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3911 Wards Road, Lynchburg, VA 24502
(434) 385-1979
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Today
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Good for:
Doing business
Outdoor seating

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  • 14
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 0
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  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Very nice

I enjoyed my dinner at this Panera. It was larger than many I've been in, and I really liked that. I didn't feel like I was sitting on top of or eavesdropping on the person at the next table. The food was very good, and it was clean. The staff was very friendly.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Carmen B
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Charlotte, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Takeout
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25 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I enjoyed my dinner at this Panera. It was larger than many I've been in, and I really liked that. I didn't feel like I was sitting on top of or eavesdropping on the person at the next table. The food was very good, and it was clean. The staff was very friendly.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I love Panera...no matter where. Love it. Popped in for lunch and had the lemon chicken soup & 1/2 salad. Perfect! Added a cupcake for $0.99, and was thankful for that about 10 hours later when it became my dinner!

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Shenandoah National Park, Virginia
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248 reviews 248 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
181 helpful votes 181 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We tend to eat at Panera no matter what the city. They are always clean, consistent, and pleasantly-decorated whenever we've dined there. This was no exception. The young female manager was pleasant and helpful. I did notice, however, that though my usual full-sized salad was good, the portion size was noticeably smaller than usual. The baguette was soft and tasteful... More 

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

I was very pleased with the clean and nice atmosphere as well as the food. Their food was wonderful and even surpassed the same restaurants in my city. I will go here again.

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washington,dc
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61 reviews 61 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

As a general rule, I do not go to chain restaurants. Panera is the exception. I ate here three days in a row, and was never disappointed. Their spinach salad is wonderful, the pasta is very good, and the Italian Combo sandwich is great - excellent bread. This a a very good value with excellent quality, and everyone was very... More 

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

First off I wanted to say that I love the food at this place and its very convienant being 5 minutes from my house. But the wait time at the drive through is very very long. Several times I have been there now, including this morning cars are backing out of the line and leaving. Waiting over 10 minutes is... More 

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Burke, Virginia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

Safe food do not have worry about quality and service. Both were good and efficient. At least here I know what I am getting not like Olive Garden

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FISHERS LANDING
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53 reviews 53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

Usual good Panera food - portions are huge - soufflés are hot - coffee is excellent. Very nice staff in this restaurant - lots of smiles and when they were out of coffee, they not only made more but came to tell me when it was done. They also cleared our table! Nice easy spot for a late brunch

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Tega Cay, SC
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76 reviews 76 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

Panera is always good and plenty of choices. Really like the Chipotle chicken sandwich and Broccoli soup.

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Myrtle Beach, SC
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147 reviews 147 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

Consistent and predictable. Pretty good food, friendly service, comfortable setting. A lot of students use Panera as a study hall.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3911 Wards Road, Lynchburg, VA 24502
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Lynchburg
  • Phone Number: (434) 385-1979

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Outdoor seating
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm

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