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1348 Bison Ave, Newport Beach, CA 92660-9071
+1 949-721-8800
06:00 - 21:00
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Sun 07:00 - 20:00
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Sat 07:00 - 21:00
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

Well, I was trying to give Panera another chance but they all seem to have one thing in common, DIRTY. If I had been alone I would have asked for my money back, and left. I will never try another Panera. I have learned my lesson...

Thank Gail H
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142 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

I miss the Asian chicken salad--the new replacement isn't quite as refreshing (dressing has changed). Other standards are standard. This Panera has quick service, but the outdoor tables are on a semi-trafficked roadway and so not used very often.

Thank kimibar
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54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

Visited Panera bread for breakfast whilst staying in Newport Beach recently. The restaurant is clean and the staff are friendly. The food looked tempting and when it came it did not disappoint...all tasted great and the bread was to die for! Not too badly priced, tasted yummy...would definitely go again!

Thank Helen J
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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952 reviews
577 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 384 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

Love a Panera & this one suited us fine. Nice friendly service from a lovely girl. Good coffee selection & delicious Asiago cheese bagels. Ohhh it's good to be back.

Thank McAnnie1
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156 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2015

Casual dining . Needed a turkey sandwich and they have an excellent one...but $$. We spent close to $50 for 3 for a fairly light lunch and drinks. It was tasty and quick. Be careful what you order.

Thank Hyflyingbee
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77 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2014

Ok I never thought I would write a review about a big chain like Panera bread but my experience today could not go unheard. I must say Panera is never my best choice for lunch but it is conveniently located near work that we do go there from time to time. I agree with other reviewers the service at this... More 

Thank Expat-in-Schweiz
Newport Beach, California
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176 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2014

Panera is a good lunch place, with 'homemade' soups, salads and sandwiches, all with fresh bread. You can take alternatives to the bread (e.g. an apple) if you are doing low carb. There's a broad menu - my particular favorites are the tomato soup, the napa almond chicken salad sandwich and the caesar salad, all of which are yummy. This... More 

Thank Janae L
Newport Beach, California
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2012

Panera provides good basic foods (Sandwiches, Soups, Salads, etc.) at a reasonable price. I particularly love their soups and salads, but my wife likes their Panninis.

Thank LukeJB67
Newport Beach, California
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2012

Wait-staff look like sleep-walkers, and the speed of service is snail pace. Portions are small and expensive. Too many good places near Costa Mesa location to waste your time here.

Thank Tim W
Pismo Beach, California
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138 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2012

soups, salads, sandwiches done well. when you are in the mood, its predictably good

Thank Clemmie_11

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20
Cafe, Soups, American, Delicatessen
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats
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
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1348 Bison Ave, Newport Beach, CA 92660-9071
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-721-8800

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