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Panera Bread

#234 of 1,769 Restaurants in Nashville
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Downtown Nashville
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401 Commerce St, Ste 120, Nashville, TN 37219
615-401-1171
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Seating, Takeout

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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
Quick dinner

Panera Bread is usually not the first choice for dinner, but we had a gift card to use. Broccoli cheese bread bowl was really good got a half sandwich with the soup the sandwich tasted great but the bread did not hold up making the sandwich hard to eat. Overall pretty solid quick meal would give it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Kevin S
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Gallatin, Tennessee
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love this place. They always have good food, clean settings and a quiet atmosphere. Everytime I go I try to get something different. I have never found anything that I didn't like. But my favorite is still the broccoli chedder soup.

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Thank Stacy M
Gallatin, Tennessee
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Panera Bread is usually not the first choice for dinner, but we had a gift card to use. Broccoli cheese bread bowl was really good got a half sandwich with the soup the sandwich tasted great but the bread did not hold up making the sandwich hard to eat. Overall pretty solid quick meal would give it another shot.

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Thank Kevin S
Overland Park, Kansas
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great place to eat quickly before going into the Ryman auditorium. It was above average service and speed compared to other Paneras

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Thank 2421
Clarksville, Tennessee
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225 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I both really like Panera. Their Salads, Sandwiches, and Bagels are delicious! The food is consistently good at any Chain we've been to. They do tend to be pricey in our opinion. So we choose to go their as a couple or if I go to lunch with a girlfriend. It's not worth it to pay that... More 

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Thank Carolinas704
Franklin, North Carolina
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

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 

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Thank William H
Johnson City, Tennessee
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223 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

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 

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Thank yaser z
Roanoke, United States
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115 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015 via mobile

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.

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Thank ejm99
Monterey Peninsula
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

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.

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Thank julieabr
Norwich, United Kingdom
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194 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 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.

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Thank NorwichCarrow
Napa, California
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3 reviews
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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 

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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
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?