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Dad's Donut Shop & Bakery

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318 Marine Ave, Newport Beach, Balboa Island, CA 92662-1280
+1 949-673-8686
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“donuts” (33 reviews)
“ice cream” (25 reviews)
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5:30 am - 10:00 pmAll hours
American, Fast Food
318 Marine Ave, Newport Beach, Balboa Island, CA 92662-1280
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Family tradition!! You can't have a day at the beach without a Dads frozen banana or balboa bar! My family started getting balboa bars back in the 1940's, when I was growing up in the 1970's it was a regular weekend treat, we've brought our...More

Thank Beverly S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Donuts are great - blueberry, apple spice and the old fashions are hard to beat. A must have is a balboa bar AND a frozen banana. Pick your favorite topping or do a mix.

Thank BrettH88
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What can I say, the donuts were delicious. Everybody got one after church. Lol. So of course I had to try one. And I wasn't disappointed

Thank DisneyBeachLasVegas
Reviewed May 29, 2017 via mobile

Whether you live on Balboa Island, or are stopping by for a walk around the Island, always stop by Dad's Donuts! You will find the locals here in the early morning standing around visiting with their coffee, or we will stop by anytime throughout the...More

Thank SoCal_kz
Reviewed April 18, 2017

The original stop for frozen chocolate bananas is a must if you are on Balboa Island. A tasty, summery treat!

Thank Kay932
Reviewed April 1, 2017

Whenever we are in Orange County we try to get to Dad's for a Balboa Bar - an ice cream bar, dipped in chocolate and then we ask for "the works" that it is dipped in. Yummy!

Thank Splanky
Reviewed November 26, 2016 via mobile

The desert their is great And compared to the restraints the price is pretty good they have a great selection of food and they are quick at making it

Thank Garrett0504
Reviewed October 26, 2016

I shared a chocolate dipped banana with my husband with almonds and peanuts, my biggest recommendation is to each get your own banana so that you can choose what toppings you get on it! :) It was fun and will bring friends back next time...More

Thank sandram972016
Reviewed October 23, 2016

My grandma kept telling me about Balboas infamous frozen bananas so I had to try one. It was really good! I got mine dipped in chocolate and sprinkles. The banana tasted like a sorbet almost. It wasn't frozen enough that you couldn't bite it.

Thank Mariel D
Reviewed August 13, 2016

I know there are 2 places on the island claiming to be the first balboa bars, and I've always come to dad's for mine. Such a great treat on a warm beach afternoon, hand dipped and coated in your choice topping. a must get when...More

Thank Carrie V
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
5:30 am - 10:00 pm
5:30 am - 10:00 pm
5:30 am - 10:00 pm
5:30 am - 10:00 pm
5:30 am - 10:00 pm
5:30 am - 10:00 pm
5:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 318 Marine Ave, Newport Beach, Balboa Island, CA 92662-1280
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach  >  Balboa Island
  • Phone Number: +1 949-673-8686
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