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Panera Bread

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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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Providence Forge, Virginia
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39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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189 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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87 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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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85 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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246 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars 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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339 reviews
318 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 stars 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
Richmond, Virginia
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435 reviews
331 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

You can always get a good bowl of soup and some creative sandwich combinations here. The bread is fresh and tastey but the star of the show is the cinnamon bagles. Coffee is decent here too. I like that they put a time on the coffee thermos to tell you when it was made.

Thank Jeff S
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220 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Stopped in for breakfast, ordered the bacon, egg & cheese on a ciabatta, the slice of bacon was the thinnest I'd ever seen, the wifi was not working, nothing special.......

Thank Kesh_grammy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?