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4150 Westown Pkwy Ste 202, West Des Moines, IA 50266-5901
(515) 221-0888
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout

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  • 6
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Business Luncheon Saved By Driver With Cookies!

Their food is very good. I order food from them for business luncheons in 5 states. It's like it all comes from the same kitchen!! This driver forgot the cookies, ah! He returned within 5 minutes with the cookies, YEA! Consistently good food and service. I will continue to trust them for my... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
Geotreo
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Oskaloosa, Iowa
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99 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

They have great sandwiches and soup combos with healthy side dishes available. The calorie counts are on the menu board and we really like that.

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Thank connie r
West Des Moines, Iowa
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

Loved the looks of the upstairs location. That is what drew be to their restaurant. Food as always was excellent. Soup nice and hot. Loves those cinnamon crunch bagels. Staff very nice.

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Thank EJ S
Saint Louis, Missouri
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181 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Their food is very good. I order food from them for business luncheons in 5 states. It's like it all comes from the same kitchen!! This driver forgot the cookies, ah! He returned within 5 minutes with the cookies, YEA! Consistently good food and service. I will continue to trust them for my business lunch-and-learns. You should as well.

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Thank Geotreo
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015 via mobile

One of the worse panera. From customer service to portion, to freshness I love panera but I'll not come back to this one location

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Thank Elias Sebastian F
Iowa
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59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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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Thank IowaOceanLover
Granada, Spain
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53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 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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Thank Pamela F
Des Moines, Iowa
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96 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 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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Thank chance s
Harrison Township, MI
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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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Thank S G
Bangor, Maine
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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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Thank chris b
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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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Thank Chiquis1980

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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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