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Panera Bread

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3911 Wards Road, Lynchburg, VA 24502
(434) 385-1979
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Earlysville, Virginia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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84 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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 

Thank tripjbm
Lynchburg, Virginia
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47 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

There are so many choices! Their hot chocolate is wonderful. So many soups, salads, and sandwiches. There is something for everyone.

Thank Mocenigo4
Dahlonega, Georgia
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228 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

It was the usual Panera Bread. Nothing extraordinaire. Food was good. Service was fair and the place was clean. They were not that busy, so expected service to be better. Rather long wait for food. Food was good however.

Thank Ray W
Hampton, Virginia
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Delicious, wholesome food, but this description comes from someone who could eat at Panera Bread daily. :-) Ciara had great customer service, too.

Thank Mikki_Blu59

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Soups
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
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 Road, Lynchburg, VA 24502
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Lynchburg
  • Phone Number: (434) 385-1979

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