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Panera Bread

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620 Northgate Mall, Cafe 4520, San Rafael, CA 37415-6925
+1 423-877-0223
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Fillmore, California
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155 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Came here to pick up sandwiches for the road and some cookies. Everything was consistent with other Panera Breads I've been to. Sandwiches were good. No complaints.

Thank JoeyDog
Wilbraham, Massachusetts
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47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

My friend and I stopped at Panera for a quick bite to eat. Both of us selected the half-sandwich/soup combo meals. I had a turkey sandwich and broccoli soup and my friend ordered tuna and black bean soup. We found our meals to be both filling and satisfying. I like the options that Panera offers with each meal - bread,... More 

Thank Peppersmom2015
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

It was a bit cold in the dining room but it was clean and friendly. The service was fast and friendly.

Thank Kippi D
San Rafael, California
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

Pandora is a comfortable, clean, convenient spot to stop for a meal. The salads are great and the baked goods yummy. The only reason I didn't rate it higher is a recent change of policy that uses buzzers and self pick up of food.

Thank nonsmokinglady
Singapore, Singapore
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365 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2015 via mobile

Our family - despite three young children - loves healthy food. Somehow the food at Panera always strikes us as healthy and wholesome - and even the kids love it. This outlet at the Northgate Mall is set off to a corner and may be hard to find. But it's worth the trip for some wholesome sandwiches and salads.

Thank Ulysses S
San Rafael
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2015

Nice salads, sandwiches and baked goods. We love their macaroni & cheese. The new noodle broth bowls are a little disappointing.

Thank K W
Tallahassee, Florida
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2014

I love the Fuji apple salad. I have tried others but I always go back to it. I like that you can add a dessert for $.99 with the purchase of a drink. When we were on a long trip 4yrs ago, their free Wifi helped us keep in touch. Some hotels charge extra for it. I often choose Panera... More 

Thank barbatravels
Petaluma, California
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42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2014

Heard a friend rave about Panera so decided to try. Had the Caesar Salad. The fellow behind the counter asked if I wanted bread, chips or something else with it and I went with bread. The salad was okay but bland. The lettuce was fresh, there wasn't enough dressing (and I don't overuse dressing) and the dressing wasn't impressive. Albeit,... More 

Thank Mariah C
Mayville, New York, United States
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97 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2014

my sister, mom and dad went to get pedicures and manicures at a nearby salon. I wasn't interested in having that done so I treated to myself to lunch at one of my favorite franchise restaurants-Panera. I had a delightful lunch!

Thank Francie C
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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149 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2014 via mobile

We love Panera! My husband and I go about once a week to get salad some soup and sandwiches it's close to our house. It's very convenient. What I love is that the quality is consistently good. You know what to expect every time you go. I don't normally get pastries there though because there's a Safeway grocery store in... More 

Thank megan0627

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Soups, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 620 Northgate Mall, Cafe 4520, San Rafael, CA 37415-6925
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marin County  >  San Rafael
  • Phone Number: +1 423-877-0223

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