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Panera Bread

309 S Duff Avenue, Ames, IA 50010
+1 515-956-4580
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good28%
  • Average19%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible9%
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“soups” (6 reviews)
“bread” (6 reviews)
“salad” (11 reviews)
Open Now
6:00 am - 9:00 pm Hours
American, Cafe, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
309 S Duff Avenue, Ames, IA 50010
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ames Panera got a new exterior- looks great! Panera never disappoints- and this is the go-to option if you want a salad. Plus with their clean food menu, it is a company that cares. This location has a great, friendly staff that greets you with...More

Thank Linda D
Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

Ok, its Panera. It's not a 5 star restuarant. It IS a place to get something different than a fast food joint. The positives.....bread bowl soups, fast, ample seating, fresh iced tea, great baked sweets and treats and some really fresh salads. The negatives....the grilled...More

Thank schees1
Reviewed 17 September 2018

I have always been a HUGE Panera bread fan... but this is the 2nd time that the bread at this one is hard as a rock ... inedible. They need to watch this and not sure it if it gets too hard.. or cooked incorrectly?

Thank John A
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

We visited at the end of the day, ordering a bagel pack and two pick two paninis and salads. I had to ask for my bagels to be put in bags, so they would stay fresh. Our salads had some lettuce that was turning brown,...More

Thank Nora O
Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

Here just before 7 am for breakfast soufflés, only one kind available. So that’s what we get. See pics. My receipt was placed on my plate. Never a good idea. Hand receipts to customers, please. The artichoke soufflé I got was ok. It would have...More

Thank init4keeps
Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

Their bear claws are pricey, but well worth it! Slow service quite a bit. We had a server walk away from the second checkout when there were easily 15+ people in line. Clean. Friendly staff. Family friendly. Bit pricey. Lot parking. Marcy’sDinerTantrumScale 5/5-no screaming kids....More

Thank init4keeps
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

The pastries are always fresh and delicious. The soups, salads, and sandwiches are great too. Lots of seating and you can order ahead when. You are in a hurry.

Thank CycloneIowa
Reviewed 18 October 2017

This is a great place for breakfast or lunch with your wife or girlfriend the food is good nice atmosphere. especially by the fireplace.

Thank Charles N
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

I just moved ames, been here a few times and two days in they have messed up on my order. Two days in a row they were out of apple chips. They need install kiosks to help with long lines that form. You will want...More

1  Thank Pjm3000
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

You know, it’s Panera. Fast service and lots of seating. But I’ve been to better Panera’s and I’ve never been overly impressed by the value for the money. $5 for a cup at best of Mac and Cheese. There are better options nearby.

1  Thank Rpod-lady
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 20
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 309 S Duff Avenue, Ames, IA 50010
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Ames
  • Phone Number: +1 515-956-4580
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From focusing on quality, clean ingredients to serving our food to you in a warm and welcoming environment, Panera Bread is committed to being an ally to our guests. That means crafting a menu of soups, salads and sandwiches that we are proud to feed our families. You don't have to compromise to eat well. Whether you want to come in and enjoy a coffee and our complimentary Wi-Fi , or order online using Rapid Pick-Up so you can grab something quickly, Panera Bread Ames is here with warmth and welcome. Panera Bread. Food as it should be.
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