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Panera Bread

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8365 West Grand River Ave., Brighton, MI 48116-2903
+1 810-225-0870
5:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

This place is disgusting was there yesterday food scraps all over the floor in the dining area. The carpet was filthy and the bathroom looked like it hadn't been cleaned in a week

1 Thank Ed D
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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59 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

I am not suppose to be eating Gluten products anymore...but now and then i get ill for a few good tastes of bread and coffeecake. there are many ways to bake gluten free..with all the new flours and other ingredients but Panera to my knowledge still is not on the wagon on that one, but i must say they do... More 

Thank studiokramer
Okemos, Michigan
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1,662 reviews
877 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 453 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2016

Stopped at this Panera to pick up some scones. Used the drive-thru. The staff was friendly and the line moved at a good pace. The scones are not cheap, but very good.

Thank Chipperhigh2
Grand Rapids
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2016

I typically eat at Panera at least once every few weeks in my hometown and always have a great experience. However, I stopped at this location while traveling with my family. We stopped at 8pm and had challenges when ordering. Asked for tomato soup, they didn't have it. Wanted country white bread for a sandwich, they didn't have it. Wanted... More 

Thank soroya
Lusby, Maryland
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86 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2015

My husband wanted a quick sandwich after a long day. We got a turkey BLT. We never had a bad meal before at any panera bread. The bacon was mostly fat, the turkey was dry. The bread was mediocre. We heated up the bacon in the microwave and it caught on fire. Will not return to that restaurant again. Unusual... More 

Thank maryjo9113
Brighton, Michigan
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236 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2015

For all of the holidays and family get togethers people are always asking us to bring the Panera bread since we live close to the cafe in Brighton. The Asiago Cheese and Artisan French are the family favorites. Great staff, always friendly.

Thank Tim D
Sterling Heights, Michigan
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43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2015

The food is always good. They do happen to charge more for the cream cheese, than they do the bagel!

Thank Karen P
Rocky River, Ohio USA
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286 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2015

Very busy at lunch and hey have a great system to keep things moving to order your food and pick it up. I was impressed by the service. Food is good and the staff is great

Thank Sinatralis
Brighton, Michigan
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236 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2015

While shopping in Brighton we always look forward to having lunch at Panera. You can't beat the soup and half sandwich. Love the bread and it's hard to pass up the sweets. We go here often.

Thank Tim D
Holland, Michigan USA
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426 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2015 via mobile

I won't argue that's it's a little expensive but I like the food and for the most part it's good for you. Service is fast and friendly. Love the drive through!

Thank Marty O

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Soups
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
5:30 am - 9:00 pm
5:30 am - 9:00 pm
5:30 am - 9:00 pm
5:30 am - 9:00 pm
5:30 am - 9:00 pm
5:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8365 West Grand River Ave., Brighton, MI 48116-2903
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: +1 810-225-0870

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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?