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299 Madonna Rd, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405-5430
06:00 - 21:00
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Sacramento, California
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136 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

I ordered a basic turkey sandwich on sourdough bread with no onions .. not hard. It was to go so I didn't notice it was completely made wrong until later. It was made on cranberry bread with lots of mayo (I think). I believe it was a featured sandwich on their fall menu but that's not what I ordered. I... More 

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Paso Robles, California
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49 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

We recently spent a few days in San Luis Obispo. We decided to eat here for lunch. After asking the very friendly young lady at the register what she would recommend, my wife and I ordered the Strawberry Poppyseed Chicken Salad. We chose the bread to go with it. This salad was absolutely wonderful. Everything was fresh and delicious. Now... More 

Thank fellowtraveler415
Santa Clarita, California
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231 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016

This trip, we stopped at Panera Bread to take home pastries and bread. What I really like about Panera Bread is that you can go into any Panera and get the same high quality items. Their prices are midrange. The stores are always clean and the employees friendly and helpful! This Panera has a nice large outdoor seating area, as... More 

Thank travelingrandma91355
Long Beach, California
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016

This Panera is extra-large with a nice shaded outside eating area. Much better than a diner-style breakfast for the same price.

Thank Lisa_in_So_Cal
Atascadero, California
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60 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2016

Good chicken soup and salad, decent locally made sourdough bread, lackluster grilled wraps, friendly but inattentive staff, be prepared for the bill ($30 for two). I have a food allergy and asked them to NOT put the garlic/mayo spread on the wraps, but there it was anyway. This is typical in SLO county where the staff are friendly but, shall... More 

Thank S S
Lawrenceville, Georgia, United States
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42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 2016

The place is like many other Panera Bread locations and this is what I expected. Excellent fresh breads, soups and variety of tea's. I will go back and have.

Thank Al F
San Luis Obispo County, California
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2016

Love the soup and salad combos. Had the chicken Caesar salad and clam chowder with the bread. The service is also very good, and the place was clean.

Thank traveler2001
Paso Robles, California
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325 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2016

This Panera is just on edge of a large shopping center in SLO and is very convenient. Typical Panera offerings of sandwiches, salads, breads, etc - but the real highlight is the quite nice patio outside, which accommodates a large number of diners. Nice place to eat in the shade and be outside! Also - the service was great! Food... More 

Thank pasowine
Ventura, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 January 2016

Just ate at Panera SLO today trying to break up the long drive from No Cal to So Cal with something a little better than fast food. The food was OK - not great but OK. But there was no one cleaning the tables. Every customer had to clean their own table. I don't mind clearing my dishes but are... More 

Thank Mary M
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2015 via mobile

I am a lover of Panera, and this location is often a go-to for me as well as my friends. If you don't know what to get, the Pesto Sacchattini is delicious as well as the Apple Fuji Chicken Salad, and the Mac and Cheese is a creamy no brainer. But I do have some beef with this location. My... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Soups, Cafe
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 299 Madonna Rd, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405-5430
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  San Luis Obispo
Recently opened ... probably in the last 6 months +/-?

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