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Panera Bread

321 Arsenal St Ste 3, Watertown, MA 02472-5711
(617) 923-2918
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Ranked #39 of 101 Restaurants in Watertown
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Bakery, Delicatessen
Most recent review
- Sep 18, 2014
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English first
Boston, MA
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230 reviews 230 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Standard Panera menu, options, etc... Service at this panera needs a major overhaul. When I last went the person taking my order said only one word: Here? Also - they need to do a major cleaning, it's quite dirty throughout the seating area. I hope someone reads this that works there so they can train the staff better to serve... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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61 reviews 61 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Nice place to have your lunch. Like all Panera Bread outlets it is a self-service restaurant with decent menu. Soup, sandwiches and chips make up a standard lunch offering (especially for people like me who are vegetarian). Service was fast and staff was also very friendly.

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Newton, Massachusetts
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

nice lunch. predictable. busy at lunch time, but you can sit down and enjoy. I like the French onion soup and salad.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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313 reviews 313 reviews
245 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

Great location, in the Arsenal in Watertown. Ample parking, and free! Service is quick and friendly. Very affordable. Quality food. I have two personal favorites; one is the half sandwich with a salad (greek salad to be exact) and the other favorite is the broccoli cheddar soup in a bread bowl! You can eat the bowl!!! YUM!

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Marion, MA
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59 reviews 59 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

Fine for a quick lunch or dinner. We enjoy their soups. Not a fine dining experience, but food is consistent and same from store to store.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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124 reviews 124 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

Very good for lunch, nice variety of salads and sandwiches, excellent bread. Free WIFI. Coffee is also good. Sometimes the lines can be long, but usually move quickly. Very dependable for good quality at a reasonable price, consistent across the chain

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Easton, Massachusetts
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85 reviews 85 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

Panera is one the few chains that gets it right. The quality of all of their food from bread to meals is very good to excellent and there is a very good selection of delicious and interesting bread, bagels, pastries, soups, salads, sandwiches and now pasta. A great place for a quick lunch, cup of coffee or informal dinner and... More

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Myrtle Beach
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

Being Canadians, we had noticed that there was a Tim Hortons in Watertown. We guessed it would be on Arsenal St. We went East, but gave up (it is there further into town). We turned around and checked teh West side of I-95. Still no Timmies, but when we turned, we went into shopping mall on the South West side... More

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Watertown, Massachusetts
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94 reviews 94 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013 via mobile

This is good but when you see the stars you cannot really compare it to a full blown restaurant with the same rating. Good breads soups sandwiches.

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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373 reviews 373 reviews
304 restaurant reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

Incredibly difficult location to find with one tiny sign. I was searching on foot around the executive park until I randomly went into a building and happened to find it. Despite the fact it was partially hidden, it was jam packed with people. Not a seat to be had. The line moved along but the cashier kept asking me to... More

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