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Panera Bread

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809 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55402-2504
+1 612-338-9850
06:00 - 20:00
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Sat - Sun 08:00 - 20:00
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Stillwater, Minnesota
2 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were staying in a nearby hotel and decided to get dinner here since it has something everyone in my family will eat. The location was good. Easy to get to in the sky-way. The food was nothing special. About what you would get at any Paneras chain. The bread we got with our salad was a little burnt. Otherwise,... More 

Thank B2138TWamyj
Sioux Falls
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

This Panera was understaffed and not clean. It had the familiar menu we all know, but when the eating area is that messy one wonders about the kitchen. The food was okay, but we probably wouldn't go back. This part of downtown is tired (and Nicollet Mall under construction), with Macy's closing, etc. The Panera is tired also.

Thank Dana O
Los Altos, California
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171 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2016

The tomato soup is great with the croutons. Bread is decent and the avacado melt looks mouth watering. The butternut squash is a bit too thick. Connected by skyway from IDS center and Barnes and nobles book store. Their kettle chips is really tasty.

Thank art-scuba
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

When my mom and I arrived, hoping for a quick bite to eat at some place decent, the women at the cash register were laughing with each other for a period of time. They did not pay attention to the fact that the line was out the door. It was very irritating because that is not the type of customer... More 

Thank Jane S
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Pretty basic. I would not recommend it unless you have to. Not really clean, coffee was watery and there was lack of everything

Thank Grzegorz H
Bloomington, Minnesota
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87 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016

Went there today for lunch, because another restaurant was closed. Thought I had some kind of reward on my frequent rewards card, but I didn't. The cashier gave me a free soda, just because I thought I had a reward but didn't. Gold star #1! Second gold star: I got my buzzer thing for my order, found a table, and... More 

Thank rewinc
Kakabeka Falls, Canada
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016

Ive never been to a panera restaurant before but i will definitely return. Good food quick at a reasonable price!

Thank Bonnie D
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

If you eat at Panera then you know it's good. By the end of the year, it will be healthier receipes, less chemicals and preservatives. Food is always great. This Panera was different to me, with an upstairs. Always well priced with salads, soups and Frontegas and Panni and no great smoothies.

Thank Michele E
Tonganoxie, Kansas
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50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

Like all paneras but they have a great outside sitting area in the front, it's spacious and very pretty. The staff was really friendly and they were fast.

Thank kendy73
Level Contributor
14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Better than any Panera I've been to. Staff was great. Food was great. Location was great. They even asked me if I wanted to substitute the meat for avacado. I've never been asked that before and I was paying the same amount for the salad that comes with meat but not getting the meat. They were also fast but it... More 

Thank Brogan R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
American, Cafe, Soups
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 809 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55402-2504
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 612-338-9850

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