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3911 Wards Road, Lynchburg, VA 24502
(434) 385-1979
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Ranked #32 of 275 Restaurants in Lynchburg
Sun 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Doing business, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Takeout
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English first
Seattle, Washington
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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243 reviews 243 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
172 helpful votes 172 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
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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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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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 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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Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 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
20 helpful votes 20 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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144 reviews 144 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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Columbus, Ohio
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

One of my favorite places no matter where I go. Had soup and salad and it was excellent - broccoli/cheese and fuji apple chicken salad. Yum!

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Additional Information about Panera Bread

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

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