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Back Door Donuts

5 Post Office Square, behind the Oak Bluffs Post Office, Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02557
508-693-3688
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Ranked #1 of 49 Restaurants in Oak Bluffs
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $5
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Huntington, New York
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107 reviews 107 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

If you love donuts and don't mind waiting in line for them, this is the place for you! I think if this place was open from 6AM to 11PM it would not be nearly as popular- but the lingering aroma of freshly made donuts permeates while you are outside waiting and that makes it more enticing! You can actually smell... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

First off the donuts are awesome! The apple fritters and coffee rolls are to die for. I cannot leave the Vineyard without buying back door donuts for my family at home. Plus I think it is a riot that they sell donuts out the back door late at night.

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Fort Lee, New Jersey
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

It was 9pm on a perfect August night and the line was 30 people deep behind the Oak Bluffs Post Office. We've heard so much about this craze. So we stood on line and waited in anticipation. Once you get to the counter a staff member hands you a menu. The selection is more than I anticipated. Of course we... More

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Somerset, New Jersey
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81 reviews 81 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

No trip to Martha's Vineyard would be complete without a trip to Backdoor Donuts and they did not disappoint. The "friends" you meet while waiting in line, the "just out the oven"donuts, and the conversation with friends as we walked back to our cottage is a tradition that should be carried on. They also added a new donut, A bacon... More

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Massachusetts
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

This is literally the back door of some building. You line up and order at a table next to the dumpsters. The donuts are fresh (still warm) and oily. The apple fritter was very good with large chunks of apple. The cinnamon rolls were also quite good. Prices are $4-5 for a large roll or fritter. Worth waiting the 15... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Great experience and the best Apple Fritter I ever had. I recommend going in the evening to get that fresh back door experience.

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London
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33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Just fantastic - best probably by not revealing too much about the visit as it is best experienced first hand. The food, atmosphere and the uniqueness of the occasion makes this late night attraction a memory maker. Closes at 1:58pm, exactly.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

As an islander and longterm employee of the food service industry I find it amazing and ridiculous that Backdoor Donuts is listed as the best restaurant in oak bluffs. First, it's not a restaurant. You stand in line to order overpriced sweets from a window and then consume the empty calories at home or standing up out of a paper... More

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

Dear Sketch - it sounds like you're exhausted - we all are this time of year but we have to push through it with a smile on our faces :) Everyone has to wait their turn in line - there is no jumping ahead to the front of the line and certainly we don't want any "greased palms". We will... More

Watertown, CT.
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I have never in my life had a donut as good or as fresh (it was still hot) as a Back Door Donut. I have to say the longer the line the better the donut and it is definitley worth the wait. Don't leave the Vineyard without having one :)

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Highlands, New Jersey
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207 reviews 207 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We wanted to see the number 1 rated restaurant by Trip Advisor in Martha's Vineyard. The restaurant's main attraction is not available for breakfast or lunch ; you need to wait until 7 pm and stand in line for the donuts. Who will wait? Hundreds of folk for the famed warm donuts and fritters which are served until midnight. A... More

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