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540 East Betterravia Road, Santa Maria, CA
(805) 349-9800
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Always a Good Meal

I always like Panera Bread and drove out of my way to get to this one, but it was well worth it. Very trendy and stylish interior, excellent food and terrific service. I love their french onion soup in a bread bowl.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
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Glendora, California, United States
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Glendora, California, United States
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44 reviews 44 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I always like Panera Bread and drove out of my way to get to this one, but it was well worth it. Very trendy and stylish interior, excellent food and terrific service. I love their french onion soup in a bread bowl.

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Lompoc, CA
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44 reviews 44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Fresh quality soups, sandwiches, salads, and breads. My favorite is the turkey panini. Place and pay for your order, choose your seat, and your meal is brought to you. No fuss, just good food. My favorite eatin' place in Santa Maria.

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Santa Maria, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Stopped for dinner about 6:30, shirt wait, easy order, $$$!, but very good: summer Corn Chowder, turkey bacon club w/gouda, laaaarge Americano! Forward seating and eve crowd=no wifi coverage for me! But ATT PROVIDED ACCESS and Business got done!! Always enjoy Panera!

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Florence, Oregon, United States
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44 reviews 44 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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205 reviews 205 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
135 helpful votes 135 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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151 reviews 151 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 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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90 reviews 90 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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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96 reviews 96 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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116 reviews 116 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 540 East Betterravia Road, Santa Maria, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Maria
  • Phone Number: (805) 349-9800

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

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