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Donut Bar

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631 B St, San Diego, CA 92101
619-255-6360
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7:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast

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  • 97
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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First, be advised these doughnuts are massive in size. Second, these are tasty doughnuts, best in SD. Thirdly, just eat the damn things and worry about calories later! Trick is to order ahead on line to avoid the huge line on the weekend. The menu changes so check their website for current... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

My boyfriend and I went there last Saturday morning after reading a positive review in our SD guidebook. (We always try to stop at the best doughnut shop in any town we're visiting.) We got there at about 8:40 and did not make it into the shop until an hour later. While we were waiting, the owner came out and... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

First, be advised these doughnuts are massive in size. Second, these are tasty doughnuts, best in SD. Thirdly, just eat the damn things and worry about calories later! Trick is to order ahead on line to avoid the huge line on the weekend. The menu changes so check their website for current selection. And these ain't cheap, so plan accordingly.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed my visit to the bar. Had the creme brûlée. I wasn't wow'ed however it was good. The staff are great. They're professional and warm.

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Sand City, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Wow! My girlfriend came up with the brilliant (or dangerous) idea to come here the morning after our evening out as she said it was a must try in SD. Unfortunately because we got there a few hours after they had already been open all the types or donuts I originally wanted were all sold out :/ however I picked... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

The hotel concierge told us to go here. It was right down the street and we didn't even know! Line up was huge, but it moved quickly. Donuts were massive! Creative flavours and a great variety. So glad we went.

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

These donuts are out of this world! Don't mind the long wait to get in the door, it is definitely worth it! Try to maple bacon bar, it is FABULOUS!

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I can't believe the line! I didn't intentionally come here during my recent stay in SD. We were hungry and Yelped food close to the hotel that had 4-5 stars and this place popped up and it seemed interesting from the reviews. Since hubs and I get up at the crack of dawn due to our toddler we thought we... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I work across the street and whenever I look out my office window, the line is LONG. I try to get there as early as possible to avoid the line when I do decide I need a donut in my life. I highly recommend their donuts.....huge and delicious. You will not be disappointed!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We passed by this place a few times during our short stay in SD. It was so close to our hotel and we were sad every time we saw the line was around the corner or that it was closed. We also walked by this place twice late at night when the bakers were working hard making the donuts for... More 

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Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Excellent little Donut shop. Lines start to form before they open and continue until 'sold out'. Donuts are huge and yummy. Excellent customer service -staff (I think it was the owner) came out to the line with balloons and free donuts for kids. Staff inside were friendly and efficient. We ended up going twice during our one week stay. Would... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 631 B St, San Diego, CA 92101
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: 619-255-6360

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Cafe
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 12:00 pm

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