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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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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So worth it. The line may be out the door. You may have to go get cash. Do it. These donuts are seriously good. YUM!!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Michelle M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

So worth it. The line may be out the door. You may have to go get cash. Do it. These donuts are seriously good. YUM!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

B J Spalding Bakery is a splendid Lexington tradition since 1929 - and visitors from out of town thoroughly enjoy the rare HAND MADE DOUGHNUT experience! Just remember to bring cash! I have yet to find a doughnut that can beat the flavor from Spalding's Bakery!! Highly Recommended!! Located on Winchester Rd / US 60 at Walton Ave. and Winchester... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I started buying Spalding donuts at the Meadowthorpe location, then Limestone and now Winchester Rd. I don't buy them often but they are the BEST! They melt in your mouth. I think it's best to eat them right away and not try to save them for another day. Sorry about the reviewer that didn't have cash, that's a good reminder.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I've been treating out of towners to Spalding doughnuts for the last 30 years. We used to have regular meetings with colleagues from the NY area, and we never had them on Monday or Tuesday because we wouldn't have been able to serve them their favorite Lexington doughnuts. I still have visitors leaving Lexington with that wonderful taste in their... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

These are awesome donuts and that is the reason people line up 20 deep for them and pay cash. They are very unique and i am sure quiet unhealthy.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

I made a trip across town to pickup some donuts for an early morning meeting. When I arrived I found parking scarce and a line 20 some people deep outside the bakery. The line inside was another dozen or so. After I waited diligently for my chance to place my large order I saw a handwritten cheap sign that said... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This Bakery has the doughnut you've always wanted. Whenever I say that, I get the "yeah yeah right" looks. but then someone has a bite and loves the doughnut. Can't go wrong.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

People in Lexington talk about Spaldings as if it was something religious, but I just don't get it. They are good, but nothing special and there are better choices in the city.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Always fresh and hot. I stop and get a dozen every time I have the chance. There is usually a line out the door, but they have super fast service and great customer service. Get there early because they close when they sell out.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This is a family owned and operated donut shop. It has been around lexington for years. Probably the best donuts I've ever rasted. Get there early, as there is usually a line out the door, especially on Saturday.

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

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

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