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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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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 1:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We loved picking out our flavors and watching the doughnuts being made. The cake doughnuts themselves were the freshest and most delicious I have ever had. Yum!

Thank Mlb4u31
Crawley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We've been coming here for years and we've seen it grow. We love how the staff interact with each other and make it a lovely place to visit. When you enter the shop you are directed to an order form, you tick the boxes for whatever topping you like and how many. Then take to the till and they'll shout... More 

Thank CmarieJ
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Made first visit for donuts on trip to Anna Maria for daughter's wedding. Half a block away you smell the warm bakery aroma of Grandma's house. Over a dozen varieties of donut toppings( including bacon) and six frostings await you. You choose each donut's icing and topping and you can watch your donuts be created for you. Delicious!! It takes... More 

Thank Julie B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Saw the high TA rating and went here to grab breakfast. Ordering system is quite straightforward as you just tick the corresponding row for topping and column for the icing for your donuts. The donuts were ok but had a dominating yeasty/doughy flavour compared to the toppings. Coffee was exceptional (although have to pour yourself?). The girl who served me... More 

Thank Torsten M
Newburgh, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A visit to Anna Maria Island is not complete until you go to the Donut Experiment. Best. Donuts. Ever.

Thank Laurel P
Brookville, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Fun and delicious as always. The kids love love watching the donuts being made. We got two dozen to go several mornings and they have mixions oj. Perfect

Thank beachy081
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We loved it! The kids didn't step out of the box- they had the traditional vanilla frosting with rainbow sprinkles. But I had the caramel frosting dipped in sea salt and it was GREAT! The husband had Reese's topping. We even went back a second time in one week and tried the syrup topping with bacon..SO good. Donuts were soft... More 

Thank Carolee L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Donuts made fresh the moment you order custom to what you like. My mother and I like the donut with vanilla icing and coconut and also the vanilla icing with raspberry drizzle. The house blend coffee is perfect.

Thank Iris E
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Such a fun idea and so yummy! We had a plain chocolate glazed donut, a vanilla with chocolate sprinkles, key lime pie and the daily special was the blueberry lemon crunch!! Definitely worth a visit

Thank Dawn B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Today we visited The Donut Experiment on Anna Marie Island. Much to our delight we had to pick one icing and one topping per donut. There are six icings and seventeen different toppings. These are all placed on a cake donut. Try this donut shop. You will enjoy!

Thank Harold R

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Kids, Dining on a budget, Families with children
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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