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Panera Bread

3911 Wards Rd, Lynchburg, VA 24502-3245
+1 434-385-1979
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good30%
  • Average20%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“baguette” (3 reviews)
“broccoli soup” (2 reviews)
“fast food” (2 reviews)
Open Now
6:30 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
American, Soups, Cafe
$$ - $$$
3911 Wards Rd, Lynchburg, VA 24502-3245
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1 - 10 of 47 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We jumped in for a quick morning coffee and snack. The place was clean, bright and pretty. Unfortunately they were training a new batch of employees that day. I remember working food service, and I'm very forgiving with new trainees, but the employees behind the...More

Thank Regan B
Reviewed 10 July 2017

I normally order the pick 2, with broccoli cheddar soup and a half sandwich. I have never been disappointed with the quality of their food. My spouse often orders a salad, which she enjoys. The staff is pleasant and professional.

Thank linwood276
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Last Friday my friend Alison took me out to eat at Panera Bread and while it's true it's just a fast casual chain I really enjoyed it and thought it was much better than any fast food option and nearly as good as a lot...More

Thank Lee N
Reviewed 29 April 2017

the wait is longer because the food is fresh and it's real food, not fast food. If they were to cut the wait time on the drivethrough, they'd have to increase staff and change the layout to have several stations in kitchen, there's no other...More

Thank Antoinette_Ricci
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

I love Panera. There is always something for the whole family. I have been to this one many times, and the only reason I'm not giving 5 stars is my service is usually slow whether they are packed or in the only person there.

Thank Amanda E
Reviewed 4 March 2017

We'd had a long day of travel, and it took way too long to get our order. It wasn't all that busy either. It seemed like the folks preparing the food were more interested in talking to each other than getting the orders ready. Food...More

Reviewed 9 January 2017

Panera is normally great for their sandwich and bakery options. We visited a couple in Lynchburg this visit. However the staff knowledge, response, care and service at this location was lacking for some reason. Not bad, but unfortunately I could not score them higher.

Thank bsayerspr
Reviewed 11 November 2016

Great food if your on the go or eating in, The food is very good, a very comfortable spot to eat, great variety of choices

Thank jdfan
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

My wife loves their baguettes and Greek Salad. We visit a couple times a month, when LU is not in session. When it is in session, it is very difficult to find seating. All the seats, tables and booths are mostly taken up by students....More

Thank ottoabc
Reviewed 15 August 2016

We mostly eat b'fasts at Panera, but our grand kids wanted to eat lunch here, because they really like the kids meal... Mac & Cheese with some real cheese)with chips and chocolate milk. The grownups... all went for half salads versus the full salad, which...More

Thank Hokie67
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3911 Wards Rd, Lynchburg, VA 24502-3245
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Lynchburg
  • Phone Number: +1 434-385-1979
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