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Panera Bakery Cafe

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901 Howe Ave, Sacramento, CA 95825-3908
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Elk Grove, California
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101 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

We stopped by Panera to grab some cinnamon bagels after lunch today. Service was excellent and the bagels were fresh. Hazelnut Cream Cheese was sinfully delicious on the Cinnamon Crunch bagels toasted...Panera Bread never lets me down for a quick sandwich or salad. Everything is so fresh.

Thank LindaM1957
Sacramento, California
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215 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

Visited our neighborhood Panera bread store and had forgotten how many choices we had since we last were there several years ago. Lots of sandwich choices along with salads and soups. Interior was very welcoming with lots of tables, booths and even some comfy chairs next to a flre place, which will be inviting come winter.

Thank chaslin19
Olympia, Washington
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59 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

The service is fast, lots of room, just a good place to get lunch! Parking can get tight if you do not get there before the lunch rush.

Thank onemarcat
Fair Oaks, California
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417 reviews
315 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

The staff there is very nice, and the jalapeno cheddar bagels are outstanding! It's weird that you can only enter through the front doors, but other than that, it's a nice place to hang out. The staff comes around every once in awhile and offers free, hot cookies.

Thank kcdenman
Sacramento, California
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

Great food, services and good deals, especially if you have an email address...again, good food. I love the food

Thank joypeace916
Sacramento, California
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43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

very roomy, good place for conversation. excellent menu and awesome breads, sandwiches and soups. had turkey, bacon and avocado lunch.

Thank Richard T
Honolulu, Hawaii
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162 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

I had never been to a Panera cafe but I will definitely add them to my list of food chain "winners." We were at the tail end of a week filled with rich gourmet dining and really didn't need a heavy meal. Panera's offering were perfect! Clean and tasty soups, salads and sandwiches. The baked goods were outstanding. Very personable... More 

Thank Paul O
Malibu, California
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146 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015 via mobile

This review is just for the food. This was my first time here and my last. Everyone loves this places but I did not care for it. The restaurant itself is very clean and the workers are very friendly. I ordered a French onion soup and half steak and white cheddar sandwich. The soup was good ( boxed) but the... More 

Thank rshaneel
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 via mobile

We've been visiting this particular Panera Bread location for about 5 years now. While not particularly outstanding in any singular feature, its longevity on our regular restaurant circuit testifies to its consistently well above average food and customer service. Located adjacent to the American River bicycle trail, about a mile from Cal State University Sacramento, and 3 doors down from... More 

Thank Greg B
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81 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 via mobile

This review is for this location. It's becoming clear that management is so important. At the El Camino location they are so slow; at the natomas location, they are great! At this location they are trying to cut costs. The cost saving measures come in the form of very little between the bread. I had a tomatoe/ mozzarella panni at... More 

Thank Ashlin9

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Cafe, Soups, American
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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: 901 Howe Ave, Sacramento, CA 95825-3908
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sacramento
  • Phone Number: 916-568-6400

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?