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The donuts are not overrated - they are truly spectacular. They also save well for a few days! Highly recommend ordering ahead online and picking up at the back door if you don't want to stand in line for too long. The cake donuts are...amazing!More
Really good donuts and pastries particularly when eaten fresh. We purchased 1/2 dozen chocolate covered donuts among other items early in the morning. By evening the chocolate was becoming soft and sticky. The pastry item called a skizzle was also very good. We were a...little put off by the fact they served 3 people not wearing mask even though they said that they were required.More
Fun place to stop. Are they the world's best donuts? Oh, probably not but they are good. Always a popular spot - so get there early and get there often. Will say they do a good job of keeping people moving through the line.
I always laugh when I read some of the negative reviews.....
This place puts out thousands of donuts a day.... often times by 9am!! You will not regret standing in line for 20 minutes to get your donuts. You are on the North Shore, surrounded...by beauty, and yes, you will stand in line. It's worth it.
As locals, my family and I have been here hundreds of times. Never a bad donut!!
As a visitor though, you need to understand that they will be open until they are out of donuts. They are fresh every day and when they are gone, they are gone!
They close this year on Oct. 17th.... so you have just a few weeks left to get your donuts in 2020!More
All of the donuts we had we're delicious but the cinnamon and sugar cake donuts were out of this world delicious. We made a pack to only order these from now on. Grand Marais is terribly understaffed right now and I was very impressed with...how they managed through it with their typical hospitality and grace. They have an online ordering where you can order a day in advance and pick up to skip the line. I waited about and hour on a Saturday morning (which we expected and we're prepared for). Some of the local gas stations and the grocery store have their donuts (confirm on the website) if you don't want to waitMore
I will say that, as a non-cake donut lover, they were VERY good. Can’t say they were the best but they were good.
The donut was less dense and sweeter than most. My favorite was the chocolate dipped cake donut. The chocolate had great flavor.
We stood in line for 30 minutes only to find out they had 3 types of donuts left. Normally had 20 menu items. Out of muffins, turnovers, even regular coffee. They closed shortly after we ordered, 5 hours before their normal posted closing time. When...I went to order “cake donuts” which is what they are known for, the lady taking orders was rude saying they don’t have any left, rolling her eyes. It was 11am, they were supposed to be open til 5, how would I know you were out by this time? Most of your customers are tourists! So we got a glazed donut which was nothing special and a “skizzle” (aka fry bread) which is the reason we did 2 stars instead of 1 star rating. The regular donuts though I get better ones at our local grocery store. Won’t stop again, lesson learned!More
These are the best CAKE donuts. Best I've ever had. They are crunchy and fresh on the outside, soft, light, and moist on the inside. (FYI the raised donuts are pretty average. I'd skip them and just save space for an extra cake donut!). The...line is epic but you can pre-order the night before, online, to avoid the line. Or just get there early (like, really early--we were there at 8:00am and waited an hour almost--so earlier than 8). Honestly, these donuts are why people should travel to Grand Marais. Period.More