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Paula's Donuts

2319 Sheridan Drive Tonawanda, Buffalo, NY
(716) 862-4246
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Ranked #2 of 908 restaurants in Buffalo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
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95% Recommend
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English first
Tonawanda, New York
17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

If you haven't tried Paula's (a staple of WNY for years) then you are missing out! Krispy Kreme tried coming here and Paula's ran them out of business shortly after the novelty and one hit wonder glazed donuts wore off! I have yet to have any flavor that was even mediocre let alone just good. Amazing donuts, great staff, great... More

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Toronto, Canada
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Paula's donuts is fresh, local made donuts in a plethora of flavour! At less than $1 a donut, you'll have to try a few flavours. Very flavourful, but light as well (in texture, I'm sure not in calories!) *Although not a concern for me, I did notice a sign saying they are not a nut-free environment, and assume everything has... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014 via mobile

Amazing raised donuts. super hot and fresh...made throughout the day. I love the twists and the red velvet. From the looks of the operation and the popularity, I'm guessing no donut could be a bad choice.

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Frenchburg, KY
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Truly some of the best doughnuts I have ever eaten. The cheese was the best. Slightly sweet cream cheese filling. Worth a stop!

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014 via mobile

Well-worth her rating! We got lots of donuts for little $$ and they are much tastier than the Tim Horton's you see on every corner! The guiltiest pleasure is the chocolate mousse-filled powdered donut.

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White Plains, New York
20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Stopped by to try the donuts based on the reviews and am I glad I did! Good variety, very tasty and not greasy at all! Went back same day for more to bring along for the rest of our trip!

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Erie, Pennsylvania, USA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

There is no better start to a day of sightseeing and fun in Buffalo than to go to Paula's Donuts. Buffalo takes pride for good reason in these donuts! I have been to Paula's plenty of times, and thought that I would be remiss as a reviewer to not mention this local treasure.

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Albion, New York
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Wow what a dounut! Not only are these the size that donuts use to be, but the filling is to die for. So many varieties the cheese are one of a kind and taste like heaven. I highly recommend taking the drive and spending the 10 a dozen for these special treats.

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Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Walking in to Paulas is an olfactory experience like none other - it took me back to my childhood, walking in to the local donut store with my father, and getting to pick whatever donut I wanted, while he had a coffee and watched me eat it. This place smells and tastes like a real bakery. I went in with... More

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Ohio City, Ohio
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Could not wait to go to Paula's on this visit to Buffalo. However when we got there we just were not impressed when we visited before the place was hopping. This time we were the only ones there. When we were there before the variety was much better, the staff seemed to really be eager to please this time the... More

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