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Panera Bread

3911 Wards Rd, Lynchburg, VA 24502-3245
+1 434-385-1979
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Overview
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good31%
  • Average19%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“baguette” (3 reviews)
“sandwiches” (3 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
American, Soups, Cafe
PRICE
$$ - $$$
DETAILS
3911 Wards Rd, Lynchburg, VA 24502-3245
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1 - 10 of 47 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Last Friday my friend Alison took me out to eat at Panera Bread and while it's true it's just a fast casual chain I really enjoyed it and thought it was much better than any fast food option and nearly as good as a lot...More

Thank Lee N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the wait is longer because the food is fresh and it's real food, not fast food. If they were to cut the wait time on the drivethrough, they'd have to increase staff and change the layout to have several stations in kitchen, there's no other...More

Thank Antoinette_Ricci
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

I love Panera. There is always something for the whole family. I have been to this one many times, and the only reason I'm not giving 5 stars is my service is usually slow whether they are packed or in the only person there.

Thank Amanda E
Reviewed 5 March 2017

We'd had a long day of travel, and it took way too long to get our order. It wasn't all that busy either. It seemed like the folks preparing the food were more interested in talking to each other than getting the orders ready. Food...More

Thank MCCMR
Reviewed 9 January 2017

Panera is normally great for their sandwich and bakery options. We visited a couple in Lynchburg this visit. However the staff knowledge, response, care and service at this location was lacking for some reason. Not bad, but unfortunately I could not score them higher.

Thank bsayerspr
Reviewed 11 November 2016

Great food if your on the go or eating in, The food is very good, a very comfortable spot to eat, great variety of choices

Thank jdfan
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

My wife loves their baguettes and Greek Salad. We visit a couple times a month, when LU is not in session. When it is in session, it is very difficult to find seating. All the seats, tables and booths are mostly taken up by students....More

Thank ottoabc
Reviewed 15 August 2016

We mostly eat b'fasts at Panera, but our grand kids wanted to eat lunch here, because they really like the kids meal... Mac & Cheese with some real cheese)with chips and chocolate milk. The grownups... all went for half salads versus the full salad, which...More

Thank Hokie67
Reviewed 14 August 2016

Stopped by on a rainy night to get a bowl of broccoli soup. Ended up with a half sandwich and cup of soup, and got a bowl of soup to go. OMG. Bill came to over $20. I was shocked. Their sandwiches and soups and...More

Thank 236judy
Reviewed 3 July 2016

I don't know if this facility is old or it's the location immediately on top of Ward's Road, but this facility seems a little less lovely than most Paneras in terms of atmosphere. It seemed a little crowded, dirty, and too cold.

Thank CollegeParents253
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:30 - 20:00
Monday
06:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
06:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
06:30 - 21:00
Thursday
06:30 - 21:00
Friday
06:30 - 21:00
Saturday
06:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3911 Wards Rd, Lynchburg, VA 24502-3245
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Lynchburg
  • Phone Number: +1 434-385-1979
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