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Panera Bread

540 E Betteravia Rd, Santa Maria, CA 93454-8808
+1 805-349-9800
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible11%
3 Oct 2017
“2017 California Visit”
14 Jul 2017
“Food Quality, Freshness & Portions = Meh”
Closed Now
American, Soups, Cafe
$$ - $$$
540 E Betteravia Rd, Santa Maria, CA 93454-8808
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Reviewed 4 October 2017

We went to Panera's for lunch while on vacation in California. The staff were very helpful because it was our first time in a Panera Bread restaurant. The meal was very good but a little pricey I thought. Restaurant was very clean and a huge...More

Thank Perry G
Reviewed 15 July 2017

Busy, overpriced food for the portion and not fresh. Placed an online order at 9am, and when I arrived my food was just left out in the lobby for anyone to grab or go through. Tried to use their app with a $3 off coupon...More

Thank modcase
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Went there with my grown daughter for a little mother daughter time. Bought gift cards with bonus cards and they had so much trouble with the transaction, giving us the bonus cards, they gave us a small coffee. It took 4 transactions to get it...More

Thank Benjamin C
Reviewed 27 November 2016

Panera is a great place for breakfast. This location excelled on their friendly and efficient staff. Although the line was long it took only a few minutes to order and receive my food.

Thank COatheart2258
Reviewed 18 October 2016

I have visited this restaurant several times and it's been ok, but my last visit was very disappointing. All coffee dispensers and hot water dispenser were empty and slow to be filled. We were given plastic utensils, but some other customers with stainless, which indicates...More

Thank Barbara M
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

I came here on an afternoon after work. There's a good array of menu options and I had the macaroni and one of the soups. The food came out pretty quickly but the table was filthy. As I looked around it appeared that there were...More

Thank Alisha D
Reviewed 26 September 2016

I am not all that impressed with Panera Bread. This is the fifth one I've eaten at and I find them to be overpriced and the food hasn't been great. The blueberry muffin was okay.

Thank SylRickTraveler
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Same great food that we are used to from Panera bread. They also have a great well stocked bakery serving everything from danish's, bagels, muffins, breads, and cookies. They make some very good sandwiches, although I think they are a bit pricey for what you...More

Thank RandyNewton
Reviewed 7 August 2016

Very happy to be able to order natural and organic food with good flavor and good prices. Everyone ordered something different and all were happy.

Thank arises
Reviewed 1 August 2016

I use to love to go to panera's always so clean and good service. I went with my mom and you only could pay cash,the dinning area was dirty,they didn't have certain things for the salad (ran out).The bench cushions need to be replaced they...More

Thank slgomez508
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 540 E Betteravia Rd, Santa Maria, CA 93454-8808
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Maria
  • Phone Number: +1 805-349-9800
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