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“A favorite place for donuts”
Review of Carol Lee Donuts

Carol Lee Donuts
Ranked #1 of 2 Dessert in Blacksburg
Certificate of Excellence
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Dining options: Breakfast
Description: Carol Lee Donuts is a retail take-out doughnut shop. Coffee,cappuccino,milk,and tea are available inside. Soda, water and juice are in a vending machine outside.
Roanoke, Virginia
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A favorite place for donuts”
Reviewed July 21, 2013

We love to go to this place to get donuts. My kids love that they have so many choices and we (*guilt*) usually end up getting more than our bellies should hold. I love the fact that it is not a chain store that that you go there to get donuts. Not breakfast sandwiches, not fancy coffee, not lunch...just wonderful, amazing donuts.

What are you waiting for?

  • Visited July 2013
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Christiansburg, Virginia
Level 6 Contributor
576 reviews
350 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
“Long time tradition”
Reviewed July 7, 2013

Our family has patronized Carol Lee Doughnuts for over 30 years. They baked our daughter's wedding cake.

Too bad they are on the other side of town from us, otherwise we'd spend more time there (and wear larger clothes).

Doughnuts are always fresh. Nice variety. We like to purchase a bagful and eat them outside on the picnic table.

  • Visited July 2013
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London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“a bit disappointed”
Reviewed April 15, 2013

Locals rave about their donuts, so we had to try some on our visit to town. Donuts are very light but definitely have a stale oil flavor--hard to describe--a bit mechanical, not pleasant.

  • Visited April 2013
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Roanoke, Virginia, United States
Level 5 Contributor
78 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Donuts to Go”
Reviewed April 5, 2013

I decided to order a box of a half-dozen to get a good variety. I picked the Blueberry Cake, Toasted Coconut, Devil's Food Chocolate Iced, Chocolate Iced with Peanuts, Cinnamon Sugar, & Bavarian Creme filled for my six doughnuts. They are $.70 each individually and I believe it was just under $4.00 for a half-dozen.

After now having tried all six flavors, the Blueberry Cake & Toasted Coconut are my two favorites. There's nothing fancy about the blueberry cake, but this cake doughnut is extremely light and the berries tasted stronger than usual in most other blueberry doughnuts I've tried.

For a contrast, the Toasted Coconut was a glazed yeast doughnut but topped with shavings of toasted coconut. The coconut gives a unique texture and a sweet nutty flavor that works well with the yeast doughnut. I'm not a coffee drinker but this seemed like a doughnut that would pair perfectly with a cup of coffee.

  • Visited April 2013
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Bristow, Virginia
Level 6 Contributor
245 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
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“Not a restaurant, but great donuts”
Reviewed April 4, 2013

Simple, no frills donut shop. What I imagine they used to be like before I was around. Anyways, I always come here on trips to blacksburg to get a dozen for $6. Love the chocolate frosted with crushed peanuts on top!

  • Visited March 2013
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