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“Very interesting concept - a doughnut shop that has Thai menu...”
Review of Carlson's Donuts

Carlson's Donuts
Ranked #3 of 10 Bakeries in Annapolis
Cuisines: Thai
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Austin
Level 6 Contributor
167 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Very interesting concept - a doughnut shop that has Thai menu...”
Reviewed January 10, 2014

This Christmas season my family and I visited relatives in Annapolis MD. While there we went for a dinner at a great little Thai restaurant. One would ask "What is so special about this? There are plenty of Thai restaurants in the area....." Turns out this restaurant is special -- in the morning it is a doughnut shop then at lunch and dinner it goes through a metamorphosis and becomes a good sit down Thai restaurant
Also on a day you are lucky they have left over doughnuts at dinner...
The Thai dishes are great -- we had 7 entrees and they were all great! You should give it a try.

  • Visited December 2013
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Annapolis, Maryland
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“Thai fusion cuisine with the aroma of baking donuts.”
Reviewed September 19, 2013

We did not care for the Thai food as it was not prepared with traditional herbs, was not spicy and was served in the atmosphere of a donut joint. Somehow a thai luncheon shouldn't smell like freshly baked donuts!

  • Visited October 2012
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Annapolis, Maryland
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191 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
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“Best donuts ever”
Reviewed September 17, 2013 via mobile

These have been the best donuts for as long as I can remember. The current owners are a Thai family and the Thai food they make at lunch is also worth the trip.

Visited May 2013
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Level 5 Contributor
93 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“The best Boston cream donut!”
Reviewed July 15, 2013

I grew up near Annapolis and used to always stop in Carlson's early morning before a long road trip and get a Boston Cream donut. I always thought they were the best but now that I have been away for 10 years and came back, I can tell you that they definitely have the best Boston cream donut!

The buildings are unassuming,and i have never actually stayed to try the Thai food, but the donuts a fresh, light, fluffy and flavorful. There is on on West Street and one on Mayo Road.

  • Visited July 2013
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Annapolis, Maryland
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“Freshest donuts unless you're cooking!”
Reviewed July 7, 2013

Sunday morning, 6 a.m. - roads are empty, air is fresh, and donuts are dazzling. Swing by the West Street location and get some of the best glazed donuts this side of heaven. Remember Krispy Kreme in Glen Burnie? The hot, fresh, glazed donuts? Well - here you go! Fresh, plain or filled, stuffed or sugared, you choose - but get there early or the selection starts to dwindle. I cannot get many places on time (last minute mom), but I can get up at 5:30 a.m. on Sunday and get to the donut shop, in my pjs, then run to starbucks!

  • Visited July 2013
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