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Panera Bread

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343 Gorham Rd, South Portland, ME 04106-2304
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Fredericton, Canada
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122 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Ordered the Pick 2 salad and sandwich for 11.64$. I got the strawberry poppy chicken salad and the Napa almond sandwich and a baked chip bag. The salad was excellent, the sandwich and the chips was fine but won't order that again. I did the online pick-up order which works perfectly and really enjoyed that option. I strongly recommend that... More 

Thank savoiei
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Never again. Food was awful and there were ants everywhere in the dining area. If you're in the mood for panera I would drive a little bit further to a different location.

Thank Tori W
Moncton, Canada
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175 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

Your order is made fresh and you can have a full or half sandwich. Soups and salads are also available and you don't have to wait very long for your order. After your order is paid for you get a pager type so when your order is ready it goes off telling you to pick it up. Staff are friendly... More 

Thank Richard L
Halifax, Canada
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39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

We love Panera. The salads are amazing and the soups are very good. The staff are friendly. We just really like Panera

Thank Gary L
Scarborough, Maine
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

The staff was very friendly and helpful...making lunch suggestions.......The bread and foods are very fresh and the quality is very consistent and predictable...a great atmosphere to hang out and eat or to meet others socially or for business.

Thank Peter H
Cheshire, Connecticut
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2016

This is a very comfortable place to eat any meal. They are very fast and the food is always good. The only issue I have with the place is there is not enough parking. Parking in the back is a inconvenient but only sometimes available.

Thank C W
Gorham, Maine
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142 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016

A friend & I met for soup and half a sandwich at Panera's. Time was 11:30 A.M. and the place was quite busy. A steady stream of customers were giving their orders and then sitting down to eat or else leaving w/goodies. I had creamy tomato soup w/croutons while she had clam chowder. My sandwich was ham & Swiss on... More 

Thank madlady22
Gorham, Maine
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2016

The food is generally pretty good at Panera Bread. My issue is more with employees. I understand when dining out you're at the mercy of employees at all establishments. However, your food is prepared pretty much in front of you. So when the person waiting on you takes cash from you then touches your food without washing their hands or... More 

Thank dtuccijr
Portland, Maine
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230 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

If you go right at lunch time you may have trouble finding a seat...very popular place! Go at a slow time and you will have a very relaxing meal and they have free WIFI to boot. I love the soup choices and lots of sandwich and salads to choose from.

Niagara Falls, New York
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

The thick sliced cinnamon raison bread is the best I ever had People were friendly and the coups are out of this world

Thank ashank1228

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Soups, Cafe, Delicatessen
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 343 Gorham Rd, South Portland, ME 04106-2304
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  South Portland
  • Phone Number: 207-780-1212

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