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English first
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177 reviews 177 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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West Des Moines, Iowa
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2012

a classy fast food restaurant. with better food offerings - soup in a bread bowl; salads; an array of sweet treats for dessert.

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West Des Moines, IA
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177 reviews 177 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2012

I've been to this Panera many times. The food is good quality, but seems a bit overpriced for what you get. Also, there seems to be an issue with order accuracy. In the past probably three times I ordered a bread bowl with my soup and didn't get it. Never the main item, but always the bread bowl got misplaced.... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2012

the danish is very good, and the coffee drinks were good. location is a little strange, and kind of unclear where the front door is. very clean, with very pleasant smells from the bakery. just a warm and friendly place

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Ankeny, Iowa
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374 reviews 374 reviews
242 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2011

Overpriced. Small portions. I don't understand why so many people frequent this place. Salads are average. Drinks are overpriced.

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Evansville, Wyoming
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2011

Wish they had on here is Wyoming. One of our most missed restaurants! Food is always fantastic.. Bread, bagels rolls--- ahhh

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Des Moines, Iowa
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97 reviews 97 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2010

Panera is great. Where else could you have breakfast, lunch and dinner and walk away satisfied every time? Open very early and always friendly service. Keep up the good work.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2007

over rated

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Iowa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2007

Super yummy food :)

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

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