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Panera Bread

#254 of 1,727 Restaurants in Nashville
Certificate of Excellence
Downtown Nashville
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401 Commerce St, Ste 120, Nashville, TN 37219
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Seating, Takeout

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
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  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch during Tour on Nashville

Looking for a quick lunch. Ordered autumn squash soup. Wife had tomato bisque. Both were excellent. Ready quickly. Flavorful, very tasty. Would certainly come back.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Roanoke, United States
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  • Families with children
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Franklin, North Carolina
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Maybe if you are in Nashville, you are looking for the loud music and packed crowds, but if you want a quiet spot with reasonable prices before plunging back into the party, be aware that there is a Panera bread right next to the Ryman Auditorium. It's standard fare, but good here as well as everywhere else and it has... More 

Thank William H
Johnson City, Tennessee
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202 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I placed the order.... only to find out after 5 minutes, that they were out of Soba noodle soups.. I wasn't happy but, didn't want to make a big deal about, since the guys making it have no control over what's left. Without saying a word, the young man behind the counter asked me what I wanted. He proceeded to... More 

Thank yaser z
Roanoke, United States
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94 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Looking for a quick lunch. Ordered autumn squash soup. Wife had tomato bisque. Both were excellent. Ready quickly. Flavorful, very tasty. Would certainly come back.

Thank ejm99
Monterey Peninsula
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This Panera location was right next door to my motel, which made my morning coffee run quite convenient. Pastries and bagels are good and reasonably priced. For lunch, I can never pass up Panera's macaroni and cheese. Panera also has a great rewards program. I am always earning discounts and/or free items.

Thank julieabr
Norwich, United Kingdom
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192 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Yes its a chain but their range of breads, sandwiches and salads make a nice change from fried food and its very reasonably priced. Also has free Wi-Fi.

Thank NorwichCarrow
Napa, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

DO NOT GO TO THIS LOCATION! I'm a loyal Panera patron and even have the rewards card, but the way I was treated at this location was horrible. I walked into their location 10 minutes to 6pm and waited behind a gentleman who was ordering his food, but when it came time for me to get helped the cashier told... More 

Thank Jltin113
Shakopee, Minnesota
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39 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Apparently I visited when they did not have their "A" team working - it wasn't even their "B" or "C" team. Disinterested employees who made you feel like it was an inconvenience to take your order and prepare your meal. The 'chef' was chomping on gum while preparing our food, which I found to be rather offensive. I finally did... More 

Thank AMF2224
Nashville, Tennessee
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83 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

I love Panera. It's affordable, tasty and healthy enough. I can come here during lunch time and always get good service.

Thank Hooligunka
Nashville, Tennessee
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

If you don't feel like preparing a meal, Panera Bread has wonderful salads, soup and sandwiches and the quality of their food is really good. You can order online for a "Rapid Pickup" and when you get there you don't have to stand in line to pay and your order will probably be ready. It has become our "Go To"... More 

Thank jal722
Sydney, Aust
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214 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

We went in here because it looked like quite a few of the local office workers were going here for lunch. What a great place to have good simple food options. i chose from the "pick two" option off the menu. This is where you pick any two of either - cup of soup, 1/2 salad, 1/2 sandwich or flatbread.... More 

Thank Sue H

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 401 Commerce St, Ste 120, Nashville, TN 37219
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Nashville>  > Downtown Nashville
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Nashville
  • Phone Number: 615-401-1171

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children


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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?