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The Donut Experiment

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210C Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, Anna Maria Island, FL 34216
+1 941-896-3172
7:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Whitby, Ontario
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Friendly service does not out way the fact that the wait time is way to long. It would be nice if they had a few prepacks like a chocolate package or a fav package or even a sample pack. Lining up for a donut for anything more than a couple minutes, no matter what it is or how its made,... More 

Thank GGGCA26
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you've never been here, make sure to stop during your visit to AMI. Amazing!! Can't even describe, just go a see for yourself.

Thank Ajscar
York, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

And it was so worth the wait! We got 6 doughnuts to start but had to back for another 6!! Great friendly service, good price and lovely seating in shade outside the store. Yummy!

Thank Flotink
Cleveland, Ohio
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Took our kids for donuts while on spring break. Tried about 8 different flavors and toppings. Maple bacon was the best. Fast, friendly service & the donuts were made to order so they were warm & delicious. We will be back next year! The hot coffee was good and the iced coffee was great!

Thank Beckylyn2014
Gainesville, Florida, United States
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67 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I'd post a pic except we are the to fast! We are aren't cake donut fans like they are here, but we like the experience. Clearly you have to try this place when your in Anna Maria Island!

Thank Erik H
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280 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very busy during March so be prepared to wait. We arrived for a late breakfast and the line was manageable. Grab an order slip, choose your donut, choose your coating, choose your drizzle and place your order. Watch your donuts been prepared and then enjoy. A great novel experience, the kids love it.

Thank Xante
Palmer, Alaska
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

You walk in and their they are. Fresh and smelling sooooo good. You grab a sheet and tell them your topping and drizzle and they do it on the spot. The name is perfect.!

Thank Jacqueline K
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Be prepared to wait! They need to rethink their operations. Hiring a consultant would be money well spent.

Thank Regina T
Jeffersonville, United States
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

this is really neat idea. It would be great to take children! (OF ALL AGES!) 1 donut type pick a frosting and numerous toppings to choose.

Thank uranan2017
Reston, Virginia
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The grandkids were thrilled to pick out out their own icings and toppings. Long waits and long lines-very popular. The donuts are cake donuts that seemed gummy.

Thank Leslie M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 am - 1:00 pm
7:00 am - 1:00 pm
7:00 am - 1:00 pm
7:00 am - 1:00 pm
7:00 am - 1:00 pm
7:00 am - 1:00 pm
7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 210C Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, Anna Maria Island, FL 34216
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Anna Maria Island  >  Anna Maria
  • Phone Number: +1 941-896-3172
Welcome to The Donut Experiment, where every donut is your creation! We start with a delicious, fresh-made cake donut and then you pick from our huge selection of icings and toppings. Yours can be as simple as plain or glazed or as crazy as key lime, maple bacon or Sriracha. Stop by today and begin your own experiment. We also serve premium, local roasted coffee and espresso drinks.

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