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Panera Bread

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49 Long Wharf Mall, Newport, RI 02840-2906
+1 401-324-6800
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Owings, Maryland
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65 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I found the staff friendly and helpful. They assumed I did not have a Panera membership--I could have had a free You Pick Two, but I saved it. Not sure why some staff "forget" to ask. Let them validate your parking!

Thank Mobilmima
Hartford, Connecticut
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love Panera bread. Just got a sesame bagel and veggie cream cheese. No parking, unless you wanna pay. Located across street from the harbour.

Thank julee120
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Very busy place staff tried very hard to get everyone through line. I was there for lunch. Food and bakery up to the Panera standard that I know and trust while on the road. Just across from Marriott Newport.

Thank John N
Cypress, Texas, United States
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83 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

Panera is our "go to" restaurant whenever we travel, so we have tried lots of them!!! Sadly, this has to have been the worst one we have ever been to. No organization, long lines and some very rude staff. Lots of customer service training required here. Would recommend finding somewhere else to eat, at least for now!

Thank Joanne G
Ely, United Kingdom
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147 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

Had lunch here. Had chicken noodle soup in a bun. Delicious. Service was quite good even though there was a long queue. The tea was quite refreshing also.

Thank bunkerman
New York City, New York
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

I like Panera Bread food and this one is no exception: fresh, clean, mostly organic, and fast. The location is also very convenient, right next to the mall and tourist center. I tried a few of their salads and soups during my stay there, and they were all very good. Best fast food around.

Thank anna d
San Diego
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79 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

Of Course Panera is synonymous with "Fresh" but, when I dropped by, I was not expecting fresh lobster. Not on our Panera menu in California. Loved it!

Thank Beverlitza
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

Not only that line moved at turtle pace, there was only 1 cash register opened during lunch hour rush...Terrible...

Thank Karina D
Middletown, Connecticut
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53 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

We have gone to other Panera Bread locations but since we were in Newport and it was raining and it was close we ducked into Panera. It was slightly crowded and the line progressed extremely slowly NOT sure why?? We all basically had soup and a sandwich - pretty simple. 2 of us got our meals wquickly the 3rd a... More 

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815 reviews
253 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 320 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

The lobster roll was excellent. They guarantee 6oz of lobster and it comes with a free side. The roll was soft and fresh and a joy to eat.

Thank mouseHerts

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Cafe, Soups, Delicatessen
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 49 Long Wharf Mall, Newport, RI 02840-2906
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
  • Phone Number: +1 401-324-6800

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