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“Fresh, tasty donuts - if you don't mind a wait.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Donut Experiment

The Donut Experiment
210C Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, Anna Maria Island, FL 34216
1 941-896-3172
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Ranked #1 of 23 Restaurants in Anna Maria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $12
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, Bakeries, Family Fare, Donuts
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast
Description: Welcome to The Donut Experiment, where every donut is your creation! We start with a delicious, fresh-made cake donut and then you pick from our huge selection of icings and toppings. Yours can be as simple as plain or glazed or as crazy as key lime, maple bacon or Sriracha. Stop by today and begin your own experiment.
Jupiter, Florida
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“Fresh, tasty donuts - if you don't mind a wait.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We went to AM Donuts twice while we were on the island. Both times the donuts did not disappoint. You choose the frosting and toppings and wait for them to be created for you. The place is so popular, there is always a wait - we had to wait 25 minutes after our order both times. But, if you're not in a hurry, the donuts are worth it.

Visited July 2014
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“Melt in your mouth goodness!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

What we were told would be a 10 minute wait (after already waiting 10+ minutes to order) turned into a 30+++ minute wait for our made-to-order donuts. We've never had such fresh donuts and it was cool to watch the process of them being made. It's worth trying at least once in your lifetime, but unless there's a slower time of day or weekday, I'm not sure it's worth attempting twice in your lifetime. Definitely don't go on an empty stomach. But when you finally get your custom donut and yummy coffee it will all melt in your mouth and, alas, put a smile on your face.

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“Delish !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

I always wake up earlier than the rest of my family so I crept out of our cottage one morning and went on the prowl looking for a cup of coffee ! Found this place it is great ! I found the ordering system a bit confusing but the guy serving was helpful ! I has a Key Lime Donut and it was so good I went back for a second one ! It was busy at 8ish in the morning but when we went past later about 11 am they were queuing out of the door !

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“OMG to good to resist”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Can you really beat a fresh hot made donut and then covered with whatever you want? The answer is no and you will be hard pressed to not eat more than one. We went here 2x while staying the week.

Visited June 2014
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“Can't get any better!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

First time to anna maria and we rented bikes from beach bums. A twenty something guy I figured he would have some good food suggestions and the first place he mentions is ami doughnuts . And he was spot on!!! Kids loved it even though at first they didn't like the idea of a cake doughnut but I told them it was like the ones I made at home. So they tried them and were hooked!!! Don't confuse a cake donut with the regular ones they are totally different. And these are fantastic we went three times our week on the island and have friends coming down for the first time this week and they already are planning on going. Great food great atmosphere great service. Like I said can't get any better!!!

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