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“Low Quality Product, High Quality People” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Carol Lee Donuts

Carol Lee Donuts
Ranked #1 of 5 Bakeries in Blacksburg
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast, Cash Only, Free Off-Street Parking, Parking Available, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
New York City, New York
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88 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Low Quality Product, High Quality People”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

The employees were quick to greet and super polite.

We bought one of everything to be fair, and while their cake doughnuts were less than average, the rest tasted of deep-fry oil. After a couple of hours sitting in the box, oil from the doughnuts leaked through- completely saturating the bottom.

Overall, not impressed.

  • Visited August 2013
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Riner
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Great little bakery!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

I worked in a bakery for over ten years and know how hard it is to consistently turn out a great product. Carol Lee Donuts has had great pastries every time I have ever gotten doughnuts there. It is a favorite on weekend mornings and is very busy at those times so expect a 10-15 minute wait in line. Their prices are very reasonable and they have a lot of variety, from glazed cake and yeast doughnuts to plain, frosted, cinnamon and powdered varieties. They always have a large variety so it is easy to stop and pick up several dozen without an advance order but they do appreciate advanced notice if possible. It's a nice way to enjoy a morning coffee and pastry, sitting outside and people watching.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank CarolynPRiner
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Princeton, West Virginia, United States
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87 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“YUMMY”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

This place has been here for years. Took my granddaughter and husband by there on a visit to the thrift stores in the area. Super fresh, delicious doughnuts. Staff is so friendly. Support them as they are a local family owned business.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Barbara B
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Roanoke, Virginia
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A favorite place for donuts”
5 of 5 stars 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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Thank beachy2345
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Christiansburg, Virginia
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565 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
“Long time tradition”
4 of 5 stars 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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Thank Ernie B
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