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House of Donuts of Lakewood

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9638 Gravelly Lake Dr SW, Tacoma, WA 98499-1516
(253) 588-2647
Today
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 6:00 pm

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  • 27
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Donut Heaven

I would say 55 years I've been having donuts here! Nothing compares. New owner has really stepped up with their fabulous House of Donuts box. I love the French Crulers, Bismarks, maple bars...and ALL the rest. Just a great old school donut shop with a line out the door every morning.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
jmp7020
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Tacoma, WA
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Tacoma, WA
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 via mobile

I would say 55 years I've been having donuts here! Nothing compares. New owner has really stepped up with their fabulous House of Donuts box. I love the French Crulers, Bismarks, maple bars...and ALL the rest. Just a great old school donut shop with a line out the door every morning.

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Seattle, Washington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

There is a mean older lady with very short hair, and VERY VERY POOR ATTITUDE! !! If possible, try to get the younger adults to assist you because they have more customer service and that older woman! She needs to take a customer service course! This is the second time I've bought donuts from this place for a gathering and... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

This place is small, but that doesn't matter. Their donuts are fresh and delicious. Their raised donuts have a specifically good texture; so soft, yet not doughy. Staff is always friendly, lines move fast. There's nothing I don't like about this donut shop. Prices are very reasonable, especially for their big fritters. Yum!

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Lakewood, Washington, USA
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130 reviews 130 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
225 helpful votes 225 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I stopped in to grab a few donut goodies for myself and some to use as bribery for a business transaction later. The quality is always good and the staff are friendly and fast. Wish I could eat donuts more often but alas they catch up with the scale.You won't be disappointed.

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Seattle, Washington
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108 reviews 108 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Home grown version of your typical donut shop. Prices are reasonable, donuts are plentiful, and they have a drive-thru. The lobby is small, but the service is quick. The place is always busy, which is a good indication of the local community support for a family owned business.

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Tacoma, Washington, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Relatively new owner is finally getting it right! This has been a love/hate relationship for years.The last few years was mostly hate,greasy donuts,lousy selections,now they are great once again!

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Lakewood Pierce County, Washington
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

I haven't lived in the area that long, but this place came recommended. I was haooy to find it is on my walk route to and from work. Nice little shop, has a drive thru. The price for the size of the donuts can't be beat! One of my favorites is the bluberry glazed.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014 via mobile

Was not sure about this place at first. I thought it would be just your average donut shop, but I was really surprised. This has to be one of the best donuts I have had in a long time. Awesome!

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Gig Harbor, Washington
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263 reviews 263 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

Well today I finally stopped at the House of Donuts of Lakewood, WA. My wife had bragged about it for several years. She got an Apple Fritter. It was very good; more like a rolled pastry than the normal free shape an apple fritter usually is. Great apple taste and fresh. I ordered a Marionberry Scone. It looked more like... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

News Flash!!! House of Donuts closed for about a month for the transition to a new owner. He updated a few things, but retained the most important aspect of this Lakewood landmark: The Outstanding Donuts! The same recipes are in play every day, and the quality hasn't slipped even a fraction. I picked up two dozen assorted pieces of awesome... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9638 Gravelly Lake Dr SW, Tacoma, WA 98499-1516
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Tacoma
  • Phone Number: (253) 588-2647

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Donuts
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?