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Panera Bread

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1903 Convenience Pl, Champaign, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61820-7814
+1 217-239-5000
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

Great sandwiches and soup. Bagels are out this world . Best bagels of all the bagel shops I have tried.

Thank Glenda R
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We enjoy our local Panera Bread shop in TN, but we were surprised by the slow service that we received at the Champaign Panera. We stopped in at an off-time when there were few people in the store. Although the food was fine the service--we had salads-- was very slow.

Thank Michael M
Urbana, Illinois
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87 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

I like certain tasty favorites at Panera but don't go there much anymore because their options cost more than a sit-down restaurant where I don't have to clear my own table! This time I tried the tomato soup. I imagined it would be a bisque but it tasted more like spaghetti sauce sans the pasta - no basil, no cheese.... More 

Thank Roqzy
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253 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Was driving through Champaign on way to Chicago on a Friday night. Hadn't planned on eating here, but it was open and not busy. Traveling with my cousin and we both ordered soup and a sandwich. Food was hot and fresh. The tea dispensers were empty, but it was near closing time so we didn't ask to make more. This... More 

Thank Hoosierfan_7
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42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Met a client here mid afternoon. Wasn't especially hungry, but found a nice little danish and an ice coffee. Client arrived shortly to enjoy a nice bowl of soup. The setting and danish were great! Found a table with an outlet for the laptop and connected to satisfactory Wi-Fi. Only drawback was the ice coffee. It was brewed WAY too... More 

Thank Paul S
Champaign, Illinois
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Good food and service is as fast as it can be. Morning coffee is good - prefer the light roast. Many veg options are great. Busy sometimes and so have to plan in advance to visit.

Thank Sendhil K
Peru, Illinois
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54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

I love going for breakfast, the bagels are excellent and they have some really good seasonal pastries. I have had some really great lunch food as well, but their menu changes constantly and it's usually my favorites that get cut. Broccoli cheddar soup in a bread bowl is still a favorite though. This most recent trip was marred by the... More 

Thank Amanda T
Champaign IL
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

I visit this place about once a week for breakfast, usually between opening and 45 minutes after that. I usually get one of their very delicious hot "souffles" (which really are "almost souffles" and are great). They don't always have every kind so I go in to see what they have rather than use drive-thru. They have five registers at... More 

Thank Doug M
Champaign, Illinois
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70 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

I've stopped at Panera Bread before and found their meals very good, but overpriced. I took my staff there about six months ago for a mid-morning snack. We ate inside the restaurant and had a delightful experience. On this trip, I went through the drive-through. BIG mistake. I opted for the "You Pick 2" special. I ordered a cup of... More 

Thank anchorman_61826
Baltimore, Maryland
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187 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2015

We stopped here on the way to a memorial service in Peoria. The staff was very friendly and the food was consistent with the other Panera's. It is near the highway, so it is a great place to stop at.

Thank TravelDivaNay

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Soups
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1903 Convenience Pl, Champaign, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61820-7814
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Champaign-Urbana  >  Champaign
  • Phone Number: +1 217-239-5000

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