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Panera Bread

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148 South Allen St, State College, PA
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State College, Pennsylvania, Usa
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Very good sandwiches, soups and salads. Student friendly and great for a quick lunch. Excellent baked goods and deserts.

Thank Emma T
Columbus, Ohio
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227 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Panera here was very good, as usual. Parking at state college is a little tricky but there is a pay lot across the street.

Thank AroundNAround
Woodward, Pennsylvania
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106 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Had coffee there twice last week. Always hot and fresh. However, reading another review I can also relate to one of the coffee pots being empty. And this was mid-morning.

Thank Mark B
State College, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

I was lucky to win a free bagel a day for the month of august. I went here and to the one on atherton I wasalways treated nicely greated with a smile and told congratulations on my free bagel

Thank mamadukesruns
State College, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

To be honest, I have always had problems with Panera. The ordering process seemed disorganized and chaotic. Do I have to wait in this line if I just want coffee? Where do I stand once I have ordered and have my buzzer? The system just isn't good, and it really isn't worth the hassle. But, this morning, I was asked... More 

Thank Cynthia H
State College, Pennsylvania
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281 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Always enjoy eating here or just enjoying a good cup of coffee and their atmosphere. Am enjoying some of the menu changes and glad to see the cakes and cookies and bagels haven't changed much!

Thank Pam S
Havertown, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Busy but clean for PSU move-in weekend. They were efficient about moving the line along, even though it was out the door. Ordered two simple sandwiches, Turkey Bacon Bravo and Chicken, Ham & Swiss Flatbread (Bravo had to substitute a bread type because the tomato-basil bread was 86'd) and a full order of mac&cheese. one small, one large drink $31.87.... More 

Thank rsimonson31
Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Panera Bread is the place that you can dine in every day and in every timing, morning, afternoon and evening. The selection of sandwiches, soup, desserts, coffee and tea are suitable for all ages. Nice and comfortable seating, quite surrounding, nice staff.

Thank bluewave4444
Bellefonte, Pennsylvania
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204 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

Panera's always have good, fresh sandwiches and soups. This one is at a good location in that most people can walk to it from downtown or on campus. If you have to drive, you can usually find a spot in the lot across the street or even on the street but it can be hectic.

Thank Electraglide2005
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

Panera is fairly consistent in terms of the quality of the food, service, and presentation and this location fit this description. Sandwich was great, however if you're taking it to go and are not "into" pickles, ask them not to include it. I only remembered it after it was packed to go and was told there was a layer of... More 

Thank Beetlemom12

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Soups
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 148 South Allen St, State College, PA
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  State College
  • Phone Number: 814-867-8883

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