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Panera Bread

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343 Gorham Rd, South Portland, ME 04106-2304
207-780-1212
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6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Moncton, Canada
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171 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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Thank Richard L
Halifax, Canada
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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

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Thank Gary L
Scarborough, Maine
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 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.

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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.

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Thank C W
Gorham, Maine
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141 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 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 

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Thank madlady22
Gorham, Maine
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 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 

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Thank dtuccijr
Portland, Maine
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230 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 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.

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Thank MBRECED
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

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Thank ashank1228
South Portland, Maine
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40 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

Panera is very consistent. Nothing flashy but solid food. Salads are healthy and they now do basic lattes and other coffee drinks. Was happy that they even had almond milk. The quinoa granola was hearty and filling.

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Thank Kbelton1961
Pace, Florida
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264 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Met a friend here this morning for coffee. Service was fast and friendly. Our iced coffee and iced tea were very good. Bought a loaf of cinnamon swirl bread to take to relatives I was later visiting and it received rave reviews. The dining area was clean and comfortable. Wi-fi available. Would return.

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Thank Ellen B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20
Cuisine
American, Soups, Cafe, Delicatessen
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
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?