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Panera Bread

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1694 Illinois Route 50, Bourbonnais, IL
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6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Takeout

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Very Good

Food has always been good. Service is always good. Trying to find a place to sit can be challenging due to the small size if the seating area.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2015
Kristin J
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Manteno, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This was the first...and last...time we will eat here. I ordered the Chicken, Ham & Swiss Flatbread for $8. There was one piece of ham on it. No turkey. Lots of mustard and arugula. For that price we would expect meat! If it had more meat it would have been good. We also had onion soup and turkey chili. They... More 

Thank Karen W
Bourbonnais, Illinois
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13 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Panera has the best bread around and sells out early. Their food is always very fresh, tasty, and well-prepared. Nevertheless, you can't enter the drive-thru line without being readyfor adventure. You can always count on the menu having changed and your favorite soup off the options. Like the for who ran away with the spoon, your favorite half sandwich disappeared... More 

Thank sundaymorning16
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Food has always been good. Service is always good. Trying to find a place to sit can be challenging due to the small size if the seating area.

Thank Kristin J
Bourbonnais, Illinois
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

I love Panera bread. I love all of the homemade goodness and the salads are number 1. The soups are just like Moms. I think it is a little pricey but after you eat it doesn't feel so bad. I would like to see something other than an apple or chips as a side.

Thank R M
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

I love to go eat at Panera. I love there food.I ordered my food online, put the time i want to pick it up and it's ready. You can picked it up at the beginning of the restaurant on the left, there is shelves for that.

Thank Dominique S
Chicago, Illinois
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

What a great place to run in, relax, or just to enjoy. Food is excellent and very filling, but what keeps me coming back is the service. The associates are friendly, knowledgeable, and extremely helpful.

Thank Sherri66
Hammond, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

A little slow to get food if in as hurry but good food, - you can pick your meal according to preferences for lower calorie/lower fat versus heavy carb, etc. Good beverage selection if you are picky.

Thank almostalocal707
Chicago, IL
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58 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Excellent service and good food - even a drive through! We went there for coffee in the morning and were pleasantly surprised with how good the latte's tasted.

Thank DellaM211
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Chicken noodle soup lacked noodles and chicken. MandM cookies are stale. Bagels were cooked stretched out like took some of the dough out? Sister found hair in the bottom of her bread bowl with soup

Thank IndyTraveler2009
Northbrook, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

This is a smaller Panera then the ones I am used to but it worked well. Food was cooked very fast and the employees were very friendly. The restaurant was clean. We had the new broth bowls which were very good. This is a typical Panera with good food. Glad this is available on my travels on I-57.

Thank SIUSaluki86

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1694 Illinois Route 50, Bourbonnais, IL
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Bourbonnais
  • Phone Number: 8159355038

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm

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