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Panera Bread

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

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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
Stratford, Canada
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Plattsburgh, New York
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70 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Superb! We went here for a quick bite while at the K1 Electric Go-Karts. The food was 'Delish' and the staff very friendly. As always the prices were reasonable and we enjoyed the Pick Two option. I had the Mediterranean Salad with Broccoli Cheddar soup and was blown away by them both. Just fantastic. It's wonderful to know that your... More 

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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.

Thank Stephane P
Long Island, New York
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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.

Thank Raymond P
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86 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 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 

Thank SAC-from-Montreal
Windham, New York
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56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 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 

Thank mike c
Eastchester, New York
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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.

Thank Barricade12
Chicago, Illinois
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71 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 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.

Thank ilpiccs
Albany, New York
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34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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.

Thank Nygirl2014
Williamstown, Massachusetts
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98 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 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 

Thank Anne P
Hudson, New York
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123 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • 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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