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903 S. Escondido Blvd, Escondido, CA 92025
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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
Most recent review
Best donuts

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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Nashville, Tennessee
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Nashville, Tennessee
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38 reviews 38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW 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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96 reviews 96 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
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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114 restaurant reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
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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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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Escondido, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

I live in Escondido, had these donuts many times and understand that Peterson's is an institution around here. Fact is I DO NOT LIKE Peterson's Donuts. They are too heavy...too dough-y and sometimes the fat from the frying sticks to the roof of your mouth--YUCK....

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Kelowna, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We sampled three different doughnuts and enjoyed all three. However our very favourite was a "Boston Cream" type with the pudding filling and iced with chocolate. It is a little difficult to order. You order through a window and have to describe which one you want. Our window waitress was not very friendly and helpful while we were making our... More 

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Hemet, California
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78 reviews 78 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Peterson's Donuts are one of the biggest experiences in Escondido. You want a donut you go there. They are open 24 hours and they always have fresh donuts. They are huge and they make tons of different ones. You can't go wrong with Peterson's. I wish we had one in Hemet. Love them

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Temecula, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Went here with my wife for dessert on our date night. There was a bit of a line but they are reasonable and worth the wait! Not only do do they have assorted EXTRA-LARGE pastries, they make seasonal specialty pastries and donuts like the many different types of Pumpkin flavored confections! BONUS TIDBIT: THEY ARE OPEN 24Hrs!!! They do charge... More 

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San Diego, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

No matter the time of day, if I'm even remotely close to Escondido I stop at Peterson's. The donuts are fabulously fresh every time.

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Mesa, AZ
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109 reviews 109 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I'm not the big donut person, my husband and daughter are fanatics though. We stop at small donut places everywhere we visit. This place was amazing! The donuts are reasonably priced and seriously bigger than my fist, the apple fritter is almost as big as my husband's head! So many choices, you can look through the glass at all their... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Bakery

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