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Panera Bread

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6000 Northwest Hwy, Ste 14, Crystal Lake, IL 60014-8062
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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All hours
Sun 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016 via mobile

Love heading here for a simple lunch with flavor. They have so many easy options to chose from. Plenty of seating but best to avoid lunch time. It is always packed around noon. The prices and food is wonderful!

Thank Staci B
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26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

A great place to go for soup/sandwich combos or both. The soup/bread bowls are great and they have a variety.

Thank John K
Cary, Illinois
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

This Panera location is always clean, staff friendly, well managed for sure. Outdoor seating during mild weather is a plus. The service is consistently good. Of course like all Paneras the menu offers enough healthy choices and indulgent treats to make dining with the whole family easier. I go to Panera frequently and have been to a lot of different... More 

Thank J S
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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259 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 via mobile

This Panerai is quick, clean, and conveniently located. Always busy between 11 and 2. Has outdoor seating. You can always have a healthy meal. I usually eat at the location, but today I took it to go. I liked the to go packaging.

Thank Heidi-ready-2-travel
Madison, Wisconsin
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176 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I'm glad to see Panera is keeping up with culture by offering a Mediterranean Flatbread. The hummus is almost too sweet, but the tizaki sauce balances it out. A great addition!

Thank Irishtomato19
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Bought the Strawberry, Poppyseed Chicken Salad through the mobile app today for lunch. I am vegan, so I ordered the salad without chicken. When I went to pick up my order, the manager offered to substitute avocado for the chicken. This is the first time a Panera has offered this to me. Thank you Panera!

Thank J S
Medford, New York
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The staff is truly amazing. I was there for so long for work, they started to remember my order. When they seen me walking in, they would just start making it. Truly amazing

Thank Renee B
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37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 via mobile

Great, fresh and plenty! Sandwiches: great. Soups: great. You really can't go wrong with Panera. Busy busy busy and you'll receive a pager, but it's worth the wait. Enjoy!

Thank brendajills
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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58 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

the food is all nice and fresh,coffee great,soup home made..the only complaint i have is it is to pricey. for the average seniors purse..lunch is quickly served and the breads are all fresh..

Thank janet f
Mississauga, Canada
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303 reviews
217 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Just seemed to be missing something. Set up was strange and service relatively slow. Also as somebody else noted tables need cleaning more often. The food was as usual for this chain, but just seemed a little less tasty than usual.

Thank DaveE45

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Soups
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 8:00 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: 6000 Northwest Hwy, Ste 14, Crystal Lake, IL 60014-8062
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Crystal Lake
  • Phone Number: 815-444-8875

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