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Panera Bread

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1007 Bower Pkwy, Columbia, SC 29212-3705
+1 803-407-5773
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Columbia, South Carolina
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I became violently ill from their tuna sandwich which was the only thing I'd eaten that day. When I called to inform the manager I thought she had a bad batch of tuna, she smugly told me she'd had the tuna that day & it was perfectly fine. I doubt her veracity. Also, they do not have an area for... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've eaten here twice with family members. The first visit the counter clerk was very rude & also made a mistake with the order. Second & last visit same clerk, still rude. I became ill from the tuna & when notified the manager the next day was told smugly that she had had a tuna sandwich that same day with... More 

Thank artisansniche
Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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440 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 264 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Typical Panera Bread but that is a good thing. Fast service, good food, comfortable booths, clean toilets, free Wi-fi.

Thank George_and_Veronica
Columbia, Maryland
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476 reviews
334 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017

I went to Panera Bread for dinner while in the area for business. The restaurant is new and clean. The staff was friendly and it was quiet when I sat down (although it did pickup quite a bit). I had a green goddess salad and it was good. I especially like the pickled onions and avocado.

Thank TooOldtoRun
Leesville, South Carolina
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40 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

We went for lunch - as usual the food was good and service was excellent. Both of us ordered the Southwest Chicken Tortilla Bowl. Both of thought it was tasty with a good selection of ingredients, but contained a lot more broth than pictured. More soup than bowl. I thought it was overpriced given it was really a bowl of... More 

Thank RRphotos
Green Cove Springs
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147 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for soup, sandwich, salad. They have a terrific menu with wonderful bakery products and rich soups that warm you up on chilly day. The half and half deals (sandwich, soup or salad) are terrific.

Thank Thomas C
Royersford, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

The only reason we have returned to this particular Panera Bread is because it is the closest one; however, we definitely have not gotten the "Panera experience" from this storefront. The customer service is sub-par, the food is okay. We've routinely had wrong orders (today for instance our orders were not prepped to go, we had to ask). They also... More 

Thank Megan M
Bunde, The Netherlands
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119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

To-day, travelling from Savannah GA to Charlotte NC, we stopped for lunch at Panera Bread in Columbia SC. It isa nice restaurant with ample parking. The food and the service were very good.

Thank huringa
Chesterfield, Virginia
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Our experience wasn't very good. We were staying in a nearby hotel and wanted a late meal to take back to the room. We arrived about 8:30 p.m. and there were only a few customers in the store. I ordered from the Pick 2 special with 1/2 sandwich (steak and white cheddar) and 1/2 soup (broccoli & cheese) without checking... More 

Thank DiFromVA
Green Cove Springs
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147 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

Stopped in while out running errands for a great lunch. Tuna salad sandwich on rye with chips. Great salad and just the right amount/cost of food. Love this place. Also picked up a couple of gourmet bagels for my wife and I for tomorrow morning. A real treat.

Thank Thomas C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Soups, Delicatessen
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1007 Bower Pkwy, Columbia, SC 29212-3705
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 803-407-5773

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