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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 361 restaurants in Santa Clara
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- Jun 30, 2014
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Bangalore
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Stan's Donut Shop is probably one of the few places in Santa Clara. There aren't many around other than the factory made at large grocery chains.

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Silicon Valley, CA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

One can't really know until you've had one. It is no wonder there is always a line in this hole in the wall. I always go early, buy half a dozen to bring home to enjoy with a good cup of coffee, If we needed to buy donuts for the office or school, everybody wants Stan's, no other. Must try... More

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Sunnyvale, California
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89 reviews 89 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014 via mobile

Wow, what can I say about Stan's? Expect for the fact that it's been here for at least 50 years, is the mouthwatering donuts that I've come to crave for the past 20 years. A dozen for $8 is a bargain for fresh small batch donuts! They are hot and crispy straight from the fryer, and very addictive. I inhaled... More

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Santa Clara, California, United States
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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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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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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5 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 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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