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Panera Bread

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1214 Farmington Ave, Bristol, CT 06010-4714
+1 860-585-2501
08:00 - 20:00
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160 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Love to go to Panera when the weather is cold for their Broccoli Cheese soup! This location has a bit different menu than my local Panera but it was still good. Staff was fun and friendly while we took forever to order. Food was fresh and hot like always. Restaurant is a busy one and seating can be a challenge... More 

Thank jguifarro
Anderson, Indiana
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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

We love Panera generally, but the last couple of times we have eaten at this location we have been disappointed. The staff is friendly but careless when filling your order, so be sure to check it especially if you are getting carryout. This is the closest Panera to where we live, so I imagine we will still visit it from... More 

Thank Cheryl W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

You can't beat Panera for healthy and tasty food - whether you are in a hurry or have time to relax. I really enjoyed the Thai Chicken Broth bowl. It was only 290 calories but very filling!

Thank Terry S
Bristol, Connecticut
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2016

Great sandwiches, seems like people go there just for the WiFi...I'll return and bring my Iphone 6s just so I can feel a part of the gang...

Thank Ron C
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222 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2015 via mobile

Everything is always chaotic and people behind the counter are always running around practically bumping into each other. When the place gets busy they don't hide their stress or worry. They look around as if they have never worked at panera before. I would only come here if it's before 2pm

Thank Leahb1089
Bristol, Virginia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015

I love Panera!!! I go there about 3 times a week- for breakfast, lunch and even dinner. All the dishes I've had so far have been amazing!

Thank PaigeVRoy
United Kingdom
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101 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015

When I visit my parents in Bristol, my father and I go for coffee and dessert here on some evenings. He likes the people-watching and there are plenty of places where you can sit and have a nice chat. We like the strawberry rhubarb loaf. Don't know if they offer it at every location, but it certainly is good here... More 

Thank Julietta D
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222 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2015 via mobile

Their food is average nothing spectacular. They are always busy and always seem rushed. The workers behind the counter always come off as bland or miserable don't get me wrong I don't mind as I could never work in fast food. Some customers can be brutal! Their bread though is ALWAYS fresh and fluffy so buying bread 5 stars

Thank Leahb1089
Hartford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2013

If you like eating and looking a strange characters, the non-threatening and amusing types, then Panera is your place to drop by and have a sandwich and coffee. Nothing bad to say here. It is amusing and we like to pop in now and then.

Thank Blackhawkjxx7
Bristol, Connecticut
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102 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2013 via mobile

I like the food for Bristol its not a place you'd expect to see. So I'm happy to see better quality fast foods. Soups are good. Salads are consistently fresh. Coffee is good. I like their breads but often when you order stuff to go they leave out an item or two. Last week it was an $8 loaf of... More 

Thank Jody18

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Soups, Delicatessen
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1214 Farmington Ave, Bristol, CT 06010-4714
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: +1 860-585-2501

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