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Panera Bread

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540 E Betteravia Rd, Santa Maria, CA 93454-8808
+1 805-349-9800
07:00 - 21:00
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

Went there with my grown daughter for a little mother daughter time. Bought gift cards with bonus cards and they had so much trouble with the transaction, giving us the bonus cards, they gave us a small coffee. It took 4 transactions to get it right and 2 different "grown ups" to help. Gee thanks. They got my meal so... More 

Thank Benjamin C
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42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016

Panera is a great place for breakfast. This location excelled on their friendly and efficient staff. Although the line was long it took only a few minutes to order and receive my food.

Thank Iva V
Eagle, Idaho
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

I have visited this restaurant several times and it's been ok, but my last visit was very disappointing. All coffee dispensers and hot water dispenser were empty and slow to be filled. We were given plastic utensils, but some other customers with stainless, which indicates the bussing and dishwashing was not keeping up? Bakery items (we had scones, muffins, coffee... More 

Thank Barbara M
Atlanta, Georgia
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97 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

I came here on an afternoon after work. There's a good array of menu options and I had the macaroni and one of the soups. The food came out pretty quickly but the table was filthy. As I looked around it appeared that there were crumbs on other tables. But no biggie, I just wiped them off and sat down.... More 

Thank Alisha D
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250 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

I am not all that impressed with Panera Bread. This is the fifth one I've eaten at and I find them to be overpriced and the food hasn't been great. The blueberry muffin was okay.

Thank SylRickTraveler
Santa Maria, California
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Same great food that we are used to from Panera bread. They also have a great well stocked bakery serving everything from danish's, bagels, muffins, breads, and cookies. They make some very good sandwiches, although I think they are a bit pricey for what you get. They usually offer some very good soups as well.

Thank RandyNewton
san francisco
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118 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2016

Very happy to be able to order natural and organic food with good flavor and good prices. Everyone ordered something different and all were happy.

Thank arises
Santa Maria, California
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2 reviews
Reviewed 1 August 2016

I use to love to go to panera's always so clean and good service. I went with my mom and you only could pay cash,the dinning area was dirty,they didn't have certain things for the salad (ran out).The bench cushions need to be replaced they look dirty but it's just that they are all cracked.It just seemed dirty and inconvenient.I... More 

Thank slgomez508
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317 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

Close to the US-101 freeway, this location is in a outdoor strip mall. The place was clean and the service was good. No complaints, except for the extremely slow Wi-Fi (0.6 mbps down, 0.4 mbps up speeds). It's free, so you can't complain too much!

Thank cohoman
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

Every single time i come to this Panera they never have the bread my sandwich is supposed to be on. How do you not have a plethora of breads at 9am!!!??? Worst Panera i have ever been to and I Travel all the time and visit different Paneras this is by far the worst.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Soups
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 540 E Betteravia Rd, Santa Maria, CA 93454-8808
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Maria
  • Phone Number: +1 805-349-9800

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