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Panera Bread

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Prospect Ave, West Orange, NJ 07052
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hackettstown, New Jersey
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100 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a special one because the service is the quickest I've seen. The food is always good, like every one. This is a good spot for meetings or if you want to be alone. It has always be empty when I go, but I can't say that it will be empty.

Thank cupcakegenius
Livingston nj
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353 reviews
316 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016 via mobile

This is a very well run Panera!!! The manager many times is in the area where customers wait to offer and subsequently pick up their food. The sandwich that we had seemed to be a bit better than those we have had at other locations. The parking is easy. The restaurant has been updated and is well maintained and clean.... More 

Thank Richard S
Burlington, New Jersey
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016

Keep it going Panera good soup and sandwiches,visited with a coworker and found a warm clean restaurant really enjoyed the broccoli and cheese soup and tHe turkey and cheese

Thank John G
West Orange, New Jersey
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257 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2016 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 

Thank Norjeff2
New York City, New York
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542 reviews
296 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 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 

Thank CecibelB
northern nj
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134 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 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 

Thank NjMoma2
Deep River, Connecticut
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132 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 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 

Thank cable_consultant
West Orange, New Jersey
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97 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 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 

Thank ddaborn
Daytona Beach Florida
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132 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 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.

Thank shop4u18
Archbald, Pennsylvania
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174 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 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 

Thank JMSArchbald

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Soups, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Prospect Ave, West Orange, NJ 07052
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  West Orange
  • Phone Number: 973-324-0310

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