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Panera Bread

309 S Duff Ave, Ames, IA 50010
+1 515-956-4580
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good28%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“soup” (9 reviews)
“bread” (6 reviews)
“sandwich” (6 reviews)
Open Now
6:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
American, Cafe, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
309 S Duff Ave, Ames, IA 50010
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Reviewed 17 October 2017

This is a great place for breakfast or lunch with your wife or girlfriend the food is good nice atmosphere. especially by the fireplace.

Thank Charles N
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

I just moved ames, been here a few times and two days in they have messed up on my order. Two days in a row they were out of apple chips. They need install kiosks to help with long lines that form. You will want...More

Thank Pjm3000
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

You know, it’s Panera. Fast service and lots of seating. But I’ve been to better Panera’s and I’ve never been overly impressed by the value for the money. $5 for a cup at best of Mac and Cheese. There are better options nearby.

Thank Rpod-lady
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

We came here for breakfast on a Sunday morning. You have to get here very early to get one of the four kinds of soufflé. The bacon and spinach was very good. Friendly staff. Clean place. Very family friendly. A bit pricey. Very good food....More

Thank init4keeps
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

Panera never disappoints- and this is the go-to option if you want a salad. Plus with their clean food menu, it is a company that cares. This location has a great, friendly staff that greets you with big smiles. And it is always fun to...More

Thank MissyBunch
Reviewed 17 August 2017

I started going with my wife for lunch. It was a little pricy but got a good solid lunch. Very tasty. Over the years they cheapened up the lunch. The portions got smaller and the quality got less. When I started there you had to...More

Thank constanttravelerrph
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

I was in town for my first class at Iowa State and Geoff, who works in catering saw me lost and wandering around campus and gave me good advice about using Cy-rides to get to my class on time. Two days later a classmate and...More

Thank Sheri S
Reviewed 22 April 2017

It is called a "bread" place but has great soups, soufflés and a very diverse menu. This is a good alternative to a fast food place for breakfast (my favorite), lunch or dinner if all you need is soup or a sandwich. The offerings tend...More

Thank Robert N
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

Clean place. Friendly staff. A bit pricey, but these are the best bear claws that I have had. Flaky pastry and plenty of almond paste filling. And fresh. Not a long wait for the pastry counter today at 3:30 pm. Marcydiner tantrum scale of 5/5-no...More

Thank init4keeps
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Panera has two redeeming qualities - the baguettes and the cookies. Everything else is cr*p. First, it's always dirty. I don't mean just tables that just need to be wiped (they need a good scrubbing) but it's that level of longterm grubbiness of fingerprints, grease,...More

Thank bugs4cy
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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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