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“You'll love these donuts”

Sweetwater's Donut Mill
Ranked #1 of 8 Dessert in Kalamazoo
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $5
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Sweetwater's Donut Mill is a family owned bakery located in southwest Michigan. The Garner Family has owned each of the 3 donut shops since the very beginning when they opened their doors in 1983. Each donut is handmade with the same quality ingredients that were used in the beginning, and the restaurants are proud of the fact that they have become a tradition for many families over the past 30 years.
Island Lake, Illinois
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36 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“You'll love these donuts”
Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

Fresh donuts, vast variety of donuts. Not the usual kind, though they do have the everyday type of donuts they also have German chocolate, mounds, Reese, etc. it's a small place, but always a line. Definitely should stop in if you're in Kalamazoo!

  • Visited May 2014
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Great Lakes country
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Best donuts ever!”
Reviewed May 25, 2014 via mobile

Big, flavorful, fresh, huge selection! And what's great is that even though we live 20 miles away, our local grocery and local convenience store get them delivered so I don't have to miss out!

But I do like to stop in for a treat and coffee if I'm in the area and have one or two fresh off the shelf. You can always tell I've been there by the dusting of powdered sugar on my jacket from the jelly donut I just ate:-)

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1 Thank luvtodrive
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Holland, Michigan
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“More of everything good!”
Reviewed May 24, 2014

If you don't like lots of wonderful squishy white creme filling, stay away from Sweetwater's. If you don't like frosting and filling on the same donut, keep your distance. If you only order donuts that whose names contain the words "chai" or "browned butter," this is not for you. But if you like a super-fresh, classic donut--yeast or cake--at any hour of the day or night, with more of everything that's good about donuts, then you're going to love Sweetwater's! Yes, they're big and fresh, but they're also good. And they're not only good, they're also incredibly cheap--under $8 for a dozen as of this writing. Peruse the website in advance for help in selecting your dozen, but you won't really have a sense all that Sweetwater's has to offer until you've been there yourself. Don't expect a lot of ambience or fancy coffee. But do come for the donuts, and lots of them! If you're like us, you'll definitely be back! (P.S. This review references the Sprinkle Road location of Sweetwater's).

  • Visited May 2014
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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83 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Best donuts ever”
Reviewed May 16, 2014 via mobile

You can never go wrong with sweetwaters. They are crazy good, so turnover is never a problem resulting in fresh and delicious donuts every time no matter what time of day or night you're there (they're open 24 hrs).

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1 Thank AR4024
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Auburn, Indiana
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Best birthday breakfast ever! ”
Reviewed April 28, 2014 via mobile

These donuts are the size of your head! Worth the calories! Made sure to bring enough home to share! You won't be disappointed!

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