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208 Greenbriar Dr, Normal, Bloomington-Normal, IL 61761-2277
+1 309-454-8666
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06:00 - 21:00
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Sun 07:00 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 06:00 - 21:00
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Bloomington-Normal, Illinois
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

While they do have a vegetarian sandwich and will leave meat and cheese off any sandwich or salad, they do not allow their staff to compensate a patron for doing so. The manager is great but his hands are tied.

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Thank Gretchen S
Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Good Panera. The food was as expected. Employees were friendly. They provide Good service. Is not far from the University.

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Thank Laura2016205
Atlanta, Georgia
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99 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Good panera. The food was as expected and the staff was good. They missed the cucumbers on my salad (not a big deal) and when it was noticed they apologized and quickly added them on. The bathrooms were clean and the tables were cleared.

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Thank theedamamegrl
IL
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2015 via mobile

This place is a disaster. Time and time again they mess up our order and continue to never put all ingredients on the sandwich, salad, you name it. I keep trying to go back and they continue to disappoint. Today I had three small slices of chicken, enough for a bite, missing cheese, tomato and lettuce. Not going back again.... More 

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Hickory, North Carolina
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2015

A one minute walk from Candlewood Suites. Employees, including managers and supervisors were friendly and provided good service. Not far from ISU campus and store gets real busy sometimes.

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Thank Ken A
Lexington, Massachusetts
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285 reviews
224 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015

Went here at 9 PM to get dinner. Staff sure seemed ready to go home. They were out of the main bread I wanted for sandwich. When I got piece of bread as a side, they just stuck it in the bag, no wrapping or anything around it. Thought that wasn't the most hygienic thing to do. Sandwich I did... More 

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Thank tedkirby
Illinois
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91 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2015 via mobile

I like paneras for breakfast. Think it's a little over priced for lunch. There are other options that are more authentic and better for a good light lunch. Potbelly's being one of them. For breakfast I get the coffee and have to put an half inch of hot water in it. It's just too strong for my taste. The bear... More 

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Thank Lipsticklady
Aurora, Illinois
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2015

Hard to get into based on a shared drive with some other establishments and then when you're there good luck finding parking spot let lone a table. Typical Panera, above average friendly staff, but the logistics to get there and in there are stressful. Must be the only one in town- it is surrounded by typical fast food fare which... More 

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Thank bigdog1IL
Lucas, Texas
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340 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2015

The breakfast sandwich on a bagel was excellent. However, the cinnamon roll was stale and dry. Not what you would expect out of Panera Bread. Coffee was excellent.

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Thank CoolPapaGreen
Omaha, Nebraska
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2015

This was an atypical Panera Bread experience. The line was very long and despite there being other staff members available, no other lines were opened. Several customers left the line out of frustration. I had nothing better to do so waited in line and the food did come out promptly and was as to be expected at a Panera Bread.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 12
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Soups
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 20:00
Monday
06:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 21:00
Thursday
06:00 - 21:00
Friday
06:00 - 21:00
Saturday
06:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 208 Greenbriar Dr, Normal, Bloomington-Normal, IL 61761-2277
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Bloomington-Normal  >  Normal
  • Phone Number: +1 309-454-8666

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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?