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343 Gorham Rd, South Portland, ME 04106-2304
207-780-1212
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6:00 am - 8:00 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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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Fresh ingredients on my turkey bravo sandwich; tasty condiment on it too. Long line went down fast 1245 pm.

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Bangor, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 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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55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 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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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 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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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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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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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Additional Information about Panera Bread

Address: 343 Gorham Rd, South Portland, ME 04106-2304
Phone Number: 207-780-1212
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  South Portland
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
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: Bakeries, Delicatessen

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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?