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Panera Bread

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208 Greenbriar Dr, Normal, Bloomington-Normal, IL 61761-2277
+1 309-454-8666
06:00 - 21:00
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Danvers, Illinois
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55 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

The food here was very good until they changed the menu and took most of the good sandwiches off of it. Parking is a nightmare the tables are always dirty and the restrooms even dirtier.

Thank Timothy G
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130 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

I am a fan of Panera and this restaurant compares to their other ones. Food is good and made fresh. I LOVE that you can order from their app to run in and pick up and you can order from your table as well to avoid standing in line. I also prefer ordering from the app because you can customize... More 

Thank TLH_mom_of_3
Bloomington-Normal, Illinois
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 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.

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

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

Thank Laura2016205
Atlanta, Georgia
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103 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
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.

Thank theedamamegrl
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

1 Thank ashleybrads
Hickory, North Carolina
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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.

Thank Ken A
Lexington, Massachusetts
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300 reviews
238 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 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 

Thank tedkirby
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92 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
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 

Thank Lipsticklady
Aurora, Illinois
Level Contributor
14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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 

Thank bigdog1IL

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$12
American, Cafe, Soups
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
07:00 - 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: 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?