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“Heavenly!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Carol Lee Donuts

Carol Lee Donuts
1414 North Main Street, Blacksburg, VA 24060
5405526706
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Ranked #2 of 106 restaurants in Blacksburg
Cuisines: Donuts
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: Carol Lee Donuts is a retail take-out doughnut shop. Seating is limited to outdoor seating during the summer only.Coffee,cappuccino,milk,and tea are available inside. Soda, water and juice are in a vending machine outside.
Blacksburg, Virginia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Heavenly!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

I thought Krispy Kreme was the best, until my fiance, now husband, introduced me to Carol Lee Donuts. They are made fresh, and I would personally recommend the maple. I think it's the best!

  • Visited December 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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English first
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77 reviews 77 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Yummm!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

Been in business since 1969 (though I think the location was downtown originally), this is a worthwhile trip a little north of town. Staff was very friendly. You aren't going to find overly complicated gourmet donuts - just really fantastic fresh made donuts of many varieties. We had a lemon filled and a cinnamon twist, respectively. Delicious!

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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55 reviews 55 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Missing Carol Lees everyday!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

If you're looking for a traditional, homemade donut then head to Carol Lees! They remind Me of the donuts my grandmother used to make. Be sure to get them even theyre warm and they will melt in your mouth

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New York City, New York
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89 reviews 89 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
“Low Quality Product, High Quality People”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

The employees were quick to greet and super polite.

We bought one of everything to be fair, and while their cake doughnuts were less than average, the rest tasted of deep-fry oil. After a couple of hours sitting in the box, oil from the doughnuts leaked through- completely saturating the bottom.

Overall, not impressed.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Great little bakery!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

I worked in a bakery for over ten years and know how hard it is to consistently turn out a great product. Carol Lee Donuts has had great pastries every time I have ever gotten doughnuts there. It is a favorite on weekend mornings and is very busy at those times so expect a 10-15 minute wait in line. Their prices are very reasonable and they have a lot of variety, from glazed cake and yeast doughnuts to plain, frosted, cinnamon and powdered varieties. They always have a large variety so it is easy to stop and pick up several dozen without an advance order but they do appreciate advanced notice if possible. It's a nice way to enjoy a morning coffee and pastry, sitting outside and people watching.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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