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Peterson's Donut Corner

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903 S. Escondido Blvd, Escondido, CA 92025
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
really good donuts

its not often that you find a familiar common food and then think, "wow, i really like this place." Petersons donuts is that place. Moist, not too sweet and really tasty are all of the donuts in this very local popular donut shop of the Escondido hood. Lines can be long on a weekend morning, but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
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Escondido, California
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Escondido, California
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

its not often that you find a familiar common food and then think, "wow, i really like this place." Petersons donuts is that place. Moist, not too sweet and really tasty are all of the donuts in this very local popular donut shop of the Escondido hood. Lines can be long on a weekend morning, but it is well worth... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The donuts here are not only delicious, but huge. Texas size. And if you call ahead you can order a 3lb Donut. Plan to stand in line on the weekends they are always busy. Open 24 hours a day.

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Escondido, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This is a great place for a quick donut on the go, they are open every day, except a couple of weeks around Christmas! Their donuts are sooo good, and even though I've only been there a couple of times I really enjoy those donuts!!

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San Marcos, California, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

I've lived in Escondido since 1977 and Peterson's Donut Corner is truly a city Icon. If you like your donuts HUGE, your eclairs engorged with whipped cream, jelly, and vanilla fillings, and your muffins and pastries freshly baked, then this is your place. The only issue i have is with the enormous raisin cinnamon rolls. The raisins taste burnt, but... More 

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Escondido, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

If I'm going to splurge on a donut, it HAS to be from Peterson's Donut Corner! Nothing else comes close to comparison for my taste buds. Maple Frosted Old Fashioned is my favorite!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I don't know how long Peterson's Donut Corner has been around, but I was first introduced to it by my MIL who brought home a maple bar from there about 12 years ago. I do want to make it clear that donuts aren't 'my thing', however, that taste of maple bar made an impression. Again, not being one who is... More 

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Escondido
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I know this place is popular, but IMHO, its more for the fact that the donuts are so large, instead of quality and texture. I find them heavy, and way too much frosting. But, to each their own..

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Escondido, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Peterson's is a must if you visit the north county of San Diego. They are not the best donuts I have had, but they are good! They have a great variety, they are always fresh and you can't beat the price. They are a classic in Escondido and worth a visit.

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San Ramon, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Went to Peterson's yesterday morning about 1030ish. 25-30 people in 3 lines: took about 20 minutes to get a delicious cinnamon roll and a cream puff. Still good, but does the line ever go down?

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Escondido, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

You want chocalate glazed, xtra large donuts, You Go To PETERSON'S Just have to have the apple fritters in the world, You Go To PETERSON'S Donuts,large, long short round square, small, large, xtra large, every kind you want, You Go, To PETERSON'S. Best donut shop ever and right here in Escondido at 9th and Escondido Blvd.

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Address: 903 S. Escondido Blvd, Escondido, CA 92025
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Escondido

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  • Address: 903 S. Escondido Blvd, Escondido, CA 92025
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Escondido

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