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“don't miss this!!!” 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 49 Restaurants in Oak Bluffs
Price range: $0 - $5
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dessert
Quincy, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“don't miss this!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

best donuts ever!! line is shorter on rainy nights!! don't forget to get extras for breakfast in the morning.

Visited August 2013
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Brooklyn, New York
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112 reviews 112 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 58 cities Reviews in 58 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“Nothing To Write Home About”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

There is nothing special about this place except the fact that they are selling their donuts from the back door starting at 7:30pm. You pretty much have to stand in line for a while in the parking lot leading to the back door of this place in order to get your donuts. I thought that if there is a line and everyone raves about the donuts, then they must be out of this world, but no. We tried plain, chocolate, Boston creme and raspberry jelly, and they all were just OK. In my opinion, the donuts that I tried at Krispy Kreme are much tastier. So, I still don't understand why people are willing to stand in long line to get them, unless, of course, just like us they are doing it for the first time to be able to say later on that they've been there and done that.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Boston
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“The best donuts you will ever have”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

I crave these donuts all year long. Well worth the wait in line!
Know what you want to order before you get to the front of the line.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Newmarket, New Hampshire
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Deliciously Warm Donuts, Fritters, and Coffee Rolls”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

I don't know anyone who has been disappointed by this place. Each time we're on the island, we make it a point to get here at least once. Be warned, there will be a wait, especially earlier on in the night (they open at 7:30). It rained the night before we went so tht may have added to the line when we were there. We waited 40 minutes though I think some of that had to do with the fact they may have been a little shorthanded. Also FYI, the fritters and coffee rolls are huge! The 1 downfall to the donuts is that they aren't the greatest the net day but 5-10 seconds in a microwave can help fix that. Enjoy. The kids LOVE 'em!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Amazing apple fritters!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

When visiting Martha's Vineyard, can't miss having a warn apple fritter and a cafe au lait in the morning! Their fritters are a must have, large enough for two. The lines are long and frequently out the door, but certainly worth the wait. I was counting the patrons ahead of me and the number of fritters on the tray and was in a little panick when the tray was empty when it was my turn. By the time my coffee was made, one of the waitstaff came from the back with a fresh tray! Amazing ! Don't miss them!

Visited August 2013
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