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Donuts With a Difference

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35 Riverside Ave, Medford, MA 02155-4605
+1 781-396-1021
06:00 - 17:00
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Sun 06:30 - 12:00
Mon - Fri 06:00 - 17:00
Sat 06:30 - 14:00
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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94 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

delicious fresh donuts, made in house! i like the cinnamon coffee rolls too. populatspot, always busy when i've been there.

Thank marybeth02140
Nashville, Tennessee
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88 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

Not fancy donuts, not crazy donuts, just plain amazing old fashioned donuts. Don't expect to find sage and maple infused topped with bourban bacon glace donuts. What you will find is what a donut should be.....simple and delicious!

Thank Bradley88
Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

We love this place...When they have donuts. Do not go when they first open thinking you will get fresh out of the oven donuts as they have not even started cooking yet. This place is really good when they do decide to have donuts on hand, but it is on their schedule. They could careless if you come or don't... More 

Thank mlegler
Medford, Massachusetts
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187 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

I've walked here many times and usually before I get home the donuts are half gone. Best of Boston reviewed and worth it. Not massive donuts but so darn good! Selection varies by what their making and time of day. Small shop so get there early. Normal flavors of donuts but the best in town!

Thank Josh79b
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

Move over Dunkin. Donuts with a Difference a long time business in Medford Square is appropriately named. Their is nothing like biting into a donuts with substance. By that I mean it has that homemade taste. Always filled, always fresh made right in the back room from where the smell radiates onto the the street each time the door opens.... More 

Thank kneeshond
New York City, New York
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

Donut was fine. Fresh even though midday. Coffee was also good. If you want a donut, stop by, but not worth going out of your way.

Thank neilsF2311HL
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37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

Gina is the best!!! She always points me in the right direction with coffee and donuts in the morning..I had a gracy curler is was to die for and still warm yesterday..definitely check it out they have really good donuts and coffee

Thank Islandfishmv
Wakefield, Massachusetts
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110 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016

Donuts are fantastic...if they have any in stock. They have the strangest hours. And when you get in there, if it's early morning, they haven't even made any yet. And they say they won't have any for a few hours. They also don't make enough based on how many people wait in line. One person can come in, order and... More 

Thank Kristen C
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

The donuts (especially if you can snag them *just* out of the oven) are unbelievably good! We frequently go here from Cambridge because it's that good!

Thank Jonathan S
Boston, Massachusetts
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200 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2016

I only wish I lived closer to Donuts with a Difference. Wow - these are incredible donuts! I am searching for the Top 5 donut shops in America and I am placing Donuts with a Difference in the #3 spot. That's out of dozens and dozens of visits to local donut shops across America. I cannot say enough - you... More 

Thank Bill H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:30 - 12:00
06:00 - 17:00
06:00 - 17:00
06:00 - 17:00
06:00 - 17:00
06:00 - 17:00
06:30 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35 Riverside Ave, Medford, MA 02155-4605
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Medford
  • Phone Number: +1 781-396-1021

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?