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8365 West Grand River Ave., Brighton, MI 48116
810-225-0870
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5:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Takeout
Good for:
Families with children
Outdoor seating
Breakfast/Brunch
Takeout

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Visitor rating
  • 11
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great Place for Lunch

Great sandwiches and salads. Nice atmosphere, easy to get to, and lots of parking! great coffees and deserts too! Pick a half sandwich and a soup and enjoy great flavors like at home! black bean soup is my favorite!

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
WC G
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Howell, Michigan
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Takeout
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35 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Howell, Michigan
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89 reviews 89 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Great sandwiches and salads. Nice atmosphere, easy to get to, and lots of parking! great coffees and deserts too! Pick a half sandwich and a soup and enjoy great flavors like at home! black bean soup is my favorite!

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Brighton, Michigan
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87 reviews 87 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Took the family out for a light meal. We opted for the "choose 2" which includes 1/2 sandwich and a cup of soup. Even though we all had water for our beverage the meal still came to over 9$/person. I thought it seemed a bit expensive. The 1/2 sandwich was small. It's probably a good selection to keep the calorie... More 

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Brighton, Michigan
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58 reviews 58 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The bread here is always good. We normally take a loaf home. The sandwiches and soups have consistently been good.

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Cincinnati
Top Contributor
252 reviews 252 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

I love Panera and this one was on their game at the drive thru. I had the breakfast sandwich, eggs, bacon and cheese and it was too hot to eat till I got to work. Of course the pecan rolls are to die for. Now I too admit these are pricey, but the quality, service are all great and again,... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 via mobile

Ordering a soufflé and only 20% of time they have them available. Terrible inventory management. Ordered bagel toasted and it was just warm bread. Trash in the drive through. Sloppy and poor management.

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Brighton, Michigan
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I have been to this Panera location over 10 times. Each time my bagel seemed to be a day old. The other Panera in Brighton seems it have much fresher bagels. The Panera change may have expanded too quickly. The concept is great but the quality and service really varies.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

No more Panera for me, and this used to be one of my favorite lunch stops. But your food is a C- at best, brown, wilted lettuce (on numerous occasions) dry mini pieces of chicken, soup slopping all over you way too heavy plates (they are not trays-by the way) and your prices for waiting on yourself are now ridiculous.... More 

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Brighton, Michigan
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37 reviews 37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

I'm a Foodie, so I have nooooo problem spending money on food; particularly good food. One can glamourize Panera if so desired, but realistically it's a sandwich shop (a Subway basically) with a fireplace, and an aesthetically pleasing dining area. That's what we're paying for - and it's become less important to me, quite frankly. Oh, you still pay for... More 

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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013 via mobile

I eat Panera semi regularly usually in Indianapolis as that is where I am from. This location had awful summer corn chowder as it was overly salted and looked and taste like it'd been reheated for days. On the other hand I had the summer salad with all the fruit and it was great! I didn't get meat and they... More 

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Milford, Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

Panera's brocolli soup is wonderful! Always fresh although some time it is not warm enough. Every time I have been there the place is clean and busy but moves quickly. Great staff.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8365 West Grand River Ave., Brighton, MI 48116
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: 810-225-0870

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Bakery

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 am - 9:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?