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Panera Bread

5525 Merle Hay Rd Ste 100, Johnston, IA 50131
(515) 251-7733
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Ranked #20 of 42 restaurants in Johnston
Cuisines: Bakery, Delicatessen
Most recent review
- Jun 7, 2014
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6 reviews from our community

83% Recommend
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  • English first
  • Any
English first
Southeast, US
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Well, this WAS the Panera I liked to go to until today. It was always clean and employees friendly. Went in on a Saturday afternoon 3 p.m. for a cup of coffee. Employees were friendly enough, but only two choices of coffee and none was fresh (as in: coffee was made over 2 hours earlier). Baked goods picked over. All... More

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Guadalajara, Mexico
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

great food, great portion, healthy, clean...just loved it!!!! Try the Asian salad and.....Brocoli and cheese soup is to die for!!!!

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Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

The place seemed fairly crowded at lunchtime. We received fast and effcient service. Food quality was good to very good. A service person picked up our dirty dishes from our table at this counter service location. This allowed us to do a bit of business more comfortably.

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Des Moines, Iowa
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

Met a friend for dinner and we chose the restaurant based on location, about 1/2 way between us. I was impressed immediately by the atmosphere, which I hadn't expected! I felt like I has just walked into a fun coffee shop. Love that the dining room is broken up into 3 distinctly different areas with different personalities, so it feels... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2012

Best bread I've had! Fresh, delicious! Salads, sandwhiches, everything was fabulous!

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What Cheer
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2012

The salads are excellent and large at Panera's, so I can usually get three meals out of one. What a great way for me to save money? Also, I enjoy sitting down at Panera's and read my Kindle while eating.

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