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8306 Market St, Bradenton, FL 34202-5137
+1 941-907-6657
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Sarasota, Florida
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590 reviews
385 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Our first and only breakfast choice when we bought our house 15 years ago. We had no complaints because it was always good. Nothing has changed since then. Now they have gone in a more creative and healthful direction with more interesting choices. You can get a French Madame which was huge and new choices of omelettes. They still have... More 

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Thank JordanS8
Tampa, Florida
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122 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had lunch at the LWR First Watch. I was told there was no gluten free menu and there did not appear to be any gluten allergen indications on the regular menu. I ended up ordering a side salad and juice. The side salad was literally 12 pieces of mixed greens (that I could have made for 25 cents using... More 

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

Thank you for your recent visit and for this feedback. We're very sorry that you were disappointed with your meal. We are currently working on adding more gluten free options to our menu which we will be implementing very soon. We take our service and food very seriously and it is upsetting to know this is how your visit went.... More 

Holland, Michigan
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129 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2017

This restaurant is open for breakfast and lunch and is located in a strip mall on Cortez Road near 71st st. It appears to be a very popular restaurant. There are a lot of "healthy" foods and some healthy beverages on the menu. The french toast was thick and fluffy, the fruit was fresh and there was a large amount... More 

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

Thanks for stopping by, Gayle! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your French Toast and all the healthy options we have to offer as well. We hope to see you again soon! More 

West Midlands, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

First morning in Bradenton and needed Breakfast!! Great welcome and service along with a fabulous menu to choose from. Throughly enjoyed the visit and enjoyed the fab food!! Well worth a visit!

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Thank SuttyPro
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 can't wait to see you again soon! More 

North Las Vegas, Nevada
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199 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

Large menu. Varied with many unusual combinations. A couple of "traditional" style dishes at top of menu. Restaurant is new. Service is friendly and first rate. Food is very good. Reasonably expensive (from my point of view) - dishes likely $10+; coffee and tea are approx. $2.50, but includes free refills. One short coming (as have many new restaurant structures);... More 

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

Thanks so much, Larry! We're happy to hear you enjoy the unique dishes we have to offer and that you always experience friendly service during your visits with us. We can't wait to see you again soon! More 

Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, United States
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110 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

First Watch is a regular stop for us whenever we're in Sarasota. The breakfasts are some of our favorites! I love the avocado toast with eggs. The lemon ricotta pancake was heavenly. Coffee is hot and delicious. The juices are fresh and add a different healthy twist to our meals. The staff is friendly each and every time!

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Thank djvdw
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 friendly service during your visit as well. We can't wait to see you again soon! More 

Bradenton, Florida
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83 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Prices somewhat high but worth it for quality food & excellent service. Will surely return!! Wish they served dinner.

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

Thanks so much, Maureen! We're happy to hear that you enjoy our menu and always experience excellent service during your visits with us. We can't wait to see you again soon! More 

Hastings, MN
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Love the carrot cake pancakes. Great service & excellent coffee. Cannot go wrong with this place. Always my first choice for breakfast

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

Thanks so much! We're happy to hear you love our Carrot Cake Pancakes and that you experienced excellent service during your visit as well. We can't wait to see you again soon! More 

u.k
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67 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

I had read about this place in a Sarasota magazine and also had it recommended so I was looking forward to trying it. We were shown to a table inside and offered coffee straight away. The coffee was very good! We three are all vegetarian and wondered what we could have, but there is a lot. I couldn't decide for... More 

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

Thanks for giving us a try, Lisa! We're happy to hear that you loved our Carrot Cake Pancake and that you had a wonderful experience with us. We hope to see you and your friends again soon! More 

Eastport, New York
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

We have eaten many times at this First Watch over the past couple of years. Yesterday we went again after a summer spent away. We like the fact that there are choices like sandwich & salad or soup (no fries on menu...no guilt later). Generally would rate this restaurant a stars, but yesterday our sandwiches were not up to snuff.... More 

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

Thank you for your recent visit and for this feedback. We are happy to hear you experienced excellent service but are sorry that you were disappointed in your Baja Turkey Burger. We take our service and food very seriously and it is upsetting to know this is how your visit went. Thank you for taking the time to share your... 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, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
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: 8306 Market St, Bradenton, FL 34202-5137
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Bradenton
  • Phone Number: +1 941-907-6657
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?