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Panera Bread

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6589 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34231-4827
+1 941-924-0800
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Exton, PA
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103 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food is decent, but they are too expensive for what you get. I'm on a tight budget these days, so I tried to save some money this time. I knew I'd be to busy to have lunch, so I ordered 2 bagels ONE 1 oz. container of light cream cheese, and a medium unsweetened iced tea. It came to... More 

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Thank bimmerfun
Sarasota, Florida
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85 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is too bad when one of your favorite places goes bad. I did a review for this place about two months ago. It was not good so we thought we would give it another chance. This afternoon we went there for bagels and coffee and iced tea. It was about three or so. The bagels were both old and... More 

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Thank Donald T
Trisha J, Public Relations Manager at Panera Bread, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback, it has been forwarded on to the Management team. More 

Sarasota, Florida
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113 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Just returned from lunch at this location and I was very pleased to see the new menu items and the delightful lady that kept the dining room spotless. She was so pleasant and efficient that her presence made me want to return soon. They have a new selection of beverages and beautiful plates and bowls.

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Thank bigbear65
Rome
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Spent month of March on Siesta Key and would go to Panara each day for coffee. The lines were long and 50% of the time they were out of coffee, and they were so slow replacing the empty pots! Just about every day I would ask for a large coffee and they would hand me a medium cup. They would... More 

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Thank G D
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247 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 268 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Panara Bread's coffee is pretty good buy, it's not good enough to justify the prices they're charging. They are even more expensive than a nearby coffee specialty store. No deal.

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Thank Dan K
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 March 2017

I travel for work and always look for a Panera when I am away from home. I like the food and the environment. On Wednesday, March 8 I went with a friend for a quick bite after work at my local Panera on Tamiami Trail and Bahia Vista in Sarasota There were 7 students from the high school across the... More 

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Thank George W
Sarasota, Florida
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206 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

It's crowded enough during the regular part of the year, snowbird season: just get there early. There are regulars who greet each other and meet frequently for breakfast and lunch.  My wife is a fan of the quiches, pardon me, baked egg soufflés, especially the following: spinach and bacon, spinach and artichoke.  They were doing one seasoned with sofrito for... More 

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Thank pensman
Benton, Kentucky
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Breakfast at Panera's in February have a special where you get one free bagel if you are a member! Lucky us - we love bagels and especially Panera's. Hazelnut cream cheese makes a great topping.

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Thank Joanne A
venice, Fl
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234 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Panera bread is always a good and safe choice for good fresh food. We were a party of 2 in for lunch.I had the chicken tortilla soup bowl,as did my husband. First , it is really big and has some interesting ingredients. It was Really good. They always offer some choices as sides, chips, or apple,or bread. The place is... More 

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Thank rmthom
Port Sanilac, Michigan
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Have been to this restaurant many times. Never been disappointed. Fresh breads, soups and salads. Great sandwiches. Pick two a good value.

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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    Atmosphere
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Soups
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6589 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34231-4827
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-924-0800
Description
We are bakers of bread. We are fresh from the oven.
We are a symbol of warmth and welcome. We are a simple pleasure, honest and genuine. We are a life story told over dinner. We are a long lunch with an old friend. We are your weekday morning ritual. We are the kindest gesture of neighbors. We are home. We are family. We are friends.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?