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Emily's Donuts & Cafe

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7123 Merrimac Trl, Williamsburg, VA 23185-5260
+1 757-345-3602
05:30 - 17:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We are from Richmond which has some amazing donut shops (stop by Sugar Shack or Country Style if you're ever in town!) but Emily's are probably the best I've ever had.

Thank Morgan S
Charles City, Virginia, United States
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

OMG, the Best donuts I've ever had and I'm a die hard Krispy Kreme girl. These donuts are big, light and absolutely delicious. Not a cake donut, not greasy, perfect. My favorite is Emily's Powered Split Creme donut. Also love the eclair. My friend loves the Glazed Bacon donut. Emily has a donut for everyone, maybe even two or three!... More 

Thank Gina P
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88 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

They may be a little pricey but I am telling you they have the best donuts ever! I love going here! There donuts are much bigger than the average dunkin donuts or any other chain donut shop!

Thank pamoz
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327 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

Bar none, this is the best place in the surrounding area for donuts. Anything I have had there is A+ quality. It is not cheap. But quality doesn't come inexpensively. Around $13-$15 for a dozen. Vist. You won't regret it unless you are on a diet.

Thank scarletman1972
Verona, Va
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

We dropped by this place due to reading another review of another donut shop in Williamsburg. They have a very nice selection. All that we tried were great. The only draw back that I could mention is that some of the icing is super sweet. So, if you have issues with sugar, be aware, Overall, very nice place with great... More 

Thank Chris F
Billings, Montana
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Such a great find! We were in town a few days and I had to stop in each day. The vanilla cream doughnuts are the best I've ever had. Even better than Duncan. The people working there we very sweet and fast.

Thank PatrickinBillings
Williamsburg, Virginia
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442 reviews
236 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 243 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

Of course, it’s the donuts that will catch your eye, but Emily’s provides a nice lunch option as well. Besides a delicious array of donuts, they have a variety of sandwiches. The “BBLT” was particularly good…as was the Blueberry Cake donut. They have a large selection of brewed coffees and a monster expresso machine for more exotic coffee drinks. The... More 

Thank BLT1991
Alexandria, Virginia
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

Us donut connoisseurs aren't easily impressed by any old bakery or donut shop. Just because we love donuts does not mean any donut will do. Yes, I like Krispy Kreme, Duck Donuts, and the Daily Donut in Williamsburg. But Emily's are the best. I don't know how to explain it. I don't know how to describe them in comparison with... More 

Thank RabbiGary
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128 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

We stopped here on our way in to Colonial Williamsburg from our hotel. It was really, really delicious! The donuts were fresh and there was quite a variety. My husband and I had different kinds and neither of us were disappointed. The only reason I'm not giving a 5 star rating is lack of choices. It was a donut for... More 

Thank vajmugrl
Deal Island, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

We usually go to Duck Donuts, but gave this one a try this time. The donuts aren't made to order, but are very fresh and tasty. I like that this shop wasn't teaming with people, and we could sit and eat our goodies.

Thank Kari_Alice

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
05:30 - 17:30
05:30 - 17:30
05:30 - 17:30
05:30 - 17:30
05:30 - 17:30
05:30 - 17:30
05:30 - 17:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7123 Merrimac Trl, Williamsburg, VA 23185-5260
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Williamsburg
  • Phone Number: +1 757-345-3602

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?