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Panera Bread

12531 Jefferson Ave Ste 271, Newport News, VA 23602-4493
(757) 890-8030
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Ranked #24 of 389 Restaurants in Newport News
Cuisines: Bakery, Delicatessen
Most recent review
- Sep 6, 2014
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English first
Bremerton, Washington
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Clean restaurant, good food & service (on a busy Saturday, Noon 9-6-14). Tempting pastry display case coming in the front entryway. Tried a delicious cinnamon roll (https://www.panerabread.com/en-us/menu-categories/pastries-and-sweets.html ) & white chocolate & raspberry mini cake (OK) and BBQ Chicken Flat-bread sandwich (OK). Self serve soft drinks & coffee available. Wifi available.

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Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Walk in and get greeted by a friendly employee. They are patient I you are there for the first time. I asked questions about their sandwich and employee was very helpful. if she didn't know an answer she would look it up. Tried the Thai salad and was not disappointed. Their prices are a little high. Finished the meal with... More

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Newport News, Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I had a few gift cards for Panera so I called in my order (Lemon chicken or so soup and Thai chicken flatbread). I had gone to the website prior to ordering and signed up for the rewards problem which entitled me to a free sweet/ dessert instantly. I got the pecan braid. Food tasted fresh and delicious. Small portions,... More

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Gainesville, Florida
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149 reviews 149 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

We are from Florida and were visiting family in Newport News. We were glad to find a Panera Bread for lunch. The service was excellent, the food was delicious and we really enjoyed eating at a restaurant we know from back home. It was very crowded and busy the day we ate lunch. But the service was very good and... More

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West Reading, Pennsylvania
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151 reviews 151 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

We stopped here for breakfast on our way through Newport News. It was challenging to get to because our GPS kept getting confused as to our location. After driving in circles for a bit, we happily located the Panera Bread farther down the road than where the GPS was leading. If you can muddle through a confused GPS system and... More

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Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

This Panera has always delivers great customer service! The employees always seem to go out of their way to meet your needs. Always greeted with energy and pleasant attitudes. Kudos to the management for hiring great talent! I always look forward to stopping there!

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New Kent, Virginia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

LOVE THE MENU! I wish I lived closer to Panera. I would eat there everyday. The food is great, the service is great! What else can I say?

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Norfolk, Virginia
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

Parking, ingress and egress, is a little tight at the JANAF location, however, both Greenbrier and JANAF get the order right and out to you quickly and it tastes great. I especially like the breakfast soufle, soup bowls and the turkey/avocado sandwiches.

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Yorktown, Virginia
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

We order from Panera at least twice a week & pick up lunch. The local Panera is less than a mile from the office. Love the wide range of choices, everything is delicious, and the friendly staff is always helpful. I usually get a You Pick 2 choice, my husband prefers a panini.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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51 reviews 51 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

Had a day to spare and needed wifi. We sat in a secluded area for most part of the afternoon, ate a delicious lunch and then an early supper, using the free wifi. The Panera was busy throughout the day with familes, students and couples - great atmosphere. Very clean and comfortable - like being at home enjoying good food!

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