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“Great little Donut Shop” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Donut Experiment

The Donut Experiment
Ranked #1 of 3 Dessert in Anna Maria
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$1 - US$12
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Dining options: Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Marion, Iowa
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56 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Great little Donut Shop”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2014 via mobile

I love donuts and this place totally lived up to my expectations. They make em fresh right as you order. Many toppings to choose from also. I had the bacon maple donut which was to die for. I mean bacon with most things are delicious. If you ever visit beautiful Anna Maria Island you must stop here. Will be back anytime we are in town.

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Kansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“A Donut for every taste!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2014

This family owned and operated donut shop is unique and quaint. Located on Pine Ave. and open every day but Monday.
All donuts are homemade cake donuts-you can watch the owners mixing and cooking the fresh donuts.
You simply complete an order form, submit the form to the cashier and then the fun begins! You can watch your order being prepared.
We visited twice during our two week stay. I would recommend going early and avoiding the mid-morning 10 AM time if you don't want to wait.
You select your icing- chocolate, vanilla, maple, caramel or glazed. Then choose what you would like your donut dipped into (or have it plain). There are a wide variety of options from candies, cereals, chocolate chips, bacon and many more.
Hours are 7 AM-1.
We stopped by and got order forms and then filled them out at home so we were ready to go directly to the cashier upon arrival.

Visited July 2014
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Orlando, FL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great concept, delicious donuts”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2014

Anna Maria Donuts basically offers a "create your own" donut. Each donut is a fresh made cake donut and then you pick the type of glaze and the toppings. There was about a 10 minute wait while we were there...customization takes time, but it was worth the wait. The donuts were hot and fresh and the flavor combinations were unique (or they can not be unique if that's your thing).

  • Visited July 2014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Bacon Donut!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

Omg this was a great place within a short walk from the rental house. I had breakfast here twice and both times I got a bunch of donuts. There are order forms for making them and you have so many options like mnms, candy, bacon, different glazes. Amazing donut for me was bacon donut with maple glaze....mmm!

  • Visited July 2014
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Granville IL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Yummm”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

What a great little gem...fresh baked donuts made to order with endless combinations of frosting and toppings. We enjoyed these donuts a couple of times during our stay on AMI and everyone loved them. I would have given this place an excellent rating if the wait wasn't quite so long...but in the end they were worth the wait! And the prices are no more really than any other donut place and these are served to you fresh, warm and made to order. A must try! My one tip would be to go early to avoid the long lines and wait time!

  • Visited July 2014
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