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Paula's Donuts

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2319 Sheridan Drive Tonawanda, Buffalo, NY
(716) 862-4246
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Huge Apple Fritters

In my nation-wide search for the perfect apple fritter, I was wide-eyed when I walked into Paula's and saw fritters the size of a baseball mitt! Really. "WoW" I thought, this may be the best yet. I was so disappointed. The outsides were not crispy and inside the doughy mixture was an apple... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
Tim O
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Nashville, Tennessee
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269 restaurant reviews
285 helpful votes 285 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Recently tried this one but preordered the yeast raised ,texas style donuts 2 days before. We got all fillings from the bavarian, angel cream, choc angel, lemon toppings of chocolate, white and powdered and no toppings...too much sugar at this stage. The doughnuts are quite large and high in size, bread like-cake texture, a bit heavy and filled nicely. Key... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

In my nation-wide search for the perfect apple fritter, I was wide-eyed when I walked into Paula's and saw fritters the size of a baseball mitt! Really. "WoW" I thought, this may be the best yet. I was so disappointed. The outsides were not crispy and inside the doughy mixture was an apple filling, not in my opinion, a true... More 

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NYC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

I love donuts and as someone who always watches what I eat sitting down here and pigging out was an unexpected treat. Lots of donuts to choose from, fresh and delicious. If you are in Buffalo it's worth at least one!

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North Tonawanda, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

The doughnuts are so fresh and so good, they don't even taste fattening. You can't resist, and you can share with a friend. We recently were at a wedding that served Paula's doughnuts instead of wedding cake....genius.

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South Haven, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

My wife loves the peanut sticks....custard filled and lemon filled donuts. Huge! New expanded location where Jet donuts use to be....which is neat. Good service and fresh made.

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Main St., Buffalo,NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

The special is amazing, but 2 of their donuts is filling. I had their red velvet one and a chocolate one. It was nice sitting there with my inlaws and my hubby and chowing down on donuts and coffee, although next time we might only get like 2 of the specials and order the coffee separately 2 each is a... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Paula's donuts are a sinful delight. They were "hot" items and I couldn't believe the size and variety of donuts and bagels. The box of a dozen weighed a ton which gives one a picture of how big they are. Even the donut holes are huge. If one loves donuts they couldn't go wrong at Paula's. However, if you are... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

My daughter and I came in to Paula's and ordered a dozen to go. They are all rather heavy, rather dry and cakey, and sit like a lead weight in your stomach. Or at least they did in ours. My daughter said for her it was like eating a 2lb loaf of dense bread. I know they get rave reviews,... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Well when Alton Brown comes to Buffalo, this is one spot he always hits up, so since he may be one of the smartest foodies around... On a personal note, my kids wife and I LOVE the ultra delicious REAL Fried donuts Paula's puts out. I don't think I've had a bad one to be honest but some fav's are... More 

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Graham, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I like donuts- a lot. My favorite is chocolate cream and it is rare that I find a bakery that does this flavor well. I read an article somewhere that mentioned Paula's Donuts so I decided to stop while I was in Buffalo. This bakery was not only worth stopping while in Buffalo but was also worth a drive just... More 

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2319 Sheridan Drive Tonawanda, Buffalo, NY
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Buffalo
  • Phone Number: (716) 862-4246

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  • Cuisine: American

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