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Donuts With a Difference

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35 Riverside Ave, Medford, MA 02155-4605
(781) 396-1021
6:30 am - 12:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 6:30 am - 12:00 pm
Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 6:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Medford, Massachusetts
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176 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

I've walked here many times and usually before I get home the donuts are half gone. Best of Boston reviewed and worth it. Not massive donuts but so darn good! Selection varies by what their making and time of day. Small shop so get there early. Normal flavors of donuts but the best in town!

Thank Josh79b
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Move over Dunkin. Donuts with a Difference a long time business in Medford Square is appropriately named. Their is nothing like biting into a donuts with substance. By that I mean it has that homemade taste. Always filled, always fresh made right in the back room from where the smell radiates onto the the street each time the door opens.... More 

Thank kneeshond
New York City, New York
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Donut was fine. Fresh even though midday. Coffee was also good. If you want a donut, stop by, but not worth going out of your way.

Thank neilsF2311HL
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Gina is the best!!! She always points me in the right direction with coffee and donuts in the morning..I had a gracy curler is was to die for and still warm yesterday..definitely check it out they have really good donuts and coffee

Thank Islandfishmv
Wakefield, Massachusetts
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87 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

Donuts are fantastic...if they have any in stock. They have the strangest hours. And when you get in there, if it's early morning, they haven't even made any yet. And they say they won't have any for a few hours. They also don't make enough based on how many people wait in line. One person can come in, order and... More 

Thank Kristen C
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

The donuts (especially if you can snag them *just* out of the oven) are unbelievably good! We frequently go here from Cambridge because it's that good!

Thank Jonathan S
Boston, Massachusetts
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199 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2016

I only wish I lived closer to Donuts with a Difference. Wow - these are incredible donuts! I am searching for the Top 5 donut shops in America and I am placing Donuts with a Difference in the #3 spot. That's out of dozens and dozens of visits to local donut shops across America. I cannot say enough - you... More 

Thank Bill H
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131 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2016 via mobile

This place doesn't look like much, but the donuts are legit. Incredibly fresh, and tasty. My favorites were Buttercrunch & Jelly. I picked up a half dozen from Demets, and we had a blind taste test at home. It was a slaughter! If in the area, Donuts With a Difference has no equal.

Thank Bill M
Medford, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Donuts are tasty and fresh, they don't sit on the shelf very long. Easy parking, too. They are voted the Best in Boston for a good reason.

Thank BirderBet
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65 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Boy oh boy....these donuts are THE best I have ever eaten!! Made fresh everyday and many many flavors to choose from. Make sure you visit them, you wont be sorry!!

Thank molokinirum

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Average prices
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
6:30 am - 12:00 pm
6:00 am - 5:00 pm
6:00 am - 5:00 pm
6:00 am - 5:00 pm
6:00 am - 5:00 pm
6:00 am - 5:00 pm
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35 Riverside Ave, Medford, MA 02155-4605
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Medford
  • Phone Number: (781) 396-1021

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