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Panera Bread

2679 Gulf To Bay Blvd Ste 530, Clearwater, FL 33759-4948
(727) 723-9495
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Ranked #171 of 573 restaurants in Clearwater
Cuisines: Bakery, Delicatessen
Most recent review
- Jun 17, 2014
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40 reviews from our community

67% Recommend
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Tampa, Florida
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50 reviews 50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I have been to this restaurant several times and never had a problem. The food is consistently good but on my last visit this place had not enough space, is annoyingly loud, and had a bottleneck where you get your food and drinks. Won't be back; too many other choices nearby.

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Clearwater, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

I stopped in at Panera today to meet three other people for a bite to eat and have a business meeting. Asian chicken panini was what I ordered and it was the worst I have ever ordered at Panera. The panini was dry, hard and tasteless. The chicken must have disappeared trying to get away from the panini on the... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

The Panera standard level of very good service and quality is upheld at this location. Sandwiches, salads and soup all were fres and tasted well.

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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60 reviews 60 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Every time I go to Panera Bread I am disappointed in their food, which is very spicy, especially their soup. Their desserts were not much better, very dried out, especially their Danish pastries. It is only good for coffee it seems.

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Top Contributor
151 reviews 151 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013 via mobile

We just went here for a quick stop. The food was great, just like all of the Paneras. The service was really fast, despite the long line. I would recommend this location.

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Clearwater, Florida
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108 reviews 108 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

I like going to Panera for the Soups and Sandwiches. Their Fresh Lemonade is also very good with free refills. I find that they are filling enough for lunch and sometimes a quick dinner. The atmosphere is pretty pleasant. Their is free wifi which is except for lunch allowed for unlimited use. The outdoor seating is also nice.

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North of Los Angeles
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51 reviews 51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

Stopped in on a Sunday morning for a loaf of sourdough. I was helped quickly. The bread is sliced thin, sandwich style, or thick. I ordered the thick and was given a nice fresh loaf of thick sliced sourdough bread. Quick and friendly service!

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131 reviews 131 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Panera doesn't offer enough variety for lunch, including healthy vegetarian choices. Yes, you can leave some things off the salad to make it healthy, but there is only really one vegetarian sandwich (and you have to ask to leave the cheese off). Kind of strange, because you'd swear going in that this is a healthy vegetarian kind of place. This... More

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Olympia WA
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

Panera is my go to place for a salad and bowl of soup...no matter where I am in the US. They have a nice selection, with a few featured items thrown in now and then. My only gripe is with the "customers" who go there with their laptops, and spread out at a table all day, treating it as their... More

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Lafayette, Indiana
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36 reviews 36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

This seems to be a popular local Panera for young and old alike. The restaurant looks shopworn to me. The food is standard for Panera. Unfortunately the only menu items gluten free are a few salads. Never the less, the salads are good and crisp.

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