Very disappointed in our experience today. We put our name down online with wait times of 30-45 min. We arrived and checked in within 10 min of putting our name down. As we were waiting for outdoor seating, we could watch as tables became available. About 45 min into our wait, we asked where we were in line as we saw another outdoor table was leaving and we were told we were next on the list. It took over 20 min from the time the other party left for the table to be cleaned even with us asking about why the table wouldn’t be cleaned. Even after that it took another 10 min for us to get seated and for a server to check it (now over 1 hour 15 min into our wait). We thought the disappointments would end there. Instead, for two of us they brought out the wrong order first and for the other one of us they forgot part of the order completely until the check was brought out and we told them we never received that item. They could’ve made a lot of this right by offering to comp part of the meal but instead they offered a half apology and a comment that they were short staffed. We get that but also saw many other customers get served in a timely manner with the right meal so taking responsibility for a poor experience would’ve gone a long way. The food was good but that was the only good aspect of today’s visit. We will not be coming back to this First Watch location.
Just Go! 05262019 All I can say about this place is wow. It was packed when we went but that was understandable because of the Memorial Day weekend but we didn't wait long we were told the wait would be 20 minutes to a half hour, we waited less than 10 minutes. Jen was amazing, everything was on point with our service. The smoked salmon was incredible a must try. Best breakfast hands down, I live in Tampa and I would drive to this location (near Sarasota) just for this food...... Amazing, just go! Update 08162020: Still great, even during a pandemic! We were visiting Naples for the weekend and on the way home we stopped in to our happy place near Sarasota. With all that's going on we were just hoping that our sweet first watch was as good as we remembered. As usual this location finds the spirit to rise above. Still great service, still amazing food. Still amazing, just go!
This food tops all places. This place is our go to place. I like to try different things and not been disappointed. They have gluten free and it is my husbands favorite place too!! They have quite the tasty dishes like a pro!! I have been spreading the word to family snowbirds!! If anyone dislikes your food they are the ones not trying your dishes!! A+ guys.
First Watch is, without question, one of the BEST breakfast restaurants! It is to the point now where I rarely go anywhere else for breakfast, because I KNOW I am always going to get an excellent meal at First Watch. Their attention to detail in assembling dishes, food quality, and amazing menu, all combine to deliver exceptional value for money. They also have GREAT coffee, but if you are not into caffeine, First Watch has exceptionally creative, health-oriented beverages on their menu, such as their Morning Meditation. The only other component to a great breakfast dining experience is service, and the Lakewood Ranch First Watch has that covered as well. We are often served by Ellie, and not only is she amazing at what she does, she remembers what we ordered previously, knows all the dishes on the menu well, and does a fantastic job representing the company on the frontline. In a twisted way, First Watch has turned me into a very boring breakfast diner since I ALWAYS wind up in their restaurant for breakfast because the food and service are predictable, and worth every penny.
Love this place. They offer healthy choices in addition to their regular items. Love their breakfast menu! Lunch too, but they hooked me with their waffles....
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