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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:30 pm - 12:58 am
Dining options: Cash Only, Takeout

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  • 331
    Excellent
  • 87
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
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
Kinda Worth the Wait

It's a long wait (at the back entrance of the store) but the donuts were fresh and good. The line is pretty well orchestrated and fun if you come prepared. Wear a light jacket on cool nights.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
KaeDee2015
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Burlington, New Jersey
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Burlington, New Jersey
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It's a long wait (at the back entrance of the store) but the donuts were fresh and good. The line is pretty well orchestrated and fun if you come prepared. Wear a light jacket on cool nights.

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A fresh batch of donuts from Backdoor donuts is one of the most delicious street food treats on earth. Don't miss it.

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3 Thank realobviousreviews
White Plains, New York
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43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing that people can line up and wait 20 to 30 minutes to enjoy calorie overload. The apple fritter is worth the wait and is served hot. Buy an extra because someone will want one when you get back to the cottage. Makes a great breakfast treat for the kids.

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1 Thank rasNY
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

People line up in the evenings to get the hot donuts as they come out of the oven. My faves are the old fashioned donuts and the jelly donuts. The lines can get very long, but the donuts are worth the wait!

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Thank Lovejerez
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

We tried several kinds (there was 6 of us) . Each "sample" was delightful . The line moves quick and they do hand out menus so by the time you reach the front you know what you want. :) Will defiantly return.

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Thank Mary T
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

Stopped after dinner to get an order fritters to take home. No line when we arrived and we thought WOW what a break. We ordered 20 fritters and a dozen donuts. They were not prepared for such an order, but as the night was warm and we were more than willing to wait for such goodness to be made. We... More 

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Thank CrazycatladyPA
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6 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015 via mobile

Boring old donuts, no better than the ones you'd find at the grocery store. We bought 5 and threw away 4. I can't understand the buzz about this place. Maybe we came at the wrong time? I heard they're better at night. We came in the morning.

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Thank Jamie B
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

So much fun to stand in the crowd with all the other tourists and towns people waiting for delicious hot donuts!

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Thank EmilyOnVaca
New York City, New York
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108 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

If you are in Oak Bluffs you *must* have an apple fritter. Ask locals how to go about scoring one. They can run out pretty quickly, so go early.

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Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
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87 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

Closed for the winter now, Back Door Donuts is perhaps now best known for its late night service out of the bakery's back door: lines snaking through the parking lots up to almost midnight! For me, the apple fritters are the go-to item. They are light, sweet and warm up beautifully for dessert.

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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
  • 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?