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“Apple Fritter Heaven” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Back Door Donuts

Back Door Donuts
Ranked #1 of 5 Dessert in Oak Bluffs
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $5
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
Dining options: Cash Only, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Apple Fritter Heaven”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2013 via mobile

The apple fritter was huge and so yummy. I could not in good conscious eat the entire thing but I thought long and hard about it! My sweet tooth was very happy.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Boston, Massachusetts
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Yes, they are worth the wait...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2013

Don't let the line discourage you. While on the island, you have to have this experience of standing in line late at night to get hot donuts and pastries sold out of the back door of this bakery kitchen. The event of waiting is fun. My personal favorite is to get a chocolate donut and a coconut donut and alternate bites between the two. Decadent, I know, but hey, it's a Vineyard institution and I am on vacation. Try it, you'll like it. But be sure to bring enough donuts back for everyone else waiting for you elsewhere.

Visited August 2012
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Vermont
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“5 Stars all the way. Yes, a doughnut shoppe review!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2013 via mobile

It's just a donut shop, but ordering your hot, fresh, yummy donuts through the back door in an alley after waiting in line for 30 minutes was an experience I will not soon forget. Open 7:30 PM - 1:00 AM, are the most ridiculous hours - but donuts for dessert are a perfect way to end a lovely day on the vineyard.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Only resturaunt needed on Martha's vinyard”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2013 via mobile

The experience is probably one that I think of when I think of Martha's vinyard. At $1 a donut with great donuts it is easy to say this place has the best value on Martha's vinyard. The donuts are mind-blowing and the apple fritters and cinimmon rolls are even better than the donuts I'm not sure if there's a word to describe how great they are. If you didn't rate this place 5 stars the hospital is on 1 hospital road, oak bluff, Ma.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Rockland ma
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Try the Charlie!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2013

On the Fourth of July weekend, our family waited in line for a half an hour for fresh, hot donuts. They were certainly worth the wait! My husband got the Charlie, a donut of his choice (Boston Cream) in a cup with vanilla or chocolate ice cream and whipped cream. A donut sundae that's unlike anything we'd ever tried before. It was outstanding, with the hot donut melting the ice cream. Delicious and very filling. I had the glazed and that too was very, very good. Would definitely go back anytime we're on the Vineyard.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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