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“This Meal Was a Mixed Bag” 3 of 5 stars
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Panera Bread
1228 Tech Road, 8541 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20904
(301) 495-0860
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Ranked #76 of 323 Restaurants in Silver Spring
Cuisines: American, Bakery
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“This Meal Was a Mixed Bag”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

I ordered the Pick 2 with the chicken noodle soup and the Greek salad. I’ve had the soup in the past, but today it was awful. There were minimal bits of chicken and the broth seemed to have bits of fats floating in it as if it hadn’t been strained. I had to force myself to finish it. On the other hand, I really enjoyed the salad. The greens were topped with satisfactory amounts of feta cheese, black olives, red onions, and vinaigrette. The salad was skimpy on tomatoes, but it saved this experience.

Visited March 2013
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English first
Newcastle, Australia
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71 reviews 71 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 46 cities Reviews in 46 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Good Honest Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Being an Australian in the United States I find it difficult to find bread that meets my palate. At Panera Bread I am able to enjoy the kind of bread and food that I am more used to. There is a good variety of breads including multi-grain, rye, and wholemeal. They are generally light, so unlike so many breads that are almost cake-like in consistency in so many supermarkets. At least that is how I find them. The soups and sandwiches are great also. A great place to have a meal, especially for those from places like Australia who may sometimes struggle to find a meal more similar to what they are used to.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Kensington, MD
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4 restaurant reviews
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“Panera Bread”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

I always go there for lunch. The food is consistent and tasty. However, it is always crowded and noisy.

Visited March 2013
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Washington, Dc
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“A regular customer”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Fast service. Healthy and Fresh salads, soup, sandwiches. Good espresso drinks. Reasonably priced. Wifi. Good atmosphere for lunch.

Visited January 2013
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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3 restaurant reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Memories of growing up”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

Last summer, I took advantage of the lobster salad sandwich that Panera featured. Born in Massachusetts, I lived near lobster territory for the first 17+ years of my life, and New England seafood was a special treat. The sandwich, although expensive, was delicious and was worthy of the best lobster salads on Cape Cod. I got the sandwich several times while it was featured and loved each one.

Visited August 2012
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