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Papa Jake's Donut Shop

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1200 W. 16th, Sedalia, MO
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Dining options: Breakfast

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Can't beat this place for a yummy start

Well, there isn't much of a choice when it comes to donuts in Sedalia, but you won't go wrong at Papa Jake's. I would recommend, however, that you get there early. The 'favorites' go fast. Our house loves the marshmallow or boston creme filled and chocolate iced long johns.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 14, 2015
Geenza
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Sedalia, Missouri
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So the first time I had Papa Jakes, late last summer, it was to die for! Then twice in November we went, and what a disappointment!! They all tasted like they were freezer burnt or stale or something. I'm afraid to go back!

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Thank Becky L
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Well, there isn't much of a choice when it comes to donuts in Sedalia, but you won't go wrong at Papa Jake's. I would recommend, however, that you get there early. The 'favorites' go fast. Our house loves the marshmallow or boston creme filled and chocolate iced long johns.

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Thank Geenza
Sedalia, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

These are the best donuts and pastries I have ever eaten. There are no words to describe these melt in your mouth. Heavenly and delightful don't even come close.

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Thank gr8music
North Charleston, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 via mobile

The donuts here are fluffy and delicious. It's definitely first come first serve. They sell out very quickly so you have to come early if you want a selection to choose from. There aren't a lot of options but what they do have is always yummy.

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Thank Amanda C
Sedalia, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Papa Jakes has been around the Sedalia area for years...and there is a reason for that! The donuts are second to NONE! My favorite is the blueberry cake donut, but they are all delicious. Get there early before they sell out.

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Thank DavDiRobEd
Sedalia, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

Not real impressed. sell out too fast.. not a big selection. .Try the donut palace... I think they have a better selection and they're cheaper.. the building is bigger and you dont feel so cramped trying to order your donuts...

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Thank jolly055
Sedalia, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Over the years I have watched this family operated local business continue to serve the best donuts available "anywhere" Since I now live 2 hours away I decided to share Papa Jakes with newfound friends, They could not believe the difference.

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Thank Frank S
Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

Hot, fresh, and delicious! Donuts are made daily. Kids love the donut holes! Its a iconic place in Sedalia. A must have! Better than Krispy Kreams by far!

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Thank Awsmgma
Sedalia, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

Wonderful donuts! Best time to get them is at 5am. They are still hot, and melt in your mouth. The price is unbeatable!

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Thank L0ves2travel89
Buffalo, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012

They are worth the drive, usually sold out by 10am. When we are traveling through Sedalia we always make sure there is time to stop and have one of the best donuts around. they are the best!

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  • Address: 1200 W. 16th, Sedalia, MO
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Sedalia

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