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7225 Bell Creek Rd, Mechanicsville, VA 23111-3505
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Elizabeth City, North Carolina
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This location is up to date with their servicing and amenities. Staff was very polite, and knowledgeable. Drink station, lob and tables were all very clean. In a nice quite location. Free wifi.

Thank BrownEyes252
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

Like the other Panera restaurants, they are consistent in their menus and preparation. I have used them for catering and they are always on time. Love their sandwiches and salads, just not a fan of their coffee (that goes for all the Panera restaurants). So happy they are removing artificial colors and flavors from their food.

Thank Penny O
Providence Forge, Virginia
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40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

We always enjoy stops at Panera Bread. We especially like the fact that that have a nice variety of foods which are not the standards you find at other places. The quality and variety of their bread are both outstanding.

Thank Gary997
South Haven, Michigan, United States
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193 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2016

Travelling. Needed a coffee and a snack. Arrived at 9 pm, coffee was hot and good. Had a scone and cinnamon roll, both were fresh and hit the spot. Great service. Friendly staff. Nice

Thank Jeffrey D
Morrisville, North Carolina
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94 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2016

This location for this chain is reliably good. Fast service and the food has been right each time. I would definitely recommend this location if you are in the need of a quick meal that is delicious!

Thank amm925
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2016

This Panera location is awful... The food is prepared sloppy and wrong. Three to go orders, in a row, mine included, were missing an item or given the wrong item. When I brought this to the expediters attention, she said it was because they were busy. No excuse...especially since it is the expediters job to make sure the orders are... More 

Thank Amy J
Mechanicsville, Virginia
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88 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

I recently met a friend here for breakfast. I had the strawberry granola parfait. It was good, but would have been better if the pieces of strawberry had been smaller. I've been to this location numerous times and usually come for lunch. I typically order a salad and soup from their pick 2 menu. I almost always order the broccoli... More 

Thank scrappysquirrel
Richmond, Virginia
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253 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2016 via mobile

I've been to dozens of Panera Breads around the country and this one is the worst. A few employees are not very friendly and one woman is very demeaning to other employees, and right in front of customers. Coffee and creamer always runs out, ALWAYS, and it can take 10 minutes or more waiting for it. Other items run out... More 

Thank David S
Germantown Maryland
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352 reviews
329 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2016

On our way to Virginia Beach and stopped here for lunch. First thing you notice is someone is at the door to greet and assist you, that's different. We ordered our food, they gave us our drink cups and then a flasher so we could get settled in and wait for our food to be ready, another nice touch. The... More 

Thank D4379
Mechanicsville, Virginia
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72 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2015

We live VERY close to this Panera and used to go there all the time. However, our last few visits not only has the food been sub par but the service has been bad, as well. One night we ordered the new noodle bowls, only to get a bunch of tiny bits of noodles and an inaccurate take out order.... More 

Thank WordlyWannabe

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Soups, Delicatessen
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7225 Bell Creek Rd, Mechanicsville, VA 23111-3505
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Mechanicsville
  • Phone Number: 804-569-7723

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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?