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Panera Bread

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143 Summit Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35243-3172
+1 205-968-7585
11:00 - 21:30
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Fort Payne, Alabama
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107 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

The only reason this spot did not receive a 5 rating, is the order time was incredibly slow. However, by the time I found a table, got my drink, my food was ready. Very fresh and tasty.

Thank bjmclaren2011
Birmingham, Alabama
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61 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Stopped by whole out shopping. I'm not the frufru sort but it was close and I decided to give it a try. So glad I did. The food was fresh and even through the place was pretty crowded I hot my meal really quick. Fresh and fast...that's my kind of food.

Thank unmikcivpol
Atlanta, Georgia
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63 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

We love that most Panera bread places are always clean, have fast service, with a good choice of menu & great coffee, reasonable price.

Thank Vann H
Niceville, Florida
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90 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

This is in a back corner of a big shopping complex. First time around couldn't find it. Got in late on a Fri night, and they are open till 10PM. Yeah. Took our food to go, Bagels, salad and soup. Everything tasted fine. Went back on Sat. after a long day of soccer games. Got soup and salad again, and... More 

Thank MaeH4
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75 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

The offerings seem to be the same for all locations but some are better managed. This is a convenient stop when traveling on I 65, in fact we stopped coming on going on our recent vacation.

Thank 11jmr
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016

Used to come here to study with friends all the time but now its always so busy. Although its hard to study here the food is still amazing.

Thank Taylor J
Mobile, Alabama
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84 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

It kills me that you can go into a restaurant that sells soups, salads and sandwiches and still come out with a bill that's out of this world. A "cup" of soup $4. A half sandwich $4 and you get nothing. Add a drink another $2. In the you pay $10 for a "cup" of soup and a half sandwich.... More 

Thank 1JT
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117 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

The location is great. Atmosphere is great for business meetings or morning coffee. Same Panera food you would expect. The staff is hit or miss.

Thank Anderson H
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Good place for Excellent bread and Soup Good location, best shopping location in Birmingham, Movie nearby

Thank james s
Birmingham, Alabama
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100 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Order at the counter. Calories listed. Delicious salads and 1/2 salads with wonderful baguette. Great sandwiches and breakfasts. Low calorie options that are very tasty. Free wifi! Great meeting spot also

Thank Becky H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Soups, Cafe, Delicatessen
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 143 Summit Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35243-3172
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Birmingham
  • Phone Number: +1 205-968-7585

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