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Panera Bread

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1007 Bower Pkwy, Columbia, SC 29212-3705
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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60 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016

Panera Bread Co. had done a great job of providing consistent fare nationally--a great cookie-cutter franchise that's usually a pleasure to stop at, and I've had my share over the last ten years. Dropped by this franchise at 9:15 p.m. on a FRIDAY night to get coffee and pastries as a post-theater outing with other guests. No staff at the... More 

Thank Art W
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114 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016 via mobile

My family and I have lunch here often. I believe they have some healthy choices and its relatively clean on the dining area.

Thank Tony T
Lexington, South Carolina
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245 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

we had not been to Panera bread for a few months but stoppe din on impulse. My wife tried the new Turkey and apple sandwich and I had a half of the same with fall squash soup. it was surprisingly good. The staff was more with it than last time and service was good and the restaurant clean and neat.

Thank Edward S
Columbia, Maryland
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355 reviews
254 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

I stopped for lunch while on a business trip to Columbia. They took my order right away and the food cameout quickly. It was excellent. I had a pleasant quiet dinner which is exactly what I wanted.

Thank TooOldtoRun
Taylors, South Carolina
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

We have stopped here frequently over the years as we travel I-26. I don't think we have ever had a good experience there, but we love Panera in general so we keep trying. There seems to be a dismal lack of training for the employees. They cannot get an order right, make change properly, and especially NEVER make an espresso... More 

Thank Tuckersnana
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202 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

Experienced great service and delicious food for my couple visits while I was in Columbia. Panera Bread is my favorite when traveling. It's a great treat and reasonable. Plus I love their dark roast coffee. I want to mention Kevin who was awesome. Thanks for another great experience!

Thank WorryFreePhilly
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 via mobile

I stood in the store for 18 minutes waiting for my online pick up order that was not ready. They were not at all busy and everyone working there worked with no sense of urgency.

Thank Caroline W
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 via mobile

I came after rush hours for a late lunch around 2pm because is was the closest thing I liked in the area I was. First the line was front the cash register until the door. I don't know if the people before where ordering a lot of food or the person in the cash register is new but it was... More 

Thank Robles T
Cary, North Carolina
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268 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We have dined at Panera restaurants many times but this one was one of the best. It is located adjacent to a large shopping center. Two of us had soufflé's and two others bagel sandwiches. We also had pecan braids and a blueberry muffin which were fresh. The meals were prepared quickly and were very good. This is a large... More 

Thank Joe H
Orangeburg, South Carolina
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297 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Yes this would be a 5 star review except for the menu prices which I always find a bit high. Yes the food is excellent, the quality always good, the selections diverse and tasty. No one can argue about their baked goods or their fresh bread. The staff is well trained and friendly. The establishment is always clean and well... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Cafe, Soups, Delicatessen
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1007 Bower Pkwy, Columbia, SC 29212-3705
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: 803-407-5773

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