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Panera Bread

American, Bakery, Coffee Shop
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1550 Opelika Rd, Auburn, AL 36830-7618
334-826-7330
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Love lunch here

Lunch always good although the place does get packed at lunch times. Would love it if the students taking up the booths would leave.....how long can you nurse one coffee/drink for the free wifi!!! But otherwise quality and cleanliness always very good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 6, 2015
DIXIEDEE42
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Auburn, Alabama
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Auburn, Alabama
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40 reviews 40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Lunch always good although the place does get packed at lunch times. Would love it if the students taking up the booths would leave.....how long can you nurse one coffee/drink for the free wifi!!! But otherwise quality and cleanliness always very good.

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Huntsville, Al
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47 reviews 47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Always love Panera Bread - always fresh and delicious - held up well for my swimmer who refused to eat before the meet but kept it in her bag and ate it after her first event when she realized how hungry she was. (Turkey Panini - always a favorite) Just BE CAREFUL how you get there - we travelled through... More 

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Valley, Alabama
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 via mobile

I love the food at Panera. I often eat lunch here because I work across the road. The biggest negatives I can think of is that the food portions are sometimes a little small for how much it costs (mostly the sandwiches, I think the cost of the soups, smoothies and pastries are fair). And, that during lunch they definitely... More 

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Auburn, AL
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191 reviews 191 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I have tended to avoid Panera due to erratic quality issues, but everything we got today was excellent. Cobblestone, cheese pastry, Cinnamon Crunch and Asiago bagels were all great. They also stocked shelves well and hadn't run out of bread, bagels early like so many times.

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

After a long day of traveling, a little soup and bread hit the spot. This Panera was just down the street from the Quality Inn where we were staying. Good, fast service too.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We are veggie Indians, and we had a nice time here. The hot burgers (panini) and soup were very good. Best place to go if you are a vegetarian

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Opelika
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56 reviews 56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

The first thing you see, walking in to Panera Bread is the fresh baked breads, bagels and other bakery items. Then there are the soups and sandwiches. No matter what one chooses, the food is good. I usually take muffins and bagels home with me and enjoy the visit again the next day. There is always a new menu item... More 

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Auburn, Alabama
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134 reviews 134 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

My husband usually doesn't like panera, but I do so he came with me anyway. He got the steak sandwich and was pleasantly surprised at how flavorful it was. The service was thorough and friendly, the peach smoothie I got tasted very yummy, and I very much enjoyed the creamy tomato soup. The french baguette that came with the 'you... More 

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Auburn, AL
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191 reviews 191 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

I want a place that is consistent regarding food and service and this Panera is far from consistently good. There is exactly one cashier that is uniformly helpful. They run out of BREAD and bagels often times before lunch. Portions are miniscule compared to the prices and the food is just not amazing to justify that. Their Cinnamon Crunch bagels... More 

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Camp Hill, AL
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2012

The half a sandwich was seriously less than half and over priced is the nicest thing I can say about it.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1550 Opelika Rd, Auburn, AL 36830-7618
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Auburn
  • Phone Number: 334-826-7330

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Bakery, Coffee Shop

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