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1007 Bower Pkwy, Columbia, SC 29212-3705
803-407-5773
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very good Panera Restaurant

We have dined at Panera restaurants many times but this one was one of the best. It is located adjacent to a large shopping center. Two of us had soufflé's and two others bagel sandwiches. We also had pecan braids and a blueberry muffin which were fresh. The meals were prepared quickly and were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
Joe H
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Cary, North Carolina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

I stood in the store for 18 minutes waiting for my online pick up order that was not ready. They were not at all busy and everyone working there worked with no sense of urgency.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

I came after rush hours for a late lunch around 2pm because is was the closest thing I liked in the area I was. First the line was front the cash register until the door. I don't know if the people before where ordering a lot of food or the person in the cash register is new but it was... More 

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Cary, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We have dined at Panera restaurants many times but this one was one of the best. It is located adjacent to a large shopping center. Two of us had soufflé's and two others bagel sandwiches. We also had pecan braids and a blueberry muffin which were fresh. The meals were prepared quickly and were very good. This is a large... More 

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Orangeburg, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Yes this would be a 5 star review except for the menu prices which I always find a bit high. Yes the food is excellent, the quality always good, the selections diverse and tasty. No one can argue about their baked goods or their fresh bread. The staff is well trained and friendly. The establishment is always clean and well... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 via mobile

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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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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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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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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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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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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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: Delicatessen

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