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Stan's Donut Shop

2628 Homestead Rd, Santa Clara, CA 95051
(408) 296-5982
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Ranked #1 of 357 restaurants in Santa Clara
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- Apr 10, 2014
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English first
Santa Clara, California, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

I love this place... from the fresh coffee and donuts to the friendly staff and prices you'll love this place too.

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Silicon Valley, CA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

They do their donuts fresh every morning. I recommend that you go there early morning to get your donuts, otherwise, the line gets really long. Still, the line does move along. Very small place and can get noisy and crowded in the early morning rush. I always get mine to go, so I can eat at leisure at home.

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Santa Clara, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

I was trying to describe where I live to someone that lives 45 miles away. He said "You mean by Stan's." It's a landmark. My only complaint is you better take what's coming out of the fryer because they'll be gone in a few minutes and that's all there is!

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Santa Clara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013 via mobile

This place has been here forever. Best donuts ever, and believe me, I've sampled a lot of places. Nothing like afresh warm maple bar or cinnamon roll.

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Santa Clara, California
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

I actually go to Stan's donuts at least 3 times a week. What I like about it is that the donuts are so fresh, baked every morning. I believe it's a family owned business and they are so sweet. You have a choice to eat at the counter or wait in line for your donuts. The only thing I dislike... More

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Santa Clara, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

Have been coming here since 1976 and as far as consistency in quality goes they are always spot on. My favorites are the glazed and the jelly filled. Addicted to these two in particular. My kids grew up on Stan's doughnuts and they love all the varieties. Watching them being made and floating to the top when ready was fascinating... More

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Scotts Valley, California
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4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

Hot. Sweet, light but not airy. This is quite possibly the best doughnut I have ever had in my life. And generally, I am not a doughnut fan.

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Denver, CO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

I am a donut-aholic. Visiting daughter at Santa Clara University....went here for the 1st time ever. Walk in. 25 people waiting....OMG. No problem: 20 of them are waiting for hot glazed donuts. Friday morning at 8:30 am. Incredible....we proceeded after a 5 min wait in line to get the following donuts: cinnamon rolls, maple and chocolate iced bars, coconut covered... More

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Santa Clara, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

I live in santa Clara i just went here for the first time last weekend. Can't believe I have been missing out on this traditional donut place, that just make them taste like heaven in your mouth! When I first approached this whole in the wall, I wasen't expecting much. It has bar stools going all the way down, nothing... More

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calif
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

First tried Stan's donuts 30 years ago and then I moved out of the area. I recently was reunited with their glazed donuts and it still is the best. Light and airy and it melts in your mouth.

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