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Panera Bread

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8200 Transit Rd, Amherst, NY 14221-2820
+1 716-636-4705
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Lancaster, New York
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Panera focuses on high quality ingredients. For a quick food establishment, they are on the right track

Thank jewelsgold721
Buffalo, New York
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Great food choices for those not on diets and those on diets! My children love their bread soup bowls and so do I ! Great Panera card promotions and the deserts are Great!!!

Thank 92josephd
Grimsby, Canada
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298 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 455 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Always look for a Panera bread on shopping outings because the food is a step above fast food places. They advertise their commitment to providing tasty, quality food. We like the try 2 option where you can combine 2 of soup, salad or sandwich. I had a 1/2 sandwich and a salad and it was delicious and filling. The wait... More 

1 Thank happytravellor4
Lockport, New York
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99 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2016

Long Long lines at lunch time. Meal was delicious. A bit over priced however. Very slow to order my meal, Only two people working. When I am in Florida, they also have a kiosk with a computer so you can place your own order in the store. Also, they have outside magnetic pads on the tables so the server knows... More 

Thank Susan F
bonita springs fl
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313 reviews
250 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

The rolls, breads, soups and sandwiches are always consistently very good. A good stop for breakfast, lunch or just a snack

Thank bonitabuffalo
Buffalo, New York
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71 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2016

Panera has excellent breads, bagels and baked goods. There coffee is average, but they have a surprising variety on the menu. The Grilled Chicken Caesar was a standout for our group and the Roasted Turkey & Caramelized Kale Panini was a pleasant surprise. The service is expedient and always pleasant, and although technically "fast food" the quality and the value... More 

Thank Tony P
Buffalo, NY
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96 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2016

I eat here often, but you have to know how to order, or you'll wind up paying more than you intended! Bagels and breakfast sandwiches are good, but not a good value by the time you add coffee and maybe a pastry. The menu board is just confusing enough for many folks that they will not order correctly and wind... More 

Thank Barry D
Toronto, Canada
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121 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2016

Panera never disappoints. I have introduced so many people to this restaurant and they love it always! Great lunch menu that is healthy and filling!. You can choose soups, sandwiches do half sizes of each to make a meal. Great bagels, pastries. Great service. Can get very busy at lunch times! Great coffee!

Thank Ijustluv2travel
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2015

Panera is a great choice for healthy good food! and really great when traveling because you know what to expect before walking in the door.

Thank Ann B
Calgary, Canada
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175 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2015

We ordered a soup and the Italian sandwich along with the Thai salad. Great chicken noodle soup bowl and what a sandwich. Too much to have both. Large servings. Thai salad was excellent with good spicy dressing and lots of tasty chicken. Recommended.

Thank OpdCgy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Soups
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8200 Transit Rd, Amherst, NY 14221-2820
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Amherst
  • Phone Number: +1 716-636-4705

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