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Peterson's Donut Corner

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903 S. Escondido Blvd, Escondido, CA 92025
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Seating, Takeout

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Best Little Donut Hole

Great donuts. Many variations. Fresh and soft. Wish we had something like this in South Carolina. A must place if you travel in Southern California.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
john b
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Simpsonville, South Carolina
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Simpsonville, South Carolina
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120 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great donuts. Many variations. Fresh and soft. Wish we had something like this in South Carolina. A must place if you travel in Southern California.

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Thank john b
College Station, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

I agree with the reviewer below. Drove 30 minutes to get here and the donuts were hard and stale, much better places for donuts than this joint. Maybe they are better fresh in the morning, but a place that is open 24 hours should have fresh donuts no matter what the time of day it is. They look great and... More 

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Thank Art K
San Diego, California
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69 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

If you haven't ever had donuts that are sized based on building supplies, you are in for a treat. The donuts are huge. An as intimidating as the pastries are, I defy you not to eat the whole donut as they are so fresh and good. I have never been by when there wasn't a line - Wednesday afternoon, wee... More 

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Thank Jack B
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

I drove over an hour to get here and waited 15 minutes in line. The pictures and reviews online looked so good. We ordered a chocolate bar, Peterson's pillow, cheese roll, and Oreo Cream. All the donuts tasted stale an old. Maybe it's because it was after midnight, but everything was very disappointing. Don't believe the hype.

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Escondido, California
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

There is a huge variety of different donuts to select for a quick and easy treat. They are very large in size and the pricings are great. My personal favorite is the maple bar, which can be split between at least three people! I definitely would recommend this to any new comers in the area. There is also a shady... More 

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Escondido, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Years ago when I moved in and asked for a donut place. "Peterson's the place" is what I always got. A regular weekly visitor...I stay with the Cinnamon Twist. Never disappointed at the freshness. This is a 24/7 operation...but there are busy times in the morning to avoid.

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Thank mm7474
Escondido, California
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9 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

They have a lot of different donuts, but they're a little too heavy on overly sweet frosting for me.

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Thank Pixie065
Escondido, California
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17 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

After I ordered, the cashier told me there would be a $1.75 fee to use my debit card. Stunned and almost insulted, I asked the cashier whether there was an ATM around. A customer behind me heard that question and put down some cash, paying for my donuts! I should have just insisted on paying the fee at that point,... More 

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Thank Erik K
Escondido, California
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16 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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56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

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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Restaurant Details

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

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  • Good for: Families with children

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