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Bob's Donuts & Pastry Shop

1621 Polk St, San Francisco, CA
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Ranked #257 of 5,039 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Bakery, Donuts
Nob Hill
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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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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73 reviews 73 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
52 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
37 helpful votes 37 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
40 helpful votes 40 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
33 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

if someone talks about a Doughnut it has to be Bob's , there is nothing better in the world, when I am there I am tempted to buy all of the varieties (if only I wish I could eat them) , all of the doughnuts are gorgeous and mouth watering, it's not like you are eating a doughnut , it... More 

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Address: 1621 Polk St, San Francisco, CA
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco
Cuisine: Bakery, Donuts

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