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Panera Bread

1228 Tech Road, 8541 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20904
(301) 495-0860
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Ranked #73 of 316 restaurants in Silver Spring
Cuisines: American, Bakery
Most recent review
- Mar 5, 2014
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English first
Udine, Italy
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Oh, wow wow wow... this place really sucks. Delicious food, you have to wait in line if it is overcrowed. But... wait. High rate quality / price. good!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Ive been to the Tech Road location many times. Normally, when I get there for lunch there is a line 10 people long, but it rarely takes more than two minutes to get through. They open several registers for lunch, and they have a bunch of people making food and getting it out to people. For a quick, tasty lunch,... More

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San Francisco, California, United States
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54 reviews 54 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

I went here a few times before going to the AFI cinema. The food is decent, i'd recommend getting the grilled cheese sandwich ( there special ). Make sure you remind them that it's a half of a sandwich, not a whole one, as that was way too much for my stomach's storage, toppled with the mushroom soup. The only... More

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Secunderabad, India
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60 reviews 60 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

I reached this place for lunch with a colleague for lunch around 12:30 in the afternoon and there was already a long line and I was in no mood for a long wait for lunch. My colleague had suggested this place and hence we reached here. He however insisted that it will be quick and there will be no delays.... More

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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258 reviews 258 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

This new Panera is only a few years old, and although situated in a small strip mall of other restaurants and shops near an industrial complex -- it's actually quite nice. The staff here always seems to be on top of it, as lines draw more registers opening for patrons. Drawbacks -- it's popular at lunch, and there are always... More

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Burtonsville, Maryland, USA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Everytime I go in the food is always fresh, and staff works hard to keep the liines down. Great place

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Atlanta, Georgia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

Stopped by one evening in late April. Not too busy but somewhat full. Always like the sandwiches here and have enjoyed the soup on previous visits. Wish the price included the drink - few spots do this any more.- so it can get pricey. Bread is hard, but the inside sandwich contents are tasty and make it a feast. Chip... More

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Silver Spring, Maryland
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

I used to eat here before it was popular (at least in my area). This was back in 2005. It used to be very empty. It was a hidden paradise back then. I used to come with a notebook for creative writing and gesture sketches of people who passed by outside. You have a nice wide view of the sidewalk... More

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Silver Spring, MD
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Although Panera is a go to spot for quick coffee and a danish, I hit it for lunch recently. Big mistake. I ordered the new pasta that they are featuring and a cup of potato soup - no beverage or desert. My tab exceeded $12. Too much for the quality and portion size, as compared to the offerings of other... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

I ordered the Pick 2 with the chicken noodle soup and the Greek salad. I’ve had the soup in the past, but today it was awful. There were minimal bits of chicken and the broth seemed to have bits of fats floating in it as if it hadn’t been strained. I had to force myself to finish it. On the... More

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