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Panera Bread

3443 Southwest Archer Road, Gainesville, FL
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Ranked #136 of 461 restaurants in Gainesville
Cuisines: Bakery
Most recent review
- Jun 17, 2014
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  • English first
  • Italian first
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English first
Gainesville, Florida
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125 reviews 125 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Gainesville, FL
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82 reviews 82 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great sandwich meals and salads when dining in. A bit pricey, but very good food nonetheless (especially their breakfast souffles). Their breads are excellent for home-prepared sandwiches and I bring an Asiago or Three-Cheese loaf home every chance I get. Fast complimentary wireless internet (wifi) in the comfortable dining area with efficient airconditioning. The only criticisim I would have for... More

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Gainesville, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The food at Panera is consistently of high quality. Parking is difficult at the Gainesville location and that is the main drawback. Every February I buy lunch for everyone in my department and it is always fresh, accurate, and well packed when I pick it up. We love going to Panera on Saturdays for soup and sandwiches as a special... More

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Valdosta, GA
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70 reviews 70 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

We love Panera but don't have one in our hometown so we always find one while traveling. The food is always consistently good wherever we go. Parking was a little hard to find due to location but the food is worth the wait for parking. Try Panera once and you'll keep going back.

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Ocala, Florida
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100 reviews 100 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Real Cream Tomato soup, real Thai tasting flatbread sandwich, quite different from the same identical items in Panera Bread in Ocala, Fl. Panera Bread could improve their corporate image by comparing the taste, preparation and presentation of similar items in nearby stores. The difference can be night and day,between similar stores nearby. The taste, and presentation were quite different in... More

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Gainesville, Florida
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125 reviews 125 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Your typical Panera. You'll see the same food options and the same smiling faces. The plaza is a little crowded and traffic patterns make it difficult to navigate, but this is no fault of the restaurant itself. Busy on weekends; study place for college students.

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Gainesville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I came to Panera to get some baked goods to share with my friends. They've got a great variety and all very delightful. My friends loved them.

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Gainesville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I come here at least once a week for a quick dinner to go, or for lunch. It gets crowded and loud at certain times, but I avoid those times when I want to study there. Food is good (I like the fact that it changes seasonally) and people are friendly.

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Marianna, Florida, United States
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107 reviews 107 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013 via mobile

The line was almost out the door. We waited about 5 minutes and it hadn't moved. The same customers were at the order counter as when we entered. Staff looked stressed and overwhelmed so we left.

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