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Panera Bread

4150 Westown Pkwy Ste 202, West Des Moines, IA 50266-5901
(515) 221-0888
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Ranked #81 of 205 restaurants in West Des Moines
Most recent review
- Aug 5, 2014
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Des Moines, Iowa
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42 reviews 42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
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194 reviews 194 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Niagara Falls
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73 reviews 73 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2012

Any visit to any of the local Paneras is always good. Though it is a chain it is still excellent.

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Top Contributor
178 reviews 178 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2012

This is a decided step up from the major fast food chains. Panera offers fresh bakery items of all kind (bagels, breads, pastries) plus very good soups, sandwiches and salads. The setting is also a step up, with touches like arm chairs or fireplaces, depending on the particular branch.

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