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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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Hours:
Sun 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Takeout

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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 0
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great staff

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 11, 2015
Sarah F
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English first
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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.

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Phenix, Virginia
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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.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 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
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!

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Shenandoah National Park, Virginia
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139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 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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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
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 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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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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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69 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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
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?