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Panera Bread

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2525 Capital Mall Dr SW, Olympia, WA 98502-8697
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Olympia, Washington
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The food is really good and fresh. You have to double check your order though as they make mistakes. A bit spendy for the food but, like I said, it is really good. The atmosphere is great with meeting friends or just sitting alone relaxing.

Thank SHurley9876
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 22 February 2017

I love their salads and sandwiches. Always taste fresh and have never been disappointed. I like how they change some of the menu items around depending on the season.

Thank Evergreen101
Chehalis, Washington
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

We needed somewhere quick with good food while shopping and trying to stay on schedule. We really didn't want to use the food court at the mall and we wanted something nutritional for a toddler. The grilled cheese was excellent as were the flatbread sandwiches. Although a little bit spendy, the food was healthy and yummy.

Thank cmayches
Pacific Beach, Washington
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

I keep trying to get my sandwich made with a croissant. Problem is, they only bake three for the entire day. So I used the app to order my sandwich, but they didn't know my bread preference till 10 minutes before they were making it. This is so your sandwich is not getting soggy while waiting for you. I've been... More 

Thank MissStuffy
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

We always enjoy our meals at Panera. The staff are always friendly and helpful in answering questions. The restaurant is always clean although when it's really busy it can be a little difficult to find a clean table. We love their Mac and cheese and get some nearly every time we go :) We've never had a bad meal there.

Thank Lacey R
Shelton, Washington
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Panera used to have great salads - sadly no longer. They have changed all the dressings and the dressings are mediocre at best. I talked to the manager and of course it was a corporate decision. I gave them back the salad and said we would write a review. Sorry Panera, please don't change a good thing.

Thank Linda E
Victoria, Canada
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261 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2016

The service was pleasant. The garden vegetable soup was fairly bland. The onion soup was good. The Greek quinoa salad was tasty. This is basically a healthy option for fast food.

Thank coast_to_coast_250
Olympia, Washington
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2016

Fresh, excellent service, and lots of yummy desserts. Fresh baked bread daily and you can order ahead of time online.

Thank Joyce D
Downers Grove, Illinois
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120 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2015

I had the Pick 2 option for lunch. I had the turkey flatbread which was fairly good and the baked potato soup which was very good. This was the first time at any Panera location that we have been to where the person at the counter gave my husband the option of having a cold sandwich put in the sandwich... More 

Thank Karen S
Canandaigua, New York
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195 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2015

We stopped by Panera looking for a light lunch. They offered a great half sandwich soup combo. Service was fast and the soup was hot and tasty. The half sandwich was good and plenty filling. The meal was topped off with a pumpkin cookie.


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Soups, Cafe
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2525 Capital Mall Dr SW, Olympia, WA 98502-8697
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Olympia

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