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“Bluth Stand has nothing on Dad's” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Dad's Donut Shop & Bakery

Dad's Donut Shop & Bakery
318 Marine Ave, Newport Beach, Balboa Island, CA 92662-1280
949-673-8686
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Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast
newport beach, ca
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Bluth Stand has nothing on Dad's”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

This place and Sugar 'N Spice are the real deals. Balboa Bars are delicious as are the Frozen Bananas.

Visited June 2013
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  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Balboa Island, California
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257 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 244 helpful votes
“Go early in the morning”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

This is a classic, "Must do," on Balboa Island. Go in the morning, grab a donut and a cup of coffee and just hang out. Within a half hour you'll see some very interesting local color, from super friendly "old timers" to first time tourists. Listen to conversations. It's not at all uncommon for multi-million dollar deals to go down in front of Dad's.

Visited May 2013
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Estes Park, Colorado
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4 restaurant reviews
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“Gotta get there”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

Frozen, chocolate-covered bananas, cookies, muffins, ice cream and, of course, donuts, he place was wonderful.

Visited April 2013
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Santa Clarita, California
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107 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
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“If you still eat Donuts, then DAD's is for you!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Having grown up locally, I have eaten thousands of DAD's donuts in my 67 years. And, they are still there, making donuts! If you get to Balboa Island, in Newport Beach, California, it's in the first block on the left, as you drive onto Balboa Island. Tell them I sent you...

Visited January 2013
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Santa Clarita, California
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“You gotta try a Balboa Bar when on Balboa”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

Balboa Bars are a local treat and a must when visiting Balboa. We stopped at Dad's the other day because they had quite a bit of selection for our group of five. Not only did they have the Balboa Bars, but they also had donuts, cookies, snow cones and ice cream.

Nice employees and there was seating outside to enjoy your bar.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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