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Panera Bread

Sandwiches, Delicatessen
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161 Washington Avenue Ext, Albany, NY 12205-5600
518-862-9281
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Dining options: Lunch

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Quick & Good

Great for lunch: quick turnaround and healthy food. Getting back to the Inn can be challenging because of the boulevard-style of the separating Washington avenue.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Stephane P
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Stratford, Canada
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Stratford, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Great for lunch: quick turnaround and healthy food. Getting back to the Inn can be challenging because of the boulevard-style of the separating Washington avenue.

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Long Island, New York
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Tried to order several items and out of stock, but once got substitute thrown together and poor service.

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Montreal
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86 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

My partner and I are major Panera fans. Sometimes, we'll eat exclusively at Panera during a visit to the US. He loves the black bean soup and the scones. I love the chicken soup and the loyalty program ("you have a free espresso drink" and "you have a free breakfast sandwich" are always a pleasure to hear). This particular Panera... More 

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Windham, New York
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50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

To be fair, this is the first Panera Bread place I've been to. I wasn't impressed. The service was fine, and so was the lemonade and coffee. However, the "Flat Bread Southwestern Chicken Sandwich" was average at best. Kinda like MacDonalds with more hype and higher prices. In short, it was okay, but I think I'd skip this place next... More 

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Eastchester, New York
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 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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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 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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88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 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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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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Address: 161 Washington Avenue Ext, Albany, NY 12205-5600
Phone Number: 518-862-9281
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
Cuisine: Sandwiches, Delicatessen

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  • Address: 161 Washington Avenue Ext, Albany, NY 12205-5600
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: 518-862-9281

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Sandwiches, Delicatessen

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