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Panera Bread

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

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Good food

Fresh food and friendly staff. The price is ok for what you get. I prefer the soup in a bread bowl and the tasty salads!! Yummmiiii!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
Valerie H
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Littleton, Colorado, United States
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

This place had no clean silverware and the one spoon they gave us with FILTHY. The plastice ware is ridiculous but either guests steal it for their own, or there is something going on...I hate paying these prices and then getting plasticware when eating in. I get that CA has no water, but then why serve my food in dishes... More 

Thank Kimberle R
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138 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Fresh food and friendly staff. The price is ok for what you get. I prefer the soup in a bread bowl and the tasty salads!! Yummmiiii!

Thank Valerie H
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154 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Panera Bread is a favorite place to eat and the qualiity of the food across the chain is very consistent. The sandwiches are fresh and the ingredients are top notch. The food is tasty and the chocolate chip cookies are messy, but worth the mess.

Thank geotech522
Santa Maria, California
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32 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 

Thank Edward S
Santa Maria, California
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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.

Thank Carey R
Glendora, California, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 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.

Thank kewlbreezes51
Lompoc, CA
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49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 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.

Thank Dawn308
Santa Maria, California
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6 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!

Thank MartyMcG
Florence, Oregon, United States
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52 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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!

Thank Michael C
vandenberg village, ca
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286 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 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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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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