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Original Ferrell's Donuts

1761 17th Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-1803
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Ranked #87 of 327 restaurants in Santa Cruz
Cuisines: Fast Food
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English first
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41 reviews 41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

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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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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44 reviews 44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
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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268 reviews 268 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 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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115 reviews 115 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
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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