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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: Dessert, Late Night

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  • 196
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    Very good
  • 10
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  • 2
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  • 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
comfort food on Sept 11

Located in Oak Bluffs, select delicious pastry and enjoy the friendly unrushed customer assistance. Then sip coffee inside while catching up on the news.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 10, 2013
Margaret C
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Taunton, Massachusetts, United States
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  • Families with children
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Harwich, Massachusetts
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53 reviews 53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

There's always a line out the door and there's a good reason - really good, fresh warm donuts are almost a thing of the past, but Back Door Donuts fills the bill. It is pretty small inside, so don't let the long line deter you, because it doesn't take that long to get through it. There is a great variety... More 

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Taunton, Massachusetts, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Located in Oak Bluffs, select delicious pastry and enjoy the friendly unrushed customer assistance. Then sip coffee inside while catching up on the news.

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Edison, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

This is place is a must-visit for Oak Bluffs. Get the donuts literally at the back door in the evening when the front is closed. It's part of the O.B. experience. I don't feel it's an exaggeration to say that these were, far and away, the best donuts we have ever had, anywhere. The apple fritter, in particular, was off... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

You can't go wrong with a piping hot donut fresh out of the oven. We went two nights in a row, first we got the boston creme...chocolate EVERYWHERE but soooo good! The second night we got the cinnamon/sugar and it was perfect! Not sure what this place is like in the height of summer but in early October the wait... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

If just to check it off your bucket list, Back Door Donuts is worth a stop. Fresh hot donuts are never wrong, and BDD definitely serves them up hot and made to order! Apple Fritters are what they're famous for, but we tried a ton of different donuts and loved them all! Chocolate frosted (rainbow sprinkles optional), buttnernut crunch, they... More 

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Monmouth Beach, New Jersey
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152 reviews 152 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

read about this in the guidebook. perfect location. long line out the door. nice places to sit outside and eat your yummies. perfect way to start a full day on the cape.

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New York City, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

Great donuts. Don't know that I would have bothered for a very long line but this was worth a stop off season.

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Ascot, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

Between 7pm and 1am get the best donuts ever accross the road from the ale house don't have dessert have donuts

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Watervliet
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83 reviews 83 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

After many years of visiting Martha's Vineyard, this is the first time we tried out back door donuts. It was an experience that is worth the late night visit and the likely long line. While waiting for my turn, I got to read many of the funny postings on the "back door", to get you in the mood for one... More 

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Portland, Maine
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196 reviews 196 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

We ended up not once, but twice here. An incredible yum and a perfect way to end each day during our stay on MV. The scent of fresh donuts pulled us right in and it is easy to find. I believe after we sampled them on 2 different nights that there are no bad choices on the menu. The apple... 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 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?