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Panera

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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, Breakfast
Description: Recently opened ... probably in the last 6 months +/-?

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  • 15
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  • 15
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 2
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  • 0
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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
Very Convenient Panera Bread Along U.S. 101

This is the only Panera Bread along U.S. 101 between Santa Maria and Gilroy. It is in a very attractive shopping center in San Luis Obispo (SLO) which draws a lot of CalPoly University students. There are other restaurants in the shopping center if variety is desired.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
TomSulp
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Goleta, California
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Goleta, California
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16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This is the only Panera Bread along U.S. 101 between Santa Maria and Gilroy. It is in a very attractive shopping center in San Luis Obispo (SLO) which draws a lot of CalPoly University students. There are other restaurants in the shopping center if variety is desired.

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San Jose, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Me and my sister went here for a quick snack. A friend of mine gave a gift card so i used it. I ordered brocolli cheddar soup and tuna sandwhich, its good but its not that filling. The place is nice and clean.

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Watkinsville, Georgia
2 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

After we ordered our food I went to the restroom. Ew! It was filthy! Then we searched for a clean table, it was joke. We asked a lady to clean the table, she didn't speak, just walked over and wiped it down. Love Panera, the food was good. If we lived in the area though, we would NOT go back!

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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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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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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112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 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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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 9 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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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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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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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

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