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4150 Westown Pkwy Ste 202, West Des Moines, IA 50266-5901
+1 515-221-0888
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Des Moines, Iowa
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017

This is a wonderful place to get really fresh and healthy food. Their bagels are great especially the cinnamon crunch ones. There is a variety of pasta, soup, and sandwiches. The menus includes a lot of unusual sandwiches. There is also a bakery.

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Thank Gigi7810-4188
West Des Moines Iowa
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53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

We love Panera, now we order online tell them what time to pick -up and it's ready, nice. Love all their food, especially broccoli cheese soup!

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Thank littlefox14
Des Moines, IA
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253 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

We enjoy going here in the mornings every once in a while for a bagel breakfast sandwich. They were very shorthanded today. The person making the sandwich was rude. The egg comes with salt and pepper - we asked for extra because it can be bland and he didn't put any. The sparse bacon they use you could see through... More 

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Thank deegeegirl
Oskaloosa, Iowa
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100 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016

They have great sandwiches and soup combos with healthy side dishes available. The calorie counts are on the menu board and we really like that.

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Thank connie r
West Des Moines, Iowa
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2015

Loved the looks of the upstairs location. That is what drew be to their restaurant. Food as always was excellent. Soup nice and hot. Loves those cinnamon crunch bagels. Staff very nice.

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Thank EJ S
Saint Louis, Missouri
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259 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

Their food is very good. I order food from them for business luncheons in 5 states. It's like it all comes from the same kitchen!! This driver forgot the cookies, ah! He returned within 5 minutes with the cookies, YEA! Consistently good food and service. I will continue to trust them for my business lunch-and-learns. You should as well.

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Thank Geotreo
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2015 via mobile

One of the worse panera. From customer service to portion, to freshness I love panera but I'll not come back to this one location

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Thank Elias Sebastian F
Iowa
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66 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2015

Lots of choices for sandwiches and soups. They also have pasta and pastries! They have combinations like soup and sandwiches, bread bowls. You never feel rushed and in fact a lot of people bring their computers and work or play on them while they eat. Great for families too!

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Thank IowaOceanLover
Granada, Spain
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52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2014

Even though I have an aversion to chain restaurants (where everything is always the same), I like to go to Panera's because they have an option that is half a sandwich, half a salad/bowl of soup, an apple/chips, a drink, and with a dollar more a choice of pastry. This "half" option is comforting because I am not a big... More 

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Thank Pamela F
Des Moines, Iowa
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121 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2014

We arrived around 7:45-closing is 9:00- I order the "new flatbread" sandwich. They were out of all the flatbreads ! Now this is their new hot thing. I had it previously and really enjoyed it. The young girl taking our order admitted they were frequently out of the flatbreads this time of the evening- over an hour before closing. Clearly... More 

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Thank chance s

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4150 Westown Pkwy Ste 202, West Des Moines, IA 50266-5901
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  West Des Moines
  • Phone Number: +1 515-221-0888

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