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“Great Lunch Place” 5 of 5 stars
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Panera Bread
540 East Betterravia Road, Santa Maria, CA
(805) 349-9800
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Ranked #10 of 207 restaurants in Santa Maria
Cuisines: American
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Santa Maria, California, United States
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Great Lunch Place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

The mac and cheese is great. Their breads are fresh and delicious. You can meet a friend for lunch and they don't appear at your table to make sure you leave the table as soon as you finish your meal. Service is quick and the wait staff always pleasant and helpful.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Orcutt, California
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“So delicious, so many tempting choices”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012 via mobile

You just can't go wrong here. It can be crowded,especially after church or noon shoppers break, but service remains quick and pleasant.
The fresh bread choices, the sandwiches are made with beautiful garnish and such a variety. Yes, the cheddar broccoli soup is incredible. You have to go in separately to jave room for scrumotious desserts or rolls to accompany coffee or tea.
Go once, you'll keep going back indecided whethee to try a new treat or return to one if tour favorites in a sparkling clean setting near shopping and movie theater hub.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Santa Maria ca
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Wonderful, clean, and delicious”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2012 via mobile

The atmosphere is so beautiful and clean. It is on the better side of town. I love the variety of bagels. I do wish they were a veggie sandwhich but the cheddar and broccli soup is divine!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Santa Barbara, California
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4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Panera Bread”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2012

The moment you walk in you are transformed !!! calmed and respected !!!
The smell of roasted coffees sparkling dispensors share the roasting time options. Fresh lemon wedges for the tea drinkers half and half, skim and 2% milk additionaly.
" the eye candy " of baked whole breads sliced at your request by the extremly profession staff and fruit filled nut or cream Pastries mini quiches somtimes a sample may be provided !!
then
an assortment of sandwiches and salads soup to go.........
you musst make a stop

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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