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Payne's Donuts

1 Ocean Ave, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807
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1 Ocean Ave, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There are only 3 choices -- plain, sugar or cinnamon -- but the donuts were night-and-day different from a chain place. I will say that my kids also got donuts from Aldo's coffee boat, and they said that those were better. BUT that might have...More

Thank JMS18
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You don't want to miss a visit to Payne's Killer Donuts (now located in a food truck next to the kayak guy near Hogpen Marina). They come plain (although what is the point of plain donuts??), sugar, or cinnamon-sugar. These flavor-bombs are light and delightfully...More

1  Thank Karen H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Housed in a little trailer on the outskirts of New Harbor, all you have to do is follow the aroma of hot donuts. Yum! While waiting for your order they've got tables and chairs to use or you can eat there too. They only make...More

Thank Nancy N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a traditional Block Island thing. You must get the donuts at Paynes. There is always a line in the mornings - but worth the wait. Just get a dozen no matter what.

Thank Terri R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband;s favorite spot to go first thing in the morning, now brings the grandkids for the warm,cinnamon donuts. so light and puffy. melt in your mouth. good coffee to, What a way to start your day on the island!

1  Thank Kay C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great morning food for a hike or dog walk. Cinnamon donuts are the best, and when piping hot, are heaven (and no calories, either). $1.25 apiece, and my only recommendation is to provide a 'Baker's Dozen' pricing.

Thank WDG1108
Reviewed May 17, 2017 via mobile

Missed the window by 11 minutes today. But staying overnight so I will try again tomorrow. Best donuts ever

Thank Michael M
Reviewed March 3, 2017

Get there early! This place is a local legal and its absolutely amazing. You cannot beat their donuts!

Thank Tnewk1978
Reviewed August 30, 2016

Be prepared to wait on line and go early. The donuts are absolutely heaven. Plain, sugar or cinnamon. Get several of each. Also great muffins and cinnamon buns.

Thank lizzierodent
Reviewed August 30, 2016

We were excited to see the sign for fresh, homemade donuts but what we got was a big disappointment. Nice idea though. The traffic didn't warrant making them fresh at the moment I suppose. We were there after lunch time. Would love to say they...More

Thank AliceMA007
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 9:00 am
7:00 am - 9:00 am
7:00 am - 9:00 am
7:00 am - 9:00 am
7:00 am - 9:00 am
7:00 am - 9:00 am
7:00 am - 9:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Ocean Ave, New Shoreham, Block Island, RI 02807
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Block Island  >  New Shoreham
Payne's Killer Donuts is a Block Island institution. Owned and operated by the Payne family for over 50 years, Payne's Killer Donuts has a huge following. The shop opens at 7:00 a.m. each morning in season and the line often starts forming at 6:30. In addition to delicious, warm donuts we serve soft ice cream, an assortment of beverages and Del's Lemonade.
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