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House of Donuts of Lakewood

9638 Gravelly Lake Dr SW, Tacoma, WA 98499-1516
(253) 588-2647
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Ranked #46 of 646 restaurants in Tacoma
Cuisines: Donuts
Most recent review
- Mar 23, 2014
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English first
Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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110 reviews 110 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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
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80 reviews 80 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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Tacoma, Washington
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80 reviews 80 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

Okay, I'm a retired cop, and one of the deals 25 years ago when I worked out of the local precinct was if you were late to roll call for dayshift, you had to by a box of donuts for your squad at House of Donuts. Big, yeasty, warm glazed pillows of awesome, which filled the place with an almost-erotic... More

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Tacoma, Washington
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

Go for the maple bars and the scones. This place is known for the best donuts around and that is not far fetched at all.

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portland, OR
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86 reviews 86 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
225 helpful votes 225 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

If you like a sweet, sugary treat, you cannot go wrong here. I had the maple covered fried cake; Mom had lemon. Both of us were saying these are the best donuts ever, and we're sugar-holics with donut experience on both coasts. BEST EVER!

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Tacoma, Washington
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33 reviews 33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

This place is not quite off the beaten path but don't be alarmed when you pull up to the small A frame building. I've lived near by for years but only finally tried about two years ago. Such a nice treat on a Sunday morning. If you are in the area you HAVE to stop buy. Hands down, the best... More

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Vilseck, Germany
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

My dad brought us here since we were kids. It still has great donuts and get there in the early morning to get the best variety of freash donuts. They still make a great donut much better than Krispy Kreme.

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Washington State
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

I love House of Donuts! Cute eclectic building with hand-made donut equipment. All donuts are made from scratch. I love their maple bars and the twists. Nom!

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Puyallup, Washington
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46 reviews 46 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

I love, love, love this place! I remember going there when I was a child. Whomever the owner was then always gave me a free donut for being a "good girl". One of my favorite memories. Fast forward many years, I don't think they give free donuts away anymore, but everytime I go there they are busy. The actual shop... More

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