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The Donut Experiment

210C Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, Anna Maria Island, FL 34216
+1 941-896-3172
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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210C Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, Anna Maria Island, FL 34216
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The donuts are really good! They are not too filling which could be bad cause you will want to eat more than one.

Thank topperwear
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So many combinations, so little time.... Get there early, this is a popular breakfast stop on the north end. Great fresh cake doughnuts with as many toppings and frostings as you can imagine. Try carmel with sea salt! Great coffees too!

Thank Greg S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came across The Donut Experience unplanned. Had to get an explanation of how it worked, but easy to follow directions helped me enjoy my 1st glazed topped w/ butterfinger donut ever! Super fresh & delish!!

Thank tammybla63
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Though the doughnuts were a bit more of a dessert than a breakfast, they were fresh and the experience of creating your own doughnuts was a fun way to start our day. Staff was friendly and efficient. Coffee was excellent. Great to have options to...More

Thank Jothe
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great doughnuts. Very neat experience. Wil be going back again. Very cool idea. I love all of the flavors

Thank Luke C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Expect long lines but a fun time. Kids love this place and there's quite a bit of options to decorate your donuts. All tasty and good. It's a cake like donut with a bunch of toppings and glazes.

Thank DeeTravelingnow1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We make sure to visit every time we are on the island. The caramel with sea salt and key lime are our favorites. Arrive early to avoid longer wait times.

Thank 123Travel483
Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

WARM Cake donuts fresh made right in front of you! Big choice of glazes and toppings. Big hit with the whole family. Key lime is a must; not overpowering. Caramel - sea salt was darn good. Caramel bacon also a fun donut to try. The...More

Thank ConnorMN
Reviewed 6 February 2018

The word is spreading about The Donut Experiment. What you get is a warm, light battered donut and you choose toppings and watch as the staff prepares your donut. My mouth was watering as I watched the process and my expectations were all met --...More

Thank Audrey F
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

For something unique I stopped and tried a donut here! Recommend Carmel with sea salt! Very cute place with just the right sweet treat!

Thank guyanna e
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13 March 2018|
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Response from guyanna e | Reviewed this property |
I am unsure please check out their website I hope they do because they are very unique and delicious!
19 December 2016|
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Response from Kevin E | Reviewed this property |
Yes outside
20 November 2016|
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Response from jlfla | Reviewed this property |
No yeast donuts during out visits.
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
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Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 13:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 210C Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, Anna Maria Island, FL 34216
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Anna Maria Island  >  Anna Maria
  • Phone Number: +1 941-896-3172
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Welcome to The Donut Experiment, where every donut is your creation! We start with a delicious, fresh-made cake donut and then you pick from our huge selection of icings and toppings. Yours can be as simple as plain or glazed or as crazy as key lime, maple bacon or Sriracha. Stop by today and begin your own experiment. We also serve premium, local roasted coffee and espresso drinks.
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