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“DONUTSSSSS”

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.
Reviewed May 17, 2014

the donuts are made to order and you choose your topping and glazes and they are hot and fresh. Really unique and delicious. I had a maple glaze with Bacon and wow it was good. Next one was a peanut butter glaze and it was also yummy. They do a Pad Thai inspired donut and I will be trying that one too. Their coffee was wonderful and I had an iced coffee and it was properly sweetened and great cream to coffee ratio. Great place we will frequent!

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Reviewed May 13, 2014

donuts and weak coffee...that's it. The donuts are GREAT...don't get me wrong; but if you are looking for better coffee and anything other than doughnuts...you'll need to go elsewhere.

Although it is rated as the #1 restaurant in AMI, it isn't a complete restaurant. ...in the same way that you can't get a meal in an ice cream shop. IT ONLY SELLS DONUTS. It feels like an ice cream shop that converted its product from ice cream to donuts.

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Reviewed May 13, 2014

We rented a house just around the corner from this shop! the donuts were the best i've ever had. so many choices and always fresh!

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Reviewed May 8, 2014 via mobile

Dropped in for coffee and donut on way to beach. Two other people in the store. After waiting at counter for several minutes we were told to fill out an order form for our donuts... He had all the warmth of an ice cube:). After reviewing the order form, we left... Laughing and shaking our heads. Way too much trouble to get a donut. We found a lot of great places on Anna Maria Island... THIS IS DEFINITELY NOT ONE OF THEM!

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Anna_Maria_Donuts, Owner at The Donut Experiment, responded to this reviewResponded May 10, 2014

Hello and thank you for taking the time to write a review. I would first like to say that there is no way you were standing at the counter for "several minutes" without being acknowledged. Whenever one of our customers comes in, even if we are helping other customers, they are greeted and advised as to how our ordering system works. I am sorry that you felt that filling out an order form was "way too much trouble" because most of our customers find it a very efficient way to order. The reason for the order forms is to expedite the ordering, and therefore the filling of orders, and it is a system we have worked hard on for the benefit of ALL our customers. It is very regrettable that you found our business, and the way we run it, laughable and I apologize for not providing a better experience. If you ever come back into the shop, ask for one of the owners, Cecilia or Shawn, and we would be happy to assist you in any way we can.

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Reviewed May 6, 2014

After reading several reviews rendering Anna Maria Donuts to be a must-stop shop in AMI, we knew we had to visit during our vacation. We arrived around 8am on a Tuesday morning -- no line at all (especially not out to the road as you will read of in other reviews). The employees were friendly and directed us to fill out an order form to select our donuts (available in single, 1/2 dozen or dozen quantities)-- check your icing and topping. We turned in our order and I got a House Iced Coffee (their coffee with their special amount of cream and sugar -- delicious!) and our donuts were ready within minutes. Warm, fresh, cake donuts -- absolutely wonderful. The shop only sells donuts and coffee and they certainly do it well.

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