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Panera Bread

5525 Merle Hay Rd Ste 100, Johnston, IA 50131-1445
+1 515-251-7733
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good46%
  • Average0%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“panini” (3 reviews)
“soups” (3 reviews)
“great food” (4 reviews)
Open Now
06:00 - 19:30All hours
American, Soups, Delicatessen
5525 Merle Hay Rd Ste 100, Johnston, IA 50131-1445
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Reviews (26)
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1 - 10 of 26 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located about a mile north of I-35 on the northwest side of Des Moines. Newer looking building, lots of parking in the shared lot. I came for a late dinner around 7 pm on a Thursday. The place was about 20% occupied with customers. Only...More

Thank William J
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

You have many options that are delicious. Their coffe is great and the place is inviting. A must for breakfast.

Thank jayrodsan
Reviewed 15 February 2017

There's almost always a crowd filling the booths and tables. Many types of pastry are available. Tasteless, as far as I think.

Thank IgorIowa
Reviewed 9 February 2017

The Johnston Panera is a regular in our breakfast rotation. The interior always appears neat and we have always had great service. Since our primary reason for visiting is breakfast, I cannot comment on the other menu items but the bakery products and breakfast sandwiches...More

Thank 114bruceb
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Always a favorite, this restaurant maintains high quality standards and is a good stop, day or night.

Thank Jane W
Reviewed 13 October 2016

The staff and food at Panera in Johnston Iowa are Awesome. The food is well prepared and tasty. The staff are professional and helpful! Love it there!

Thank Kris R
Reviewed 10 August 2016

One of the best Panera Bread Restaurants we've ever been too! The service was spectacular! The food was better than we've ever had at any Panera Bread! Just a spectacular place to visit!

Thank Alvin H
Reviewed 20 July 2016

First time at this location, it was a stop on the route from Chicago to Iowa to visit family. Great place for a meal that hits the spot when traveling. The soup and sandwiches always are freah and satisfying. Love the fresh baked cookies, especially...More

Thank tenisheat2016
Reviewed 15 June 2016

we have eaten at Panera Bread locations in many states. On this trip we were on I80 headed west and did not want to stop at a burger joint. We saw the sign for it and drove maybe 1/2 mile north to this location. We...More

Thank Ted F
Reviewed 23 May 2016

Love Panera's Rapid Pickup. Fix experience had some bugs but will figure it out. This Panera is easy on/off I-80. Order was ready for pickup on time. One of two sandwiches wasn't prepped properly but we survived.

Thank TumbleweedandCactus
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 19:30
06:00 - 19:30
06:00 - 19:30
06:00 - 19:30
06:00 - 19:30
06:00 - 19:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5525 Merle Hay Rd Ste 100, Johnston, IA 50131-1445
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Johnston
  • Phone Number: +1 515-251-7733
  • E-mail
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