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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2019 Winner


Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
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Cake Donuts
Raised Donuts
Long Johns
Tubby Twists
Chocolate Knots
Mini Jellies
Cinnamon Round-Ups
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a cute little shop close to the water with extremely nice staff. We sampled a variety of things and were impressed by everything. I don't think I could drive through this town again without stopping for another skizzle or maple long john.

Date of visit: May 2020
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So incredibly sad to learn that these are fried in lard. Would truly have appreciated a note somewhere before purchasing that these are not vegetarian. Not something everyone thinks of and would be a simple gesture that would go far with many people. Would love...More

Date of visit: May 2020
Reviewed January 16, 2020

it's not fair one town should have two great places within walking distance.(the blue water café being the other) for breakfest. i don't know about the world's best, but there up there. the line moves quick. the chocolate knots were fantastic. definitley worth a stop.

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed November 4, 2019

The World's Best Donuts is a good title for this little establishment. Their donuts are simply the best I have ever tasted. It is a must stop if you are in Grand Marais. Their donuts melt in your mouth. Stop by the Java Moose and...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 23, 2019

Nothing flashy here - you won't find bacon atop maple icing, but if you're looking for a good basic donut you won't be disappointed. While I've had donuts that are better, these are very good. Loved the sugar donut.

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 22, 2019

Pretty big boast, world’s best, but have to admit they were very good. Wide selection available, but I went with the basic raised cake style and fried doughnuts to really judge their quality and taste. Both were outstanding, particularly the still warm fried doughnut. No...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 16, 2019

They are fresh and wonderful and a "must get " when in Grand Marais. Still a bit of a line yet at 8:30am. Many choices, but you can look online to get an idea of what you want before you go.

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed October 14, 2019

The donuts here are very, very good but the name is aspirational. Great selection and worth the visit. Go to the other end of the Great Lakes to Buffalo, NY to Paula's Donuts or out to Portland, OR to Voo-Doo Donuts for what may be...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 14, 2019 via mobile

Fantastic selection. It was hard to choose so we got several things. All of them were really good. I especially enjoyed the raspberry filled. It actually had raspberries in it. People waiting on us we’re very friendly and helpful. They really might be the worlds...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 9, 2019

Great donuts and coffee! It was a wonderful stop and the staff was fun! I would stop again, but might eat too many donuts!

Date of visit: September 2019
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October 1, 2017|
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Response from akbj | Reviewed this property |
I loved these doughnuts but I also am vegetarian & would not knowingly eat foods fried in lard. It would be helpful if this is true to have a sign posted to this effect! That said, I love your shop, especially the mugs on... More
June 1, 2017|
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Response from Dee B | Property representative |
No there are no peanuts in any of our donuts. Some of the ingredients are processed in the same facility as peanuts though.
July 14, 2016|
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Response from LeslieW369 | Reviewed this property |
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