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Ma's Donut Shop

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1972 Acushnet Ave, New Bedford, MA 02745-6102
508-995-5521
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Ma's Donuts is Wicked Awesome!

I moved away when I was a kid, but every time I visit this is the one place I MUST go to. Everything at Ma's is great but my favorite is the chocolate frosted cake donut- real fudge frosting on it like I've never had anywhere else. The honey dipped are amazing! My grandparents used to live around... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 28, 2014
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

While in search of the country's best donuts - our family has made an 'adventure' out of trying to find the best donut in the country (while honestly trying to limit costs while eating all meals out for breakfast). Ma's donuts definitely looks like it has been around forever - historic diner feel in slightly deserted downtown area. We went... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

I moved away when I was a kid, but every time I visit this is the one place I MUST go to. Everything at Ma's is great but my favorite is the chocolate frosted cake donut- real fudge frosting on it like I've never had anywhere else. The honey dipped are amazing! My grandparents used to live around the corner... More 

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New Bedford, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Honey dipped donut, can't say enough about how awesome this donut is. Been going here since I was 2 years old, and 35 years later, it still makes me feel like a kid!

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Taunton, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Everyone who grew up or works in the New Bedford area seems to know about this place. The doughnuts and coffee rolls are superb! Lots of sugary goodness...not good if you're on a low-cal diet, but a nice tasty treat once in a while. Beware...unless you get in and make your purchase early in the morning, you may find some... More 

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Rochester, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This old fashioned coffee shop makes the most delicious donuts and muffins. I have never yet found a chocolate donut that can compare to Ma's. Not even The Holy Donut in Portland ME. Get there early, the secret's out so there is usually a crowd.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013 via mobile

Ma's Donuts .... Reminds me of childhood when my grandfather would bring home a couple dozen donuts for us to enjoy! A true staple in the community! The absolute best donuts I have ever had & the coffee rolls are out of this world! Get there early for the best selection. If you have never tried a Ma's donut, I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

Grew up near Ma's Donut Shop and eat them whenever my diet gives me permission. Light, airy, fresh and delicious. Worth a trip from far away!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012 via mobile

As one reviewer said it's nice to find something other than big chains in the donut world. Ma's is a throwback to old times. Try the old fashioned glazed. It's heavy with little specs of nutmeg to give it a zing. Powdered is simply delicious. If you're from Seattle, this is like an east coast version of Top Pot Donut... More 

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Onset MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012

Yea they make the best little egg buro this side of New Bedford.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

Great tasting doughnuts, huge!!! Muffins too. Honeydip is their specialty. Get there early because once they run out of something thats it for the day.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1972 Acushnet Ave, New Bedford, MA 02745-6102
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  New Bedford
  • Phone Number: 508-995-5521

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  • Cuisine: Donuts

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