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Panera Bread

161 Washington Avenue Ext, Albany, NY 12205-5600
518-862-9281
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Ranked #89 of 591 restaurants in Albany
Cuisines: Bakery
Most recent review
- Jul 20, 2014
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English first
Eastchester, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

I used to frequent this location all of the time during school. Always enjoyed this place- it was just something better about this location than others.

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Chicago, Illinois
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

Top-shelf Panera in a great location. Parking a bit tricky but worth it. Reliable internet and plenty of outlets so I was able to get some work done while enjoying some hot coffee and good food.

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Albany, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Service at Panera is good! They have delicious sandwiches. The sandwiches are always made with fresh ingredients.

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Williamstown, Massachusetts
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57 reviews 57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

One of our two early mornings in Albany we stopped at a Panera on Wolf Road than was near the Albany Marriott. They had a reasonable selection of breakfast sandwiches and the service was fast. We were able to eat there quickly and get on the road. They also had a good selection of homemade soups and sandwiches. The location... More

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Hudson, New York
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95 reviews 95 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

If you are looking for food then this is not the place.I got 1/2 and 1/2 which was a small bowl of stew and 1/2 a cuban, the bowl was 1/3 a biscut which was ok, but it took up most of the bowl of stew which was what i wanted. It was the usual salt lick kinda stuff(maybe from... More

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Albany, New York
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100 reviews 100 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Panera is consistently good. Soups, salads, and sandwiches are excellent. The bread and ingredients are fresh every time. I especially like the "Pick 2" option. The salad is generous in the "Pick 2" so don't be afraid you'll go away hungry. Bagels and fresh baked breads are great to take home, too. With free WiFi, you can go any time... More

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Albany, New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

I like the name of the place and the soup in the crusty bowls is great, but HEY, how a lowering the price? $25.00 for 2 soups and 2 sandwiches, step back and take a look....Just because the soup is in a breadbowl? What would it be in a real bowl?

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Schenectady, New York, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

I love the variety of breads and baked goods. The sandwiches are filling and excellent tasting. A great place to meet with friends for a bit to eat.

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Cohoes, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

Pick up a quick lunch from here occasionally. Everything is always fresh. Soup is always good. Even though it's usually crazy busy, the line moves quite quickly. Good for a decent quick meal.

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Central Bridge
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

We like to stop for lunch when we are running errands in Albany. Favorite: the soup & 1/2 sandwich special. We seem to run into friends each time. That improves the lunch even more. We haven't tried the pastry (not allowed! by my Dr.) but we are told they are delicious

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