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Bob's Donuts & Pastry Shop

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Neighborhood:
Nob Hill
Bakery, Donuts
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1621 Polk St, San Francisco, CA
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Dining options: Late Night
Good for:
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  • 34
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  • 12
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
The best glazed donut I have ever had!

Walked by on Friday to a line up out the door, so when I walked by on Saturday afternoon with my Starbucks in hand, had to stop in. I opted for the glaze and it was amazing...it was a soft pillow of goodness. I will think about this donut for a very long time and Bob's Donut will be on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
balledonna
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Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
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29 reviews 29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Walked by on Friday to a line up out the door, so when I walked by on Saturday afternoon with my Starbucks in hand, had to stop in. I opted for the glaze and it was amazing...it was a soft pillow of goodness. I will think about this donut for a very long time and Bob's Donut will be on... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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42 reviews 42 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

If you are looking for modern or gourmet, Bob's is not the place for you. If you was traditional donuts, this is your place for sure. There is a good selection of donuts. We got several to try, and they were all fresh and delicious!

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Chicago
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72 reviews 72 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

My mom almost never used to take me to doughnut shops when I was a kid, so they were an extra-special treat. Bob's makes me feel like that even though I'm now a grown adult. The charm of this place is 100% in the doughnuts, not in what the shop looks like. I live in Chicago, and here all the... More 

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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

1000+ calories but we don't care it was sooooo good! I love the buttermilk ones so creamy and yummy love it! If you like cinnamon (unlike me) the apple donuts apparently it's one of the best they have!

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60 reviews 60 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Friends took me here for a donut and ended up getting an apple fritter. Oh my! Can we say wonderful. Donuts are delicious too!!

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Denver, CO
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51 reviews 51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Stopped by Bob's today. Found out the thing I really like is their "buttermilk bar". I've been waiting a year for that thing. Bob's tastes like donuts I used to get as a kid - a long time ago. I read some reviews that talk about the appearance of Bob's and it's cleanliness. I hadn't thought to look before. This... More 

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New York City, New York
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97 reviews 97 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

You read that right: THE WORLD!! I'll tell you why. They make everything from scratch. All genuine ingredients... You can feel it all over when you bit into a raised or cake donut... The raised donuts are light and chewy and seem to melt in your mouth with just the right balance of frosting goodness and the crisp of a... More 

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San Francisco, California
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46 reviews 46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

While running errands most of the time, searching for the best possible pastries and donuts around town of San Francisco, I came upon Bob's Donuts, 1621 Polk Street, between Clay and Sacramento Streets. One would miss Bob's Donuts while driving, as the outside front store is not much to look at. I have gone to many donut shops in the... More 

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Mooloolaba, Australia
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63 reviews 63 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We stumbled across this donut shop after eating dinner on Polk street. We have all tried a few donuts around the world and all agreed these were the best! and so cheap!!! they had literally just come out of the oven and were amazing.

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Reedley, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

A local suggested we head to Bob's, as a matter of fact, he was so excited about it he walked us there and bought us fresh and hot glazed, maple, and chocolate donuts! The were warm and melted in my mouth. Soooooo delicious, one's not enough, thankful he bought us a few. There weren't any fritters at 8 PM, not... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1621 Polk St, San Francisco, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Nob Hill
  • Neighborhood: Nob Hill

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Bakery, Donuts

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