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5525 Merle Hay Rd Ste 100, Johnston, IA 50131
(515) 251-7733
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Ranked #12 of 42 Restaurants in Johnston
Sun 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 7:30 pm
Cuisines: Bakery, Delicatessen
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Wever, Iowa
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

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.

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West Des Moines, Iowa
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88 reviews 88 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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!

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Southeast, US
20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant 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
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70 reviews 70 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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Additional Information about Panera Bread

Address: 5525 Merle Hay Rd Ste 100, Johnston, IA 50131
Phone Number: (515) 251-7733
Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Johnston
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 6:00 am - 7:30 pm
Tuesday 6:00 am - 7:30 pm
Wednesday 6:00 am - 7:30 pm
Thursday 6:00 am - 7:30 pm
Friday 6:00 am - 7:30 pm
Saturday 6:00 am - 7:30 pm
Cuisine: Bakery, Delicatessen

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