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“Old fashioned doughnuts” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Red's Donuts

Red's Donuts
433 Alvarado Street, Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 372-9761
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Ranked #35 of 259 Restaurants in Monterey
Price range: $0 - $10
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Takeout
NYC
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309 reviews 309 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
“Old fashioned doughnuts”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

If you go in the morning there will be 100s of doughnuts: all kinds. I f you go late in the afternoon there will be 10 to choose from and I know this because I went both times! The doughnuts are fresh and delicious. The staff is local and the locals hang out at the bar probably having been to another bar firs. Just delicious and definitely worth the trip. Reasonably priced (80 cents,I believe). Say yes to this doughnut, you won't be sorry.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Sacramento, California
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71 reviews 71 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“I want more!!!!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014 via mobile

One of the best apple fritters I have ever had. Slightly crunchy on the inside and nice and soft in the inside. Great flavor. I enjoyed this so much I might be back tomorrow.

Visited June 2014
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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140 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
208 helpful votes 208 helpful votes
“I got a thing for doughnuts...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

...and this place has great doughnuts. It is my second favorite doughnut shop, the best being V.G.'s in Cardiff-by-the-Sea down south. The service is kind of rough but appropriate and the prices are extremely cheap. I love Red's and go back on each visit to Monterey.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Chatham, New Jersey
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28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Pretty Average”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014 via mobile

Went based on T.A. rating & found small selection of cold, average tasting donuts. Cute place & nice staff with counter service but would never go out of my way for these donuts - tasted plain glazed, chocolate iced glazed, raspberry filled and plain & chocolate cake (we were a party of 3). One of the few disappointments from T.A. rating

Visited March 2014
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“There is no other donut in area that compares.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013 via mobile

Get a dozen to go but take the time to sit at counter and eat one with the locals. Coffee is good and you can learn a lot about other local dives to enjoy. When staying at Inn at Spanish Bay, I always bring a dozen to the valet staff for a job well done.

Visited February 2013
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