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Fractured Prune

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20214 Coastal Highway, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
302-227-0747
Today
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Takeout
Good for:
Families with children
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 107
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Wait...was that French Toast...in a Donut?!

I love the Fractured Prune and appreciate the history behind it. I always feel bad if I go in for just a breakfast sandwich, because I'm missing out on the whole reason they are there! Some of the options are too much for me, personally, early in the morning, but the French Toast has to be my... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 10, 2012
themotivator22
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Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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Delaware
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

I don't get it! The place is hectic, dirty and unorganized. There are two rooms, one to order in and another with tables to eat at and a counter to buy Purple Prune kitsch. They serve donuts that are made to order along with breakfast sandwiches. Here's an example of one of their offerings, "Hot donut of your choice topped... More 

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Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

I love the Fractured Prune and appreciate the history behind it. I always feel bad if I go in for just a breakfast sandwich, because I'm missing out on the whole reason they are there! Some of the options are too much for me, personally, early in the morning, but the French Toast has to be my favorite

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012 via mobile

We have been coming to Rehoboth since I was a kid and just found out about this place. Excellent donut to start with that is made to order right in front of you. Then it is fun to pick the combinations of the glaze and toppings. Loved the coffee cake and prunella especially. Will definitely be back!

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012 via mobile

If you are in rehoboth beach do not miss going to fractured prune!!! Owners are sweet friendly people. Donuts are fresh and unique! Don't get too worried about the long line these people hustle and it moves quickly.

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Bear, Delaware
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

If you can dream it...they can make it! So many choices...choices...choices! I only wish they had a gluten-free donut option! :)

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

It takes a lot to wake up a vacationing 11-year-old. But all we needed to say this morning was that we were headed to the Fractured Prune. These are not donuts made hours earlier and stacked in a bin. These are deliciously warm, and you pick the toppings. There's bound to be a line, but it moves fairly quickly. Also,... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

You'll be happy to stand in line for a few minutes so that you can decide among the glaze and topping choices. Each donut is prepared to order, and each bite is better than the last. If you like donuts, you'll love the Fractured Prune. Now if they could only make the coffee as great as the donuts!

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Norwalk, Connecticut
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

Great donuts...I was a little intimidated when we walked in the first time....there are so many choices. Warm donuts and all kinds of coatings. We planned to stop there on our way out of Rehoboth and I guess everyone else had the same idea as the line was out the door....Try them!

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Stow, OH
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

We were not familiar with this donut shoppe & were told to try it. Yummy & different. You choose the type of glaze and toppings or go for one of their recommended combinations. Warm cake donuts always served. I went @ 7am on a weekday with no problem but have heard there can be a line out the door.

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

Fractured Prune donuts are tradition on our visits to the Rehoboth-Dewey area. They are hot and fresh, made while you wait and watch. We like trying all the flavors, so we go at least twice during our weekly visits; getting a variety of donuts and slicing them for everyone to try. I never knew there could be so many varieties... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 20214 Coastal Highway, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Rehoboth Beach
  • Phone Number: 302-227-0747

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Donuts

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?