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Panera Bread

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1007 Bower Pkwy, Columbia, SC 29212-3705
+1 803-407-5773
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Leesville, South Carolina
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40 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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 soup than bowl. I thought it was overpriced given it was really a bowl of... More 

Thank RRphotos
Green Cove Springs
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122 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for soup, sandwich, salad. They have a terrific menu with wonderful bakery products and rich soups that warm you up on chilly day. The half and half deals (sandwich, soup or salad) are terrific.

Thank Thomas C
Royersford, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

The only reason we have returned to this particular Panera Bread is because it is the closest one; however, we definitely have not gotten the "Panera experience" from this storefront. The customer service is sub-par, the food is okay. We've routinely had wrong orders (today for instance our orders were not prepped to go, we had to ask). They also... More 

Thank Megan M
Bunde, The Netherlands
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288 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

To-day, travelling from Savannah GA to Charlotte NC, we stopped for lunch at Panera Bread in Columbia SC. It isa nice restaurant with ample parking. The food and the service were very good.

Thank huringa
Chesterfield, Virginia
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Our experience wasn't very good. We were staying in a nearby hotel and wanted a late meal to take back to the room. We arrived about 8:30 p.m. and there were only a few customers in the store. I ordered from the Pick 2 special with 1/2 sandwich (steak and white cheddar) and 1/2 soup (broccoli & cheese) without checking... More 

Thank DiFromVA
Green Cove Springs
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122 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

Stopped in while out running errands for a great lunch. Tuna salad sandwich on rye with chips. Great salad and just the right amount/cost of food. Love this place. Also picked up a couple of gourmet bagels for my wife and I for tomorrow morning. A real treat.

Thank Thomas C
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

I had no idea they have pasta. Was very good. We had the cheese tortellini. The bread that came with not is awesome!!

Thank yellowminiaz
Charlotte, North Carolina
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106 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016

Panera Bread Co. had done a great job of providing consistent fare nationally--a great cookie-cutter franchise that's usually a pleasure to stop at, and I've had my share over the last ten years. Dropped by this franchise at 9:15 p.m. on a FRIDAY night to get coffee and pastries as a post-theater outing with other guests. No staff at the... More 

Thank Art W
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118 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

My family and I have lunch here often. I believe they have some healthy choices and its relatively clean on the dining area.

Thank Tony T
Lexington, South Carolina
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308 reviews
252 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2015

we had not been to Panera bread for a few months but stoppe din on impulse. My wife tried the new Turkey and apple sandwich and I had a half of the same with fall squash soup. it was surprisingly good. The staff was more with it than last time and service was good and the restaurant clean and neat.

Thank Edward S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Soups, Delicatessen
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Location and Contact Information
  • 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?