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9031 Mission Gorge Rd, Santee, CA 92071
(619) 448-4800
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Description: Located in Santee, Ca, Mary's Donuts has been going strong for over 26...
Located in Santee, Ca, Mary's Donuts has been going strong for over 26 years! We are open 24/7. We have the largest Apple Fritters you can find and a wide selection of donuts and bagels. We serve house blend, Starbucks, and Farmer Brothers coffee.
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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Santee landmark

It's amazing how great these donuts are. I moved to the far corner of Santee so had to try the other 3 donut shops that are closer - and they just made me appreciate Mary's even more. Try the apple fritter - never greasy, never burnt, light glaze mmmm. And their crullers and blueberry muffin style... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Santee, California
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Santee, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

It's amazing how great these donuts are. I moved to the far corner of Santee so had to try the other 3 donut shops that are closer - and they just made me appreciate Mary's even more. Try the apple fritter - never greasy, never burnt, light glaze mmmm. And their crullers and blueberry muffin style donuts and their buttermilk... More 

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Santee
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This is my second favorite Doughnut shop in San Diego county. If you're a fan of VG in Cardiff and find yourself near Santee, craving a great doughnut, you owe it to yourself to stop by and check it out. They are open 24 hours, so even when I work a crazy shift, they are there for that late night... More 

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Santee, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

If you go to Mary's you have to get an apple fritter. There is no other place that makes them as well as Mary's Donuts. I've never seen a fritter so big in size either. This is a special treat for everyone in our family. I tend to call ahead to make sure they have some because they are so... More 

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Ramona
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Mary's has been a standard for years used to be called Zona's. The Donut Center in El Cajon had the title for years but the owner closed and has since passed. Some one at work brings in Mary's every Saturday and they are gone pretty fast.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

The place is owned by a charming lady who is iconic to Santee! She provides thousands of donuts to the east county churches on Sunday they go out in huge pink boxes. Don't go here if you are on any diet. You cannot sneak into this place you will come out spelling like a donut! Tight little shop but brisk... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

So many to chose from. Relied on favorites. Chocolate glazed & cinnamon rolls. Can't remember the last time I had such a fresh donut!!

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Ramona
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30 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 via mobile

best in town. Great selection. Super helpful staff. Great coffee. You will not find a better place to grab a quick donut for a snack or a few dozen for your work. Parking can get tight but it is really worth it. Gotta try the fruit burrito's.

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Santee, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Mary's delivers the best bear claws anywhere? Once you start BE CAREFUL....it is very hard to stop these outstanding treats!!!!

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San Diego
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48 reviews 48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

You haven't lived until you have a warm crumb raised donut from Mary's. One night I wanted a crumb, but they were sold out. They just finished making plain glazed and the nice girl behind the counter said " I can make you a crumb." The warm glazed donut grabbed up all that crumb-y goodness, and it was, without a... More 

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30 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Mary's has been here forever in Santee. Open 24 hours so they are always making their donuts fresh. Stop by on your way to Costco or before your day at Mission Trails. I usually take these donuts to work once a month as a treat for my staff, better than the trendy spots downtown. Amazing fritters and donut holes!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9031 Mission Gorge Rd, Santee, CA 92071
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santee
  • Phone Number: (619) 448-4800

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Bakery

Description

Located in Santee, Ca, Mary's Donuts has been going strong for over 26 years! We are open 24/7. We have the largest Apple Fritters you can find and a wide selection of donuts and bagels. We serve house blend, Starbucks, and Farmer Brothers coffee.

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