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12531 Jefferson Ave Ste 271, Newport News, VA 23602-4493
+1 757-890-8030
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Missoula, Montana
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111 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Tried Panera for the first time in my life one rainy morning, and loved it! It was pretty busy, so the noise level was not exactly for quiet concentration, if that were one's goal, but the service was cheerful and helpful. I really enjoyed the chai and pastry combination. I would like to try out several of their options, as... More 

Thank lizardgeek
Lynchburg, Virginia
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315 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I needed a driving break and pulled in here to get coffee, a scone, and to make several phone calls. It was easy to find with my auto GIS. The site was well laid out, clean, and the waiters were courteous. Like all Panera Bread locations, the food was predictable and good.

Thank William B
Newport News, Virginia
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161 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good selection. Sliced for free. Great service. Great bread that everyone loved. I'm sure to go back next time I need bread for a large group.

Thank Dan B
Monroe, Washington, United States
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016 via mobile

My first time here and i'm very happy with everything! The cashier was friendly and helpful, they had plenty of food in stock. I had the pumpkin bagel and a ham & cheese soufflé. Both were hot and tasty! I had a hot tea as well and it was nice they had a full hot water tank self serve available.... More 

Thank MaryC9152013
Newport News, Virginia
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264 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

Awesome place to go and meet friends. You can go for lunch, dinner or breakfast, always welcoming staff, clean and good food. Some things are pricey but you can always choose something from the menu that goes with your budget.

Thank Cecilia M
Newport News, Virginia
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408 reviews
272 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 337 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2016

Have been a regular at this Panera location (several visits a month) since it opened. Hoped they had worked the kinks out of their new system, so gave them a try this morning for breakfast. The line of customers was out the door. They were well stocked with food though (which was good since at my last visit they were... More 

Thank virginian9
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93 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

I frequent this Panera regularly. They consistently deliver courteous service and tasty food. The restaurant is almost always busy but kept very clean and orderly, including the restroom. Sometimes it's nice to try a different restaurant just for variety, but there's also a lot to be said for an establishment that provides dependable service.

Thank gardengadabout
Newport News, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2016

I have eaten inside, ordered take out and received home delivery; the service is always spot on! I have visited with business clients, family members and solo. Everyone has a smile upon their, have kind and welcoming demeanor.. The food has been delicious, has pleasant appearance, well presented, packaged and packed. The store is clean, cheerful, calming and has a... More 

Thank sandana1
Newport News, Virginia
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408 reviews
272 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 337 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2016

Have been a regular at this Panera (3 or 4 visits a month) for years. Sadly, since they began the on-line ordering and delivery service, they have seriously gone down-hill. They are frequently out of items and the ones they have are old or cold. (Most recently cold souffles last weekend and bagels that tasted like they were day old.)... More 

Thank virginian9
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358 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2016

I go to a Panera bread about once per month. This is the 2nd time I have been to this one but it has been a few years. This one is located in a very busy area and it was busy but they handled things efficiently and pleasantly. Had the Napa Almond Chicken Salad On Sesame Semolina 1/2 sandwich. Always... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Delicatessen, Soups
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 8:00 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: 12531 Jefferson Ave Ste 271, Newport News, VA 23602-4493
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Newport News
  • Phone Number: +1 757-890-8030

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