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Oswego, IL
6305547996
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Yorkville, Illinois
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58 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2016 via mobile

I enjoy visiting Panera for a quick, easy lunch or dinner. The smoothies are an awesome treat with my main course. I have taken a particular liking to the Mac n cheese with it's milky texture. My only complaints are the prices and that the bread is sometimes a bit tough.

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Thank DoodleDuckie
Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We have been frequent visitors to Panera ever since they began. We think the food is really good. And we love to go there for coffee and bagels. But where are the bagels lately??? Monday at 2pm we drove to Panera for coffee and bagels -- and NO bagels. Today we thought it would be wise to get to Panera... More 

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Thank Marilyn G
Oswego
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

Went for an after dinner coffee and sweet treat. We waited 10 minutes to get a blended coffee drink, also wanted a decaf coffee and was told after 2pm they don't make it anymore. Are you kidding me, at 7:30pm that's all I will drink. Since they moved locations the service is very slow. Disappointed visit

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Thank Deannaoswego39
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127 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Panera used to be a great place for a healthy lunch. They have become over priced and the quality of their food has decreased. My husband and I will not be back.

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1 Thank DebbieMF
Oswego, Illinois
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60 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

I go here often when I want to meet up with someone to have a meal whereas I don't have to rush out of my seat to accommodate someone else. I don't mind the noise because I may be a part of it! The food is always very good. If there is any discrepancy, they will take care of it... More 

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1 Thank kellilori
Chicago suburbs
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111 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

Our family eats here occasionally and it's pretty much average. I think their pastries are better than most of their meal selections. The food is definitely on the high priced side and the times I've been there, there have plenty of dirty tables. The restaurant is a little small too, so a number of the tables are either near the... More 

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1 Thank yousah
Chicago, Illinois
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89 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

Their pastries and coffee are great. Don't bother with any of their food. I have tried almost everything and it's all loaded with salt. Great way to ruin food!!

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1 Thank Carole L
Montgomery il
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61 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

The food at panera is always tasty, fresh and filling and there is a lot to choose from, whether it be breakfast, lunch or dinner the quality and the taste is always the same (excellent). They have many choices and are always adding new things to the menu. I go there sometimes just to get a fresh loaf of sliced... More 

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Thank Robin E
Sandwich, Illinois
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

I have gone to this Panera Bread three times. Each time I went there was always a problem. I did carry out all three times. First time I had been shorted chips and a soup but was charged for it. Second time I picked up the order for a large group, they did not get the order right and what... More 

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1 Thank Greatoutdoors2
Yorkville, IL
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225 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

Nicer than some Panera's I have been to. Overall pretty much the typical Panera experience. Food is decent. Place is clean.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $10
Cuisine
Soups
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Oswego, IL
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Oswego
  • Phone Number: 6305547996

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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?