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“Good luck getting parking here!” 3 of 5 stars
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Panera Bread
3443 Southwest Archer Road, Gainesville, FL
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Ranked #136 of 461 restaurants in Gainesville
Cuisines: Bakery
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Vancouver, Canada
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48 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
“Good luck getting parking here!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

We like Panera Bread generally, and this is your standard Panera Bread. However, the parking lot surrounding it is a disaster. College kids linger at this Panera and the neighboring Starbucks - apparently for hours - and it's almost impossible to get a space while the university is in session. Don't try parking in any of the neighboring business lots - they do regularly tow.

Panera has some good products, but sadly not worth the effort to find a parking space at this one.

Visited March 2013
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Central Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Another pleasant experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

Can be busy so there are lines especially on the weekends and the parking does not seem to be sufficient. Sandwich this time was good but not special. There are certainly Panera's that do better but the level of th food here makes it worth stopping.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Trenton, FL.
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9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Not up to Panera's standards.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Bagel quality is extremely inconsistent, and frequently they are overbaked. We have been in there numerous times mid to late morning and they have run out of plain bagels! That's like McDonald's running out of Big Macs. They need a better management team. They need to get the single student off the 4 place tables when the store is busy. It could be cleaner, also, especially the restrooms.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Winter Springs, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Hot soup on a cold night”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

Onion Soup on a cold night was perfect. Chocolate pastry for dessert was great. Parking was tough, busy place. Waited for a spot but was worth the brief wait.

Visited January 2013
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Gulf Shores, Alabama
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Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Need some rules.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

Love their food but wish they had some rules for students taking up tables for hours on end and not buying anything.
Very annoying when you have purchased lunch or dinner and can't find a seat. I realize this is a college town and they have free wi-fi but something needs to change.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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