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Panera Bread

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4855 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919-5110
+1 865-450-1002
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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184 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went there last week on Friday for lunch. Always reliable. Had new sammy: tasty tuna salad on peppered focaccia accompanied by apple. Ate it so fast forgot to take pic of it!

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Thank Wayne C
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46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

This is a step above fast food. The soups and salads are really good. I have never had anything at a Panera that was not good. It offers a nice atmosphere and the prices are reasonable.

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Thank Harvey K
Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

I don't always review chain restaurants, but this one needs to be reviewed. My daughter and I stopped here(a chain we visit a LOT) on the way to see a movie. I ordered a sandwich and salad. I am taking my second or third bite and my daughter gives me this crazy look, "Dad there is a hair hanging out... More 

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Thank Robert J
Knoxville, Tennessee
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76 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

I had the frontega chicken panini it was pretty good. My wife got the modern greek salad with quinoa. Both meals were tasty. The best part was the cinnamon crunch scone. This is one of the best sweet items I have ever had.

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Thank joshuak889
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

I pick Panera because I have food allergies and have to be careful. This location was up to their standard. Service was quick and it was very clean. Great job!

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Thank Leigh Ann O
Cosby, Tennessee
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130 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016

We stopped in here for a late dinner and knew we could eat a smaller portion and get great food. We both had the flatbread sandwich- chicken, ham and swiss. We had a bowl of onion soup with it. Both were delicious. Yes, you know what you are getting here at Panera- and to me that means good, comfort food.... More 

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Thank grandmakatie
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

Whole menu is delicious. Bagels with cream cheese are my usual with coffee. From healthy choices to decadent, Panera has it covered. No cheap eats, but the care they put into each baked or prepared dish is worth it. Staff is very friendly and work hard to get orders out in a timely fashion. Free Wi-fi is a perk and... More 

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Thank Renee H
Knoxville, Tennessee
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458 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016

Panera does have good coffee, and you can refill it. The positives stop there. The food is average at best, and there are no options for dietary restrictions. Soups are bland. Ditto for the salads. They will never change anything due to the huge number of sheeple that pass through there on a daily basis. Service is nothing to write... More 

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Thank heyjudithz
Orange County, California
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62 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

At this point, having eaten at Panera in several states, I have to assume Panera maintains an impressively consistent quality of food from location to location. You go into a Panera, you order what you always do, and you leave feeling exactly like you expected to. No surprises, nothing out of the ordinary. Just typical food that fills you up... More 

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Thank Eric N
Knoxville, Tennessee
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18 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2015

This is the average run of the mill panera bread. Nothing extremely amazing but nothing terrible. My concern is every time I go to this location someone behind the counter is extremely sick and usually has a terrible cough. It's happened on multiple occasions with different employees. I don't even go here anymore because obviously management isn't sending home sick... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4855 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919-5110
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: +1 865-450-1002

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