First Watch

5.0 stars 5.0 out of 5 2 ratings

2059 Altamont Avenue, Ft. Myers, FL 33901

(239) 461-9765
$ Under $10 per entree
Gluten-Free Features

Gluten-Free Menu

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Breakfast, Lunch, Cafe, Chain

Easy to make with Pamela’s Baking & Pancake Mix

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    5 ratingApril 18, 2014

    The best breakfast for sure - fresh local ingredients! They take gluten free allergies very seriously!

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    5 ratingFebruary 07, 2014

    Went this morning. The full site has a gluten-free guide located under menus and nutrition. The guide will instruct you how to order from the menu when ordering gluten-free. I initially couldn't find it on my phone so they printed it out for me when I got there. The server put a big square on the food slip with gluten-free on it and told me that they take their gluten-free orders very seriously. I happened to sit at a table with a view of the kitchen. I heard someone call allergy window and saw a server walk over to the sink and wash her hands and then walk back to a plate that turned out to be mine, pick it up and bring it to my table. The service was friendly and accommodating and the food was very good

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    1 ratingOctober 14, 2014

    2569 Countryside Blvd., Clearwater, FL 33761

    The only options, surprise, eggs. (Nasty fake eggs) Oh and a bowl of yogurt (a lot of Celiacs are lactose intolerant so...) our server was really slow and awkward, she didn't check on us after bringing our food and both our glasses looked like they hadn't been washed, when we pointed it out, she wiped them with a rag and gave them back, WTF! I think it sucks that everything comes with a side bagel or muffin and they can't substitute like a banana or anything else so I end up with less food for the same price and hungry. I left hungry. Can a breakfast place that boasts about having gluten free options please try to offer something else then eggs and lactose or full price dishes where you can't eat 1/2 the food it comes with, thanks.

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    1 ratingOctober 13, 2014

    225 Banyan Boulevard #100, Naples, FL 34102

    horrid. walked in, looked at the menu and left. this shouldn't be on the gluten free app. any breakfast cafe can provide eggs or sausage. no specialty items. disappointed and hungry, we left :( would hope for pancakes or bread in the future

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    1 ratingOctober 02, 2014

    7500 W. Sand Lake Road #A101, Orlando, FL 32819

    Actually this restaurant has no clue what GF means. There is no GF menu. They have an allergens list that accompanies the menu but anyone expecting any GF special offerings is mistaken. Sorry.

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    5 ratingAugust 28, 2014

    13027 Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy, Chantilly, VA 22033

    great gf breakfast and salads

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    3 ratingAugust 25, 2014

    13950 Cedar Rd., University Heights, OH 44118

    Good menu, and well labeled. They need gf pancakes and breads. Disappointing for kids who want pancakes

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    4 ratingAugust 24, 2014

    17550 W Blue Mound Rd, Brookfield, WI 53005

    Cute restaurant with a decent amount of gluten free options. There isn't a gluten free list but a packet of what contains gluten and what does not, as well as how to modify certain items to make gf. Hopefully they will offer gf pancakes at some point!

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    5 ratingAugust 01, 2014

    11720 Medlock Bridge Road, Johns Creek, GA 30097

    They are very helpful and friendly. They used to have a gf menu in the store, but for some reason they make you go online for it now, which is annoying. The bacon, avocado & tomato hash is delicious.

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    2 ratingJuly 26, 2014

    5646 Telegraph Road, Oakville, MO 63129

    Come prepared. The gluten-free menu is only online- no printed in-restaurant copies. Very little is gluten-free (but many things can be specially-made upon request) and you have to be very clear with the wait staff about what allergies you have. The cafe itself and the people are very nice, but know what you need before you go in.

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    3 ratingJuly 24, 2014

    13211 McGregor Blvd., Ft. Myers, FL 33919

    No gluten free menu. Beware cross contamination.

