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Panera Bread

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850 Bridgeport Ave, Shelton, CT 06484-4767
+1 203-402-0637
Sun 07:00 - 20:00
Mon - Fri 06:00 - 21:00
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Wading River, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

On the morning of my visit, it was nice and quiet. I was gray with a friendly smile and the food was very quickly.

Thank dennis1027
Cape Cod, United States
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Green Goddess Salad Dressing at its best! So yummy over the chicken cob salad. I really love the assorted fresh brewed iced teas. It was a refreshingly fresh lunch at a faster food type establishment.

Thank Julie B
Cheshire, Connecticut
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62 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

This is an over rated place, and expensive for what you get. I don't see the attraction to this place. I was only there for a business meeting and we needed a break. Not my type of crowd, not my type of expensive and only average food. Much better real restaurants in the area to go to. I started with... More 

Thank blueyeddevil
Stratford, Connecticut, United States
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38 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

I ordered the Potato Soup and BBQ Flatbread. The soup was very hot and tasty. The flatbread was fine however I was disappointed in the appearance. End result flatbread looked thrown together. Sloppy.

Thank Felicia H
Shelton, Connecticut
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

The freshness of all offerings make this a stop worth making in spite of the caloric intake. Most of us are familiar with this outfit & only on rare occasion have I taken exception (coffee urn was empty!). TRY A LOCATION NEAR YOU!

Thank Barb O
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Panera Bread is a mainstay for me for lunch any day of the week. The best choices are the salads and soups - Fuji Apple Chicken salad is my favorite. The staff here have been there for a long time which is a good sign of a happy place to work. ALways friendly, this very busy location does it right.

Thank Shirley F
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

I go twice in a week for breakfast. For oatmeal lovers this is the place. My favorite with quinoa, cranberry and almonds. Also the Crossaints with butter are real nice. There is variety of sandwiches, bakey, etc.

Thank Jose V
Sevierville, United States
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170 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

I was in town for graduation from Quinnipiac University and was quite disappointed with this location. While the orange scones were just as good as any Panera anywhere, this location's wifi service was exceptionally slow, and in addition, there were big cleanliness problems. While it was Sunday evening and there were not many people there, most tables were dirty. I... More 

Thank Matthew U
Knighton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016

Nice place great for popping in for lunch with friends food very good and great selection sandwiches salads soup virtually anything you want for lunch

Thank bettynen
Shelton, Connecticut
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

Panera has a variety of items and their soups are delicious but a little pricey for lunch when you are retired unless you have a gift card!

Thank OwlsR50hoots

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Soups, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Open Hours
07:00 - 20:00
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: 850 Bridgeport Ave, Shelton, CT 06484-4767
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Shelton
  • Phone Number: +1 203-402-0637

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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?