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Panera Bread

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343 Gorham Rd, South Portland, ME 04106-2304
+1 207-780-1212
06:00 - 20:00
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Sun 06:00 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 06:00 - 21:00
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Falmouth, Maine
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

The food is tasty and consistent. The staff is friendly and helpful. The noise is a bit loud so, if you are looking for something more intimate, you will need to go elsewhere. Overall good value for good food.

Thank cwernig51
Winterport, Maine
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Staff is great, helpful, friendly. Food is always fresh and so good! Location is perfect. Lots of parking. Always a great place to eat when in South Portland.

Thank J M
Cumberland Center, Maine
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 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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131 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
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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169 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
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
Falmouth, Maine
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 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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58 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
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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95 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 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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125 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
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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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 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

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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
American, Soups, Cafe, Delicatessen
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?