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Panera Bread

540 East Betterravia Road, Santa Maria, CA
(805) 349-9800
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Ranked #10 of 207 Restaurants in Santa Maria
Cuisines: American
Most recent review
- Aug 20, 2014
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Florence, Oregon, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

We are on vacation from Oregon and our friend suggested having lunch here, so glad we did, the salads and the sandwiches are very tasty. Wish we had one where we live!

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vandenberg village, ca
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150 reviews 150 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

Good variety on the menu with lot's of salads, soups and sandwiches. The bakery sure helps with the many choices. Never have had a bad meal there. The wait during busy lunch and dinner times is OK since the food is so good.

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Santa Maria CA
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133 reviews 133 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

Panera has really good bagels and homemade breads. We love Einsteins and wish we had one in Santa Maria but until we get one, Panera is a really good substitute.

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Santa Barbara, California
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86 reviews 86 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

Staff helped walk us through there iterations of the menu and the nuances of their ordering. 10 for the staff. Food was good, sandwich was better than the soup. A nice change of pace, but a bit pricy after start rolling all these add ons.

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Lompoc,Ca
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82 reviews 82 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

We often go shopping in Santa Maria as our little town has not many shops. We often stop for lunch here and have never been disappointed. The food is great, fresh and the service fast and friendly. Highly recommended for lunch while in the area.

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Santa Maria, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

Wonderful salads and sandwiches or try half a sandwich and a bowl of soup. Fresh ingredients and always freshly baked breads. Plus they make wonderful fruit smoothies.

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Lompoc, California
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107 reviews 107 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

When we go shopping in Santa Maria from Lompoc we usually visit Panera Bread. They consistantly have excellent food and service. All of their items are fresh and the place is always kept clean.

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Wailuku, Hawaii
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73 reviews 73 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

We stopped at this place on a drive up the California coast. Both my wife and I chose the "Pick Two" option. She had soup and a half sandwich while I had a half salad and a half sandwich. Her "Creamy Tomato" soup and "Thai Chicken Salad" and my "BBQ Chicken Salad" and "Bacon Turkey" sandwich were all very good... More

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SLO
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Ths is. Great place for breakfast/ lunch even or vegetarians. Plenty of options and always great tasting food topped with awesome customer service

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Santa Maria, California, United States
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42 reviews 42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

The mac and cheese is great. Their breads are fresh and delicious. You can meet a friend for lunch and they don't appear at your table to make sure you leave the table as soon as you finish your meal. Service is quick and the wait staff always pleasant and helpful.

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