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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

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
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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Ringwood, New Jersey
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
143 helpful votes 143 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
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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
27 helpful votes 27 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
38 helpful votes 38 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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Wayne, New Jersey, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

Great place to stop, typical Panera experience, fast and friendly service. I absolutely love their butternut squash soup, it is to die for!

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new jersey
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54 reviews 54 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

I would always frequent this panera due to it's convenient location but lately it just hasn't been worth it. The prices are not cheap but it was always more satisfying and yummy before. Not to mention the terrible service-the cashiers always seem to be perplexed and act as if it's there first day. I always have to have them read... More 

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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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