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Panera Bread

1286 Auto Park Way, Escondido, CA 92029
+1 760-743-9300
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good32%
  • Average22%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible3%
Sep 23, 2017
“Very poor service”
Apr 20, 2017
“Great location but heavy traffic”
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6:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Cafe, Soups, Deli
$$ - $$$
1286 Auto Park Way, Escondido, CA 92029
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Reviewed September 23, 2017 via mobile

We visited Panera twice while on holidays in San Diego. The food isn't great but the service is worse, on our second visit we were about to leave as we were left standing for at least five minutes waiting to place our order while staff...More

Thank Frances S
Reviewed April 20, 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for breakfast at this location. Had lots of parking space but the intersection it is located at has a lot of traffic. Food and service or what you would expect when eating at this chain...

Thank blanchardbw
Reviewed April 2, 2017 via mobile

Typical Panera Bread, offering good food, good service and a relaxed friendly environment. Would return whenever the opportunity permits.

Thank Mike V
Reviewed February 13, 2017

Okay it's a Panera Bread restaurant. Still this one is convenient to the Hwy 78 and Hwy 15 in Escondido...easy on and off. Food is very good and a ton of choices. Highly recommend this one for breakfast or lunch.

Thank John H
Reviewed January 17, 2017

Originally, my family and I were going to have lunch here but the line was too long. Instead we bought dessert and left. We ordered coffee cake, which was delicious. It was moist .. While I do like Panera, it is rarely my first choice...More

Thank Lisa P
Reviewed December 31, 2016 via mobile

Things have really gone downhill. We walked in Dec 30 & there was one bagel left & a few chocolate chip cookies. To make manners worse my daughters got french onion soup & have been ill for the last 24 hours. Not cool!

Thank SDnative5
Reviewed September 14, 2016

I regularly stop in to get bagels when we have company, but stopped in for lunch when I was at Lenscrafters and had a wonderful sandwich. The ingredients are fresh and full of flavor. The service was very good. The sun was beating in the...More

Thank csarchibald
Reviewed September 13, 2016

Having been introduced to this chain by a friend in Redlands, I elected to give my local Panera a shot. After giving it two tries, I probably won't return. As many others have said, they are not consistent with their supply of goodies. I ordered...More

Thank Scapegoat51b
Reviewed July 22, 2016

What a nice place to meet people and have wonderful and flavorful food. Great service and always friendly staff. That means a lot!

Thank Krista C
Reviewed January 13, 2016

This was one of the better Panera's I have been to. Food was very good, service was excellent, even at a busy lunch time. The big problem was the lack of a shade/sun screen toward the back of the restaurant, which is where we were...More

Thank Ambul
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1286 Auto Park Way, Escondido, CA 92029
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Escondido
  • Phone Number: +1 760-743-9300
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From focusing on quality, clean ingredients to serving our food to you in a warm and welcoming environment, Panera Bread is committed to being an ally to our guests. That means crafting a menu of soups, salads and sandwiches that we are proud to feed our families. You don't have to compromise to eat well. Whether you want to come in and enjoy a coffee and our complimentary Wi-Fi , or order online using Rapid Pick-Up so you can grab something quickly, Panera Bread Escondido is here with warmth and welcome. Panera Bread. Food as it should be.
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