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Panera Bread

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501 S State St, Chicago, IL 60605-1616
+1 312-922-1566
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good40%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“lunch” (8 reviews)
“soup” (5 reviews)
“sandwiches” (5 reviews)
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6:00 am - 10:00 pmAll hours
American, Cafe, Delicatessen, Soups
501 S State St, Chicago, IL 60605-1616
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Reviewed June 6, 2017

I must say we had the best cream of tomato soup here, we visited this place in December and considering the climate in Chicago, this soup was the best! We also liked the sandwiches and the hot choclate. Nice place, it is very near to...More

Thank Trips2016
Reviewed May 30, 2017

You can count on Panera Bread to have nice staff and consistently good food. The soups are always a hit and I appreciate the calorie counts being listed.

Thank tweedybird26
Reviewed May 28, 2017

I am a regular Panera Bread customer and I often do the Rapid Pickup. I was traveling and was in downtown Chicago and found this Panera location nearby. Everything was the same high quality as always. I rode my bike and there was a bike...More

Thank tripledec
Reviewed December 23, 2016

Had 2 meals here, and both were excellent. Good prices, and very convenient location. The turkey chili was fantastic!

Thank GuyTraveler324
Reviewed November 16, 2016

Good quality, good price, good hours we get breakfast here all the time when we stay at the nearby Blake.

Thank K5RCR
Reviewed September 20, 2016

Plenty of seating room to rest from walking the area. Typical, high quality Panera products.Staff pleasant and helpful. Kiosks for quick coffee purchases to avoid waiting in line. Refills free! GREAT BAGELS!

Thank Daniel F
Reviewed September 20, 2016

I sing the praises of Panera Bread's food all the time. It is healthy and delicious. Their creamy tomato soup by the way is extraordinary. This morning I was on my way to get donuts but then remembered Panera was on the way so I...More

Thank trnharris
Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

I don't normally review chains like Panera, but the outstanding friendly service at this location needed to be praised. Food is clean and fresh, they bring your food to the table and go out of your way to answer questions and meet requests. They've earned...More

Thank MichiganTraveler03
Reviewed August 6, 2016

We stopped at Panera Bread for breakfast as we made our way to the Field Museum. The Egg White and Turkey Sausage Power Breakfast sandwich was really tasty and prepared quickly. My daughter really liked her banana strawberry smoothie and thought it was the best...More

Thank Sandra R
Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

Panera is always a good option when you want to have lunch in a comfortable place. Sandwiches are really good and the broccoli soup is great. Quality in general is good. A more kind service will be appreciated.

Thank Adriana H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 501 S State St, Chicago, IL 60605-1616
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Downtown / The Loop
  • Neighborhood: Downtown / The Loop
  • Phone Number: +1 312-922-1566
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