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Panera Bread

Panera Bread

Bakery, Sandwich Place, and Café$$$$
The Loop, Chicago
  • Ranjana S.
    "Bread Bowl Soup is the best :)"(3 Tips)
    Photo L.
    "Best sandwich is bacon turkey bravo"(2 Tips)
    Dan E.
    "... charge devices while people watching"(3 Tips)
    Farha H.
    "new mediterranean breakfast sandwich with a cup"(4 Tips)
62 Tips and reviews
  • breakfast food
  • sandwiches
  • good for a quick meal
  • soup
  • bagels
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  • Dr. T.
    Dr. ThaisJune 9, 2013
    Try the Broccoli Cheddar in a Sour Dough Bread Bowl with an apple. Delicious! Don't forget to get tea or coffee!
    Upvoted Aug 20
  • Ross G.
    Ross GuthrieJanuary 28, 2013
    Many tables are on the window on Madison St. Very busy area with many people coming & going from the park. Great people watching.
    Upvoted 11 hours ago
  • Jodi H.
    Jodi HamiltonAugust 18, 2017
    I love the order from the table service via the Panera Bread app. This location is busy for local business people, so the lunch crowd can get a bit much with tourists as well.
  • Sarah
    SarahMarch 31, 2012
    Come before 11:30am or after 1:30pm for unlimited wifi. Grab a $2.05 mug of bottomless coffee and you're set for the day!
  • Jermae W.
    Jermae WilliamsJune 2, 2016
    Finally had the chance to go, I had the breadbowl of course it was amazing. Great atmosphere, had a grapefruit drink that was great as well.
  • Farha H.
    Farha HernandezFebruary 20, 2012
    The new mediterranean breakfast sandwich with a cup of thick frothy iced mocha is a perfect way to start your monday!
  • Joely L.
    Joely LaraJanuary 24, 2015
    Chicken Noodle Soop is quite recommended! But orders take a while and staff isn't the nicest or the more patience in town
  • Kaleb M.
    Kaleb MillerDecember 14, 2013
    Great management good food quality busy grand opening will do well in the area.
  • Alex T.
    Alex ToddMay 7, 2012
    If you don't eat pork...try the Mediterranean eggwhite sandwich!! It's a good breakfast even though there's no meat.
  • Reanna P.
    Reanna PritchardFebruary 16, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Us employees aren't allowed to accept tips, but you can make a donation to the make a wish foundation instead!! The boxes are located at the cash registers. Thanks guys!
  • Andrew A.
    Andrew AshiofuMay 21, 2013
    The chicken wild rice chowder soup is amazing.
  • Melissa C.
    Melissa ClayOctober 2, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Stick with the pastries, soup, sandwiches and salads, the new flatbread sandwiches are not the business.
  • Anamaria H.
    Anamaria HernandezOctober 18, 2014
    This places gets super crowded around lunch time. Be prepared to fight for a table.
  • Katrina W.
    Katrina WhiteApril 6, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The tortilla soup is really good with a almond chicken and a side of barbecue ranch dressing it's a u pick 2
  • Gil S.
    Gil SJune 13, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The line is usually always long and though 7 registers are available, they'll have no more than 3 open. And it smells near the the back.
  • Dan E.
    Dan EatonFebruary 10, 2012
    I love this panera because the Michigan ave seating has electrical outlets to charge devices while people watching
  • Napoleon P.
    Napoleon PolymeneasMarch 20, 2016
    The automatic option to order whatever you desire and very rapid service!!!!
  • Danny R.
    Danny ReddenDecember 14, 2013
    If you come here naked the boss comes and shows you his magic cards.
  • Lauren D.
    Lauren DrogosNovember 21, 2013
    Wifi is so slow, I'd trade it for dial-up. If you want a reliable connection, try Starbucks or Caribou next door.
  • João Pedro S.
    João Pedro SantanaJanuary 28, 2013
    Te bacon kid grilled cheese is the best sandwich that i've ever had !
  • Anas J.
    Anas JustanieahFebruary 16, 2014
    I recommend the creamy tomato soup
  • Renae K.
    Renae KerwoodJanuary 12, 2013
    Best panera I've ever been to. Fast and friendly service, great food quality!
  • Bri J.
    Bri JordanMarch 1, 2015
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  • Katrina W.
    Katrina WhiteApril 4, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The people are really nice but it's a crazy lunch rush be prepared...
  • shannon s.
    shannon sterneJune 3, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Beware of theft..keep bags close- do not hang on back of chairs! this goes for anywhere on Michigan Ave!!
  • Chauderz
    ChauderzJuly 6, 2014
    Try the breakfast here also! Yummm!
  • drew t.
    drew tarvinAugust 8, 2015
    The food is decent but the real value is the electrical outlets near the windows and the wifi.
  • Forrest
    ForrestOctober 3, 2015
    This place gets super busy at lunch time.
  • Ana V.
    Ana VasquesOctober 27, 2016
    Cream of chicken é maravilhosa!!!
  • Ahmad K.
    Ahmad KutbiDecember 30, 2014
    Love the place ❤️❤️
  • Ranjana S.
    Ranjana SundaDecember 19, 2014
    Bread Bowl Soup is the best :)
  • T
    TSeptember 15, 2015
    Been here 50+ times
    Asiago bagel with bacon, egg, and cheese. Yum
  • Sergio M. 🇲🇽🇧🇷🇱🇷 R.
    Super crowded! You'll wait a lot for a table.
  • Catherine S.
    Catherine SuperdockMarch 20, 2013
    Try the Mediterranean egg white! So delish!
  • Jasmine C.
    Jasmine ChongJanuary 27, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The grand daddy of Paneras. Sit by a window and people watch!
  • Nikkia N.
    Nikkia N.April 9, 2012
    Bacon, egg, spinach soufflé........YUMMY, it's the best
  • Photo L.
    Photo LarryJanuary 29, 2015
    Best sandwich is bacon turkey bravo
  • Jeff B.
    Jeff BeckSeptember 19, 2014
    This one is huge... As always, bacon turkey bravo
  • 👑 Nica E.
    👑 Nica Ella 👑February 10, 2015
    If I could bring my bed an TV to Panera, I would. #justsaying
  • Rosalee
    RosaleeMarch 16, 2013
    The broccoli and cheddar soup. Nuff said.
  • Adrián A.
    Adrián AragónJune 29, 2013
    Hazelnut coffee + carrot cake
  • Valerie P.
    Valerie Patino DiazJanuary 30, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Amazing soft bagels
  • T H.
    T HDecember 21, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Good luck getting a clean table!
  • @jayelarex
    @jayelarexOctober 4, 2012
    Get French Onion Soup.
  • Mitchell B.
    Mitchell BrownJuly 28, 2013
    This place is great. But SERVICE IS INCREDIBLY SLOW.
  • Jermae W.
    Jermae WilliamsJune 2, 2016
    Broccoli and cheese bread bowl
  • shannon s.
    shannon sterneNovember 16, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Got my Wallet stolen from out of my bag Which was sitting in the window sill in one of the back booths...beware!
  • Vladymyr A.
    Vladymyr ADecember 17, 2013
    Christmas is here!
  • Maria A.
    Maria AntonellaOctober 24, 2014
    Really fast service!
  • Wendy H.
    Wendy HeuselJuly 2, 2017
    The bathroom was very dirty do not think I will eat there again. Cannot imagine what kitchen looks like.
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