First Watch —Restaurant Review

first watch

Up next in our local SW FL Restaurant Reviews – First Watch!

We were due for our oil change in the car, so we packed the family up and headed to Fort Myers. We love restaurants from Naples to Tampa and everything in between!

First Watch takes a healthier twist from the typical restaurant. The focus seems to take what you would normally eat and make it less of a guilty experience. For instance, Biscuits ‘n gravy made from scratch, but the meat was turkey, and the gravy batter was a little watery, not terrible.

This is the Fort Myers location located at 10021 University Plaza Dr, Fort Myers, FL 33913

I am very particular about the location and curb appeal of a restaurant. If it looks like its not been taken care of very well, or there seems to be very few cars in the lot, I may pass. This was not the case for this First Watch!

Being from Texas southern decor is my favorite!

Similar to the waiting room at Outback, First Watch offers tons of waiting space out of the Florida Sun. Even including water to cool you down while you wait on their amazing coffee!

We tried a few different things. First if you have been following us for a while you know I love anything and everything Mexican or Tex-Mex. I mean really, Im for Texas, what do you expect?


Two cage-free eggs any style atop fresh, seasoned potatoes, bacon, avocado, house-roasted onions and tomatoes, Cheddar and Monterey Jack. Served with whole grain artisan toast.


French Toast & Bacon- kids

For our son, he wanted french toast and bacon. Is this not the best kids meal you have seen?? He ate it all. The flavor was better than I can even make at home!



Southern Grits is a must for us. These top the charts!


Not so Biscuits and Gravy

Now to the fail in our books.

We are a biscuit and gravy family. BUT THIS WAS NOT like grandma makes it. Didn’t seem milk based and creamy. I know its turkey and not sausage, but it just didn’t hit the spot for the husband. However if you’re craving this meal but don’t want the guilt, this is a good alternative.


Next time you out crusing in Fort Myers make sure to check out First Watch and tell them we sent you!!

Now lets rate them:

Appearance 10

I like the newer building and clean outside area.

Ambiance 10

The decor was well done. Everything flowed from the waiting area to the kitchen. Good sound levels

Service 9

It was a busy Saturday, so we waited maybe 3 minutes for the server. The manager that day did do a table touch, which is huge in my book.

Parking Lot 8

Good amount of parking in front and side of restaurant the over flow parking in front of other business.

Food 8

I explained that above in this post.

Price 7

Everything is pricey now days. I think for the area of Gulf Coast Town Center the prices are right on point

In the comments below tell us have you had the pumpkin pancakes yet?


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