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Panera Bread

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Prospect Ave, West Orange, NJ 07052
973-324-0310
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6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Seating, Takeout

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  • 6
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 1
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  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Comfort food but always running out of things

We like going to Panera because they have good soups and salads. They are usually solid in the consistency of the food. It seems every time we go they seem to run out of a particular bread or soup. The place is always busy. However, the one problem is there always seems to be at least 5 or 6... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Norjeff2
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West Orange, New Jersey
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West Orange, New Jersey
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190 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We like going to Panera because they have good soups and salads. They are usually solid in the consistency of the food. It seems every time we go they seem to run out of a particular bread or soup. The place is always busy. However, the one problem is there always seems to be at least 5 or 6 people... More 

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Thank Norjeff2
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499 reviews
271 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

I debated between wholefoods and this place so I choose panera because the menu is known and I wasn't sure what wholefoods would have overall. This place was cleaned, the guys that buzzed the tables are very busy but he even wiped down the tables and seats! Now that's money well worth. This place had an outdoor patio but it... More 

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Thank CecibelB
northern nj
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134 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Clean, good food, pleasant staff - it's great for when you want to eat alone, with friends, kids, etc. Just be careful - it does get crowded because it's so good. Oh, and they offer outside seating! If you go with kids, be sure to visit the pet store next store - if the kids are small enough, you can... More 

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Thank NjMoma2
Deep River, Connecticut
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131 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

This is conveniently located in a mall area, with an entrance on the outside. The employees were very good and got my order just right. It had been a while since I'd been to a Panera Bread, but there were not a lot of healthy options in the area. While it was very good, I did not find many vegetarian... More 

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NJ
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Panera is a good place to go if you are in this mall area. It is quick, convenient, and the food is good. I have been here often, and the staff is always friendly and competent. The choice is varied though not extensive, but there is a great deal of flexibility in what one can order. Combinations of two items... More 

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Thank exit148
Daytona Beach Florida
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129 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

It's Paneras! Consistant no matter the location.the food is served hot, cold, perfect. great location for the quick coffee, lunch, dinner...study location! WiFi is available, parking easy.

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Thank shop4u18
Archbald, Pennsylvania
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149 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Pfanera is always a good bet and this one didn't disappoint. My soup was nice and hot and our sandwiches were tasty with very fresh ingredients! Don't bother with any other restaurants in this location. Stop at Panera and have a nice lunch. You can even take your laptop in and work for a while. Nobody bothers you and the... More 

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Thank JMSArchbald
Edison, New Jersey, United States
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Very good service. There was always a line here but it goes really fast. I stopped here for breakfast on several occasions and the food was prepared fresh and hot. My only grip would be that the entrance is where they have the coffee and where the line to wait is at. This makes it difficult to know if someone... More 

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Thank Jeffrey G
Livingston nj
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304 reviews
270 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Coffee lovers unite against this Panera outlet's decision to substitute generic low cost artificial sweeteners for the brand names. They severely damage the taste of the excellent varieties of the coffee that Panera offers. I like this outlet and will return but I will bring my own sweeteners. Another diner stated that if they are substituting artificial sweeteners what else... More 

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Thank Richard S
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

I went to panera around 7 pm and I bought a cinnamon bagel I founded really good ,people say is expensive to buy in panera but probably is worth it the enviorment is clean, to use the bathroom you need to get a key or number code or other than that you can not use the bathroom, the place closes... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Prospect Ave, West Orange, NJ 07052
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  West Orange
  • Phone Number: 973-324-0310
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm

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