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Peterson's Donut Corner

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903 S. Escondido Blvd, Escondido, CA 92025
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
These are the best Donuts!

Absolutely the best donuts!! I love the maple cake donut, anything you choose will be delicious! Once you go it will be the only donut place you will ever go to!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
Debbie D
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Escondido, California
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

The line was long but the service was quick and friendly. The donuts were huge but frosting was a bit to thin.

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Escondido, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Absolutely the best donuts!! I love the maple cake donut, anything you choose will be delicious! Once you go it will be the only donut place you will ever go to!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

A visit to Escondido would not be complete without a visit to this landmark that has provided donuts, muffins, and more to this town for generations. Everything is made in their location on South Escondido Boulevard...and enjoyed by old and young alike.

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Henderson, Nevada
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28 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is an institution in Escondido. Day or night there is someone in line for their great products. When they close for vacation, we go into mourning. These are not crumbly, over sweetened donuts, they are substantial and big enough for a meal. I have to hold the steering wheel straight every time I go by just to keep from... More 

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Ramona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

They did not compromise taste for size. Most likely the largest selection of gigantic donuts. Quality was great. Cheese roll was the best I have had. Very friendly staff. They really hustle to keep the lines moving. Decent parking. Big windows to see all the selection of pastries. Will be back soon.

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Federal Way, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Well I was in San Diego on business and thought I would search out the best doughnuts in the area. Hands down after reading the reviews and looking at the pictures I knew this was the place to go. The doughnuts were awesome looking and you could tell that the people getting doughnuts there were passionate about how good they... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

Best donuts I've had 30 years running. If in escondido, it's a must. Drive up, walk up, pick up and eat. Yum! Easy to get to and to park. Very very inexpensive. Some things shouldn't change and they never have. Other than it use to be know as 9th avenue donuts.

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Arlington, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

You pull up. You park. You go up to the window and look at all the delicious donuts to choose from that day. You point to which one you want. You pass your money through the screened window (cash) and then enjoy your donut either on the road or at one of the picnic tables available on site. Donuts were... More 

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San Ramon, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Went to Peterson's this morning, and yes, the lines were long. I waited in line for about 10 minutes. Was going to get a powdered donut and a cinnamon bar and ended up getting those, plus a french cruller, a glazed donut, and some kind of refrigerated donut with 2 crullers sandwiched around whipped cream and topped with whipped cream... More 

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Escondido, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Great selection ...... if it was a daily trip for us it would be a little too rich tasting, but still a great treat.

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Restaurant Details

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

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  • Cuisine: Bakery

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