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Panera Bread

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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Seating, Takeout

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  • 15
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Love the Pick 2 choices

If you go right at lunch time you may have trouble finding a seat...very popular place! Go at a slow time and you will have a very relaxing meal and they have free WIFI to boot. I love the soup choices and lots of sandwich and salads to choose from.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 12, 2015
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Portland, Maine
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Gorham, Maine
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food is generally pretty good at Panera Bread. My issue is more with employees. I understand when dining out you're at the mercy of employees at all establishments. However, your food is prepared pretty much in front of you. So when the person waiting on you takes cash from you then touches your food without washing their hands or... More 

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Thank dtuccijr
Portland, Maine
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214 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

If you go right at lunch time you may have trouble finding a seat...very popular place! Go at a slow time and you will have a very relaxing meal and they have free WIFI to boot. I love the soup choices and lots of sandwich and salads to choose from.

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Thank MBRECED
Niagara Falls, New York
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

The thick sliced cinnamon raison bread is the best I ever had People were friendly and the coups are out of this world

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Thank ashank1228
South Portland, Maine
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40 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

Panera is very consistent. Nothing flashy but solid food. Salads are healthy and they now do basic lattes and other coffee drinks. Was happy that they even had almond milk. The quinoa granola was hearty and filling.

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Thank Kbelton1961
Pace, Florida
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236 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Met a friend here this morning for coffee. Service was fast and friendly. Our iced coffee and iced tea were very good. Bought a loaf of cinnamon swirl bread to take to relatives I was later visiting and it received rave reviews. The dining area was clean and comfortable. Wi-fi available. Would return.

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Thank Ellen B
Toronto, Canada
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64 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Met together with all family members several of whom jus finished golf at near by course. Food was exceptional with a great selection.. Having the ability to have a cup and half sandwich makes your choices so easy. The bread is to die for..

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Thank Art C
Zofingen, Switzerland
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252 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We were here for a short stopover on our way north. Had lunch and were happy as in any other Panera.

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Thank A W
Sebastian, Florida
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

They have one of the biggest, best lobster rolls anywhere!! Sweet, succulent lobster chunks on a fresh Panera roll. I only wish they had this on their menus here in FL

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Thank LuvOBX13
Danbury, Connecticut
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Staff was friendly and helpful. Everything was clean and in good condition. The lobster roll was delicious.

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Thank C D
boise
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112 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 via mobile

I went to Panera inNampa opening day and it was busy. Everyone was friendly and helpful. They were giving away free coffee mugs. Coffee was great however the breakfast I ordered was not. I ordered the power breakfast bagel with ham egg and cheese. It was flattened in a panini press and burnt on the outside. I asked them to... More 

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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: Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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?