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Krispy Kreme Doughnuts
Ranked #2 of 33 Bakeries in Raleigh
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
Wendell, North Carolina
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed January 20, 2013

Best donuts in the world. I start everyday with a creme filled chocolate covered! Box by the dozen or maybe two so you can share with friends and family.

Visited January 2013
Thank Sandra H
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  • English first
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English first
Raleigh, North Carolina
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed January 19, 2013

i'm not going to bash this hallowed bakery, but when i moved into this region, one challenge i had was to find a good bakery. of course everyone pointed me to krispy kreme, and i was so excited to go there. but upon my visit to buy donuts, fritters, long johns, etc, i found only donuts, most of which were cake style. it's not the little family owned bakery i had hoped for, and none of their offerings looked appealing to me. but i knew i had to at least try the glazed donuts everyone raved about. to me, they're just ok. there's nothing special at all about them, and honestly they're no different than entenmanns at the grocery store. they all look so manufactured. sorry to say i was sadly disappointed, and still looking for a good bakery around here.

  • Visited March 2012
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Thank suds01
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United States
Level 6 Contributor
449 reviews
369 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 243 helpful votes
“A donut shop ranked #3 of all restaurants in Raleigh?”
Reviewed January 15, 2013


A doughnut shop.

Ranked third of more than 600 places.

This is a perfect example of what is inherently wring with the TripAdvisor model of ranking establishments.

This is a fast food place. How can it possibly compare to a white linen, fine dining establishment?

It's an experience. Better to list it as an "attraction", really, because it's iconic.

It gets 3 of 3 stars in my book. There's nothing like a hot KK doughnut fresh off the line.

About my ratings:

Only fine dining establishments can garner five stars. Until TripAdvisor realizes that a fast food joint cannot possibly be ranked equally with a $100 per person place, I need to draw the line somewhere. If we were only talking about the quality and presentation of the food, it would be a different story. But, as we know, TripAdvisor's rankings take into account the entire dining experience.

Therefore, I divide restaurants into three categories (and I wish TripAdvisor would do the same):

1) fast food (no table service)

2) casual dining (table service)

3) fine dining (linen napkins, no plastic cups, no TV's in dining room, typically more expensive than casual dining)

Fine dining can earn a max of five stars. Casual dining can earn a max of four stars. Fast food can earn a max of three stars.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank HomoQuiScitOmnia
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Level 6 Contributor
155 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“your dirty little 2AM caloric sin awaits”
Reviewed January 3, 2013

always open.......always delicious......always friendly. Jump off of Capital on Peace and take it towards the end. my mouth is watering just thinking about it

Visited November 2012
1 Thank tailsock
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Tampa, Florida, United States
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Best donuts anywhere”
Reviewed December 27, 2012

You can watch the donuts being rolled out on the conveyor belt. Fresh, hot and yummy! Coffee fresh and hot as well. Cute hats for the kids and a great photo-op under the old time sign. A
must go.

  • Visited December 2012
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1 Thank Christine G
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