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1007 Bower Pkwy, Columbia, SC 29212-3705
803-407-5773
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Very solid!

Food was very good. Ordered bbq salad and a half turkey panini. Tasty! We had a big group and they allowed us to use the meeting with no notice due to it being empty. They even brought us our food. Freindly staff.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 28, 2015
danda84
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Greenville, South Carolina
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Greenville, South Carolina
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105 reviews 105 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Food was very good. Ordered bbq salad and a half turkey panini. Tasty! We had a big group and they allowed us to use the meeting with no notice due to it being empty. They even brought us our food. Freindly staff.

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Lexington, South Carolina
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107 reviews 107 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

this past week we stopped in to Panera bread. The menu has improved since our last visit to a Panera Bread in Florida. It is much less salty. My wife has to watch her sodium intake. We had a steak and cheese on a chiabtta bread and I also had an onion soup which was flavorful without being salty. I... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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685 reviews 685 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
364 helpful votes 364 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

okay branch-always satisfied with service and quality of food here. not outstanding and not overly bad-that's why I rate it average. it serves it's job and does a standard job at it

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Columbia, South Carolina, United States
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85 reviews 85 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

$20 for a lunch for 2 half/half soup and sandwich. Soup always cold and very little meat on sndwich. Sweet tea ALWAYS out and have to wait. desserts are only a dollar but not covered and hard. Sides are apple/hard chips/hard bread..not great for anyone with braces. Most customers in there to use computers.

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Irmo, SC
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102 reviews 102 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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63 reviews 63 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
10 helpful votes 10 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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72 reviews 72 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1007 Bower Pkwy, Columbia, SC 29212-3705
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: 803-407-5773

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Bakery, Delicatessen

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