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299 Madonna Rd, San Luis Obispo, CA
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6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Description: Recently opened ... probably in the last 6 months +/-?

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  • 9
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
They were busy, but the wait time was minimal

The place was very busy at lunchtime, but the staff was efficient and had our orders out quickly. The food was great, and the options were many. I enjoy Panera Bread very much, and this one was one of the better ones.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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Modesto, California, United States
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English first
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20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Very disappointed with this restaurants poor rude service and the bread they served was somewhat stale. We receive the meals fairly quickly. But the older gentleman taking the order should probably step down off his high almighty horse and allow someone who has people skills take the orders. After talking with the guy I really wanted to go next door... More 

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Modesto, California, United States
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

The place was very busy at lunchtime, but the staff was efficient and had our orders out quickly. The food was great, and the options were many. I enjoy Panera Bread very much, and this one was one of the better ones.

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Corona, California
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121 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I come her often so must say very disappointed in today's meal. First of all they were short at the cooking area. There was a large 'take out' wait. I ordered in. The quinoa bowl was salty and average, the quinoa was lumpy and a few 'balls' like it was taken from a package and cooked. The power chicken &... More 

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Corona, California
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121 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I go here for a quick easy dinner which is filling, healthy and light. They are changing their menu options so interested in what they will offer.

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San Dimas, California
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I was visiting in SLO for a few days. This was my go-to place for a quick breakfast meal. The breakfast Baked Egg Soufflés are my favorite for the morning. Ordered different ones over the course of 4 days. My spouse liked the oatmeal but keep taking bites of mine. DOG FRIENDLY with patio seating in front. Easy to get... More 

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Orange, California, United States
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We were staying at the hotel across the street so Panera was a great little place to stop for coffee and breakfast. They have good coffee and the place was clean and they do have outdoor seating.

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Paradise, California, United States
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

I like this chain. Pretty consistent through out their locations. In SLO, good parking, clean restaurant, good staff. Free wifi, warm fireplace, tasty bakes goods and fresh made to order breakfast and lunch fare.

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Los Osos, California
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140 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Usually crowded stand-in-line to order converted bank. Mostly sandwiches, good but pricey. Student crowd from Cal Poly, nice outdoor parking lot seating with view of Sears. Food bused to tables, often rather slowly. Inside is noisy.

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Santa Maria, CA
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We were there on a Friday night, and it was absolutely jammed with college students from Cal Poly SLO. They were not rowdy, but like all college students, everybody wanted to talk, and loudly. They tend to speak in ejaculations, as if no one will listen, if they speak normally. We sought out a very far corner of the restaurant,... More 

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San Diego CA
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258 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

This place is located along Madonna, just west of Highway 101, in front of a larger community center. There is a large rear (east) outdoor seating patio. The food is fresh/standard Panera, with freshly baked breads, sandwiches and salads. There are a bunch of freshly baked items to tempt you---go for it, they are all good.

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Additional Information about Panera

Address: 299 Madonna Rd, San Luis Obispo, CA
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  San Luis Obispo
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: Bakeries

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 299 Madonna Rd, San Luis Obispo, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  San Luis Obispo

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Bakeries

Description

Recently opened ... probably in the last 6 months +/-?
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?