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136 Nassau St, Princeton, NJ 08542-7006
+1 609-683-5222
09:00 - 21:00
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Sat - Sun 10:00 - 21:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The soup was great. I got 2 free pastry wit my order, it was huge. It was lovely. The chips is always a treat crunchy and was enough for my trip back home the next day. Came handy on the flight. Flaky crunchy went to good you over that caribbean sea. The sandwiches are always filling and exciting to go... More 

Thank Dounga N
Basking Ridge, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fast service, bright and room. Good WiFi. Back room is big for privacy or a group get together. Would come again.

Thank Andrew R
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

The Panera in Princeton is generally quieter than the other options in town for a quick bite or coffee. It's pretty much what you would expect from any Panera. We meet here regularly because the tables have plenty of space between them and we don't have to fight to be heard.

Thank James F
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

After a day of walking around Princeton University, we found this place great for sandwiches and hog drinks! The best chai tea latte I've had in the US so far! Customer service was great too!!

Thank Linda V
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38 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

I am a die hard Panera but this place is not the place one should visit. Ordered Spinach & Bacon soufflé. Waited for 10 minutes nothing came. Inquired and was told will be available soon. But nothing came after 10 minutes. Inquired again was told item was not available. Staff laughing told me that was communicated to one of the... More 

Thank Dimuthu J
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Had a great turkey and apple sandwich; very friendly staff and very good price for limited budget travelers.

Thank Luís B
Saint Louis, Missouri
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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

This place is terrible. I have seen fruit flies buzzing around and when I pointed it out to the manager, she seemed not to care at all.

Thank JonDkinn
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234 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

As a frequent international traveller, eating lunch in Panera has never been my choice, but went in today for a change. I tried the Veggie Mediterranean S/w. This was $5+, and had no value in it. The items are overpriced. Sure, the ambiance is good and it has the charm of Princeton University's campus buzz, but that alone can't be... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

It had been a really long day, and we were out with the kids. So we decided to stop for dinner, fairly confident everyone would be able to find something on the menu. First of all, that half-and-half menu? Uhhh, that's an awful lot of money for not very much food. It would have made better economic sense to buy... More 

Thank PublicAccount
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

It is Panera Bread, but in the center of great town (Princeton). Surrounded by great things to see, great shopping, great people!

Thank brusik

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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
Average prices
American, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 136 Nassau St, Princeton, NJ 08542-7006
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Princeton
  • Phone Number: +1 609-683-5222

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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?