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Panera Bread

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3911 Wards Rd, Lynchburg, VA 24502-3245
(434) 385-1979
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:30 am - 9:00 pm
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evington, Virginia
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103 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

My wife loves their baguettes and Greek Salad. We visit a couple times a month, when LU is not in session. When it is in session, it is very difficult to find seating. All the seats, tables and booths are mostly taken up by students. As I mentioned earlier, it seems overpriced. It is usually almost $15 without tip for... More 

Thank ottoabc
Chestertown, Maryland
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507 reviews
326 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 239 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

We mostly eat b'fasts at Panera, but our grand kids wanted to eat lunch here, because they really like the kids meal... Mac & Cheese with some real cheese)with chips and chocolate milk. The grownups... all went for half salads versus the full salad, which is huge. I had a Thai Chicken salad that was fresh and the chicken was... More 

Thank Hokie67
Aurora, Colorado
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

Stopped by on a rainy night to get a bowl of broccoli soup. Ended up with a half sandwich and cup of soup, and got a bowl of soup to go. OMG. Bill came to over $20. I was shocked. Their sandwiches and soups and really good but at that price I'm gonna go eat steak

Thank 236judy
Earlysville, Virginia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2016

I don't know if this facility is old or it's the location immediately on top of Ward's Road, but this facility seems a little less lovely than most Paneras in terms of atmosphere. It seemed a little crowded, dirty, and too cold.

Thank CollegeParents253
Lynchburg, Virginia
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2016

Though still busy in the afternoon, this is a good location that has a good bit of room with the normal, friendly enough service and tasty products.

Thank S P
Richmond, VA
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2016

Enjoyed eating here. It was a typical Panera with breads and soups and salads and sandwiches. This particular one has LOTS of seating. It was clean... no problems!

Thank newbbrn
Callaway, Virginia
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87 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2016

We are frequent patrons of Panera Bread restaurants in various cities. At this one, the soup that was ordered was real disappointment. It did not have the typical amount of filling and was mostly runny liquid. Also, it was much more salty than is the case in other Panera Bread locations. Other items were fine, but this soup was bad.... More 

Thank sanderlyn
Lynchburg, Virginia
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47 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

So many choices. Great staff. There are so many different menu choices for a good price! The autumn squash soup is the best.

Thank Mocenigo4
Hickory, North Carolina
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30 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2015

I like Panera restaurants. As a vegan, I especially like their soba noodle bowl with tofu (really). But on this visit they were out of supplies for this dish and their other bowls. Disappointed, went elsewhere.

Thank TedB8083
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44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2015

We occasionally stop at Panera Bread for lunch when we are in the Wards Rd. area of Lynchburg, however, we are reluctant to stop there anymore. We usually order one of their turkey sandwiches which are excellent, however, they are laden with salt, so much so, that afterwards I have to drink copious amounts of water to quench my thirst.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Soups, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
7:30 am - 8:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3911 Wards Rd, Lynchburg, VA 24502-3245
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Lynchburg
  • Phone Number: (434) 385-1979

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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?