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“Yummm!” 5 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.
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139 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Yummm!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013 via mobile

Been in business since 1969 (though I think the location was downtown originally), this is a worthwhile trip a little north of town. Staff was very friendly. You aren't going to find overly complicated gourmet donuts - just really fantastic fresh made donuts of many varieties. We had a lemon filled and a cinnamon twist, respectively. Delicious!

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English first
North Hampton, New Hampshire
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201 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Missing Carol Lees everyday!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

If you're looking for a traditional, homemade donut then head to Carol Lees! They remind Me of the donuts my grandmother used to make. Be sure to get them even theyre warm and they will melt in your mouth

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank msmith703
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New York City, New York
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88 reviews
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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
    • 1 of 5 stars
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Riner
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23 reviews
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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
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank CarolynPRiner
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Princeton, West Virginia, United States
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87 reviews
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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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