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299 Madonna Rd, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405-5430
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good28%
  • Average25%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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“bread” (12 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
American, Soups
$$ - $$$
299 Madonna Rd, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405-5430
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Reviewed April 16, 2016

Love the soup and salad combos. Had the chicken Caesar salad and clam chowder with the bread. The service is also very good, and the place was clean.

Thank traveler2001
Reviewed January 6, 2016

This Panera is just on edge of a large shopping center in SLO and is very convenient. Typical Panera offerings of sandwiches, salads, breads, etc - but the real highlight is the quite nice patio outside, which accommodates a large number of diners. Nice place...More

Thank pasowine
Reviewed January 3, 2016

Just ate at Panera SLO today trying to break up the long drive from No Cal to So Cal with something a little better than fast food. The food was OK - not great but OK. But there was no one cleaning the tables. Every...More

Thank Mary M
Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

I am a lover of Panera, and this location is often a go-to for me as well as my friends. If you don't know what to get, the Pesto Sacchattini is delicious as well as the Apple Fuji Chicken Salad, and the Mac and Cheese...More

Thank imtrulytiff
Reviewed October 13, 2015

We shared a turkey BLT and the bread was fresh and delicious, we also have smoothies that were obviously made of real fruit and the service was stellar

Thank shellijthompson
Reviewed August 28, 2015

This is the only Panera Bread along U.S. 101 between Santa Maria and Gilroy. It is in a very attractive shopping center in San Luis Obispo (SLO) which draws a lot of CalPoly University students. There are other restaurants in the shopping center if variety...More

1  Thank TomSulp
Reviewed August 17, 2015 via mobile

Me and my sister went here for a quick snack. A friend of mine gave a gift card so i used it. I ordered brocolli cheddar soup and tuna sandwhich, its good but its not that filling. The place is nice and clean.

Thank Gian Kristian B
Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

After we ordered our food I went to the restroom. Ew! It was filthy! Then we searched for a clean table, it was joke. We asked a lady to clean the table, she didn't speak, just walked over and wiped it down. Love Panera, the...More

Thank trishvis
Reviewed June 20, 2015 via mobile

Very disappointed with this restaurants poor rude service and the bread they served was somewhat stale. We receive the meals fairly quickly. But the older gentleman taking the order should probably step down off his high almighty horse and allow someone who has people skills...More

Thank travelerdave007
Reviewed May 29, 2015

The place was very busy at lunchtime, but the staff was efficient and had our orders out quickly. The food was great, and the options were many. I enjoy Panera Bread very much, and this one was one of the better ones.

Thank Pam A
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 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
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 299 Madonna Rd, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405-5430
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  San Luis Obispo
Recently opened ... probably in the last 6 months +/-?
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