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Panera Bread

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309 S Duff Ave, Ames, IA 50010
+1 515-956-4580
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07:00 - 21:00
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Sun 07:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 06:00 - 21:00
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Iowa
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52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

I stop often for breakfast and coffee. I love their light roast but it's almost always out between 8:30-9am. Sadly, when you tell an employee it often seems to be bother. Many times there will be a crowd around the coffee station just waiting to get their brew. The coffee station often seems dirty and very unkept. A little attention... More 

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Thank ElliottThompson
Des Moines, Iowa
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552 reviews
504 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

These are fabulous. Even better when hazelnut cream cheese is applied. A bit pricey, but well worth it for this bagel. Clean place, friendly staff. MarcyDiner tantrum scale of 5/5-no screaming kids.

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Thank init4keeps
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

I always love Panera's and this one was no different. I had the turkey chili and turkey cranberry panini. The food was great!

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Thank MiriLemon
Piracicaba, SP
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130 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

I used to frequently visited Panera bread with my wife when we were staying at riverbirch apartment from April 2013-August, 2013. The main reason behind our frequent bust was their delicious broccoli and cheddar soup. I used to think it's a pure vegetarian soup, but recently I discovered they use Chicken broth to make it. They have a nice variety... More 

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Thank sehgal01
Des Moines, Iowa
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

WE used to frequent Panera frequently even though it is pricey because they had great food. Now we never go there. The portions of soup have really shrunk and the sandwiches now are nothing special. Seems to be a place for upscale college girls to hang out. It used to be you couldn't find a parking spot. Now the lot... More 

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Thank constanttravelerrph
Denver, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

Im a University of Colorado cheerleader and our team stopped at this Panera Bread on our way to cheer camp in Wisconsin. They had such grace when about 70 people all swarmed in at once early in the morning. I left my wallet (with cash in it) in Iowa and the staff went out of their way to contact me... More 

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Thank bissanih
Ames, Iowa
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64 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

After being released from the hospital, my friends brought me this delicious soup, tasty tuna sandwich, and a super HARD bread that I could NOT bite into. Tore it apart to eat the soft part only; birds enjoyed the rest of the bread.

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Thank BETTY G
Des Moines, Iowa
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552 reviews
504 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

Friendly staff, clean. The cinnamon crunch bagels are wonderful. The broth bowls are very pricey. Marcydiner tantrum scale of 5/5-no screaming kids.

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Thank init4keeps
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

Shared a sandwich and salad with my wife. Was excellent. Fast service and great atmosphere for lunch.

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Thank Karen K
Ames, Iowa
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016

very disappointed in the delivery service. I tried to place a delivery order and the store refused a cash payment

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Soups
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 21:00
Monday
06:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 21:00
Thursday
06:00 - 21:00
Friday
06:00 - 21:00
Saturday
06:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 309 S Duff Ave, Ames, IA 50010
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Ames
  • Phone Number: +1 515-956-4580

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