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Donuts With a Difference

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35 Riverside Ave, Medford, MA 02155-4605
(781) 396-1021
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6:30 am - 12:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 6:30 am - 12:00 pm
Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast

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    3 of 5 stars
Good old fashioned Donuts!

Very good old school donuts! Service is good. A place for regulars but good to drop in when you need a donut fix that isn't a chain store donut. The coffee is good as well.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Boston, Massachusetts
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137 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I only wish I lived closer to Donuts with a Difference. Wow - these are incredible donuts! I am searching for the Top 5 donut shops in America and I am placing Donuts with a Difference in the #3 spot. That's out of dozens and dozens of visits to local donut shops across America. I cannot say enough - you... More 

Thank Bill H
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86 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place doesn't look like much, but the donuts are legit. Incredibly fresh, and tasty. My favorites were Buttercrunch & Jelly. I picked up a half dozen from Demets, and we had a blind taste test at home. It was a slaughter! If in the area, Donuts With a Difference has no equal.

Thank Bill M
Medford, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Donuts are tasty and fresh, they don't sit on the shelf very long. Easy parking, too. They are voted the Best in Boston for a good reason.

Thank BirderBet
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62 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Boy oh boy....these donuts are THE best I have ever eaten!! Made fresh everyday and many many flavors to choose from. Make sure you visit them, you wont be sorry!!

Thank molokinirum
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66 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Very good old school donuts! Service is good. A place for regulars but good to drop in when you need a donut fix that isn't a chain store donut. The coffee is good as well.

Thank jwildman68
Santa Clarita, CA, USA
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64 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We were walking around the town and decided we would check it out. The proprietor offered us a honey glazed donut to share. WOW. We weren't interested in taking donuts home with us but we had to take six for the road. Anyone near Medford, this is a must!

Thank Robyn49
Bellingham, Washington
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I flew out here for a wedding and a friend who lives here hyped them up pretty good, but in the end they were just like any other donut place. Not worth the drive.

Thank Jefferson M
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

They were just rated "best donuts" by boston magazine so we decided to make the drive. At 9am in a Sunday they were out of many kinds, including glazed and boston cream. Another review said they don't have all the selection until 9. There were a few kinds in the pastry case and a few on the shelf behind the... More 

Thank Charliesmother
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

this is a tiny place, a typical old fashioned donut store with amazing fresh donuts. there is a bar stool section for eating in but most customers came and ordered donuts. The half dozen donuts we purchased were delicious!! the chocolate donut was hot out of the oven, the Boston creme were just the right cake and custard balance. Scrumptious!

1 Thank ngrace77
Boston, Massachusetts
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172 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Have gotten donuts here now a few times in the past few weeks. They carry honey dipped jelly which you can hardly every find anymore. The donuts are light and fluffy and so delicious. They are reasonably priced at 5.00 for a half dozen and 9.00 for a dozen. The iced coffee is good too! The only complaint I have... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 35 Riverside Ave, Medford, MA 02155-4605
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Medford
  • Phone Number: (781) 396-1021

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
Open Hours
6:30 am - 12:00 pm
6:00 am - 5:00 pm
6:00 am - 5:00 pm
6:00 am - 5:00 pm
6:00 am - 5:00 pm
6:00 am - 5:00 pm
6:30 am - 2:00 pm

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