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“Tasty and fun experience.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Back Door Donuts

Back Door Donuts
5 Post Office Square, behind the Oak Bluffs Post Office, Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02557
508-693-3688
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Ranked #1 of 48 Restaurants in Oak Bluffs
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $5
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dessert, Late Night
Connecticut
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Tasty and fun experience.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

My family went two consecutive nights to Back Door Donuts during our recent trip to Martha's Vineyard. The donut sales operate out of the back door of Martha's Vineyard Gourmet Cafe and Bakery, hence, the name. The line was very long in the rear parking lot where customers assembled, but it was a festive atmosphere, even on the night it drizzled. We got into nice conversations with people around us, and even met one women who'd been coming for years to get her donut fix. Our assessment: chocolate-coated chocolate donut was a bit too sweet. Cinnamon cake donut was nice. Lemon-filled donut was a hit. Apple fritter cost more, but was gigantic, and very tasty; we had to split it between all of us.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Boston, Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“You have to come here!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

This place is the best. It opens up from 7:30am -1am and sells just baked donuts and fritters. If you are visiting the island this is a must after dinner or a few drinks in OB. AND don't skip the apple fritter - It's huge and easy to split between 2-3 people. It cost $4.

Visited August 2012
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74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
“Rasberry jam doughnut - yum!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

We all chose different doughnuts, all were awesome! Apple fritter was tasty too! Great little place.

Visited August 2012
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Chicago
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Crazy good! You've got to go...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012 via mobile

My husband thought I was crazy when I said "we have to go get fresh donuts" at 9PM! We stood in a long line and laughed and talked with the people around us. Before we knew it- we were in front ordering Apple Fritters. They were SO HOT & fresh we actually had to wait to eat them because they were too hot. It was worth it. My husband wanted to go AGAIN! We are hooked! You have go...

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121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
“Back Door DELICIOUS!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

This place is great. I felt like i was buying drugs or something. It really is this creepy back door, in a parking lot that you walk up to the door and get Donuts and Apple Fritters. After a night of boozing, it makes for a great late night treat. I am glad that I read about this place and made the attempt to find it, and went there. The apple fritters were amazing. Even sober they probably would have been great. They were still warm, and melt in your mouth Make this a place that you experience! You will be glad that you went here.

Visited July 2012
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