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Donuts With a Difference

35 Riverside Ave, Medford, MA 02155-4605
(781) 396-1021
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Ranked #40 of 125 Restaurants in Medford
Price range: $1 - $20
Sun 6:30 am - 12:00 pm
Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Cuisines: Donuts
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English first
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

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

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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98 reviews 98 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 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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Boston, Massachusetts
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

If you want real fresh and often warm donuts this is the place. Around nine AM is when the complete selection is on display (wish it was earlier). Overall the donuts are great. I buy from many different donut shops in the area and I beleive this shop to be one of the best. I only get the donuts to... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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545 reviews 545 reviews
301 restaurant reviews
244 helpful votes 244 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

If you are looking for a quick sugar fix and are in Medford, try a donut at Donuts with a difference, but get it to go. If you haven't been coming there for the last 40 years, you really aren't welcome.

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Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Donuts With a Difference is one of those local places that are endlessly popular for good reason. The donut selection is fairly wide, the crullers are excellent, and you can take them away or eat in at the small counter. The place feels charmingly retro and the donuts are excellent if you like our cakey New England style.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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40 reviews 40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2011

These are the best donuts you can get - anywhere. Go out of your way to try one!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2009

I love this little donut shop. They make some of the best donuts I've ever had and the prices are great. I highly recommend the coffee roll! The young girls who work the counter aren't always friendly, but the owners are. The atmosphere is very homey - it's tiny and looks like my grandmother's kitchen from the 70s. This place... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2009

Overpriced donuts and coffee and the service has a lot left to be desired. I can't understand why people believe that the high prices here are worth paying for, because there not. It's all about perception.

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Additional Information about Donuts With a Difference

Address: 35 Riverside Ave, Medford, MA 02155-4605
Phone Number: (781) 396-1021
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Medford
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:30 am - 12:00 pm
Monday 6:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 6:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
Cuisine: Donuts

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