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343 Gorham Rd, South Portland, ME 04106-2304
207-780-1212
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6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast

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  • 9
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  • 20
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  • 10
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  • 1
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A hungry softball team

Recently on our way to Vermont for the weekend our University softball team dined at this location. We called ahead and were invited warmly to stop in. The restaurant was spotless and we were able to order swiftly and get back on the bus. All staff were very friendly and helpful. We did not dine... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
Lee S
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Bangor, Maine
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Bangor, Maine
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45 reviews 45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Recently on our way to Vermont for the weekend our University softball team dined at this location. We called ahead and were invited warmly to stop in. The restaurant was spotless and we were able to order swiftly and get back on the bus. All staff were very friendly and helpful. We did not dine in but the manager was... More 

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Waterboro, Maine
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90 reviews 90 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

I appreciate that Panera's menu is constantly evolving, and I love their new soba noodle soup/dishes. The baguettes are crunchy and delicious as side items, and it's a great place to meet a friend and chat and mubch!

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Jackson, New Hampshire, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Opted for a dependable chain restaurant for lunch near the Maine Mall. Despite the busy noon hour crowd, service was fast and friendly. Chose one of their combo items - the French Onion Soup with a half panini. The soup was excellent, and the sandwich very good, but wish the sandwich had been grilled more so that the baguette had... More 

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Palm Harbor, FL
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170 reviews 170 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

In South Portland near the Maine Mall. OK but very slow. Inexperienced staff, disorganized. Place not very clean. We had soup and sandwiches. Noisy and crowded. We eat at our local Panera in Florida and it is hard and shoulders above this one.

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Bethany, Oklahoma, United States
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We stopped in one morning in early October, 2014, for a "To-Go" breakfast. The service was quick and accurate, and the staff was unbelievably friendly.

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Davenport, Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I am a frequent diner at Paneras. I had breakfast here on 9/7/14. I enjoyed the oatmeal with blueberries and granola. Place was clean and staff were nice. Only disappointment was the giant fly sitting on the pastries and moving from pastry to pastry the whole time I stood in front of the counter ordering. The cashier didn't seem to... More 

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Portland, Maine
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84 reviews 84 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Nice atmosphere, roomy. Good place good food!! Prices are reasonable! Healthy options and nice little desserts available too!

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Moncton, Canada
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45 reviews 45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

We were somewhat lost around the Maine Mall with the on and off ramps to the 95. We came into Panera by chance. Lunch was great, the staff very helpful and patient with "newbies", explaining choices and how to order. Our food was served quickly and the quality was very good. A good bet.

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Keene, New Hampshire
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124 reviews 124 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

We were traveling in Portland, ME and got sidetracked (lost). After driving around this widespread city, we got hungry and not knowing the area, saw good old Panera Bread sign. Standard layout and service. Very clean and great staff. Manager was out front to greet folks and help people and saw him take time with some elderly folks. Nice to... More 

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Saco, Maine
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

Have been to numerous Panera locations and never disappointed. Great food and service always. Wish I could afford to go more often!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 343 Gorham Rd, South Portland, ME 04106-2304
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  South Portland
  • Phone Number: 207-780-1212

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Bakeries, Delicatessen
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?