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Panera Bread

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194 Buckland Hills Drive, Manchester, CT
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Dining options: Breakfast, Seating, Takeout

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First time, I like it !!!

First time and I really liked it. the sandwiches were fresh the soup was tasty and the place is clean. It was very busy but the service did a graet job at keeping up with the orders,. I'd be back for seconds.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 19, 2015
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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117 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

First time and I really liked it. the sandwiches were fresh the soup was tasty and the place is clean. It was very busy but the service did a graet job at keeping up with the orders,. I'd be back for seconds.

Thank Mark6771
Windsor Locks, CT
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

Went for a brief dinner meeting, for our Women's Club, food was good, manager created a table big enough for all of us to sit together. Restaurant looked clean and the servers were attentive at the register and offered extra items available for sale at a discount price. Very nice

Thank Ninniealoo
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172 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Panera just does not understand that service matters. While I love the menu, the service has really got to improve. Lunch is busy--so you need extra staff to take orders and prepare meals. Panera however has a woman walking around asking if you need anything?!?!?! What are you supposed to say---I want my order so I can eat? Honestly, devote... More 

Thank JDumont821984
Hartford, CT
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99 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

I used to like going to Panera's but I have noticed that the prices are getting higher by the minute and the portions are getting smaller. Yes..I give it credit, the food is very good but I'm a firm believer that you pay what you get and let me tell you..they are getting so expensive by the minute and the... More 

1 Thank DORC68
South Windsor, Connecticut
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335 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 215 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

That's what I go there for. The soup in the bread bowl is a nice filling lunch. You just need to be careful how you eat it so the soup doesn't leak out all over the table.

Thank Wayne W
East Windsor, Connecticut
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52 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

I went to the Manchester Panera by the Christmas tree shop road that leads to the mall. Great atmosphere, great food and I recently found out they also donate the bread to churches at the end of each day, bravo for looking out for your fellow man.

1 Thank sdparent1
Vernon, Connecticut
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70 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Love this place.Nice variety of choices,and always very good.Have a place out front to just buy coffee,or fresh baked goods

Thank steven s
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51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

I've been here a few times so now that I know the ropes ordering is easier. The first time I went, everyone acted very annoyed that I was the next in line and didn't yet know what I wanted. The soups have always been good and the bread is excellent. I enjoyed that I got an apple as part of... More 

Thank Francuzza
Manchester, Connecticut
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Panera Bread is the place to go if you're looking for different lunch fare. High quality and unique combinations make for a winning formula. I always enjoy lunch at Paneras.

Thank Ray F
Dayville, Connecticut
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Panera's is a good lunch stop or a place to meet friends for a coffee and pastry. Soups are good...salads are very good...sandwichs filling and a nice variety. They also have breads to purchase...Asiago Cheese is my favorite. Cookies and other pastries are delicious but usually have to take to go since lunch fills me up. Great value for the... More 

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  • Address: 194 Buckland Hills Drive, Manchester, CT
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Manchester

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