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Panera Bread

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3911 Wards Road, Lynchburg, VA 24502
(434) 385-1979
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6:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout

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There are so many choices! Their hot chocolate is wonderful. So many soups, salads, and sandwiches. There is something for everyone.

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 24, 2015
Lynchburg, Virginia
Good for:
  • Business meetings
  • Families with children
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English first
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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We occasionally stop at Panera Bread for lunch when we are in the Wards Rd. area of Lynchburg, however, we are reluctant to stop there anymore. We usually order one of their turkey sandwiches which are excellent, however, they are laden with salt, so much so, that afterwards I have to drink copious amounts of water to quench my thirst.... More 

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

There are so many choices! Their hot chocolate is wonderful. So many soups, salads, and sandwiches. There is something for everyone.

Thank Mocenigo4
Dahlonega, Georgia
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218 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

It was the usual Panera Bread. Nothing extraordinaire. Food was good. Service was fair and the place was clean. They were not that busy, so expected service to be better. Rather long wait for food. Food was good however.

Thank Ray W
Hampton, Virginia
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Delicious, wholesome food, but this description comes from someone who could eat at Panera Bread daily. :-) Ciara had great customer service, too.

Thank Mikki_Blu59
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

This Panera location always has great, friendly service. It's clean and the food is reliably good. In the wintertime the fireplace is nice and cozy.

Thank Sarah F
Phenix, Virginia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Panera Bread on Wards Road in Lynchburg is a pleasant place to eat in the city. The staff are always very pleasant and the food is never disappointing. It's great for a delicious pastry and coffee or a more substantial lunch or dinner.

Thank PJoeyA
Charlotte, North Carolina
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61 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 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.

Thank Carmen B
Seattle, Washington
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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!

Thank Sullivan206
Shenandoah National Park, Virginia
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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 

Thank IAmEve7
Saint Augustine, Florida
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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.

Thank K S

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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: Business meetings, Families with children


Open Hours
7:30 am - 8:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm

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