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Panera Bread

1007 Bower Pkwy, Columbia, SC 29212-3705
803-407-5773
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Ranked #218 of 824 restaurants in Columbia
Cuisines: Bakery, Delicatessen
Most recent review
- Jan 30, 2014
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Irmo, SC
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82 reviews 82 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

I generally avoid rating these chain restaurants - you either like what they have or you don't and getting consistent food from location to location is part of the offering. I am a frequent visitor to this location and I have noted they struggle some with the consistency. I tend to order items from the menu with an ingrediant ommitted... More

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Columbia, SC
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43 reviews 43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

Fresh preparation of tasty food. Their selection is broad, yet almost personal because my meal seemed personalized.

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Cookeville, Tennessee
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

Great food, fast service. I really like Panera Bread. They have a very consistent menu. You can get a great sandwich or fanstastic soup and salad.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

I travel a lot for work and can always count on Panera's consistency and cleanliness. This location was a disappointment. I went in at 7:30 for some soup and Acai Berry Iced Tea. They were out of both. The restaurant was dirty. This is definitely not your typical Panera, unfortunately.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

I ate at many Panera locations and this one is as good as all of them. The service is friendly and the food delicious. This is a great location, close to the mall and tons of shopping plazas. Great place to take a break from shopping.

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Lexington, SC
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56 reviews 56 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

This is a salad of green Romaine lettuce with real chicken (not formed), blueberries, strawberries and a "to-die-for" Poppyseed dressing that is light and refreshing. I did a 1/2 sandwich 1/2 salad combo and the amount of the salad was more than enough. The only negative is the 1/2 sandwich that I ordered (Cafe Sandwich Smoked Turkey) was very lackluster... More

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Top Contributor
120 reviews 120 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2012

great soups, salads, sandwiches....quick, friendly service...also great bakery items

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Galax, Virginia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2012

You can always count on good service and great food, love the tomato soup!!!

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Columbia, South Carolina
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2012

That's a sad commentary, but it's true. Soups are good; it's a great place for a leisurely lunch or a casual soup/salad/sand light supper.Free WiFi a bonus.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2011

The food here is usually pretty good. However, on several occasions I have found the customer service to be lacking. They routinely lock the doors before closing time, put the food away and tell you they are "out." The last time we came, we got the chicken noodle soup to go, drove all the way home and found that we... More

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