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1619 State Route 23, Wayne, NJ 07470
973-692-0801
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7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Seating, Takeout

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  • 4
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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For me Panera is good but very pricey for what you get. The atmosphere is just okay and I personally just don't love it like others do. I do like some of their food and some are just okay. I just can't get over how much you can spend to get a sandwich, a bag of chips & a drink... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed November 11, 2014
Cody2465
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Ringwood, New Jersey
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Wayne, New Jersey
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

I get that this location is right on a busy highway but even if you place an order online its never correct and dont even bother trying to go in and order it takes forever even during off peak hours. Much easier to go to other locations if youre looking to actually sit down and eat. Also, I am a... More 

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Thank Justine2Wheels
Wayne, New Jersey
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67 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Lots of menu choices for breakfast, lunch or quick dinner.. Soups, salads, sandwiches, coffee, bread, bagels, desserts. Even the newspaper to read. Feature: Order 2 choices frm-soup, salad, sandwiches. Many more dessert choices than Starbucks, and cheaper, bigger seating area.

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Thank Steven L
North Arlington NJ
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56 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

From getting my order wrong to the oh so bland sandwich and lukewarm soup my lunch was just plain bad. Chicken soup had lumps of slimy chicken fat in it. Yuck.

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Thank Phil6184
Hawthorne, New Jersey
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36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I have been going to Panera's for years and I like it more and more every time I go there. Their salads, sandwiches, and soups are all to die for. My favorite sandwich is the Sierra Turkey, my favorite salad is the Thai Chicken salad, and my favorite soup is chicken noodle. Also their macaroni and cheese is absolutely delicious!... More 

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Thank Marie C
Ringwood, New Jersey
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75 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

For me Panera is good but very pricey for what you get. The atmosphere is just okay and I personally just don't love it like others do. I do like some of their food and some are just okay. I just can't get over how much you can spend to get a sandwich, a bag of chips & a drink... More 

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1 Thank Cody2465
Wyckoff, New Jersey
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Having had lunch at a few betters locations, this one is the pits! My salad tasted like "been in the frig too long"! The greens were tasteless and probably hit with the xray machine one too many times. The chicken pesto sandwich was so greasy I had heartburn. The place was packed, noisy and the floor had more food on... More 

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Thank Trisha L
Wayne, New Jersey
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133 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

I have visited this establishment a number of times since I reviewed it four months ago. I think an update is in order: Service: Improved! • Attentiveness to customers has improved on the front end. • Evening coffee service is better. • Availability of menu items has improved. Food: Slight improvement • Bakery items are usually good to excellent. Ironically,... More 

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Thank CoppertoneGold
New Jersey
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76 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Awesome frozen lemonade. Had the grilled fontina cheese on wheat bread. Took 15 minutes to get the food. We were there at 7 pm on a busy Friday night so could've been worse. I suppose if you have never tried a panera it could be worth a try but Nothing to rave about and portions are small .

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Thank njtravelgirl03
Puyallup, Washington
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I am a big fan of Panera bread. I enjoy most of their items and find the service to normally be very good. Today I tried the Thai chicken salad and was so very disappointed. It was truly one of the worst salads I have ever had. I most certainly will never order it again.

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1 Thank MurphyNRileysmom
New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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134 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

even with a crowd the service is reasonably quick...food is fresh and rather tastey...we recommend the Black Bean soup

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Thank Pat J

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1619 State Route 23, Wayne, NJ 07470
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Wayne
  • Phone Number: 973-692-0801
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm

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