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    1 ratingJuly 09, 2014

    11720 Medlock Bridge Road, Johns Creek, GA 30097

    Would give no stars if I could. No gluten-free specialty items - no problem. Having so little cheese and bacon in a scramble that you think they forgot to put it in the dish - huge problem. Go to Egg Harbor Cafe or Another Broken Egg instead.

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    2 ratingJune 26, 2014

    700 Walnut Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

    They don't have a dedicated menu, but can make a few things: Ham, potato's, eggs, omelette, bacon and sausage. We all ordered gluten free since I don't have to but do because my husband and son are both GF. Just easier that way. Our breakfast came and I had half my Gluten-free omelette eaten, when our server brought out a new one to me and said the cook said she put bread on that omelette before it was served to you. I was glad that it was mine and not my son's breakfast, but then I wondered how careful are they in the back? I didn't need the other omelette and wished they would have been a bit more careful and had checked with me before they cooked another one. I did appreciate that they did that, but the omelette was half eaten before they told me it had bread on it. Hoping they are a bit more careful for people who have severe reactions from either celiac or non celiac gluten sensitivity issues.

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    5 ratingJune 17, 2014

    9916 College Blvd., Overland Park, KS 66210

    We live nearby and eat here often. There are plenty of GF options and they are more than willing to make substitutions. They don't offer any baked goods or pancakes, but the egg dishes, potatoes and fruit are are very good. We've never had a problem here. My favorite is the bacado omelet.

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    1 ratingJune 16, 2014

    21210 St. Andrews Blvd. #15A, Boca Raton, FL 33433

    we chose this restaurant because of the app and reviews. Was told when we arrived that there was no gluten free menu or pancakes and that I needed to check their website for the gluten free options but they would make no guarrantees.

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    4 ratingJune 07, 2014

    312 Mid Rivers Center, St. Peter's, MO 63376

    Great service friendly knowledgeable server ask for Nichole. No gluten menu but allergy chart.

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    3 ratingMay 25, 2014

    16455 N. Scottsdale Rd #107, Scottsdale, AZ 85254

    Good food but regardless of the ad there are NO GLUTEN FREE PANCAKES OR OTHER GF BREADING TYPE ITEMS. They do have extensive info on all menu items about whether it's gluten free or not.

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    3 ratingMay 10, 2014

    5646 Telegraph Road, Oakville, MO 63129

    Be very careful eating here. So far my husband hasn't been glutened, but you really have to explain your needs. Food is okay. No dedicated gf menu or preparation area.

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    1 ratingApril 18, 2014

    6240 West Indiantown Road, Jupiter, FL 33458

    No gluten free menu or pancakes :(

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    5 ratingApril 12, 2014

    742 N. New Ballas Road, Creve Coeur, MO 63141

    One of my favorite places to go, because I have so many allergies. They can accommodate anyone.

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    3 ratingApril 05, 2014

    700 Walnut Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

    Waitress was very helpful, gave me extra portions of fruit and vegetables. Potatoes are cooked in soy. I got eggs, avocado, tomato, green salad and fruit.

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    5 ratingMarch 28, 2014

    164 Summers Street, Charleston, WV 25301

    We ordered omelets for breakfast: The Works, Bacado, and the Acapulco Express. The chorizo sausage in the Acapulco Express contains MSG. The plates arrived and the aroma was amazing! And the taste matched!

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    2 ratingMarch 12, 2014

    1395 Main Street, Sarasota, FL 34236

    Looks like lots of good things on the menu for those who tolerate wheat. The manager did not know what was in any of their foods. Only choices for lunch is salad with oil and vinegar. Do not order ANY of the salad dressings or soups.

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    5 ratingMarch 09, 2014

    21210 St. Andrews Blvd. #15A, Boca Raton, FL 33433

    Great price, portions & service! I drive passed this place every day to go to work, so glad I went today!

