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Panera Bread

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3443 Southwest Archer Road, Gainesville, FL
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6:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout

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  • 13
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Fast and pretty good quality too

Panera is consistent and the food is good for how fast it is. Wouldn't consider it cheap considering the price of half salad and soup but a good lunch spot.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 5, 2016
john g
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Gainesville
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Gainesville
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118 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Panera is consistent and the food is good for how fast it is. Wouldn't consider it cheap considering the price of half salad and soup but a good lunch spot.

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Thank john g
Brisbane, Australia
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

Variety breads, sandwiches, soups and seasonal vegetable soups and bakery items. Eat in or take out. Free wifi. Reasonable prices. Plenty of seating and parking.

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Thank Gwlenys F
Fort Myers, Florida
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Apathetic staff and cold food – news flash – soup is supposed to be hot. Have been to many Panera Breads statewide and this is without a doubt the worst one I have been to. Would not go back to this one again.

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Thank Vicarious1
Gainesville, Florida
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168 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 via mobile

Decided to stop by for a salad. Always remembered them as good. Mistake. Lettuce was not fresh not was avocado. Salad was half dinner salad size but they said that was the full. Very expensive for not good at all.

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Thank LezaMueller
Jupiter, Florida
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90 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Stopped at Panera for a quick breakfast after a 5 hour journey. Disappointed that we couldn't get a delicious egg sandwich after 10:00 am but we all carbed up with a bagel to begin our UF move in experience. Bagels were fresh and tasty...staff was very friendly. Made us want to stop for lunch the next time we are in... More 

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Thank Grace W
West Palm Beach, Florida
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 via mobile

Came in to work on a project and to my amaze every single table had a outlet, super clean and the staff is super friendly and quick to help you. The restroom are super clean. Keep up the good work Gainesville Panera!

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Thank road_trip_traveler15
Gainesville
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45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Lot's of things to choose from, nice fresh breads and pastries! Also a lovely lunch with friends.... always take something home to!! Take your friends here or meet them it's clean and quick!

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Thank ems4you
Mcalpin, Fl
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Panera on Hwy 26 (Just past the Oaks Mall) is fantastic. Best Panera I have ever eaten in. Food is fresh and of superior quality. I really love the Chicken & Wild Rice Soup and hot fresh baguettes on Tuesday and Thursday. We take out grandson to Gator Swim Club practice four to five days a week and always stop... More 

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Thank LadyG8r
Gainesville, Florida
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114 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

When you have seen one Panera you have seen them all, not really true. Have been here a number of times and the staff are always upbeat and helpful. Went for Veterans day and appreciated their remembrance of the force. Place is clean and WIFI is great. Food is good but as always a bit pricey. The outdoor sitting area... More 

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Thank hankmary
Adairsville, Georgia
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Typical of most Panera Bread restaurants, the Gainesville Panera was friendly, fast and filled with students on their computers. Food was yummy. We had the squash soup which I highly, highly recommend!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3443 Southwest Archer Road, Gainesville, FL
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Gainesville
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?