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309 Avon St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5705
434-296-0590
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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Spuddie Luv

My family has enjoyed the Spud for many, many years. This is the old fashion, small town doughnut shop your grandparents might remember- do not be put off by the plain Jane exterior. There is just the right amount of choice: bear claw, plain glaze, chocolate icing are standards. They only make... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
boulesprouse
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

My family has enjoyed the Spud for many, many years. This is the old fashion, small town doughnut shop your grandparents might remember- do not be put off by the plain Jane exterior. There is just the right amount of choice: bear claw, plain glaze, chocolate icing are standards. They only make enough to sell for that morning, so they... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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27 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Awesome donuts. No hype with icing or fancy "duds," I mean spuds! Not much of curb appeal but IF you know where to look AND get there EARLY, you can get them WARM, before they are all gone. By noon, forget it! They only make a certain amount each day and when they are gone, they are history. Hey, who... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

..it's quite an old building but it's the cutest little donut shop off the downtown area. Best donuts EVER! Who knew potatos tasted so good! I wouldn't recommend sitting down for breakfast, leave that to the local habitats who give it that cutest little donut shop feeling. It's an easy in and out for a donut or two...I tend to... More 

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charlottesville
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22 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

Spudnuts is a local favorite. Fresh made donuts prepared from potatoe flour. They are light and delucious but get there early. They close when they sell out.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Cash only transactions may be the only thing keeping me and my staff from being more frequent customers, but their potato batter doughnuts are out of this world and well worth coming in early before work in order to capture a dozen or so of their limited production sweets. The restaurant staff are courteous and industrious and they serve a... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

A visit to the Spudnut Shop is a must if you're in Charlottesville. I had never heard of spudnuts before I moved here, and boy was I missing out. They're like donuts but better. Go early for the best selection, and go often! Tip: It's cash only.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Not many flavors to choose from, but they are fresh and delicious. Fast and friendly service. Recommend getting there early.

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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

I had had some spudnut donuts in the past that were brought into work by a coworker. I was finally able to try them right off the press so to speak and all I can say is YUM! get there early do they don't run out!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

The building is not much to look at, and typical old coffee shop style inside, but the Spudnuts are so good!! We tried the chocolate, cinnamon sugar and glazed. All were yummy! The cinnamon sugar ones were still hot! We also had good coffee, for less than $1!!! Make sure you bring cash, and stop by, if you like doughnuts... More 

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Muscle Shoals, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

I don't usually eat sweets and my traveling companions were surprised that I INSISTED on hunting this place down. I had never eaten a spudnut and I wanted to try one. We ordered glazed basic spudnuts and coffee and the four of us at the table drooled. Oh, my, this is one treat that was worth the hunt and one... More 

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  • Address: 309 Avon St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5705
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: 434-296-0590

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