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    1 ratingMarch 02, 2014

    3402 Technological Avenue, Orlando, FL 32817

    No, there ISN'T a GF, just an allergen list... Which shows that everything on the menu but the potatoes, fruit and grits have wheat in them.

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    2 ratingFebruary 09, 2014

    7163 Radio Road, Naples, FL 34104

    They got rid of their gluten free menu.

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    5 ratingJanuary 04, 2014

    13186 North Dale Mabry, Tampa, FL 33618

    I had breakfast here two days in a row while visiting the area. Very impressed with the precautions they take with Gluten Free orders. I have Celiac and had no issues on both visits. The staff is very well trained! Great food!

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    5 ratingDecember 29, 2013

    4770 Morse Road, Columbus, OH 43230

    Great food. Waitstaff varies in knowledge so know your stuff before you go.

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    1 ratingNovember 23, 2013

    61 W. Thomas Road, Phoenix, AZ 85013

    do not go if you need gluten free, there was only salad and only one dressing that was gluten free. I was very mad it was a waste of time and money.

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    1 ratingNovember 13, 2013

    168 Market St., Westlake, OH 44145

    Stopped in they said they do not have a gluten free menu because the one they had was terribly inaccurate!! Scary!!

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    3 ratingNovember 09, 2013

    520 Tampa Street, Tampa, FL 33602

    Not much of a selection.

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    5 ratingNovember 08, 2013

    164 Summers Street, Charleston, WV 25301

    Great place to eat! They have a menu that tells you which options are gluten free and they will let you bring your own bread or buns for sandwiches!

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    4 ratingNovember 02, 2013

    80 W. Kemper Road, Springdale, OH 45246

    Wonderful food, allergy and Gluten free menu. Very fresh. I got the tomato avocado hash, and no issues with sensitivity.

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    5 ratingOctober 29, 2013

    19321 E. Highway 40 #L, Independence, MO 64055

    I was able to use a gluten free menu and eat safely while other family ate normally.

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    4 ratingOctober 20, 2013

    12594 West Sunrise Blvd., Sunrise, FL 33323

    They are accommodating but their menu is way too confusing. But my meal was prepared GF

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    1 ratingOctober 17, 2013

    312 Mid Rivers Center, St. Peter's, MO 63376

    They no longer have a gluten free menu due to legal reasons (or so they say). They assured me they could still make me something correctly, but I was having symptoms before I left. After I had ordered, I pretty much knew it would go poorly when she only reassured me that they would change their gloves. I tried to insist that the whole food prep area would have to be cleaned or be separate. Clearly that didn't make a difference.

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    4 ratingAugust 04, 2013

    2824 Miamisburg - Centerville Rd., Dayton, OH 45459

    See my review for the Fairborn location

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    4 ratingAugust 04, 2013

    4105 W. Town & Country Rd., Kettering, OH 45429

    No, they don't have gluten free bread which is unfortunate but the staff is great and have have an allergy menu so you know what's safe and what's not. I eat there a lot and I feel like I have several good (and many very healthy) choices. You can bring in your own wrap or bread and they'll serve you a bread-less sandwich.

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    4 ratingJuly 27, 2013

    61 W. Thomas Road, Phoenix, AZ 85013

    Very knowledgable about gf. Variety of menu options. Great service. Food slightly above average in taste.

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    5 ratingJuly 24, 2013

    2335 S. SR 7, Suite 1000, Wellington, FL 33414

    Waitress was very aware and quickly got GF menu. Food was delicious. Only breakfast place I have found.

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    2 ratingJuly 24, 2013

    2103 Polaris Pkwy., Columbus, OH 43240

    Food was ok but they no longer have a gf menu. I met a friend there after seeing this restaurant was list here. I walked in and I was told oh we don't have GF menus anymore but we have an allergen menu. They judge their dishes as a whole so only list 3 items (all sides) that are GF because all entries come with English muffins. So you have to use you knowledge when ordering. Probably not the best place.

