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Panera Bread

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SH6 & IH 35, Waco, TX
+1 254-662-0700
06:30 - 21:00
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Sun 08:00 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 06:30 - 21:00
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Draper, Utah
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94 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Panera quality is always consistent. We went for a quick lunch on Saturday afternoon and this is definitely a popular hang out for College Students in the area. Many were enjoying the day with coffee and wifi. The food was good and fresh and we had a good experience. I have eaten at Panera Bread restaurants around the country and... More 

Thank Monroe M
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73 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2016

Needing a quick lunch, we stopped in at Panera. It was a standard Panera. Clean. Standard set-up. The staff made things just a little bit confusing as the interacted between themselves while interacting with us. A little better focus on customers would be my suggestion. As we sat at a booth, the manager slammed something against the wall on the... More 

Thank Mary C
Fort Worth, Texas
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357 reviews
227 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2016

Travelers......The chicken salad sand is awesome! This sandwich was really good, as well as the pickle and you can also get an apple in the place of chips. The Iced Tea was really tasty! OH.... and for 1 dollar you can also get one of their outstanding pastries!

Thank Reford B
San Angelo, Texas
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2015

We really like Panera and our favorite is the Strawberry Poppyseed & Chicken Salad they only offer during the summer season. The food is always consistent high quality and fresh.

Thank TravelsAcrossTexas
College Station, Texas
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295 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2014

I like the food at Panera--good sandwiches and soups, but it is overpriced when compared to its competitors. In fact it was as expensive as a sit-down table service restaurant we went to the next day. The person taking our order was only on the job for the second day, so I'll pass on any negative comments, but the person... More 

Thank jrhales77
Orange County, Ca
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558 reviews
471 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2013

I haven't seen this where I am from and it was welcome in this Waco heat! Always Panera is a healthier choice than typical fast food and here you can get it on the run.

Thank MominOC
Dallas, Texas
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2,372 reviews
1,727 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 978 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2013

Took me a while to learn the ordering techniques at a Panera Bread however now that I have mastered ordering we make this a stop when traveling as the food is always good and there is a consistent from one location to another. Build your own "twosome" from the menu which include salads, soup and sandwiches. You get tow of... More 

Thank texaswillie
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41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2013

I love their iced tea, but their food is overpriced and not that special. It is just another one of the many soup and sandwich type shops. They are very open to people who just want to come, sit and visit, work on their laptops, etc.

Thank Wacotravellers
Texarkana, Texas
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367 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2013 via mobile

Let me start by saying that if you are traveling north on I35 this restaurant is not easy for a weary road traveler to find, even with GPS. An upscale sandwich shop, but not a place I will frequent. Sandwich bread was dry and the sandwich itself was nothing special.

Thank Dennis10_51
Waco, Texas
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2012

We always love the soups at Panera, the bread bowls are great and each time we've always had great service.

Thank nat f

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Cafe, Soups, American, Fast food
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: SH6 & IH 35, Waco, TX
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Waco
  • Phone Number: +1 254-662-0700
Located on the south side of Waco, where SH6/Loop 340 cross Interstate Highway 35.

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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?