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“Worth the detour off 1-81”
Review of Carol Lee Donuts

Carol Lee Donuts
Ranked #1 of 2 Dessert in Blacksburg
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Cash Only, Free Off-Street Parking, 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.
Knoxville, Tennessee
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Worth the detour off 1-81”
Reviewed July 11, 2014

A friend asked us to get some donuts for him on a trip down 1-81, and we were glad we did. An unpretentious little place with freshly made donuts, in business for many decades. The half-dozen boxes made perfect little gifts for our friends. We'll stop by again.

  • Visited July 2014
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laporte mn
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Best donuts ever!”
Reviewed June 18, 2014

My daughter introduced me to this little donut shop. Wow!! do the ever know how to make donuts.

Enough of a variety that you have a hard time choosing.

  • Visited June 2014
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Virginia
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56 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Excellent Yeast Donuts”
Reviewed June 7, 2014

It gets harder and harder to find really good, freshly made donuts, but that is exactly what they have here. The cinnamon are especially good. Too bad there is no place to sit inside, but on a nice day the picnic tables are perfect.

Visited May 2014
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Thank Martinex
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59 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Worth the trip”
Reviewed May 15, 2014

This is a fantastic donut shop worth the quick trip from the main part of town. Excellent selection served by friendly people. Nice change from the Dunkin Donut product.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank jcre
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Blacksburg, Virginia
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Local Must-Visit & Hokie Favorite”
Reviewed April 20, 2014

Carol Lee Donuts has been a staple food for many of us who have attended Virginia Tech; as an educator there's no better way to start an early-morning class than bringing the students a couple dozen Carol Lee's finest. Their donuts are the perfect way to satisfy that sweet tooth. Although Blacksburg has become very health-conscious, Carol Lee's continues to be a universally-appreciated exception.

You won't find fancy. No big sign, and cash only - though there is an ATM inside. At $6.50 a dozen for unfilled, it's also a great bargain. Whether its cake-style unglazed, or glazed and sprinkled with maroon and orange - they're all delicious.

The staff there is friendly and fast, and I doubt many people make it out of the parking lot without at least nibbling on their favorite.

One of the best little gems - don't visit Virginia Tech or Blacksburg without stopping in.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Lee W
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