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Paula's Donuts

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2319 Sheridan Drive Tonawanda, Buffalo, NY
+1 716-862-4246
5:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 am - 9:00 pm
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The donuts here are unlike any you've had before. This is a must visit when in Buffalo! The homemade donuts will leave you wanting more and the cozy atmosphere will make you want to stay.

Thank Mary M
Buffalo, New York
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The donuts are huge, heavy, lots of filling and delicious! If you like "light as air" donuts these are not for you. But for the rest of us - we love 'em! The huge peanut sticks are to die for! The donuts are a bit pricey but worth every cent. Try one, you'll be hooked. The variety is endless. If... More 

Thank aan07
Tonawanda, New York
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I started going to Paula's several years ago. They are huge and have loads of filling. Always fresh and the staff is friendly and fast. My co-workers asked for them on a regular basis. Worth a stop when you're in the area.

Thank marcia606
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

These donut are in a league of their own. The dozen literally felt 5 lbs. If you're okay paying a fair price as long as you're getting quality. They're in a category alone. Not cheap, but the benchmark in quality donuts.

Thank Bob M
Buffalo, NY
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The closest Paula's location to me is West Seneca (20 miles from home). I was in the area running errands and decided to make a quick detour and grab a dozen, for a Wednesday early afternoon the selection was still abundant. Everything i was looking for they had. About $12 for a dozen, well worth it!

Thank Larry R
Cairo, Egypt
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110 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A real treat was chocolate-covered cream-filled :) and the other kind we tried was the peanut! Very fresh and fluffy

Thank sherine204
Tonawanda, New York
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're up in the morning, and really looking for a MEAL, not just a doughnut, this is the place to go. Imagine a cinnamon roll the size of a plate, and the type to melt in your mouth. As for other donuts, ALWAYS FRESH! Never have I had a bad doughnut there, and just a lot of fun. Not... More 

Thank plo0813
Buffalo, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As a former pres of our block club, when we had a neighborhood cleanup of leaves, I wouldn't say "doughnuts and coffee". I would say Paula's doughnuts and coffee" which would always geta great response from the neighborhood. They are HUGE, lots of filling, great flavots...Buffalo's favorite.

Thank grannyem
Buffalo, New York
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Paula's doughnuts are the best doughnuts you will ever eat!! Just be prepared because they are BIG!!

Thank Elaine G
Buffalo, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Say goodbye to the puny factory-fried, frozen-then-flash-baked donuts put out by the national and international donut chains! Drive by a Paula's store at 5:00AM and their bakers are hard at work starting the day's production of made-from-scratch, fresh-raised, fried in clean oil, generously filled and frosted donuts. These are a REAL treat and shouldn't be a part of your daily... More 

Thank EPK50

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
5:00 am - 9:00 pm
5:00 am - 9:00 pm
5:00 am - 9:00 pm
5:00 am - 9:00 pm
5:00 am - 9:00 pm
5:00 am - 9:00 pm
5:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2319 Sheridan Drive Tonawanda, Buffalo, NY
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Buffalo
  • Phone Number: +1 716-862-4246
Established in 1996, Paula's Donuts(R) is a family owned and operated business. Our hand cut donuts are baked fresh daily on the premises, the old fashioned way.

Voted #1 Donuts by Buffalo Spree. Paula's has over 30 varieties of donuts as well as pastries, muffins, bagels, breakfast sandwiches, carrot cake, coffee, cappuccino, tea, hot chocolate, and cold beverages.


Excellence is not achieved by cutting corners. Using only the finest quality ingredients, we go the extra mile to bring you the very best in donut deliciousness.

Every Paula's donut has a very special ingredient, something you won't find in any of the big chain store donuts- we make our hand cut donuts with love!


Show your family, friends, and co-workers that you care enough to bring the very best. Our donuts are always fresh and they don't leave the unpleasant greasy aftertaste that you find in many mass produced donuts.

Donuts are supposed to be flavorful and are meant to delight your palate. If the donuts you buy now leave you feeling dissatisfied- it's time to see what a real donut should taste like. At Paula's we are always happy to serve you with the finest donuts in Buffalo.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?