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Panera Bread

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3443 Southwest Archer Road, Gainesville, FL
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Miami, Florida
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Disappointed because I love panera. They have started to cut back on ingredients. Sandwich had one small piece of tomato 1/4 piece of cheese and tons of arugula. Should be called arugula sandwich. $5. Won't go back to this panera.

Thank embg56
Fort Myers, Florida
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63 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

Had breakfast while on vacation. Food, as usual was very good (everything bagle and a spinach soufflé with 2 coffee's) service was pleasant and prompt. Easy entry and exit to parking lot.

Thank lounx801
Keystone Heights, Florida
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36 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

We often eat at Panera Bread when traveling. This one was on par with all of the other ones. My sandwich was not correct but it only took them minutes to make a new one and I really appreciated that. Otherwise all else was good. The restaurant and bathrooms were clean, which is very important to us.

Thank retiredworker60
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135 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Panera is consistent and the food is good for how fast it is. Wouldn't consider it cheap considering the price of half salad and soup but a good lunch spot.

Thank john g
Brisbane, Australia
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

Variety breads, sandwiches, soups and seasonal vegetable soups and bakery items. Eat in or take out. Free wifi. Reasonable prices. Plenty of seating and parking.

Thank Gwlenys F
Fort Myers, Florida
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Apathetic staff and cold food – news flash – soup is supposed to be hot. Have been to many Panera Breads statewide and this is without a doubt the worst one I have been to. Would not go back to this one again.

Thank Vicarious1
Gainesville, Florida
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170 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 via mobile

Decided to stop by for a salad. Always remembered them as good. Mistake. Lettuce was not fresh not was avocado. Salad was half dinner salad size but they said that was the full. Very expensive for not good at all.

Thank LezaMueller
Jupiter, Florida
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122 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Stopped at Panera for a quick breakfast after a 5 hour journey. Disappointed that we couldn't get a delicious egg sandwich after 10:00 am but we all carbed up with a bagel to begin our UF move in experience. Bagels were fresh and tasty...staff was very friendly. Made us want to stop for lunch the next time we are in... More 

Thank Grace W
West Palm Beach, Florida
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 via mobile

Came in to work on a project and to my amaze every single table had a outlet, super clean and the staff is super friendly and quick to help you. The restroom are super clean. Keep up the good work Gainesville Panera!

Thank road_trip_traveler15
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50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Lot's of things to choose from, nice fresh breads and pastries! Also a lovely lunch with friends.... always take something home to!! Take your friends here or meet them it's clean and quick!

Thank ems4you

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
American, Soups
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3443 Southwest Archer Road, Gainesville, FL
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Gainesville

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