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Panera Bread

343 Gorham Rd, South Portland, ME 04106-2304
+1 207-780-1212
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good40%
  • Average20%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (14 reviews)
“baguette” (5 reviews)
“soups” (6 reviews)
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6:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Soups, Cafe, Deli
$$ - $$$
343 Gorham Rd, South Portland, ME 04106-2304
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Panera in South Portland for a sandwich and coffee. Sandwich was horrible! More troubling was that ants were crawling on the window counter where I was eating!! There is no way I will ever return to what used to be a great place!!...More

Thank Donna D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wide selection of food and drink choices for a customer at a very reasonable price. Close to the airport and its surrounding hotels.

Thank Wizard1849
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

Disappointed. This is not a healthy option like I was anticipating. And NOTHING gluten free??? Just sodium packed tomato soup? This is 2017. All that bread and no gluten free yet? The staff was uneducated about the menu. The pasta alfredo was disgusting.

Thank papafrita_picante
Reviewed 3 December 2017

Went to Panera this morning to order a dozen bagels. Here's how it went: "I'd like a dozen bagels to go. 4 blueberry and the rest Aziago cheese." "We're out of Aziago cheese." "How could you be out of Aziago cheese. Its your number one...More

Thank MaineMike1
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Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

Ordered at kiosk, order dropped in a faceless hustle at the anonymous counter. Pored my own coffee, serviced my own bagel. Basic an entire meal without any human intervention. It's better at Dunkin Donuts. But I'm a slow and unwilling learner.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 29 October 2017

This site is so busy, at lunch tine ,that parking is a premium as are clean tables. Food is good and quickly prepared. Noisy.

Thank DRH0PS
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

I bought a half of a turkey sandwich on flat bread with cranberry dressing. There was very little meat and I could scarcely see the very little bit of cranberry dressing on the sandwich. Not worth the approximately $6 I paid. The autumn soup was...More

Thank IntlTraveler61
Reviewed 4 August 2017

Lots of young people run this place, which does not detract from its quality, but might slow you down a touch at the register. It is as good as any Panera I have visited.

Thank g0ldengut
Reviewed 2 July 2017

What a great find for a week-long stay with daily classes. I was able to pick up breakfast and lunch at one early-morning stop. Luscious breakfast choices, whether quiche or oatmeal, and great salad choices. I especially like that you can add more of any...More

Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 26 June 2017

I went to this Panera because of the chain's policy of no-artificial-colors, no-artificial-flavors, and because it was convenient to my hotel. Ordering was fast and simple and the food was ready in the time it took me to find a table and wash my hands....More

Thank CamwynCwru
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 343 Gorham Rd, South Portland, ME 04106-2304
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  South Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-780-1212
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