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Panera Bakery Cafe

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901 Howe Ave., Sacramento, CA
+1 916-568-6400
06:00 - 21:00
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Sun 07:00 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 06:00 - 21:00
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West Sacramento, California
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66 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friendly order takers, excellent food, fast service and typical Panera comfortable ambiance. Try the cheese and broccoli soup. It's great!

Thank chucktodd75
Elk Grove, California
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102 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

We stopped by Panera to grab some cinnamon bagels after lunch today. Service was excellent and the bagels were fresh. Hazelnut Cream Cheese was sinfully delicious on the Cinnamon Crunch bagels toasted...Panera Bread never lets me down for a quick sandwich or salad. Everything is so fresh.

Thank LindaM1957
Sacramento, California
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231 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

Visited our neighborhood Panera bread store and had forgotten how many choices we had since we last were there several years ago. Lots of sandwich choices along with salads and soups. Interior was very welcoming with lots of tables, booths and even some comfy chairs next to a flre place, which will be inviting come winter.

Thank chaslin19
Olympia, Washington
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100 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

The service is fast, lots of room, just a good place to get lunch! Parking can get tight if you do not get there before the lunch rush.

Thank onemarcat
Fair Oaks, California
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447 reviews
339 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

The staff there is very nice, and the jalapeno cheddar bagels are outstanding! It's weird that you can only enter through the front doors, but other than that, it's a nice place to hang out. The staff comes around every once in awhile and offers free, hot cookies.

Thank kcdenman
Sacramento, California
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

Great food, services and good deals, especially if you have an email address...again, good food. I love the food

Thank joypeace916
Sacramento, California
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46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2015

very roomy, good place for conversation. excellent menu and awesome breads, sandwiches and soups. had turkey, bacon and avocado lunch.

Thank Richard T
Honolulu, Hawaii
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172 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2015 via mobile

I had never been to a Panera cafe but I will definitely add them to my list of food chain "winners." We were at the tail end of a week filled with rich gourmet dining and really didn't need a heavy meal. Panera's offering were perfect! Clean and tasty soups, salads and sandwiches. The baked goods were outstanding. Very personable... More 

Thank Paul O
Malibu, California
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169 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2015 via mobile

This review is just for the food. This was my first time here and my last. Everyone loves this places but I did not care for it. The restaurant itself is very clean and the workers are very friendly. I ordered a French onion soup and half steak and white cheddar sandwich. The soup was good ( boxed) but the... More 

Thank rshaneel
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53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2015 via mobile

We've been visiting this particular Panera Bread location for about 5 years now. While not particularly outstanding in any singular feature, its longevity on our regular restaurant circuit testifies to its consistently well above average food and customer service. Located adjacent to the American River bicycle trail, about a mile from Cal State University Sacramento, and 3 doors down from... More 

Thank Greg B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Cafe, Soups
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
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: 901 Howe Ave., Sacramento, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sacramento
  • Phone Number: +1 916-568-6400

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