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3443 Southwest Archer Road, Gainesville, FL
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7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • 9
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Students everywhere but still a neat place

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 12, 2014
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Gainesville, Florida
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31 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Gainesville, Florida
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92 reviews 92 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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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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Sunrise, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Good food, good variety. The service was good, and fast. Parking was easy, restaurant was clean. We would go back again.

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Gainesville, Florida
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88 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

If you are so unfortunate as to need to eat lunch on SW Archer Road, this is a pretty good choice. It is just exactly like every Panera you have been in, in every town in America. Which means quite good sandwiches and salads, and pretty clean surroundings.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Out of eggs at 10:30. Told had one egg white left. Sandwich come out with half the bread usually receive for this sandwich. When complained told nothing they could do as breakfast stops at 10:30. Complained that I paid for sandwich I did not receive. Not edible as only covered half the egg. Did not even get a verbal apology... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

loved all there breads and all organic ingredients. was not expensive. i try to dine with companies that help there community like panera does. plus there desserts are great and service was terrific. not pricey for what you get.

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Gainesville, Florida
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154 reviews 154 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Food good but too cold to eat inside. Wish they would adjust the air conditioning so I could go back more often because I do like the food but don't want to shiver when eating.

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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115 reviews 115 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

While in Gainesville, after a visit to the Florida Museum of Natural History, we stopped for a late lunch at Panera Bread. As usual, the aroma as we opened the door made us drool. The wait to order was minimal and the person taking our order was very competent and efficient. All of our food was delicious and the quantity... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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236 reviews 236 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I went to Panera mid-afternoon to meet a friend for coffee. They didn't have a pot of decaf ready, so they immediately brewed one for me. That was very considerate to be so quick about it, and the coffee was very fresh as a result. It was a pleasant environment for a meeting with an old friend.

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Melrose, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Never disappointed. Soup and salad a great You Pick Two! A good value and filling. Always busy but service good.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3443 Southwest Archer Road, Gainesville, FL
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Gainesville

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Bakery
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?