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Panera Bread

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343 Gorham Rd, South Portland, ME 04106-2304
+1 207-780-1212
06:00 - 21:00
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Sun 06:00 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 06:00 - 21:00
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Cumberland Center, Maine
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Wow. I called Panera and ordered some food to go. When I got to Panera I had to wait a long time! When i finally got my food in a bag I realized they had only given us 2 food items, when we had ordered 4 things! One of the things wasn't even something we ordered! So I went back... More 

1 Thank f00dl0v3r666
Saco, Maine
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129 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Considering how busy this location is, the service is very good and surprisingly fast, even at lunch. I've been here a few times and everything has been fine each time.

Thank fortwilliams09
Rangeley, Maine
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141 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

The food at this chain never disappoints, and this locale is no exception. Although a Sunday, the place was very busy yet the staff was efficient and the food tasty. I love their Tomato Bisque and salads with kale and quinoa. Even on-the-road, this chain offers a satisfying and nutritious alternative to 'fast food.'

Thank DaisyDiva07
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106 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

If you want a coffee and a stop it is nice place to stop, and have a rest and enjoy a coffee, and a nice bun and a sandwiches, or panni.

Thank Robert D
Falmouth, Maine
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

I don't make a habit of eating at chain restaurants but this one makes tasty fresh food that never disappoints. The green goddess salad is so good, broccoli soup is good. French bread is even good.

Thank Rose G
Wolfeboro, New Hampshire
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55 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

The restaurant is immaculate and service was excellent. I am lactose intolerant and forgot to ask about milk in the squash soup before I purchased it. When it came to the table I discovered it contained milk, and I was given a replacement soup at no charge with no questions asked. Thanks for a great experience. The orange scone was... More 

Thank Linda M
St. Albert, Canada
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61 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

This is a sandwich place that is also a bakery. Be prepared for a lot of options. They offer many half portions so you can have soup/salad/sandwiches options just they way you crave it. They offer apples/chips/baguette with your meal. I ate the steak and arugula 1/2 sandwich with a full Thai soup bowl. The sandwich had a horseradish mayo... More 

Thank Patricia B
Fredericton, Canada
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122 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Ordered the Pick 2 salad and sandwich for 11.64$. I got the strawberry poppy chicken salad and the Napa almond sandwich and a baked chip bag. The salad was excellent, the sandwich and the chips was fine but won't order that again. I did the online pick-up order which works perfectly and really enjoyed that option. I strongly recommend that... More 

Thank savoiei
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40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Never again. Food was awful and there were ants everywhere in the dining area. If you're in the mood for panera I would drive a little bit further to a different location.

Thank Tori W
Moncton, Canada
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189 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

Your order is made fresh and you can have a full or half sandwich. Soups and salads are also available and you don't have to wait very long for your order. After your order is paid for you get a pager type so when your order is ready it goes off telling you to pick it up. Staff are friendly... More 

Thank Richard L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20
American, Soups, Cafe, Delicatessen
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:00 - 20:00
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: 343 Gorham Rd, South Portland, ME 04106-2304
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  South Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-780-1212

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Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?