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Bob's Donuts & Pastry Shop

1621 Polk St, San Francisco, CA
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Ranked #382 of 4,947 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Bakery, Donuts
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We had donuts for dessert! Bobs is open 24/7 and the ovens are always churning out donuts. We had choc frosted and maple frosted cake donuts as those were just baked and the apple fritter donut was still warm from the oven and absolutely delectable!!

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New York City, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

If you love donuts, you have to try Bob's Apple Fritter! It is the top rated donut and I completely agree. It is open 24 hours so it is not to be missed!

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Chicago
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97 reviews 97 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Stopped here as our dessert after dinner. We arrived around 8pm and there were warm, fresh donuts to choose from. My husband said the apple fritter was insanely good (I can't attest due to an allergy) and the crumb donut was really good too. I had a chocolate raised and the maple glazed old fashioned. The maple frosting was outstanding.... More

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Florida
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64 reviews 64 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Not to be missed, so fresh and yummy! All the flavors of donuts and the meringues are sure to please. do yourself and stop at Bob's-fresh ones come out late at night so check and make sure to be there for that!

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Brisbane
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96 reviews 96 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We loved these donuts, had the choclate old school and apple turnover. Just awesome and the staff are lovely and very helpful. Would definitely go back, I just wish I could have eaten more. Do not miss Bobs Donuts.

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Cockermouth
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Just purchased 6 donuts to share amongst my family. My teenage son tasted the buttermilk donut and the expression on his face said it all. He said it was hard, like concrete and that he had tasted much better. I tasted the jelly filled donut, and when I bit into it an explosion of grease and liquid sugar filled the... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We stopped in here after reading raving reviews. Big mistake. There were only 4 or 5 types of pastries available and they weren't fresh at all. The shop wasn't very clean either (neighborhood wasn't very good) and after walking a couple miles there, we wanted to turn around and go back to our hotel right away.

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Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Bob's is open 24 hours, and having donuts for dessert is heavenly! Actually, I had a lemon bar with coconut - so yummy!!! The line was out the door at 9pm, and it was worth it!

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Atlanta, Ga
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67 reviews 67 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I can pass on most sweets but unfortunately I can't on a donut. If you're looking for some chef created fusion pastry nonsense don't stop here but if you want one of the best old fashion donuts this is your place. The jelly is fantastic as are the glazed and cake varieties. A great way to start day.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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39 reviews 39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Had to stop here and see the big donuts. They were delicious. If you are close by you must stop. The coffee is not bad either.

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