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Panera Bread

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5525 Merle Hay Rd Ste 100, Johnston, IA 50131
(515) 251-7733
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6:00 am - 7:30 pm
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Sun 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 7:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Seating, Takeout

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    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars

We were traveling on I-35 and were happy to see the Panera sign. It is always a dependable place for reasonably health, semi- fast food. This location did not disappoint. Good service and food, as usual.

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 9, 2015
Marquette, Michigan
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Marquette, Michigan
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

We were traveling on I-35 and were happy to see the Panera sign. It is always a dependable place for reasonably health, semi- fast food. This location did not disappoint. Good service and food, as usual.

Thank Snowshoemqt
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

very similar to other stores in the décor. The soups are the best around. The sandwiches are good but not great. The service is like any other fast food restaurant and is usually only done on ordering. but I like the half sandwich and soup combo. Food comes out fairly quickly.

Thank garyv1955
Iowa City, Iowa
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141 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Panera Bread is one of our favorite places to eat because of the menu with healthy options. I ordered a Mediterranean Chicken Flatbread panini, but they screwed up my order, giving me a veggie sandwich instead. I took it back and they made the correct sandwich, and let me have the veggie too! The coffee was fresh and the black... More 

Thank B P
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We had an opportunity to eat here twice while in town. The food and service were excellent. We highly recommend this location!!

Thank Clark P
San Antonio, Texas
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357 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Went here one evening while traveling for business and the time was around 1730 (5:30PM). Service was nice and fast and the Bread bowl and chips and drink is a nice light meal to satisfy the hunger craving. Would eat here again. Thanks for reading. If it helped give a thumbs up! :)

Thank RetiredArmyRANGER
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Great food. A bit on the expensive side but quality ingredients make it worth while. Soups are excellent and the Cinnamon Crunch Bagels are to die for.

Thank jen0187
Wever, Iowa
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41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Always love to come in here on Sundays. Staff is always cheerful and the coffee is fresh. All my food has been very good here. Nice cozy little place to relax and read.

Thank LauraK09
West Des Moines, Iowa
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186 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Fabulous food, and oh the treats are so delicious. This place has a smaller venue but it was very cozy and warm inside, ok cool on this day because of the heat. Great place!

Thank David W
Southeast, US
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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 

Thank cornflkgrl
Guadalajara, Mexico
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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!!!!

Thank julindo

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5525 Merle Hay Rd Ste 100, Johnston, IA 50131
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Johnston
  • Phone Number: (515) 251-7733

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Delicatessen


Open Hours
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
6:00 am - 7:30 pm
6:00 am - 7:30 pm
6:00 am - 7:30 pm
6:00 am - 7:30 pm
6:00 am - 7:30 pm
6:00 am - 7:30 pm

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