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Panera Bread Cafe

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3550 S. Highway 528, Albuquerque, NM 87114
+1 505-860-2660
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69 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Stopped by a couple of times and got the 1/2 sandwich, 1/2 salad combo. Portions are large, food excellent. Every combo was different and all were delicious!

Thank Finediner17
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269 reviews
244 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 295 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Panera Bread reminds me of a Seinfeld episode. The bagels have no seasoning on the bottom half. Perhaps they could just sell bagel tops and give the bagel bottoms to a Food Bank. Please give us seasoning on the bagel bottoms or we'll start collecting your bagel bottoms for the poor and help them also protest. Thanks for reading. The... More 

Thank Bike-Chaplain
United States
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

This is only the second time I've been to a Panera spot. We were going to try the Safari Grill but it was closed and this was right across the parking lot. Customer service is good, pastries are okay, and the food is nothing spectacular. Will be content to wait another 10 years to eat at another, if chance happens... More 

Thank C W
Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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74 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Salads here are very fresh and tasty. They are generous in their portions as well. I always grab a loaf of fresh baked bread to take home.

Thank Tonya d
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343 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

Stopped in our way to somewhere else because we know the food will be good and the service attentive. We really like their combo of soup and sandwich. Keep up the good work, Panera.

Thank MarJan6861
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2015

After all the tv commercials, I guess I was expecting too much. The food was average and I wasn't crazy about the menu. It was crowded so the service was a little slow. I felt it was pricey for what you get.

1 Thank bkhmam
Parker, Colorado
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253 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2015

It was a disappointing visit as going to Panera Bread is like going to Grandma's. We were a couple and our order came to us scrambled with each getting something of the others order. The Frozen mocha turned up much later. Soups (Autumn Squash and Baked Potato) were excellent The French Baguettes were not fresh. I would suspect that they... More 

Thank fogsworld
Anchorage, Alaska
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2015

Our first visit included plastic in our soup bowl. Our second included mediocre at best sandwiches. So sad this used to be such a great place to go. (The management was superb...but the food not so much!)

Thank akreviewer2015
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2015

Excellent food and quick service. Very good dining inside the café or outside. Lemonade is specially good!

Thank Ester T
Tigard, Oregon
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679 reviews
471 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2015

You cannot go wrong by having lunch at a Panera. They have a variety of sandwiches, salads and soupls as well as a variety of breads. They are consistent from location to location. Both had the You Pick 2--one had the turkey bravo sandwish and the fuli apple salad and the other had the smokehouse turkey sandwish and the classic... More 


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Soups
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3550 S. Highway 528, Albuquerque, NM 87114
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Albuquerque
  • Phone Number: +1 505-860-2660

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