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Krispy Kreme Doughnuts

#33 of 1,260 Restaurants in Raleigh
Certificate of Excellence
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549 N Person St, Raleigh, NC 27604-1299
919-754-9954
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6:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Dessert

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  • 42
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  • 5
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  • 1
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  • 0
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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
Hot Light Donuts

This landmark in Raleigh has been around for over 50 years. When the Krispy Kreme light is on everyone knows that you can go in and get hot donuts from the line. You never know who you may see since the location is in downtown. A large selection of donuts and some of the tastiest.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This landmark in Raleigh has been around for over 50 years. When the Krispy Kreme light is on everyone knows that you can go in and get hot donuts from the line. You never know who you may see since the location is in downtown. A large selection of donuts and some of the tastiest.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

These donuts are always great and for the price all i can really say is go try them for yourself, they feel like they melt in your mouth and when they turn on the hot sign then you taste those hot donuts waiting for them to be ready is worth it.

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Rocky Mount, North Carolina
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Krispy Kreme is widely known in these parts for its melt-in-your-mouth, fresh glazed doughnuts. Get them while they're hot (actually warm is best, when the glaze has had just enough time to partially solidify. You can eat in at this Krispy Kreme and actually watch the sugar coated delights being made right before you very eyes on the doughnut line... More 

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Perth Amboy, New Jersey
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199 reviews 199 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

The retro sign outside is cool and the store looked huge so we decide to go in to grab a coffee. I really don't eat doughnuts, but since they make the glazed donuts fresh here, I gave it a shot! When you order glazed donuts, they go to the back to get you a freshly made one, and yes, you... More 

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Arlington, Texas
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365 reviews 365 reviews
265 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We eat at Krispy Kreme at home, it is our second favorite donut shop. This location did not have hit donuts and the custard filled did not have much filing inside. Employees were nice and the donuts were good.

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South Pole
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293 reviews 293 reviews
244 restaurant reviews
207 helpful votes 207 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

This is a great example of the inherent problems with the whole ranking system employed here. How can you compare a donut shop (an international chain, at that) to a place like St. Jacques (which certainly deserves it's top ranking)?!?

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Jarabacoa, Dominican Republic
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93 reviews 93 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

I've had the Krispy Kreme donuts in the Dominican Republic but they were not the same....not sure why. Maybe it's just a fact hear eating hot Donuts in 50 degree weather is just better. The shop had a really odd smell today...burning mettle so it sort of ruined the visit for my daughter who said she is now ruined for... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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58 reviews 58 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Take the time and stop by this iconic little gem. Yes... it's donuts.. but they are good! Bring the kids and watch the donuts being made through the big glass windows. This is a must visit restaurant. If the sign is "HOT", you are likely to find me inside!

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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108 reviews 108 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

If you're in the Downtown Raleigh area, and you're in the mood for exploring, I'd highly recommend taking a stop here at Krispy Kreme. Just by location alone you'll know that this Raleigh landmark is in a very historic location (next to Historic Oakwood). I don't know what I can say that hasn't already been said about what to expect... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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90 reviews 90 reviews
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Oh yes! I've definitely visited this location throughout my whole lifetime! As a child I remember coming to Raleigh and stopping here for a visit and to get the paper hat that they still have on hand to grab and wear on your way out! Hot donuts now!!! They do just melt in your mouth when the glazed donuts come... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 549 N Person St, Raleigh, NC 27604-1299
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
  • Phone Number: 919-754-9954
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
6:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
6:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
6:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
6:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
6:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
6:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?