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The Donut Mill

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American, Cafe, Canadian
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Gasoline Alley | 37420 Hwy 2, Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
403-347-8904
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7:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
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40 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

To say I was disappointed by the sugary treats provided by the Donut Mill would be an understatement... Being a lover of everything sweet, I thought for sure that this establishment would become one of my favorite spots on long weekend road trips. The location itself, obviously, sees a lot of traffic being so close to a major highway, it... More 

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Thank Sara C
Calgary
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92 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Truthfully I've stopped in at the Donut Mill several times on my southern route to Calgary. I have always enjoyed the food, they have a soup and sandwich combo that is to die for. I have heard many praises for their donuts, but confess I've never bought one, just not really a donut guy. My last stop was a bit... More 

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Thank hybridfuels
Calgary, Canada
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I must have passed by this place hundreds of times. Even got gas right beside them and drove away hungry. Never again. These are the best donuts in the world. If there was such a thing as a pastry themed royal rumble, it would end with a donut mill donut standing victoriously atop a the broken bodies of other donuts.

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Thank Jason S S
Caroline,Ab., Canada
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After reading other reviews about the Donut Mill, I thought it was time to try it myself, even though I am not a donut eater. First of all, the service was prompt and friendly. I tried the Boston Cream which I had heard was very good. I was disappointed that it didn 't have the traditional bavarian cream filling, but... More 

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Thank Liz C
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

Lived in Red deer years ago but never made the time. From 98 - 2016 donut mill won over my taste buds Will be stopping there again and again

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Thank Joseph C
Red Deer, Canada
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

They really are known for their donuts, they make the best coconut, chocolate covered ones! They have other great pastries as well. The soup isn't bad, though I don't think homeade and the bread for the sandwiches is not homeade either. The meats are kinda cheap looking and store bought, little disappointing for a meal.

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Thank Tara W
Alberta, Canada
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

Forget Tim Hortons' mass produced dough balls and eat here - the most amazing donuts anywhere. Cream filled are my faves and if you eat here you will never eat a Tims again.

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Thank patrickwM4266TA
Edmonton, Canada
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

I've driven past this place too many times to count over the years and finally made a stop last year. I have been missing out!! I have now stopped here a few times and tried some soups, sandwiches and many donuts. The soups and sandwiches are your typical fare, they are made from scratch with fresh bread so a bonus... More 

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Thank C K
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

I stop here every time I can when traveling between Edmonton & Calgary. The beef stew in a bread bowl & Boston cream donut are my favorite. A bit pricey but you pay for the quality. Sandwiches are good here too although they use processed meats.

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Thank thecoss
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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75 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

Watch your step, nearly lost my toes. Went in twice over the weekend, had some delicious donuts, and a fab scone. Also had a ham breakfast sandwich, which wasn't so good. Donut selection was at about 3/4 of available options, and I wanted one they didn't have. Still good, I'd go again.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Canadian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gasoline Alley | 37420 Hwy 2, Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Red Deer
  • Phone Number: 403-347-8904

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?