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540 East Betterravia Road, Santa Maria, CA
(805) 349-9800
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Dining options: Lunch

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Really good.

This particular outlet of the Franchise is a model of what this chain presents. Food is always good. Preparation is prompt, ingredients are fresh, service workers are friendly and efficient. They have free wi-fi. No rush is made to hurry customers out of the restaurant, which is clean and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Edward S
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Santa Maria, California
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Santa Maria, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This particular outlet of the Franchise is a model of what this chain presents. Food is always good. Preparation is prompt, ingredients are fresh, service workers are friendly and efficient. They have free wi-fi. No rush is made to hurry customers out of the restaurant, which is clean and well-maintained. Nice bakery too. You can get additional "deals" if you... More 

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Santa Maria, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

The price a little high but such variety and good food. Breakfast, lunch or dinner items. Comfy seating also has tables n chairs outside.

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Glendora, California, United States
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52 reviews 52 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

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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228 reviews 228 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
143 helpful votes 143 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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158 reviews 158 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 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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92 reviews 92 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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103 reviews 103 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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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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