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Panera Bread

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3416 University Ave, Madison, WI 53705-2139
+1 608-442-9994
06:00 - 20:00
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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317 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

We were going to UW for a campus tour but arrived early. Since I hadn't eaten breakfast, we decided Panera was a good choice for a sandwich as I don't eat eggs. I got a ham sandwich. It was big and good. No complaints. Service was fast. My son was going to get a bagel, but we got the bakers... More 

Thank ScenicSights
Barneveld, Wisconsin
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95 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

This was my first visit to a Panera in a couple of years. It was always a favorite of mine, as franchise restaurants go. I went to Panera many times while living in Chicago. One usually (if you can believe the ad claims) did not have to worry about the freshness or sources of their menu items. And overall, except... More 

Thank savory-toothed-tiger
Darlington, Wisconsin
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148 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

The service was not unfriendly, but not really friendly. The sandwiches were okay, but not special. The macaroni and cheese was great but the portions were smaller than we expected. OK, I guess.

Thank Lori N
Reedsburg, Wisconsin
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354 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2015

I really like the breakfast but the sandwiches are great for lunch or dinner too. Super fresh and fast service.

Thank Slip213
Woodstock, IL
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97 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2015

Panera Bread has a healthy and wholesome image, so I thought I'd try and see if I could get a low fat vegan meal. It's a challenge. Most of the salads come with meat and/or cheese, but you can ask to have them left off. I asked for extra kale and spinach, but they were still pretty skimpy. The fat... More 

Thank HappyVeganTraveler
Madison, Alabama
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150 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2014 via mobile

This is my fourth visit to this place and the last two have been disappointing. No Spinach and Bacon Soufflé at Noon and a snotty answer about well you are too late. I have had them for lunch before but not here I guess. This time I wanted the Squash Soup with my flat bread sandwich and was told that... More 

Thank SheStampsAlot
Madison, Alabama
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126 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2014

Their new pita bread sandwich coupled with their Greek salad was more than I expected for a luncheon meal. Three of us ordered different combos and we were all delighted with our selections. I had no room to enjoy their fabulous bread so it came home with me to enjoy at dinner. Panera is dependable and the service is fast.... More 

Thank kitchenqueen76
Ottawa, Canada
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129 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Needed to grab a quick bite on my way to the Airport. Soup was tasty and generous. I am not going to lie, the Chelsea bun was delicious~

Thank Cottonelle
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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317 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2014

Panera is usually a sure bet. We enjoyed our meals as we usually do. Sometimes the soup bowl doesn't come as full as it could.

Thank ScenicSights
portage wi
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75 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2013

While I tend to avoid franchise restaurants, Panera is one exception. Their soup, salad and sandwich choices are always good and, of course, if you have room for a cookie or other item from the bakery, you won't be disappointed. The service is friendly and prompt and if you need to, you can hang out there for the afternoon and... More 

Thank kirchie

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Cafe, Soups
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3416 University Ave, Madison, WI 53705-2139
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-442-9994

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