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1550 Opelika Rd, Auburn, AL 36830-7618
334-826-7330
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
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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Opelika, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We have been at Panera Bread many times for both breakfast and lunch. I have found the bearclaws to be outstanding with a cup of their hot fresh coffee. And, there are many types of coffee, but I always get the Arabica. Very Good.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We were in town for graduation, and with all the running around it was nice to order food and have it ready when we arrived.

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Auburn, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

I used to just visit Panera for the breakfast sandwiches...until I tried their macaroni and cheese. OMG, the sauce is rich and cheesy, not too salty either. I've never been impressed with restaurant Mac & cheese until I tried this. Panera, don't change this recipe ever! It's a winner.

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Auburn, Alabama
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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, Cafe

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