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    3 ratingJune 29, 2013

    100 Gibbs St., Unit D, Rockville, MD 20850

    The GF menu wasn't as clear as some, which is why I rate them at 4. If you want a sandwich, they'll bring it out deconstructed rather than risk cross contamination by taking the GF bread you bring in back into the kitchen. (Yes, that's right - bring your own GF bread & they'll let you use it for their sandwiches. That's what knocked them down to a 3.) I had the quinoa power bowl and will definitely be back for that when I'm in the neighborhood again. Great service and there are obviously used to dealing with GF issues. Not to mention, "oh my, yum!"

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    4 ratingJune 18, 2013

    61 W. Thomas Road, Phoenix, AZ 85013

    Good GF options. Staff is very helpful. You can have the potatoes which is not the case at many options. There very accommodating to other food sensitivities as well.

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    1 ratingJune 04, 2013

    2726 E. Fowler Ave, Tampa, FL 33612

    Definitely had cross contamination. I'm curling over in pain, definitely got gluten'd.

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    5 ratingMay 30, 2013

    11720 Medlock Bridge Road, Johns Creek, GA 30097

    Very friendly and helpful. Love this place!

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    2 ratingMay 26, 2013

    4770 Morse Road, Columbus, OH 43230

    I was very disappointed with the service and menu here. They recently changed menu items & when I came in with my family for Sunday brunch I was told I needed to get on-line to look up the menu - never offered to print it for me so I wouldn't need to search the web - when my phone wouldn't view the full site and I couldn't see my options they did print me a menu. The options are awful - all dressings contain Gluten as well as all condiments (mayo, ketchup. Etc). Talked to the manager and he was friendly but didn't like my complaint. After tying to read through the menu with me he do ally agreed it was very confusing. I told him this change was in the wrong direction and very frustrating & disappointing. Told him I will not be back until I see a more gluten free friendly menu. Also told him to check out Cap City's GF me and compare. Trying to help them out but think they were more on the defense than really listening.

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    2 ratingMay 25, 2013

    7500 W. Sand Lake Road #A101, Orlando, FL 32819

    Although First Watch offers a "GLUTEN FREE MENU" they really don't have much to choose from. Example; one can order the Eggs Benedict yet it is not served with gluten free english muffin. In fact it is not served an english muffin at all. Oh forget about the hollandaise sauce (it has gluten) their for it is not served with any sauce. WHAT'S THE POINT IN ADVERTISING A GLUTEN FREE MNEU. I find this to be deceiving and insulting when they could very well have gluten free flour to make english muffins and to add to the hollandaise sauce. Oh did I mention you can order gluten free pancakes with out the pancakes. You get a plate of syrup. On the daily special's menu they did have a delicious Quinua with tomato, kale, and a yummy pesto sauce.

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    5 ratingMay 07, 2013

    100 Gibbs St., Unit D, Rockville, MD 20850

    Great service, delicious food, and the traditional breakfast was brought out with a small cup of fruit instead of bread. Yes!

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    5 ratingApril 12, 2013

    2103 Polaris Pkwy., Columbus, OH 43240

    FIrst Watch has a huge selection of GF breakfast entrees.. The server was very knowledgeable and was also GF intolerant, herself.

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    5 ratingMarch 24, 2013

    3017 Daniels Road, Winter Garden, FL 34787

    Great Gluten Free Menu! I had there veggie omelet with potatoes and fruit and they assured there was no cross contamination. Very happy and would recommend it for sure.

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    5 ratingMarch 13, 2013

    1568 Bella Cruz Drive, Lady Lake, FL 32159

    This place has an amazing breakfast and can make several items gluten free..

Monday
7:00 am – 2:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am – 2:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am – 2:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 am – 2:30 pm
Friday
7:00 am – 2:30 pm
Saturday
7:00 am – 2:30 pm
Sunday
7:00 am – 2:30 pm

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