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Cedar Falls, IA, USA
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Panera Bread is great nearly everywhere you go, but this property seemed to have all its ducks in a row when we visited for breakfast while traveling. Sometimes, Panera scones can be a little dry, but these were perfect, as was the hot chocolate, breakfast sandwiches, asiago bagels, and the cookies we bought for the road. This will now be... More 

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Kansas City, MO
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58 reviews 58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Went for coffee, ended up with the ham and cheese soufflé as well (very good). Service was very slow. My friend waited about 10 min for a mocha. She had a scone that was so hard and crumbly. She should have returned it, but she didn't want to. The coffee was good. Bathroom nice and clean. I'll probably go back... More 

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Chicago
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137 reviews 137 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Fast-food style "service" was fast, but the eating area was not particularly clean. Watery broccoli cheddar soup. Baguette provided was fresh but no butter was available. Companion had soup and a grilled cheese sandwich, but the cheese was unmelted and still cold. Wouldn't bother coming back.

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ankeny
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

As of late the cost vs. quality at Panera has done downhill. Last time I ordered the turkey/cranberry flat-bread sandwich and there was very little turkey, 2 spinach leaves and exactly three cranberries. When I contacted the company I was told they were making smaller sandwiches - great when they want no expense but charge more. The Ankeny location has... More 

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Iowa
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105 reviews 105 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We eat at Panera's approx. 2 -3x a month. The food is always tasty, fast service and reasonable rates. We love the soups, especially In the winter. The cup of soup is more like a bowl

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Ankeny, Iowa
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104 reviews 104 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I've frequented this place for years, and again on an April day my friend and I had our cups of coffee here. The indoor seating is diverse. Square tables, round tables, long ones for a group of more than five, booths, tables with high stools and a sofa around the corner for a lone patron. After getting my coffee, I... More 

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Mountain Lake, Minnesota
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I have been eating at Panera restaurants in multiple places and for many years. Their food and service is usually excellent. Sadly, this Panera is far below par. The food was about the same as other Paneras - but they don't put out butter and when you ask for it at the counter, they only give you the fake stuff.... More 

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Boone, Iowa
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236 reviews 236 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I have never gotten bad food here, it is all very good, but what I hate is the push to order, I have problems reading their menu and there are always a crowd around and behind you and the attitude of the workers is hurry up and decide, so I now avoid going here.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Thanks for fresh fast food! A welcome relief to see the restaurant Ina sea of fast food chains! We enjoyed our take out lunch there.

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Iowa
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Love the fast service but great food! They have soups, sandwiches and also pastries. I love the broccoli cheddar soup and the asiago turkey sandwich.

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Address: 2310 SE Delaware Ave, Ste U, Ankeny, IA 50021
Phone Number: 515-963-3373
Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Ankeny
Cuisine: Bakery

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