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Panera Bread

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Coffee Shop, Coffee Shop, Bakeries, Soups
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Route 13 East, Carbondale, IL
Today
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating

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  • 9
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  • 9
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 0
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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First let me say that I have never been to a bad Panera's (branch of St. Louis Bread Factory). They serve upscale fast food in a clean environment. I go there every week or two and have always been pleased. Healthier choices are available which isn't true in many college town restaurants.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 2, 2014
jgsom
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Carbondale, Illinois
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  • Families with children
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Drive thru service. Southwest chicken flat bread was good. The classic salad sucked! Greens not fresh, did not even try it. Was that bad.

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Carbondale, Illinois
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68 reviews 68 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

First let me say that I have never been to a bad Panera's (branch of St. Louis Bread Factory). They serve upscale fast food in a clean environment. I go there every week or two and have always been pleased. Healthier choices are available which isn't true in many college town restaurants.

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Edwardsville, Illinois
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I love this place! I went here ALL THE TIME! When I lived in Carbondale. I easily went at least once a week. Great service and great food. This place is a dream. From the sandwiches and soups to the salads to the coffee to the drinks to the pastries...I loved it there!

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Eagle River, Alaska, United States
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37 reviews 37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Carbondale has many choices for lunch and we choose Panera 2 times because we enjoyed it that much and they had so many options for lunch. We tried soups, salads and sandwiches during the 2 visits. Great amount of food that was prepared perfectly. The price was a little high but did not keep us away. The staff was very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

Great food great service. Have healthier options which is awesome :) kids love the mac and cheese. Greek salad is to dye for! Only reason I did not give a 5 star is because its expensive. But we still eat there often.

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Carbondale, Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Food was very good and cooked to perfection. Servers were helpful and pleasant. Menu variety was good.

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Carbondale, Illinois
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

its a little pricy for what soup and sandwiches, but its like any other. I have had good and bad service. it just depends on the workers. There desserts are awesome.

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Murphysboro, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

This chain restaurant is very consistant with quality sandwiches and soups. They also support our local food pantries and soup kitchens by donating the left overs!

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Columbia, Sc
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

I recently had to return home to southern Illinois. I had not been back in a while and was looking for a comfort place. We have a great Panera Bread restaurant just down the road in Columbia, SC and, when you are sorta out of your "element" you like familiarity. Panera in Carbondale was just as good as Columbia, only... More 

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Shawnee, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

We love Panera's, ever since we discovered it in St. Louis, 1987, when it was known as St. Louis Bread Company. Excellent food and baked goods. A little pricey, but worth it.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Route 13 East, Carbondale, IL
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Carbondale

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 15
  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Coffee Shop, Bakeries, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm

Questions & Answers

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?