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194 Buckland Hills Drive, Manchester, CT
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Dissapointed with the portions and prices

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 11, 2015
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Hartford, CT
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EAST HAMPTON, CT
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113 reviews
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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 

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Hartford, CT
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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 

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South Windsor, Connecticut
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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.

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East Windsor, Connecticut
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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.

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Vernon, Connecticut
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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

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Connecticut
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29 restaurant reviews
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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 

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Manchester, Connecticut
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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.

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Dayville, Connecticut
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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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South Windsor, Connecticut
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57 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

The mall location Panera has become our latest go-to spot for weekend breakfast/coffee after walks. However, as much as the food quality is reasonably consistent, the availability of such or how efficiently it is delivered wavers with the work crew. There are times that there is no flavored coffee available at all (and this is at 9 am), and you... More 

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Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

Nice choice of sandwiches and salads and pretty good bread. We brought lunch in for a business meeting and it worked out well.

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

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