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5 Post Office Square, behind the Oak Bluffs Post Office, Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02557
+1 508-693-3688
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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: Breakfast, Lunch, Cash Only

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    Very good
  • 18
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  • 2
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  • 4
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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
Worth the wait!

Stood on line for about 10 minutes while my husband tried to find a parking spot in Oak Bluffs to no avail. I had to make the decisions on my own regarding which donuts to buy. The menu was a bit overwhelming but we got an apple fritter, a honey dipped and a chocolate covered donut with a scoop... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
Nancy F
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Babylon, New York
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Babylon, New York
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Stood on line for about 10 minutes while my husband tried to find a parking spot in Oak Bluffs to no avail. I had to make the decisions on my own regarding which donuts to buy. The menu was a bit overwhelming but we got an apple fritter, a honey dipped and a chocolate covered donut with a scoop if... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We had donuts almost every day the week of our vacation. Great selection, great taste, the kids loved going at night to get them.

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Waynesville, North Carolina
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We stopped into Back Door Donuts for an iced coffee and found that they have some of the best apple fritters we have ever tasted. We could not get over the pieces of apples in the delicious still warm dough. I cannot specifically remember anything else that we ate because the fritters were so good. The iced coffees were good,... More 

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Fairhaven, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We were walking by this bakery around 3:00 pm and saw a sign out front 1/2 price donuts and fritters. I know you can't get fritters at the back door until 7:00pm. Our ferry was long gone by then so I was happy to see I could still buy a fritter. They are just a little more than $4.00, so... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

I always buy their doughnuts whenever I go to Oak Bluffs, I return yesterday to get my doughnuts grove on ,this guy said to me you need to try the apple fritters, I went in store and asked about it was told it cost nearly five bucks for one, but I still went ahead and got one,it was large ,it... More 

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oak bluffs, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

During the day this busy bakery offers yummy treats and the usual hot breakfast drinks. There are tables inside but most customers can be found sitting on the benches outside enjoying the weather and the vineyard atmosphere. After dinner though, they open the back door for hot fresh items like donuts and apple fritters. There is a line for these... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

With a huge hype build up we had to try the place. The long line moved pretty quick and a guy wearing a yellow traffic vest walks past us to give his friend? the menu? That made it a rushed feeling at the counter. We felt rushed to order and decoded on the apple fritter, cinnamon roll and two donuts.... More 

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Acushnet, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

I had heard about the "event" at Back Door Donuts and had seen an episode of a TV program featuring the bakery's interesting concept. The bakery is open during the day, closes early then reopens at their back door where locals and tourists stand in line for over an hour to order the famous donuts. We were on the Vineyard... More 

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Stoughton, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

The apple Fritters were fresh and tasted great. Tasted more like a sticky bun, but with a mild apple flavor. If you like more apple flavor, you might be disappointed, but a hint of apple is exactly what I liked.

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Naples, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Just getting them is an experience. You wait at the back door between 7pm and 1 am to get fresh, hot donuts. There is a line. Worth doing.

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Additional Information about Back Door Donuts

Address: 5 Post Office Square, behind the Oak Bluffs Post Office, Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02557
Phone Number: +1 508-693-3688
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Martha's Vineyard  >  Oak Bluffs
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
Average Prices: USD 5
Cuisine: American

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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: +1 508-693-3688

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5
  • Price Range: $
  • 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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