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Panera Bread

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575 Grand Ave, Ste L100, San Marcos, CA 92078-1253
+1 760-591-0900
06:00 - 22:00
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San Marcos, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love Panera's soups and salads! I especially love all the salad choices they have in the summer! Although I haven't had many of the sandwiches I have had the turkey and cranberry with a bowl of chicken and rice soup this winter and it was delicious!

Thank Mary J
San Marcos, California
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948 reviews
395 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Met a friend here for lunch and it was delicious. They have some great sandwiches and I love their soups. Of course you have to take some bagels home when you go.

Thank csarchibald
San Marcos, California
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

I have always had a good feeling about Panera, product and service - but today, both were lagging. The tables being used mostly are tables with cushions seating and they were all unclean and not made ready for new customers - selection of food was fine and part of the product was ok - I personally asked three employess standing... More 

Thank terryhensley1
San Marcos, California
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

My husband and I really enjoy this restaurant. The food is always fresh and their bread is baked hourly! They have a good lunch menu and wonderful pastries.

Thank Diana T
Orange County, Ca
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465 reviews
401 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Thermos label said it was replaced at 12:40pm. Now 1:30pm coffee was slightly above warm when I got back to the car to drink it. Kinda upsetting but didn't want to go back in to complain. No time for that! All Panera's are untidy with pleasant staff.

Thank MominOC
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

I enjoy the small intimate interior and exterior depending on the weather. The service is super and they try to please for any specific requests.

Thank Terry H
Valley Center, California
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83 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

I always buy my bread from Panera Bread. It's consistently good and bread is always fresh and it's the closest thing to getting a loaf from back East. Their sandwiches and soups are great. Very tasty. Packed and loaded with deli meats and the crust is always crispy.

Thank TerriPerri
Gainesville, Florida
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127 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2015

Paneras are the same everywhere. This one was not clean and the staff were confused about the order. I thought it was an of day so went back -- same deal.

Thank Mansfjj
San Diego, California
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2015

The Cream of Chicken and Wild Rice Soup at Panera Bread is Sooo Good! It makes me wanna do the James Brown and yell," I feel good ddododododo! I knew that I would! Dodododododo! So good!" So good, I bought the creamy BOWL size from the Panera Bread - San Marcos last week. I'm still dreaming about it this week!... More 

Thank Marguerite M
San Marcos, California
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2014

We go to Panera once a week and are always amazed as to the friendliness of the staff and the tastiness of the food. Upon visiting neighboring Panera Restaurants, we can't help but compare them to the one in San Marcos. It is head and shoulders above the rest! Thank you for making our weekly visit a true delight...Lord willing,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Cafe, Soups
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 575 Grand Ave, Ste L100, San Marcos, CA 92078-1253
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Marcos
  • Phone Number: +1 760-591-0900

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