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“Crowded and a hassle, but worth it once you get in.”

Congdon's Doughnuts
Ranked #3 of 69 Restaurants in Wells
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: We have a full-service dining room as well as take out area and a drive-thru. Our specialty is our homemade doughnuts like grandma used to make. We also have a wide selection of breads, pastries, muffins, mixes, and whoopie pies!!! We serve breakfast and lunch from 6am - 3pm. Open Thursday through Sunday weekly.
Vermont
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35 reviews
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“Crowded and a hassle, but worth it once you get in.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2010

Congdon's biggest problem is that it is a victim of its own success. Their parking lot is often packed to the gills, and the parking lot entrance is at a heavily congested traffic spot on Route 1. IF you can find a spot to park, you will often have to wait for an hour before you're seated. The hostess has sometimes seemed overwhelmed by the crowd, and I have seen her let herself get buffaloed once or twice by rude, pushy customers who don't think they have to wait in line like everyone else. They could do a better job training there, and adequately staffing the hostess slot on weekend mornings. They sometimes have a free pot of coffee for people waiting, but they do a poor job keeping it full. Once you get seated, the service is fairly good here, always friendly, if sometimes a little slow. The interior is that of a bright and cheerful diner, with standard diner fare. There are usually some families with loud kids within earshot. Doughnuts are on the menu, so you don't need to order them at the counter if you came in for a sit-down breakfast but wanted a doughnut too. Their food is just fine, not excellent, but definitely good enough. It is a tad on the expensive side compared to similar breakfasts elsewhere. The doughnuts themselves are superb. I don't know if I would use superlatives like some other reviewers, but they are very good. If you can stand fighting crowds, (or if you luck out and come at a slow moment), it's absolutely 100% worth eating here.

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Philadelphia, PA
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100 reviews
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“Just as good as last year”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2009

Not a bad choice on the menu. Donut hole sampler was great.

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Connecticut
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“The Best Doughnuts Anywhere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2009

Twenty years and countless doughnuts later, I have NEVER been dissatisfied with Congdons. I travel from Connecticut a few times a year to stay in the area and always make sure to stop at Congdons. I used to just get their doughnuts but in the past 5 years I've branched out to try their breakfasts and they're great too! The best is the Congdon's Special that comes with a doughnut as an "appetizer!". Try the bizmarks: a brick of a doughnut with creme AND jelly filling. You might need to share that with a friend.

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Woodside, Ca
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Good!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2009

Congdon's is a yummy breakfast treat for fabulous donuts. During the summer, be prepared to stand in line, but the owner passes out samples while you wait--or take the drive-through option. The fritters are fabulous--try the fresh blueberry fritter or the chocolate chocolate---mmmmm. For my taste, the cake donuts were not as great. Be sure to specify "raised glazed" instead of "plain" or you'll end up with a cake donu.

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New Jersey
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“Good for you tummy”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2009

I have been going here for years now. You cant beat the doughnuts. The best I have ever had. Skip the Dunkin Doughnuts along the way and go here. You wont be sorry. Love the apple fritters.

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