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“Awesome place” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Panera Bread

Panera Bread
6589 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34231-4827
+1 941-924-0800
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Ranked #220 of 794 Restaurants in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American, Bakeries
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch
Description: We are bakers of bread. We are fresh from the oven. We are a symbol of warmth and welcome. We are a simple pleasure, honest and genuine. We are a life story told over dinner. We are a long lunch with an old friend. We are your weekday morning ritual. We are the kindest gesture of neighbors. We are home. We are family. We are friends.
Sarasota, Florida
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Awesome place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

Super good. My recommendation is the YOU-PICK-2 (half of a sandwich, a salad, or small soup). The bread is so fresh and fantastic teas and pastries. Definitely a top place!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Every day great!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

Fresh and fast. Very enjoyable for breakfast or lunch if you aren't looking to dine out but want a quick bite without the fanfare. Pleasant surroundings,

Visited June 2013
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Sarasota, Florida
Top Contributor
144 reviews 144 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 75 cities Reviews in 75 cities
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
“Great place for any meal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

These guys make some of the best baked goods in Sarasota, and their bagels are consistently good.

Panera has turned into our go-to place for a quick lunch or breakfast, in fact, it is our "walk to" or "bicycle to" target, as we can then have a good place to get a snack or a breakfast, before we make the return trip back to our house !

The salads and sandwiches are also excellent, very tasty, always hand-made at the time of your order, and quickly delivered.

The service staff at every Panera we have visited, have always been quick and efficient.

They offer a wide selection of coffees, including iced, so it is a simple matter of selecting what floats your boat that day. A short selection of espresso drinks, but well made.

They also offer a good selection of baked breads, cupcakes and other pastry items for purchase, and everything we've tried, has been top notch.

Regardless of how crowded they get (and during the season, there will be a line waiting if you get there during the traditional eating times), their service staff quickly works to work their way through the line. They will place additional help behind the counter staff, to increase the speed at which food items are dispensed.

And oh yeah, if you are a bagel fan, they have a nice selection of cream cheese for you to select from !

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Apopka, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Across the street from the hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

Always great tasing fresh food! Service and atmosphere upbeat and friendly. Great location for business travelers.

Visited May 2013
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Fruitland Park, Florida
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94 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 57 cities Reviews in 57 cities
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
“Business travel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

Tried the rustic pasta, was very surprised, it was very good!! It was better than most pasta places, go figure!! I would get it again for sure!! Chocolate croissant was great and a iced green tea!! Easy order and took it to go, would visit again!

Visited April 2013
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