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Panera Bread

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3780 Marketplace Dr NW, Rochester, MN 55901-3226
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Toronto, Canada
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

Panera Bread has become my go-to restaurant when traveling on business when I need to grab a quick meal. I had the salad and sandwich combination and both were prepared quickly and accurately. It's not a fancy place, but I find it good value for the money, and I like the casual setting which has a cafe feel to it.

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Thank ThorWindFonthill
Iowa
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140 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Who doesn't love good, crusty breads? All of the sandwiches are super good as well as the soups. The white cheddar mac & cheese is nummy too. Coffee is excellent and it's hard to choose when you're standing in front of all those baked goodies. I love the cinnamon scones (and all the rest too!)

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Thank whereintheworld2
Buffalo, New York
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105 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Just finished a later dinner. Well worth the time and comfortable too. Served the food at tables with a locator device.

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Thank Bob D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Located in a shopping area just off hwy 52N. Easy to get to. As with all Panera I've frequented, the service, food and building cleanliness are 4 star

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Thank Pam T
Raleigh, North Carolina
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957 reviews
474 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 435 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

We don't usually eat in fast food places, but we stopped here for a quick bite. My wife had the Greek salad. It had mostly onions and iceberg lettuce. We both had the autumn squash soup that was on the sweet side. Yellow squash can be sweet, but this soup felt "enhanced." The sliced whole wheat bread served with both... More 

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Thank John M
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Havent been there latey but for soup and sandwich not too bad. Lunch time can be crowded as this place is popular but smallish. Their other store is also smallish..

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Thank Dertay E
Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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173 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

You place your order and pay for it. You get a device that notifies you when the order is ready. You pick it up. You eat. Standard practice at every Panera. Our salads were fresh, the breads tasty. We indulged in some pastries before we left.

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Thank AmosRedux
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49 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

My wife and I stopped off of 52 on the way through town for lunch. I got a ham and Swiss sandwich and French onion soup. It was amazing. My wife got a sandwich and salad and said it was great also. We have been to a panera before but never this one. The service was amazing. Took very little... More 

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Thank Sean M
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Excellent food and excellent service!! Pick 2 Watermelon Feta salad and frontega chicken panini- wonderful!! And of course green tea yum

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Thank Brianna F
Rochester, Minnesota
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655 reviews
393 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

Most readers may be familiar with the Panera Bread chain. For those that are not, you have to choose from a board menu on the wall behind the counter (like most fast food joints). The menu is confusing and hard to understand. Even after ordering you may not know exactly what you are getting. Asking the cashier questions often does... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Soups
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3780 Marketplace Dr NW, Rochester, MN 55901-3226
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Rochester

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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?