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309 Avon St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5705
434-296-0590
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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
C'ville tradition; bring cash!

For almost two years, I was lucky enough to live next door to Spudnuts. Their potato-recipe donut and 5-item menu is a Cville tradition and there is always a line out the door on the weekends. My fave: the blueberry donut holes. Remember to bring cash though; they don't accept credit/debit cards.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
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Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
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Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
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83 reviews 83 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

For almost two years, I was lucky enough to live next door to Spudnuts. Their potato-recipe donut and 5-item menu is a Cville tradition and there is always a line out the door on the weekends. My fave: the blueberry donut holes. Remember to bring cash though; they don't accept credit/debit cards.

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Wyckoff, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

If you like donuts, don't forget to stop by and pick up a dozen or so. If you don't like getting up early, then this is not the place for you. Which is fine because it means more donuts for me!

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Central Florida, Florida
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81 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

like so many dining experiences in charlottesville, Spudnuts donuts are unique and special. Very Old Skool and such a delight.

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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

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

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