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“Not as good as reviews”

The Donut Experiment
Ranked #1 of 3 Dessert in Anna Maria
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$1 - US$12
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast
Description: 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.
West Yorkshire
Level 6 Contributor
143 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
“Not as good as reviews”
Reviewed 15 November 2013 via mobile

We visited here based on the amazing reviews and to be honest I don't get it. If this is the best place to eat on the island no wonder we have struggled eating out!
The doughnuts were average, in the UK you can get better at the supermarket for a pound. The toppings were very sticky and pretty tasteless and I have a sweet tooth but was not impressed with these.
I was disappointed as after the reviews I was expecting something amazing. I got some fresh doughnuts with powdered sugar at the Premium Outlet Mall and they were better than this.
Sorry to write a bad review but they were not as good as I had hoped!

Thank KLP1122
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Sleaford, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Best ever donuts”
Reviewed 13 November 2013 via mobile

Saw this on trip advisor so thought we'd give it a try. Best ever donut was caramel and peanut, also tried key lime pie as their special. Definitely worth a visit. No wait, quick service and plenty of seats.

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“Best donuts around!”
Reviewed 8 November 2013 via mobile

We were here from Tennessee on our one year anniversary and found this spot and do yourself a favor and check it out! Best breakfast on the island! We went back 3 times!

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Livonia, Michigan, United States
Level 5 Contributor
65 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Awesome donuts, Terrible wait! :(”
Reviewed 4 November 2013

We loved the donuts we received and wanted to get more but the wait in line is TERRIBLE. We waited over an hour for a dozen donuts. Ridiculous, but after 20 mins of waiting we were committed, just didn't realize it would take THAT long. The maple and bacon donut was heaven with a hole in the middle! I would go again next time were are on AMI, but we would have go as early as possible to beat the crowd!

  • Visited July 2013
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2 Thank sweetsandyc
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Anna_Maria_Donuts, Owner at The Donut Experiment, responded to this review, 6 November 2013
Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review. We are thrilled that you liked the donuts. I wanted to take the time to write a quick note about this review for future visitors. This reviewer must have visited the shop during the busiest time of the summer when we had some long lines. We do not typically have a long wait and currently the wait is either very short or nonexistent. Also, during the upcoming busy season we will be implementing a new ordering system which should significantly help move the line along and decrease the wait time.
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Colorado Springs, CO
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Donuts Every Day!”
Reviewed 3 November 2013

We read about Anna Maria Donuts in a Sarasota magazine so we decided to try them. They were fantastic! The owners are friendly and the donuts so fresh....we went all five days that we spent on the island.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Rosemary S
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