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Panera Bread

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161 Main St, Hoover, AL 35244-5060
+1 205-402-0023
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Ocean Springs, Mississippi
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37 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Panera is a healthy choice that has a consistency you can count on. This location is no different. Bread bowls, soups, sandwhiches all are satisfying. I will say, if you are used to stuffing yourself at every meal, you may want to order extra which can get pricey here. If you haven't eatin at one, this location will be a... More 

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Hoover, Alabama
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Panera Bread does a great job of serving high-quality fresh foods. The breads used to make their sandwiches are baked in-house each day and the salads are prepared as you order them. If you want a great quick breakfast grab a bagel and the staff will slice and toast it for you. Add a small container of cream cheese and... More 

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Bessemer, Alabama
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51 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Nicely-prepared items, freshest breads, soups, salads and sandwiches... a nice place to stop for a late afternoon lunch or hangout to catch-up with your laptop...

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Ooltewah, TN
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89 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

We eat at Panera a lot, and while traveling stopped in Hoover for breakfast.We found the most unfriendly clerk we have ever encountered. No 'Thank You', and no 'how can I help you'. IIt was place your order and move along. There was No check of our Panera Card where I'm sure there is a free oatmeal... When there was... More 

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Thank Billooltewah
Nauvoo, Alabama
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153 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Got two sandwiches to go , both tasted like they set for hours. But I saw them make it fresh, ingredients and bread had set out to long I guess. Chinese citrus salad was good. Turkey chili was over spicy. Usually this location is good but this visit was disappointing . If they could follow through with the same quality... More 

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Thank hiker6
Hueytown, Alabama
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

You won't find a better choice of deli sandwiches anywhere. Several selections of bread are cooked fresh daily. Many organic, very health items are offered. Soups are excellent, Deserts are absolutely highest quality and taste found in any regular bakery anywhere. Pleasant atmosphere. Free Wifi. Clean restrooms and very friendly and helpful employees.

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Thank menabo900
Huntsville, Alabama
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102 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2016

good salads, they also had a person in the dinning room cleaning tables. The layout of the dinning help lower the noise room. The staff was friendly

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Thank 1sonnybo
haleyville
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185 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2015

This panera has really good service. The manager was in the front the whole time making sure everything was going fast. Never been to one that the manager was helping out and trying make things run smoothly.

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Thank odieb5
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015 via mobile

Love the broccoli cheese soup, the chai tea lattes and the asiago bagels! Great for any time of day. Their app is phenomenal as well with Apple Pay. I just place my order, pay in the app, and pick up as I'm headed to the office. Two thumbs up!

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Thank Stacey H
Birmingham, Alabama
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67 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2015

This is one of my daughter's and my favorite places to grab lunch together on any given week. The food is consistently good and the staff is friendly. The orders are usually ready very quickly. I would have given 5 stars, but there are times when the tables have not been bussed in a timely way. This is generally due... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Soups, Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 161 Main St, Hoover, AL 35244-5060
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Hoover
  • Phone Number: +1 205-402-0023

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