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“A classic vineyard 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 46 restaurants in Oak Bluffs
Price range: $0 - $5
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dessert
Richmond
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“A classic vineyard experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

This place truly represents what Martha's Vineyard is about. It's a great place to meet people and experience the vineyard. Best to get the latest donut recommendations while waiting in line, just talk to people around you. The apple fritters are the tradition, but try other stuff too. The hot chocolate on chocolate donuts are my personal favorite. I've had better donuts, but the back door experience is quite charming and an important tradition for islanders. The town recently tried to close it up, but the islanders prevailed in preserving the back door experience (in much the same way the islanders have prevailed in preserving the overall charm and feel of the vineyard). I highly recommend this place to experience!

Visited July 2013
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Bethesda, MD
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162 reviews 162 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
“Fresh donuts but be prepared for long lines in high season”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

Unfortunately I love a good donut and these are among the best as the come right out of the oven so to speak. It's a thing to do in Oak bluffs if you want treat.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Westford, Massachusetts
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4 restaurant reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“I heart backdoor donuts!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

If you are in Oak Bluffs after 7:30PM... you MUST go to back door donuts! Fresh, warm donuts await! There will be a line but that's part of the fun!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Vinton, VA
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Yum!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013 via mobile

It is no accident that Back Door Donuts received such a high score!! Their donuts are amazing. The line that forms each night gives the place lots of character. Well-done Back Door Donuts!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Los Gatos, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Awesome Fresh Donuts!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013 via mobile

Great little evening treat , fresh dounts literaly out the back door of the bakery. I realize its odd giving 5 stars for atmosphere when you line up in the back parking lotbut I think that adds to the experience and atmosphere.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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