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Panera Bread

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12531 Jefferson Ave Ste 271, Newport News, VA 23602-4493
(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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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 3 weeks ago 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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259 reviews
172 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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362 reviews
252 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 331 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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362 reviews
252 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 331 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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348 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 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 

Thank 894robertj
Hampton, Virginia
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2016

I was fortunate to arrive at Panera in time for some of the baked egg souffles. They are delicious. It was a Tuesday, so I took advantage of the Baker's Dozen of Bagels. When I arrived, all of my family favorites were gone! No Asiago cheese! :-/ The server went the extra mile and called another location to see if... More 

Thank Mikki_Blu59
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77 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

Who doesn't like Panera bread!?! Very friendly staff. Quick service. Food is always yummy. Great cup of coffee. Decent prices.

Thank Jason K
Yorktown, Virginia
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162 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2016

Very nice flat bread sandwich of ham, chicken & Swiss, along with bistro french onion soup. While the preparation was quick and the quality was quite good, the cashier wasn't the most hospitable in the world

Thank Rsnic

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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
Families with children, Dining on a budget
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: (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?