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Panera Bread

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5010 Council St NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402-2405
+1 319-393-2100
06:00 - 21:00
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Sun 07:00 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 06:00 - 21:00
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

So I frequent Panera approximately 3-6 to times a month. I travel a lot so I see many different Panera's. I love Panera. By FAR this is the worst Panera I have ever visited. Where to start... 20 minutes to order food when the lines were only 2 customers deep. Out of apple chip for Fuji Apple Salad, so substituted... More 

Thank Heather C
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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215 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is typically crazy packed. The food is very good. The atmosphere is a little hectic and the cost seems a little pricey for what you get; but, it is probably the right amount of food for what a person should eat. The staff is friendly and it is always very clean.

Thank kmbrown021393
Summerside, Canada
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164 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

...minimal cleaning is done to these booths daily. Cleaning the top of the table does not suffice for a busy restaurant like this. Grime in the corners of the booths, walls with cream cheese on them, etc.

Thank Brody T
Highland, Illinois
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

First and second visit, I was sort of perplexed by how things were done. I am still perplexed how you know which sandwiches are hot and which are cold. I thought I was ordering a cold sandwich and it turned out to be hot. It was somewhat tasteless. I liked it better when I ate it as a leftover cold.... More 

Thank Sher S
Marion, Iowa
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

I have been coming to this Panera since it opened. My sister even worked there when she was a young adult. The last two years or so it has steadily declined in, well, everything. It seems to be really poorly managed and is consistent in the issues. I normally don't review chains unless they are really bad or so much... More 

Thank mom2sassypants
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

I came here with my 4yr old daughter. She had never been to a Panera before so she had to ask alot of questions of the cashier. The cashier was very helpful, treated my daughter like any other guest and between them they arrived at a breakfast sandwich she would like. She also suggested a Chocolate Chip Muffin top which... More 

Thank Brian R
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45 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

We stayed at the La Quinta drove the few blocks to Panera Bread for a light supper. Fair price, good menu, fast and attentive service, easy parking, comfortable atmosphere. We had the soup and sandwich from the choice of two menu. The "adult" grilled cheese was very good. The pastry desserts were typically Panera delicious. We were not disappointed!

Thank Paul B
Palm Springs, California
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130 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

Stopped for a quick lunch. The salad was delicious. The cashier was the perfect person for the position. Friendly and listened to our order.

Thank FirstClass2C
Hastings, United Kingdom
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237 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

This is the first time we have used a Panera Bread and we will certainly go back again. It was 19:30 so very quick service. I love the 1/2 and 1/2 idea, means I could try two different items. We had the drink, chips and bakery item as well. Next time I wouldn't have the extras as the meal alone... More 

Thank Dearmans
Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP
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69 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016

The Panera Bread is a good place for a quick meal. Lunch or dinner will sure find a good option. They offer sandwiches, salads and soup. You can order soup on a Italian bread. They have also dessert options such as cookies. They offer also free WiFi.

Thank Lumi_Galadriel

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
American, Cafe, Soups
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
07:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5010 Council St NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402-2405
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Cedar Rapids
  • Phone Number: +1 319-393-2100

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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?