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B J Spalding Bakery

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760 Winchester Road, Lexington, KY 40507
(859) 252-3737
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Dining options: Breakfast, Takeout

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Best doughnuts in the universe! I always enjoys Spaldings. I wish they stayed open longer but I'll take what I can get.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Candice J
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Versailles
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Lexington, Kentucky
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51 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After hearing so many people go crazy over this place, we finally decided to check it out. We went on a Saturday morning. We purchased a variety of doughnuts and pastries. Everything was good but not nearly as good as we were expecting. A bit dry, actually. Won't be making any trips out of my way to go back. We... More 

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Thank imatreehugger1974
Versailles
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Best doughnuts in the universe! I always enjoys Spaldings. I wish they stayed open longer but I'll take what I can get.

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Thank Candice J
Salina
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Waiting in line is worth every second for Spalding Donuts. If you want them at their peak flavor and indulging experience, wait in line. Eat these beauties hot or warm for maximum taste bud delight. They are worth every nickel. If they get cold (room temp) microwave a few seconds to freshen them up. But more than likely you won't... More 

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Thank Christian U
Lexington, Kentucky
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66 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This place is a bit of a challenge to get to, but if you can survive the wait in line, you are in for a treat, best doughnuts in KY!! Worth the effort to get some of these.

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Thank Bob W
Lexington,KY
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

You can always tell that a place is extraordinary when the locals flock to it. Spalding's Bakery is one such place. Don't let the exterior fool you . Located near several warehouses, this non descript white building is like opening up an éclair. The outside is bland but you never know what tasty concoction you'll find on the inside. John... More 

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Thank bevm01
Lexington, Kentucky
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

You have to get there early to get your donuts! Sometimes they are closed by 10:00 a.m., so get there as soon as you can. Wonderful!!!!!!!!

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Thank Gloria C
Lexington, Kentucky
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I am not a doughnut person, but Spaldings is my absolute favorite! I just get their regular glazed doughnuts--deep-fried rounds of delicous, crisp goodness. This is definitely not your Dunkin Donuts or Krispy Kreme--Spaldings has WAY BETTER texture and flavor. Spaldings does offer some different variations than the regular glazed, and they also offer a few other items, such as... More 

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Thank NCLexington
Manning
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Don't settle for just any donut when you can have a Spalding. This family has been baking in Lexington for as long as I can remember. My father introduced me to Spalding's in the 50's, so every time I go to Spaldings, I am prepared to wait for a parking place and to wait in a long line because it... More 

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Thank Lawrence M
Lexington, Kentucky
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

These donuts sell out very fast! There is usually a line out the door by 7:00am. Get there early and you will be rewarded with yummy warm donuts!

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Thank Tina J
Lexington, Kentucky
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Ask anyone who has lived in Lexington for 10 years where the best donuts are, and "Spaulding's" will be the answer 98 times out of 100. What more can I say?

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 760 Winchester Road, Lexington, KY 40507
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: (859) 252-3737

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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