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Panera Bread

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1619 State Route 23, Wayne, NJ 07470-7519
+1 973-692-0801
07:00 - 22:00
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Ringwood, New Jersey
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75 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2014

For me Panera is good but very pricey for what you get. The atmosphere is just okay and I personally just don't love it like others do. I do like some of their food and some are just okay. I just can't get over how much you can spend to get a sandwich, a bag of chips & a drink... More 

1 Thank Cody2465
Wyckoff, New Jersey
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2014

Having had lunch at a few betters locations, this one is the pits! My salad tasted like "been in the frig too long"! The greens were tasteless and probably hit with the xray machine one too many times. The chicken pesto sandwich was so greasy I had heartburn. The place was packed, noisy and the floor had more food on... More 

Thank Trisha L
Wayne, New Jersey
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140 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2014

I have visited this establishment a number of times since I reviewed it four months ago. I think an update is in order: Service: Improved! • Attentiveness to customers has improved on the front end. • Evening coffee service is better. • Availability of menu items has improved. Food: Slight improvement • Bakery items are usually good to excellent. Ironically,... More 

Thank CoppertoneGold
New Jersey
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136 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2014

Awesome frozen lemonade. Had the grilled fontina cheese on wheat bread. Took 15 minutes to get the food. We were there at 7 pm on a busy Friday night so could've been worse. I suppose if you have never tried a panera it could be worth a try but Nothing to rave about and portions are small .

Thank njtravelgirl03
Puyallup, Washington
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2014

I am a big fan of Panera bread. I enjoy most of their items and find the service to normally be very good. Today I tried the Thai chicken salad and was so very disappointed. It was truly one of the worst salads I have ever had. I most certainly will never order it again.

1 Thank MurphyNRileysmom
New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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136 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2014

even with a crowd the service is reasonably quick...food is fresh and rather tastey...we recommend the Black Bean soup

Thank Pat J
Wayne, New Jersey
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140 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2014

Service: • A small select group of personnel are very attentive. A larger number understand nothing about customer service. Management appears to be in the latter group. • Management recently adopted a policy of not brewing decaf coffee after 2:00 p.m.... ARE YOU KIDDING ME? Late in the day is when people WANT decaf! We're told, "if customers want decaf,... More 

1 Thank CoppertoneGold
Paterson, New Jersey
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58 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2014 via mobile

Typical Panera. Staff seems to change a lot and one time when I was in there I witnessed one staff member being excessively nasty to another one. I should have said something to the manager but I didn't, which I regret.

Thank xlilacdiva79
Wayne, New Jersey, United States
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2013

Great place to stop, typical Panera experience, fast and friendly service. I absolutely love their butternut squash soup, it is to die for!

Thank Alex C
new jersey
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54 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2013

I would always frequent this panera due to it's convenient location but lately it just hasn't been worth it. The prices are not cheap but it was always more satisfying and yummy before. Not to mention the terrible service-the cashiers always seem to be perplexed and act as if it's there first day. I always have to have them read... More 

1 Thank chachibean

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Soups
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1619 State Route 23, Wayne, NJ 07470-7519
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Wayne
  • Phone Number: +1 973-692-0801

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