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Panera Bread

) #51 of 146 Restaurants in Ames ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, Cafe, Soups
309 S Duff Ave, Ames, IA 50010
+1 515-956-4580
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good29%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible9%
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“soup” (9 reviews)
“sandwich” (6 reviews)
“clean place” (2 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Soups
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309 S Duff Ave, Ames, IA 50010
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Reviewed yesterday 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 1 week ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 23 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
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...More

1  Thank ElliottThompson
Reviewed 4 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.

Thank init4keeps
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!

Thank MiriLemon
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...More

Thank sehgal01
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 20
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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: 309 S Duff Ave, Ames, IA 50010
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Ames
  • Phone Number: +1 515-956-4580
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