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Panera Bread

303 East 81st Avenue, Merrillville, IN 46410
+1 219-756-3550
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good51%
  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“sandwiches” (7 reviews)
“salad” (6 reviews)
“bread” (2 reviews)
Open Now
5:30 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Cafe, Soups
$$ - $$$
303 East 81st Avenue, Merrillville, IN 46410
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Reviewed 27 August 2018

Panera's have a great selection of sandwiches, salads and some pasta dishes. This restaurant was not very busy and was clean and fairly friendly. Many of the Panera's are putting pre-ordering kiosk's which are okay but pretty uninviting. The food is usually very consistent at...More

Thank sdamron2017
Reviewed 19 August 2018

I usually do a "U Pick 2", but on this visit, I ordered a full sized Thai Chicken Salad. It was so huge, I gave about 1/3 of it to my husband! It was as tasty as ever.

Thank Beth G
Reviewed 6 August 2018

I frequently went here when I was staying for business. They have electronic ordering so you don't have to wait in line at the register. They have fast service and great food. The forgot my bread once and gave me a free salad to compensate.

Thank Goodtime G
Reviewed 20 June 2018

I find Panera to be overpriced. Their sandwiches have the potential to be great, but they are very stingy with their meat!!

Thank DonnaRae37
Reviewed 27 March 2018

Pros: Tasty food, fresh, good portions, comfortable restaurant and pleasant staff Cons: waited 5 minutes to place an order; more staff are needed at the front counter. Yes, one could use the terminals to order ... but not at these prices. Expensive for two people...More

Thank Rob S
Reviewed 25 February 2018

This Panera location was a weekly stop for us. However, something changed and their food doesn't have the same taste to it. They boast about the "clean" ingredients. Perhaps that's it. Don't get me wrong. The food is still good and we visit occasionally but...More

Thank John B
Reviewed 30 January 2018

Stopped in after a business meeting to enjoy their "soup bowl" entrees. Chose French onion with a side and some coffee. Delicious as always. My friend had a magnificent salad and coffee. You can't go wrong no matter if you want breakfast or lunch. I...More

Thank Mary M
Reviewed 2 September 2017

Panera Bread is always a combination of good salads, tasty soups, and sandwiches that I no longer eat because I have to avoid bread.

Thank Peter A
Reviewed 23 June 2017

First place my then boyfriend took me on my first visit from Houston. WE have never stopped going...still our favorite place for Mexican food. Been there a zillion times and only had bad service once. The food is excellent...excellent! My favorite is the Carnita Quesadilla's....More

Thank lovefurryfriends
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

On the road and sick of fast food? Panera Bread is always a great choice for a good meal and is better for you. Quick friendly service and easy to eat in your hotel room if you choose.

Thank K G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
5:30 AM - 9:30 PM
5:30 AM - 9:30 PM
5:30 AM - 9:30 PM
5:30 AM - 9:30 PM
5:30 AM - 10:00 PM
5:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 303 East 81st Avenue, Merrillville, IN 46410
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Merrillville
  • Phone Number: +1 219-756-3550
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From focusing on quality, clean ingredients to serving our food to you in a warm and welcoming environment, Panera Bread is committed to being an ally to our guests. That means crafting a menu of soups, salads and sandwiches that we are proud to feed our families. You don't have to compromise to eat well. Whether you want to come in and enjoy a coffee and our complimentary Wi-Fi , or order online using Rapid Pick-Up so you can grab something quickly, Panera Bread Merrillville is here with warmth and welcome. Panera Bread. Food as it should be.
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