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Panera Bread

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194 Buckland Hills Dr, Manchester, CT 06042-8705
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Hartford, Connecticut
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

My wife loves to eat lunch here. She loves their Chicken Apple Fuggi salad. I prefer their variety of soups.

Thank Mikie500
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233 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

I really wish that the management of Panera would read these reviews and take heed...but alas, I am completely convinced that they do not care a bit about these reviews. I stop at Panera regularly to lunch, and so I know how it works. Some Paneras have better service than others. This Panera is routinely bad. Yesterday, they only had... More 

Thank JDumont821984
Long Island
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143 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

Located in a mall we ate lunch here. Food from this chain does not vary much from location to location. I did notice the soup I typically order did not have as much salt (a good thing) as my local Panera's. Restaurant was clean and food was delivered promptly.

Thank Walloweye
Flagstaff, Arizona
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

I ordered a half sandwich and cup of soup. It was the BLT turkey Avacodo sandwich. When I received the sandwich, the bacon was not cooked! I told the server I was not happy with the sandwich and she replied" I cooked that bacon myself and it is cooked! This is the last time I will eat in that Panera... More 

Thank QuiltGuru
South Windsor, Connecticut
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165 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

Great spot, very good sandwiches , soups and breads! Great factor is can call ahead and order. Sandwiches and bread very fresh and tasty. Good salads! Also can order for a group of ten, mixed sandwiches and sides. Great service and good food!

Thank onlaydoc
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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146 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2015

First time and I really liked it. the sandwiches were fresh the soup was tasty and the place is clean. It was very busy but the service did a graet job at keeping up with the orders,. I'd be back for seconds.

Thank Mark6771
Windsor Locks, CT
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2015

Went for a brief dinner meeting, for our Women's Club, food was good, manager created a table big enough for all of us to sit together. Restaurant looked clean and the servers were attentive at the register and offered extra items available for sale at a discount price. Very nice

Thank Ninniealoo
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233 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

Panera just does not understand that service matters. While I love the menu, the service has really got to improve. Lunch is busy--so you need extra staff to take orders and prepare meals. Panera however has a woman walking around asking if you need anything?!?!?! What are you supposed to say---I want my order so I can eat? Honestly, devote... More 

Thank JDumont821984
Hartford, Connecticut
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106 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2015

I used to like going to Panera's but I have noticed that the prices are getting higher by the minute and the portions are getting smaller. Yes..I give it credit, the food is very good but I'm a firm believer that you pay what you get and let me tell you..they are getting so expensive by the minute and the... More 

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Maricopa, Arizona
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392 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 234 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2015

That's what I go there for. The soup in the bread bowl is a nice filling lunch. You just need to be careful how you eat it so the soup doesn't leak out all over the table.

Thank TheWiseOldOwl2

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Soups
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 194 Buckland Hills Dr, Manchester, CT 06042-8705
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Manchester

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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?