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Panera Bread Co

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Rockford, IL 61108
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7:00 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: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Takeout

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Consistently Good

This is a good franchise and the food is consistently good. I just wish there were more non-meat choices. The Mediterranean Veggie sandwich is a good choice, though.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 3, 2015
Candace C
Freeport, IL
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Belgrade, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Besides always having excellent service, and quality food, I enjoy the bonuses I get when I eat at Panera. I just give them my number and they say, "Oh would you like...." something I've had before, or "You have a free drink with your order." Membership that is really worthwhile.

Thank MajorJoy
Freeport, IL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This is a good franchise and the food is consistently good. I just wish there were more non-meat choices. The Mediterranean Veggie sandwich is a good choice, though.

Thank Candace C
Rockford, Illinois
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Stopped at Panera on the way home for a cup of soup took over 10 minutes in the drive thru for a cup of soup and a bowl of pasta. The soup, veg pesto was very good however not hot and the pasta was gross,, tasted pasty and all stuck together in a lump, no flavor and cold really disappointing.... More 

Thank M T
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

We stopped here on the way back from Galena. The sandwich & salads were great tasting. The coffee was good but not as good as we usually get from a Panera Bread restaurant.

Jackson, Tennessee
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173 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I know...long title but we really only dropped in for lunch and had to have a power source for our laptop due to the battery being low..We were directed to sit in two" lounge chairs" to the right of the entrance. We set our laptop on the small table behind the chairs and plugged in for an important event...Ate our... More 

Thank Jim M
Brunswick, OHIO
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013 via mobile

I am a fan of Panera and have been to numerous locations. Today was my first visit to the Rockford location. The lady taking my order handed me a plastic spoon by touching the food contact portion and not the handle. I called her out on it and she retrieved another spoon by using napkins to pick up the spoon.... More 

Thank Nuke38
Roscoe, Illinois
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67 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

Don't get me wrong, I like Panera, and eat at their restaurants a lot. It had been at least a couple of years since I went to this one in Rockford when I went there for lunch yesterday. I would say that the food I had ( a grilled cheese and tomato soup) was on par with what you usually... More 

Thank Jeff0155
Rockford, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

When you go to Panera, you know you will get fresh food at a reasonable price. I use them a lot for catering for my business and my customers love their sandwiches. You cant go wrong at panera.

Thank Greg D
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

I like to visit more local places when I travel, but since we don't have a Panera Bread at home, I couldn't resist! I had the roast beef and cheddar broccoli soup (really good!). This location was clean and staff was nice! My cousin and I went there after a morning of shopping - she said the place is always... More 

Thank ShortyCowgirl
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012 via mobile

Everyone gotta "like" this Panera. It always get too busy. Delicious food, excellent service. I give them more than a 5+.

Thank KungfuLa

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rockford, IL 61108
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Rockford

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Cafe


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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?