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Back Door Donuts

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5 Post Office Square, behind the Oak Bluffs Post Office, Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02557
508-693-3688
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7:30 pm - 12:58 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:30 pm - 12:58 am
Dining options: Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children

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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
Fabulous fritters!

We heard that waiting in line here was something you just have to do while you are here and that the fritters are great. Well we were not disappointed! They just opened this weekend for the season, so we were lucky to get to wait in line out back. It wasn't too crowded and we did enjoy the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
nutsgoalie
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Norwich, Connecticut
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  • Families with children
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Norwich, Connecticut
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239 reviews 239 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

We heard that waiting in line here was something you just have to do while you are here and that the fritters are great. Well we were not disappointed! They just opened this weekend for the season, so we were lucky to get to wait in line out back. It wasn't too crowded and we did enjoy the atmosphere if... More 

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New Jersey
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79 reviews 79 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

The apple fritters were so yummy. They were huge and so great warm. Everyone with us tried one and loved it. I'm glad we got a couple. We went when they first opened At night and visited in September so the lines were not too long. We will definitely visit again next time we are in Martha's Vineyard!!

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BackDoorDonuts, Owner at Back Door Donuts, responded to this review

Thanks you! the Front Door re-opens on April 16th ~~ Back Door Donuts opens on April 17th. We'll be open every night 4/17 - 4/25 then Thurs, Fri, Sat only for a few weeks. Hope to see you soon :) More 

Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

There's nothing like a still warm donut, except a warm apple fritter!! There apple fritters have nice chunks of apple, then deep fried to perfection. So worth the wait a must experience. Meet other visitors to the island while you wait in line. Who knows you may even be in line with someone famous?? The smell of the fresh baked... More 

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

After an expensive meal there is no better place to get desert than Back Door Donuts on the entire island!

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Anyone who goes to Oak Bluffs has to go to the back door donut shop. However, do not go there until after midnight. Seriously. The place is a "hidden" secret for visitors and locals. You have to try and find the little window at the back of the store, but it should not be that hard, there is always a... More 

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

these donuts have spoiled all other donuts for me. they are only open in the evenings and you need to ask a local to know where to go and how to get them, but they are SO worth it.

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Bridgewater Corners, Vermont
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

OMG back door donuts we all left the island 5lb heavier the fritters are to die for we cant say enough good things about this place and they are open late at night after you have a few drinks and smell the warm fresh donuts you will know what I mean . Can't wait for our next visit to the... More 

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West Tisbury, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Back Door Donuts is one great coffee shop! We live on the Vineyard year-round and try to stop by whenever we are in OB. The coffee is excellent . . . the pastry exceptional . . . and the service outstanding. The Pastry Chef, Raffi, has a fabulous reputation all over the Island. In addition to awesome donuts, he makes... More 

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Warwick, Rhode Island
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105 reviews 105 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

So really there are a few options one you endure the long wait to the back door. However it's pretty clear you're gonna go Donut or Apple Fritter. Apple Fritter is delicious. E everything is home made not prepackaged garbage we see so much in todays world. The donuts are good too, heck better than you'll find on the mainland,... More 

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Madison
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

When we go on vacation we love to go to Backdoor donuts...but not in the morning so much as around 8:00 PM when they are mixing up a batch of fresh donuts for the next day and selling them hot and yummy from the back door of the shop!! My favorite is the honey dipped....better than Krispy kreme any day!... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5 Post Office Square, behind the Oak Bluffs Post Office, Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02557
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Martha's Vineyard  >  Oak Bluffs
  • Phone Number: 508-693-3688

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 5
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 pm - 12:58 am
Monday
7:30 pm - 12:58 am
Tuesday
7:30 pm - 12:58 am
Wednesday
7:30 pm - 12:58 am
Thursday
7:30 pm - 12:58 am
Friday
7:30 pm - 12:58 am
Saturday
7:30 pm - 12:58 am

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