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Original Ferrell's Donuts

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1761 17th Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-1803
831-462-0444
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Excellent Donuts Near Downtown Tourist District in Santa Cruz

Since 1976, Ferrell's has been baking an increasing variety of donuts. Today, they offer about 41 different kind of donuts. I am not from Santa Cruz. I am from Boston. But I am on a mission to find the BEST donuts in America. Ferrell's is conveniently located on Ocean Drive not far from the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 7, 2015
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Since 1976, Ferrell's has been baking an increasing variety of donuts. Today, they offer about 41 different kind of donuts. I am not from Santa Cruz. I am from Boston. But I am on a mission to find the BEST donuts in America. Ferrell's is conveniently located on Ocean Drive not far from the touristy Pacific Avenue where endless shopping... More 

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Roseville, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

I think this store has been in place since Santa Cruz was a remote outpost on the King's Road. Very convenient on this visit. Since the cupboard was empty, I drove around the corner to this familiar location and brought back an assortment for breakfast. As good as ever! No, these aren't Krispy Kreme's but they are very good representations... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Their fresh turkey sandwiches were absolutely the best I've had in some time......not pressed meat either. Their chicken breast and pesto sauce was also scrumptious. My family became an instant fan so we'll be back the next time we're back in town. Thank you Sandy for keeping your cool during the lunch rush......solo. I will have to try your donuts... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014 via mobile

On the way to L.A. We stopped there by chance. We get there the bat donuts ever. And they are really cheap, 1$ each. People of Santa Cruz are really friendly and also the staff is top. Can only recommend this place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

Stumbled upon this donut shop by chance on our way into Santa Cruz. Well worth the trip; donuts are amazing and service is friendly.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

I don't care if you have been on a diet for 20 years, YOU MUST COME HERE! I stopped eating donuts a year ago (unhealthy) and went inside with my nephew just so he could buy one donut. Ha! I challenge you to walk into Ferrell's and not buy a single donut. You will probably walk out with 3 or... More 

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Fair Oaks, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2012

Rolled in at 10:30 am, about 25 types of donuts available as well as croissants, bear claws AND 12 types of home made ice cream. Tables are bare, but service is quick and kind.

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El Cajon, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2010

Another local treasure. Good donuts, good selection. Coffee not too bad either. I ordered a plain croissant. Very good. Daughter ordered ham & cheese croissant. Grandma ordered a bagel with cream cheese. All warmed up to our delight. Typical donut shop atmosphere, but a nice roomy place to hang. Open 24 hours. My daughter mentioned the late night person is... More 

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  • Address: 1761 17th Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-1803
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: 831-462-0444

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  • Cuisine: Fast Food

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