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“Fresh Food, Dependable Service, Great Staff”
Review of Panera Bread Cafe

Panera Bread Cafe
Ranked #72 of 148 Restaurants in Boone
Cuisines: American, Cafe, Soups
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Blowing Rock, North Carolina
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126 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Fresh Food, Dependable Service, Great Staff”
Reviewed 27 March 2014

It was a cold and snowy spring day in the mountains and we went to Panera for hot soup and a sandwich. We got exactly what we expected, a hot and delicious cup of soup, a great grilled cheese sandwich, a wonderful cherry danish, and a very helpful and cheerful cashier. The restaurant is conveniently located in the Boone Mall. It is spotless and had very clean restrooms. The tables and booths are inviting. The staff are constantly cleaning and picking up any debris left behind. This is our fifth visit in two weeks and we have never been disappointed. The quality and freshness of the food and the cheerful staff make a visit here a real pleasure and raise this "chain restaurant" above the norm and worthy of an excellent rating!

  • Visited March 2014
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English first
Blowing Rock, North Carolina
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Breakfast”
Reviewed 2 September 2013

The breakfast food is AMAZING! We ate here at least once a week. The bathrooms are clean and the staff is always friendly.

Visited August 2013
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Boone, North Carolina
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Good”
Reviewed 26 July 2013

Never had a problem here with the food. Good food. Love the new shrimp salad roll.
Hard to find a clean table at times. Otherwise good.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank E P
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Atlanta
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138 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Good food, fair service”
Reviewed 8 July 2013

After we ordered, we had to go back to the cashier to ask for our pastry, and cups for drinks. We got neither after we paid.

Visited July 2013
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Thank MrsJAtlanta
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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54 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“What's not to like?”
Reviewed 17 May 2013

Sure, Panera is a chain (big one) and a lot of people come to the mountains to escape such city establishments, but Panera does what no other Boone restaurant does...have dependable, quality lunches that are a real value for the money. The key word is dependable....you can see the menu online befoe showing up, but who can go wrong with their soup and coffee? And bread. Their staff goes out of their way to make it feel like a family and local spot. Easy parking and wi-fi. What's not to like?

Visited May 2013
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Thank kate b
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