
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.

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Seminole, Florida
Bradenton, Florida
over a year ago

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?