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6000 Northwest Hwy, Ste 14, Crystal Lake, IL 60014-8062
815-444-8875
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7:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • 9
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 1
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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I'm glad to see Panera is keeping up with culture by offering a Mediterranean Flatbread. The hummus is almost too sweet, but the tizaki sauce balances it out. A great addition!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
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Madison, Wisconsin
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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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134 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This Panerai is quick, clean, and conveniently located. Always busy between 11 and 2. Has outdoor seating. You can always have a healthy meal. I usually eat at the location, but today I took it to go. I liked the to go packaging.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I'm glad to see Panera is keeping up with culture by offering a Mediterranean Flatbread. The hummus is almost too sweet, but the tizaki sauce balances it out. A great addition!

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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Bought the Strawberry, Poppyseed Chicken Salad through the mobile app today for lunch. I am vegan, so I ordered the salad without chicken. When I went to pick up my order, the manager offered to substitute avocado for the chicken. This is the first time a Panera has offered this to me. Thank you Panera!

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East Patchogue, New York
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The staff is truly amazing. I was there for so long for work, they started to remember my order. When they seen me walking in, they would just start making it. Truly amazing

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Illinois
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37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Great, fresh and plenty! Sandwiches: great. Soups: great. You really can't go wrong with Panera. Busy busy busy and you'll receive a pager, but it's worth the wait. Enjoy!

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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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40 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

the food is all nice and fresh,coffee great,soup home made..the only complaint i have is it is to pricey. for the average seniors purse..lunch is quickly served and the breads are all fresh..

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Mississauga, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Just seemed to be missing something. Set up was strange and service relatively slow. Also as somebody else noted tables need cleaning more often. The food was as usual for this chain, but just seemed a little less tasty than usual.

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Chicago
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Tired of fast food? This is a great alternative. The service is considered fast but the food is healthy, more tasty and nice change of pace. For a little over $5 you can get a bowl of soup with a fresh roll. Plenty for a nice hot lunch. Their soup bowls are about the same price but the bread is... More 

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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

haven't been in this eatery since they opened years ago..best quick lunch of soup/sandwich i have had in a long time..breads are super good..looking forward to trying the different soups and salads..if you want great quick meal this is the place to go.. will put this on my list to go often..only bad thing was lack of parking..they also need... More 

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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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25 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

It's not Panera's food I have an issue with; it's the lack of cleanliness of both the Crystal Lake and Algonquin locations! At busy times, someone should be bussing the tables (I know, we bus our own, but that doesn't mean the table top, seats, and floor don't need to be attended to), making them ready for waiting parties. At... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6000 Northwest Hwy, Ste 14, Crystal Lake, IL 60014-8062
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Crystal Lake
  • Phone Number: 815-444-8875

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Sandwiches, Delicatessen, Soups
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm

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