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Panera Bread

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1550 Opelika Rd, Auburn, AL 36830-7618
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Dining options: Breakfast, Seating, Takeout

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Recently visited on a few occasions for take-out breakfast sandwiches. Very nice menu to choose from. Great pastry & breads baked right on the premises.Tasty & most times fresh.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Opelika, Alabama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

In a place like Auburn where it is a bit hard to find healthy restaurant food at a reasonable price, presence of a national chain like Panera is indeed a blessing. You will have lot of choices (even if you are vegetarian). This one can be a bit crowded especially when students are in town. But they are pretty fast.... More 

Thank AS10Usa
Opelika, Alabama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recently visited on a few occasions for take-out breakfast sandwiches. Very nice menu to choose from. Great pastry & breads baked right on the premises.Tasty & most times fresh.

Thank RonPerry6344
LaGrange, Georgia
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65 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

I love Panera Bread for lunch, especially on the weekends. My husband and I both love the soup and sandwich combos. The coffee is great too!

Thank aregier
Rockville, Maryland
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Standard Panera. Veggie options available. Popular things sell out quickly, and some things (as we were told at 11 AM) are ONLY available for breakfast, and can't be made or reheated for lunch. Pity. Very busy, so wait time to order, to get order and to find a table can turn this into a longer than expected outing.

Thank auburn2019mom
Opelika, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 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.

Thank Charles W
Miami, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

Thank Candice H
Auburn, Alabama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 via mobile

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.

Thank Lilquiz
Auburn, Alabama
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64 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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.

Huntsville, Al
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 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 

Thank mom2four1966
Valley, Alabama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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 

Thank Kayling05

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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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