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Panera Bread

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5525 Merle Hay Rd Ste 100, Johnston, IA 50131
+1 515-251-7733
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6:00 am - 7:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 7:30 pm
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Always a favorite, this restaurant maintains high quality standards and is a good stop, day or night.

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Thank Jane W
Keosauqua, Iowa
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

The staff and food at Panera in Johnston Iowa are Awesome. The food is well prepared and tasty. The staff are professional and helpful! Love it there!

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Thank Kris R
Muscatine
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88 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

One of the best Panera Bread Restaurants we've ever been too! The service was spectacular! The food was better than we've ever had at any Panera Bread! Just a spectacular place to visit!

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Thank Alvin H
McKinney, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016

First time at this location, it was a stop on the route from Chicago to Iowa to visit family. Great place for a meal that hits the spot when traveling. The soup and sandwiches always are freah and satisfying. Love the fresh baked cookies, especially the otmeal raisin and monster nut.

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Thank Tenishea T
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119 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2016

we have eaten at Panera Bread locations in many states. On this trip we were on I80 headed west and did not want to stop at a burger joint. We saw the sign for it and drove maybe 1/2 mile north to this location. We got there just before the lunch rush. You can depend on Panera for consistent taste... More 

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Thank Ted F
Park City, Utah
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369 reviews
231 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2016

Love Panera's Rapid Pickup. Fix experience had some bugs but will figure it out. This Panera is easy on/off I-80. Order was ready for pickup on time. One of two sandwiches wasn't prepped properly but we survived.

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Thank TumbleweedandCactus
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113 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2016

Lobby was full. We had planned for take out anyway though. Each had panini or salad and a soup. As expected it was all good. New monster cookie is great also. Call it the 'everything' cookie .....

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Thank Jerry U
Des Moines, Iowa
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118 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2016

We were in a bit of a hurry to get to an event. We had approximately an hour to eat & go. Panera always is great food, fast & convenient. 3 of us ate 3 different soups & they were all great. The baguettes are always yummy. Services was fast & good.

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Thank Miata P
Marquette, Michigan
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79 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2015 via mobile

We were traveling on I-35 and were happy to see the Panera sign. It is always a dependable place for reasonably health, semi- fast food. This location did not disappoint. Good service and food, as usual.

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Thank Snowshoemqt
Johnston
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8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2015

very similar to other stores in the décor. The soups are the best around. The sandwiches are good but not great. The service is like any other fast food restaurant and is usually only done on ordering. but I like the half sandwich and soup combo. Food comes out fairly quickly.

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Thank garyv1955

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Soups, Delicatessen
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 7:30 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 7:30 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 7:30 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 7:30 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 7:30 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 7:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5525 Merle Hay Rd Ste 100, Johnston, IA 50131
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Johnston
  • Phone Number: +1 515-251-7733

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