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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
+1 508-693-3688
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7:30 pm - 12:58 am
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Sun - Sat 7:30 pm - 12:58 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Cash Only

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    Very good
  • 22
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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
Waiting in Line for a good reason

Stood in a long line to buy 2 doz donuts and blueberry muffins. Worth the wait. Filled, glazed, sugared, chocolate, and apple donuts. Just great.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Waterville Valley, New Hampshire
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Waterville Valley, New Hampshire
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Stood in a long line to buy 2 doz donuts and blueberry muffins. Worth the wait. Filled, glazed, sugared, chocolate, and apple donuts. Just great.

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We tried the apple fritter and Boston cream, both were amazing in taste and so light Beware the apple fritter is family size! Line is long but moves fast so be ready with your selection. Yes it's sold from back of the main bakery. We were a little confused but had no problem finding it with the enticing aroma

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New Hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

After eating dinner at the Offshore Ale Co., which was also really good, we walked across the street to have donuts for dessert. After reading the raving reviews, he had to try several different donuts. The Apple Fritters were BY FAR the best, not only of the night, but the best dessert any of us had ever had (yes, better... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

This spot opens at 7pm!!! The donuts were hot! THe first night I got the maple glazed donut with bacon and it was a mouthful of goodness!!!! The second night was the boston creme and it was fabulous!!! Don't let the line fool you it moves quick and they have a lot of staff taking orders!

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Hartford, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

So I like to try places with lots of acclaim, and who doesn't like donuts. We tried 3 kinds - chocolate frosted, cinnamon sugar, and fried dough. Nobody in our family liked them. Way too greasy for us. Also, the fried dough is in little sticks - almost like pasta. Wasn't expecting that.

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Edgartown, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

The apple fritters here are amazing -- a must try. Be prepared to split with at least two other people -- they are huge with big chunks of apple -- yum!

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Bronx, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

not too easy to find but once your senses pick up the trail you've been had in a very positive sense!! with so many people lined up for a freshly made warm treat and the maitre 'd welcoming you with a menu of what you are about to experience, the taste buds go on full alert and one is not... More 

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Marlborough, Connecticut, United States
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

It is a funny concept that these delicious donuts are funny sold at odd times and in an alley but maybe it is because the donuts are CRIMINALLY good! Sweet sweet warm cinnamon and sugar donuts by the bagful. Take soe time in Oak Bluffs and get yourself some back door donuts, then try not to eat all of them... More 

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Newton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Best darn donut ANYWHERE! Hot. Fragrant. Melts I. Your mouth. If you love donuts it's worth the wait-and there's alwa a wait at the back door. Make it part of your MV experience

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This is a line that is ALWAYS worth the wait. I've waited at "the back door" up to an hour. This year, my wait for 5 minutes!!! These donuts literally dissolve in my mouth. The glazed donuts are delicious and the apple fritters are heavenly!

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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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