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Panera Bread Co

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Rockford, IL 61108
Today
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Good for:
Outdoor seating

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  • 6
    Excellent
  • 7
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great tasting food as usual, always busy,

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2014
DENNIS H
,
ROCK FALLS
via mobile
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Takeout
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19 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Rockford, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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 

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ROCK FALLS
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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.

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Crestview, Florida
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156 reviews 156 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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 

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Brunswick, OHIO
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65 reviews 65 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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 

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Roscoe, Illinois
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57 reviews 57 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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 

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Rockford, Illinois
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43 reviews 43 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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.

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USA
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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
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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+.

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Rockford, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

Now that I have a Panera card I do earn points - towards things like my favorite Peach smoothie - which I would not buy at $3.99 a drink. But after enough points - I got one free last month. and this month I got a free bagel - I didn't even know that they had! It was French toast... More 

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The Villages, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

I generally go to Panera at least weekly. Wonderful sandwichs, love the breakfast power sandwich for a low calorie breakfast. Good coffee and nice atmosphere!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Café

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating
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
Saturday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm

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