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1348 Bison Ave, Newport Beach, CA 92660-9071
949-721-8800
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Ranked #287 of 398 Restaurants in Newport Beach
Price range: $1 - $20
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Switzerland
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58 reviews 58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Ok I never thought I would write a review about a big chain like Panera bread but my experience today could not go unheard. I must say Panera is never my best choice for lunch but it is conveniently located near work that we do go there from time to time. I agree with other reviewers the service at this... More

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Newport Beach, California
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63 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Panera is a good lunch place, with 'homemade' soups, salads and sandwiches, all with fresh bread. You can take alternatives to the bread (e.g. an apple) if you are doing low carb. There's a broad menu - my particular favorites are the tomato soup, the napa almond chicken salad sandwich and the caesar salad, all of which are yummy. This... More

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Newport Beach, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2012

Panera provides good basic foods (Sandwiches, Soups, Salads, etc.) at a reasonable price. I particularly love their soups and salads, but my wife likes their Panninis.

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Newport Beach, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2012

Wait-staff look like sleep-walkers, and the speed of service is snail pace. Portions are small and expensive. Too many good places near Costa Mesa location to waste your time here.

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Pismo Beach, California
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135 reviews 135 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2012

soups, salads, sandwiches done well. when you are in the mood, its predictably good

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Corona del Mar, California
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92 reviews 92 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2011

Great staff, nice restaurant, good food. Just be weary of all of the college kids hanging out on their laptops doing what college kids do, sometimes hard to get a seat because of this.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2008

One of my favorite spots for lunch!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2007

bagels, scones, and whole grain bread recommended..You ALMOST have the impression of being in europe..(far from it, anyway)

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2007

Buy the bread and leave

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Additional Information about Panera Bread

Address: 1348 Bison Ave, Newport Beach, CA 92660-9071
Phone Number: 949-721-8800
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
Cuisine: American, Bakery, Delicatessen

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