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“It is hard to stay away!”

The Donut Experiment
Ranked #1 of 3 Dessert in Anna Maria
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $12
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast
Description: Welcome to The Donut Experiment, where every donut is your creation! We start with a delicious, fresh-made cake donut and then you pick from our huge selection of icings and toppings. Yours can be as simple as plain or glazed or as crazy as key lime, maple bacon or Sriracha. Stop by today and begin your own experiment. We also serve premium, local roasted coffee and espresso drinks.
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“It is hard to stay away!”
Reviewed February 6, 2013

I am a huge fan of a family operation... when you see the owner there, you feel the love! This donut shop is awesome! I have a hard time driving by and not stopping in! The donuts are so yummy! My kids LOVE it! I love the coffee! It is nothing fancy- just simple goodness- my coffee that is! The donuts on the other hand can be as fancy as you want... my family has tried a few different combinations- it is fun to get a variety and then go home and cut them up to share- chocolate topped with coconut, maple topped with bacon or nuts... or the simple cinnamon and sugar- yum yum yum!

  • Visited February 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“OMG the best donuts”
Reviewed January 20, 2013 via mobile

This is a gem. They make the best donuts we have ever had. You pick your own glaze and toppings. My only complaint...no hot tea available.

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Bradenton, Florida
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“Simply great!”
Reviewed January 20, 2013

Anna Maria Donuts has taken one thing and made it great. They only do donuts and they knock them out of the park!

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank Piat52
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Springfield, Ohio
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“Fun to pick your own toppings!”
Reviewed January 11, 2013 via mobile

Nice little family owned don-nut shop. Do-nuts were very good, prices good, very, very busy. It's great to see successful small family businesses. Hope they do well so we can go again the next vacation to AMI.

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“Fun!! Create-your-own donuts!”
Reviewed January 2, 2013

Anna Maria Donuts does donuts like Sweet Frog does frozen yogurt. Allowing patrons to choose their own glazes/toppings makes for a fun experience and some crazy combinations such as maple/bacon, chocolate/chocolate chips and white icing/Fruity Pebbles. The donut itself is very good as well and, at $12 per dozen, a decent value, especially in a tourist destination. This should be a highlight on your vacation, a must-see. The kids love it!! According to the owners, a young married couple who were very friendly, the shop has only been open for 4 weeks. I only hope it receives enough business to make it an annual tradition for years to come!

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Thank g8rcpa
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