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Bob's Donuts & Pastry Shop

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1621 Polk St, San Francisco, CA
1-415-776-3141
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Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Takeout

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Wonderful!!

Family loved Bob's. It's a 24 hour donut shop. The cute Korean lady behind the counter was wonderful and helpful. There were about 15 people in line at 10 PM on a Saturday night. I got a variety of donuts and some fresh donut holes...YUM!! Warm out of the oven. Apple fritters were fabulous as... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Boca Raton, FL
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Boca Raton, FL
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55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Family loved Bob's. It's a 24 hour donut shop. The cute Korean lady behind the counter was wonderful and helpful. There were about 15 people in line at 10 PM on a Saturday night. I got a variety of donuts and some fresh donut holes...YUM!! Warm out of the oven. Apple fritters were fabulous as well. Highly recommend. Best part....CHEAP... More 

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Bogota, Colombia
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51 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Super delicious donuts. Some of the best I have ever had. I'm a basic donut kind of person (and their glazed is phenomenal) but I loved their famous crumb donut! Enjoy.

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Fairfield, California
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77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

I have heard about this place for a while, so had to try it out. I don't see what all the hype is about. I honestly could have gotten better donuts at the grocery. I was extremely disappointed in the counter ladies. The were so busy talking to each other that they messed up our order. When I asked them... More 

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1 Thank smoochums
Chicago, Illinois
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Love this little donut shop. Just some great classic donuts. Nothing special. Just many years of making great donuts.

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1 Thank epapps
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

I'm not a huge donut person, so when my boyfriend dragged me to Bob's, I wasn't expecting to be impressed....was I wrong! The donuts are freshly baked...and if your time your visit just right, you'll be there as they pull the donut out of the deep fryer. We went a few days in a row, and tried a bunch of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

Delicious donuts produced all hours (we had ours after midnight). Some of the bet donuts I've ever had. Nearly attempted their eating challenge until I saw the size of it - that thing is huge

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1 Thank Steve M
Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

We couldn't find a good place for donuts by Union Square. We promised our kids some early on. Our Uber stopped by Bobs on the way to the airport. It is a cute old place in lower nob hill. Not a quaint place to sit and eat. It's a simple donut place. Really, really good donuts and there seems to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

I had the old fashioned plain glazed and chocolate frosted. Fantastic! The husband got the apple fritter and it was out of this world!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

Love this place! Great late night snack, get the Meringue. lots of locals come here and its just off of the cable car route.

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Athens, Georgia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Had an apple fritter & the crumb donut. Both were fantastic! I've heard it can get really busy here. We only had about a 5 min wait. Totally worth it!

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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
  • Phone Number: 1-415-776-3141

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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Nob Hill
Swanky and stylish, Nob Hill sits in the heart of the city and is home to amazing architecture and views. The hike to the top can be a challenging workout for those who forego a cable car ride, but they will be rewarded with some of the city’s most beautiful architecture adorning its peak. Originally populated with mansions after the Gold Rush, most if not all were devastated in the 1906 earthquake and fire that followed. Luckily all is not lost; storied hotels and Grace Cathedral surround Huntington Park. Having a drink or dinner while taking in the sunset and views at the "top of the Mark" is tough to beat.
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