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2625 E Franklin Blvd, Gastonia, NC 28056-7263
704-853-0774
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6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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  • 13
    Excellent
  • 10
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Always a good place for lunch!

Panera is consistently a good place for lunch. I love their Broccoli and cheese soup and their green tea is to die for. My only complaint is that they're a little pricey.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Panera is consistently a good place for lunch. I love their Broccoli and cheese soup and their green tea is to die for. My only complaint is that they're a little pricey.

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Gastonia, North Carolina
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

I've been to many Panera Bread restaurants, the one thing about this place is I've never tasted a difference from one restaurant to the other. Their food is good, though I think Panera prices are a bit high. Free Wi-Fi, of course, and nice places to sit. This one in Gastonia almost seems to have three areas that are kind... More 

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Lincolnton, North Carolina
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47 reviews 47 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I love the bagels at Panera! The variety is always good except on Tuesdays when the bagels are on special. Then the selection if very slim if you get there at lunch or after. It's like they only bake them in the morning and after that, you're out of luck. The flavors are always consistent and the restaurant always clean!

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North Carolina, United States
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We occasionally have Panera Bread for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Recently we stopped in for breakfast. The service is quick and they bring it directly to your table. The restaurant is extremely clean. I'm not real fond of the ordering/payment kiosks so I do it the old fashioned way and have a real person help me. They have a variety... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I eat at a lot of Panera Breads while traveling and this location is new and very large. The food was great, as usual and the service from the staff friendly. They are doing a new thing where you can order on line or at a kiosk for faster service. This area needs a little work. I think once they... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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323 reviews 323 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This is not a top-tier Panera, it's just okay. The staff wasn't friendly nor were they unfriendly they were just folk doing their job. The food was consistent with other Paneras but there was nothing special about this location or the team. They gave you a pager to let you know when your food is ready. However, when your food... More 

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Gastonia, North Carolina
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91 reviews 91 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Panera is great, food is amazing, price that fits any budget, service is awesome. Evie, our waitress went above and beyond to make our meal happier, from extra dressing to a casual talk, she made us feel very welcome. There are plenty of parking space, outdoor seating, indoor is comfortable and very cozy. Worth 2 visit and return.

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Mount Holly, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Every time i go there they are either out of what i want or the muffins are dry with little or next to no fruit inside. when i asked the manager about this he stated that they were either out of fruit or that he would inquire about the problem.why would i get charged for that kind of crappy food.... More 

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Gastonia, North Carolina
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141 reviews 141 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

Last few times we went, we were not to impressed. Went last week and even thou it was the lunch rush and seating was sparse, we had a great experience. They brought our food directly to our table and it came pretty darn quick for the lunch rush. Staff was very helpful and friendly, we will be back...

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Gastonia, NC
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53 reviews 53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Over the years, I have eaten each week at Panera Bread, but the only service offered was at the cash register when you placed your order. You were given a "buzzer" which advised when you could come pick up your food. You cleaned your own table afterwards. I think the newest method of operating is good. People are bringing your... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2625 E Franklin Blvd, Gastonia, NC 28056-7263
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Gastonia
  • Phone Number: 704-853-0774

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Bakeries, Delicatessen
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 7:00 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
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?