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Panera Bread

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322 Randall Rd, South Elgin, IL 60177-2261
+1 847-841-1925
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Tue 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Darien, Illinois
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238 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed February 23, 2017 via mobile

Been coming to South Elgin Panera for a week to meet business partners. The first time when I got the half salad, it seemed like it was less than half by a lot. I went today to get a carrot smoothie and was told they didn't it anymore in a rude voice. I asked why it was still on the... More 

Thank AviatorMat
Saint Charles, Illinois
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

Looking forward to the new building going up by jewel soon. They have awesome soups. I love the French onion and have a half sandwich with it. It's the perfect combo. My husband loves the steak sandwich. It's got free wifi and we love the pasteries

Thank Pamela E
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

They do not clear tables. You have to take trash to garage and it smells. The drink area is in a corner so only one person at a time. Great food but Panera needs to clear tables to keep smells in the back away from customers.

Thank Martinmld
Lexington, Massachusetts
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300 reviews
238 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed April 30, 2016

Went here for dinner on a weekday. At counter, waited a couple of minutes before anyone showed up to pay attention to met. They weren't particularly friendly either. Also the place was pretty loud, even though it wasn't super crowded, would have preferred it to be quieter. For good stuff, the food was good as always, and the soup and... More 

Thank tedkirby
South Elgin
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110 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed April 21, 2015

Have been here a couple of times recently, Both times the food was very good, as ordered and served by some very nice people. The dining room is clean and well maintained. Workers are all very friendly and very accommodating. Nice selection of food options. Downside is that their menu is very confusing and the cashier seems to be trying... More 

Thank Steve K
South Elgin, Illinois
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed April 21, 2015

I love the food at Panera but this particular location has been terrible. The tables aren't cleaned, dirty dishes stay on tables and no one cleans up and I once waited half an hour for my food. People were lined up and the management did absolutely nothing. i doubt if there was even a manger there. It's been a while... More 

Thank lynda s
Saint Charles, Illinois
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63 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed March 29, 2015

We have been going to Panera in South Elgin on Sundays for several years. Over the last several months, I've noticed a decline in service, mostly due to a lack of attentiveness on the part of the staff. Either the coffee is out, the half and half is empty, they forget part of my order, or the general cleanliness of... More 

Thank LilCricket
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209 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed February 3, 2015

Besides Panera's delicious bakery items, they serve a wonderful variety of sandwiches and homemade style soups. When we dined here the service was friendly and helpful, everything was kept clean, and our food came out fast. My favorite bagel and cream cheese combo is the cinnamon bagel with hazelnut cream cheese!

Thank Bethany S
Bartlett, Illinois
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed December 29, 2014 via mobile

I had an awful day at work n rushed a rapid pick up order! Got there only to find out I accidentally sent the order to the wrong Panera ! I told the manager and he said don't worry about it mistakes happen I can fix this, they called the other Panera and made me new food on the spot!... More 

Thank Charcia
Surprise, Arizona
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

We are visiting here with daughter and son in law and kids. This is a wonderful place to take the troops, for a great breakfast experience. The coffee is fantastic, and choices of breakfast items are really neat. Great place for grandma to run and get awesome coffee mixed with a little hazelnut and 1/2 & 1/2. Staff very friendly... More 

Thank Barbara H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Open Hours
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 322 Randall Rd, South Elgin, IL 60177-2261
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  South Elgin
  • Phone Number: +1 847-841-1925

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