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321 Arsenal St Ste 3, Watertown, MA 02472-5711
(617) 923-2918
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Ranked #41 of 102 Restaurants in Watertown
Price range: $1 - $20
Sun - Thu 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Cuisines: Bakery, Delicatessen
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English first
Milton, Massachusetts
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014 via mobile

we got in line, then a manager told us to go to a different register, where the woman could not answer basic questions about the menu or punch in our order correctly. After 5 minutes of trying we went back to the other line, where at least the man was helpful. The wait was long, and while we were waiting... More 

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Boston, MA
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251 reviews 251 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

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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77 reviews 77 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 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
104 helpful votes 104 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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66 reviews 66 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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132 reviews 132 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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93 reviews 93 reviews
68 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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118 reviews 118 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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Additional Information about Panera Bread

Address: 321 Arsenal St Ste 3, Watertown, MA 02472-5711
Phone Number: (617) 923-2918
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Watertown
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:00 am - 9:00 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 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
Cuisine: Bakery, Delicatessen

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