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12531 Jefferson Ave Ste 271, Newport News, VA 23602-4493
+1 757-890-8030
06:00 - 21:00
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Newport News, Virginia
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485 reviews
312 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 355 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Stopped at Panera at 6:00 AM on our way out of town. Breakfast was delicious, well priced and quick. We both had toasted bagels and souffles (ham and swiss and spinach artichoke). This was the first time in ages we have been pleased with our meal. Generally service is slow (we don't like the delivery to the table aspect). This... More 

Thank virginian9
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357 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

I don't normally review chain fast food places, but this Panera really was disappointing. I got a half-sandwich Italian combo with a salad. The sandwich, around $4 for that alone, had two pieces of meet and a piece of cheese. It looked thin and anemic. I wondered to myself, what in the world am I paying for? Bread and spices?... More 

Thank Hatzlacha
Smithfield, Virginia
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576 reviews
388 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 241 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

We were going to the Ferguson Center for the Arts to a show and stopped at this location in a strip shop area across the street. We have always liked Panera Bread. We ordered one bowl of Broc and Ched soup that comes with a French baguette. I got the combo of two items of 1/2 bacon and turkey bravo... More 

Thank JLDC
Newport News, Virginia
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485 reviews
312 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 355 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017

Had breakfast here prior to leaving for a trip. This Panera is very close the Newport News Airport. I had the ham and cheese souffle and a plain bagel with butter. My hubby had the artichoke souffle and an asiago bagel with butter. We stood back at the pick-up counter to get our food, rather than waiting for them to... More 

Thank virginian9
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

I had a soup and sandwich combo. It was delicious. Great, fast service. The meal was brought to my table. Healthy options are available as well as comfort food.

Thank Donna P G
Butte, Montana
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112 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2016

Tried Panera for the first time in my life one rainy morning, and loved it! It was pretty busy, so the noise level was not exactly for quiet concentration, if that were one's goal, but the service was cheerful and helpful. I really enjoyed the chai and pastry combination. I would like to try out several of their options, as... More 

Thank lizardgeek
Lynchburg, Virginia
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351 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

I needed a driving break and pulled in here to get coffee, a scone, and to make several phone calls. It was easy to find with my auto GIS. The site was well laid out, clean, and the waiters were courteous. Like all Panera Bread locations, the food was predictable and good.

Thank William B
Newport News, Virginia
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168 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Good selection. Sliced for free. Great service. Great bread that everyone loved. I'm sure to go back next time I need bread for a large group.

Thank Dan B
Monroe, Washington, United States
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

My first time here and i'm very happy with everything! The cashier was friendly and helpful, they had plenty of food in stock. I had the pumpkin bagel and a ham & cheese soufflé. Both were hot and tasty! I had a hot tea as well and it was nice they had a full hot water tank self serve available.... More 

Thank MaryC9152013
Newport News, Virginia
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275 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Awesome place to go and meet friends. You can go for lunch, dinner or breakfast, always welcoming staff, clean and good food. Some things are pricey but you can always choose something from the menu that goes with your budget.

Thank Cecilia M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Delicatessen, Soups
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12531 Jefferson Ave Ste 271, Newport News, VA 23602-4493
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Newport News
  • Phone Number: +1 757-890-8030

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