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Ma's Donut Shop

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1972 Acushnet Ave, New Bedford, MA 02745-6102
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Dining options: Breakfast

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Everybody loves Ma's donuts

This is the place to go for homemade muffins and coffee rolls. Establishments in the City order from them and sell in there place of business. When you've had one of there's you know!

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 17, 2015
New Bedford, Massachusetts
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New Bedford, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

This is the place to go for homemade muffins and coffee rolls. Establishments in the City order from them and sell in there place of business. When you've had one of there's you know!

New Bedford, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

We popped in because my Wife's Sister recommended the place. They didn't go overboard being very Friendly to Us, and for a minute I had 1/2 a mind to leave, but stayed because of her. Turned out the Donuts were very good, coffee, as well.

Thank Craig B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Deliciousness ! Other then only being open certain days and times there donuts are the best I've ever had well worth going

Thank Mlj04
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

They sell Ma's donuts at the West Island General store on the weekends. I have never had them before. I live north of Boston so we go to Kane's donuts. These are just as good as Kane's and that's a tough donut to live up to. Thanks for serving them on West Island.

Thank Donna K
Chicago, IL
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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 

Thank southsidesusan
Deerfield Beach
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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 

Thank mafd529
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!

Thank Neil M
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 

Thank Chad L
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.

Thank tootk
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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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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  • 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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