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Stan's Donut Shop

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2628 Homestead Rd, Santa Clara, CA 95051
(408) 296-5982
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6:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast

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  • 1
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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
DONUTS MADE AS YOU WATCH

So you like donuts?! Then Stan's is a MUST. Fresh Fresh Fresh!!!! The line is out the door and when you bite into their donuts you know why. As you wait (the line moves pretty quickly) they are kneading the dough, cutting them out and frying them as you wait.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Fremont, California
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Fremont, California
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37 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

So you like donuts?! Then Stan's is a MUST. Fresh Fresh Fresh!!!! The line is out the door and when you bite into their donuts you know why. As you wait (the line moves pretty quickly) they are kneading the dough, cutting them out and frying them as you wait.

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Santa Clara, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Stan's Has fantastic donuts. Everyone in Santa Clara and beyond, has been to Stan's. The donuts are always fresh and tasty. There is counter service, but its very limited, to a line of fixed bar stool. Because of the popularity of Stan's, it is always busy. Expect to wait in line, along side the people sitting at the counter. On... More 

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Santa Clara, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

I went there because my son-in-law and a friend from Chicago go every time his friend is in town. I thought the donuts were quite good, but I didn't think they were spectacular. It may have simply been the day I was there and the way I felt that day. I was thinking of warm deep-fried ones just out of... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

My friends took me to Stan's Donuts. A 30min drive for us for donuts? Really!? Then we had to queue for 10mins. They told me his donuts were delicious. I don't even really like donuts but these donuts were amazing. Freshly cooked and glazed. Light and they melted in my mouth. I think the shop said it was opened in... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Amazing, best ever Apple Fritters, gained a few pounds in a few days, but absolutely fabulous and super reasonable .

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Santa Clara, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Stan's donuts are such a treat. They taste delicious!!! It is a event to go to Stan's and wait in line for the fresh donuts to bring to work. They can't make them fast enough and keep the quality consistent. Locals go here and know it is worth the wait. It's crazy in the morning as the place is flooded... More 

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Santa Clara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

The best donuts in Santa Clara. There is a line every weekend, and they go fast. You may need to wait if your favorite kind is out, and currently being made. However, if you can't wait there are others to choose from.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

Freshest warm gooey glazed donuts. Great variety of cake , filled and old fashion , all are made fresh daily They also make delicious cinnamon rolls and are usually available between 845-900am. They go fast , people get there early and pay in advance. Have been coming here for more than 30 years and just as delicious as ever!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

I live down the street from this shop and have been frequenting it for years! Nothing gimmicky, just simple, delicious, donuts for a good price. Love their different flavors of buttermilk that they change every day! There is a reason they have been around for a long time!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I don't know how they do it, but those glazed doughnuts are pure satisfaction. Most people don't come for the service, the seating, the coffee, or anything else. I'd estimate 90% of the doughnuts are taken out. I'd bet 50% of the doughnuts are taken to work (by the dozens).

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2628 Homestead Rd, Santa Clara, CA 95051
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Clara
  • Phone Number: (408) 296-5982
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm

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