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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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    Very good
  • 7
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  • 2
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good but...

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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North Arlington NJ
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47 reviews 47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
156 helpful votes 156 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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Hawthorne, New Jersey
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27 reviews 27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Ringwood, New Jersey
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68 reviews 68 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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Wyckoff, New Jersey
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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Wayne, New Jersey
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69 reviews 69 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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New Jersey
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48 reviews 48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
146 helpful votes 146 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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Puyallup, Washington
1 review
1 helpful vote 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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Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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91 reviews 91 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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Wayne, New Jersey
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69 reviews 69 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Service: • A small select group of personnel are very attentive. A larger number understand nothing about customer service. Management appears to be in the latter group. • Management recently adopted a policy of not brewing decaf coffee after 2:00 p.m.... ARE YOU KIDDING ME? Late in the day is when people WANT decaf! We're told, "if customers want decaf,... More 

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Paterson, New Jersey
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59 reviews 59 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Typical Panera. Staff seems to change a lot and one time when I was in there I witnessed one staff member being excessively nasty to another one. I should have said something to the manager but I didn't, which I regret.

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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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