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4150 Westown Pkwy Ste 202, West Des Moines, IA 50266-5901
(515) 221-0888
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delicious!

I really love Panera, it's a little expensive. For a chain deli it's is very good! They have really good soup and sweets also! I usually go there for lunch.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 7, 2013
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Bangor, Maine
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Iowa
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Lots of choices for sandwiches and soups. They also have pasta and pastries! They have combinations like soup and sandwiches, bread bowls. You never feel rushed and in fact a lot of people bring their computers and work or play on them while they eat. Great for families too!

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Granada, Spain
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Even though I have an aversion to chain restaurants (where everything is always the same), I like to go to Panera's because they have an option that is half a sandwich, half a salad/bowl of soup, an apple/chips, a drink, and with a dollar more a choice of pastry. This "half" option is comforting because I am not a big... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We arrived around 7:45-closing is 9:00- I order the "new flatbread" sandwich. They were out of all the flatbreads ! Now this is their new hot thing. I had it previously and really enjoyed it. The young girl taking our order admitted they were frequently out of the flatbreads this time of the evening- over an hour before closing. Clearly... More 

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Harrison Township, MI
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

Never disappointed. They serve fresh food fast and creatively. Soups are incredible. A nice, clean, comfortable atmosphere.

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Bangor, Maine
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013 via mobile

I really love Panera, it's a little expensive. For a chain deli it's is very good! They have really good soup and sweets also! I usually go there for lunch.

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

While in the area I needed a place to have lunch and do a little work. Panera Bread in West Des Moines was the place for me. Excellent service and the sandwiches are freshly made with their amazing bread. The use of the Wi-Fi of course added to the pleasant visit.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

I love fresh baked breads and enjoy picking things to add to the breads to make a delicious sandwich.

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United States
Top Contributor
210 reviews 210 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

Not to say that others in the chain are bad. N, they are all, for the most part, very nice. However this one is large, clean, and traffic friendly flowing. Right by the food court so it is easy to find. Join the club and get a few things free during the year. Panera Bread is a Gotta Go kinda... More 

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West Des Moines, Iowa
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

Excellent sandwiches, coffee and pastries... oh the bear claws so delicious. Great for lunch or breakfast. It wouldn't be my choice for dinner.

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Urbandale, Iowa
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2012

Had lunch with three friends and we were able to get a variety of foods, each saying this "taste good"

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  • Address: 4150 Westown Pkwy Ste 202, West Des Moines, IA 50266-5901
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  West Des Moines
  • Phone Number: (515) 221-0888

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