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Panera Bread

€€ - €€€American, Cafe, Soups
1007 Bower Pkwy, Columbia, SC 29212-3705
+1 803-407-5773
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good38%
  • Average14%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible8%
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“soups” (7 reviews)
“sandwich” (8 reviews)
“white cheddar” (2 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Soups, Delicatessen
€€ - €€€
1007 Bower Pkwy, Columbia, SC 29212-3705
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had dinner at this Panera and we were surprised with the size of the servings and the quality. We go yo Panera Bread very often and this one has been probably the best of all. Our salads were bigger than other occasions and “juicy”....More

Thank SaraAntonLargo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went for lunch yesterday and had the ancient grains salad. They instead brought me the Asian salad. I took it up and explained that it was incorrect. They fixed my order and the ancient grains salad was very good. There was a stem on...More

Thank Linda G
Reviewed 2 August 2017

My husband and I stopped by the Panera Bread on Bower Pkwy in Columbia, SC this Monday. Service was fast, friendly & accurate. Abbie even took time to ask if we wanted any adjustments to the salads ordered. I had the Southwest Chili Chicken Salad...More

Thank LabCruiser
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

My husband and i stopped by Panera to get a bagel for breakfast as we were traveling through Kansas... all i needed was 2 everything bagels toasted with butter... sounds simple enough to order I a bagel store, right? Well obviously that was an extraordinary...More

Thank Alice-mom
Reviewed 27 April 2017

This review is NOT specifically about the Panera Bread in Columbia, S.C.- it is about the CORPORATE wide decision to reduce the quality of various products while retaining the price = increased corporate profits for Panera Bread. This cheapening has been verified by me in...More

1  Thank SkepticalConsumer
Reviewed 26 February 2017

I became violently ill from their tuna sandwich which was the only thing I'd eaten that day. When I called to inform the manager I thought she had a bad batch of tuna, she smugly told me she'd had the tuna that day & it...More

1  Thank anartisansniche
Reviewed 26 February 2017

I've eaten here twice with family members. The first visit the counter clerk was very rude & also made a mistake with the order. Second & last visit same clerk, still rude. I became ill from the tuna & when notified the manager the next...More

Thank artisansniche
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Typical Panera Bread but that is a good thing. Fast service, good food, comfortable booths, clean toilets, free Wi-fi.

Thank George_and_Veronica
Reviewed 20 February 2017

I went to Panera Bread for dinner while in the area for business. The restaurant is new and clean. The staff was friendly and it was quiet when I sat down (although it did pickup quite a bit). I had a green goddess salad and...More

Thank TooOldtoRun
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

We went for lunch - as usual the food was good and service was excellent. Both of us ordered the Southwest Chicken Tortilla Bowl. Both of thought it was tasty with a good selection of ingredients, but contained a lot more broth than pictured. More...More

1  Thank RRphotos
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
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  • Address: 1007 Bower Pkwy, Columbia, SC 29212-3705
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 803-407-5773
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