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540 East Betterravia Road, Santa Maria, CA
(805) 349-9800
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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
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 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!

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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.

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Santa Maria, California
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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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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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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.

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Lompoc, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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 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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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!

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vandenberg village, ca
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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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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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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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