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“Best...donuts...ever!”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Marys Donuts

Marys Donuts
Ranked #1 of 7 Dessert in Santee
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Located in Santee, Ca, Mary's Donuts has been going strong for over 26 years! We are open 24/7. We have the largest Apple Fritters you can find and a wide selection of donuts and bagels. We serve house blend, Starbucks, and Farmer Brothers coffee.
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“Best...donuts...ever!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2014 via mobile

You haven't lived until you have a warm crumb raised donut from Mary's.

One night I wanted a crumb, but they were sold out. They just finished making plain glazed and the nice girl behind the counter said " I can make you a crumb."

The warm glazed donut grabbed up all that crumb-y goodness, and it was, without a doubt, the best donut I have ever eaten.

There is usually a line, but just be patient, they serve you really quickly and it's totally worth it.

Go around 9 or 10pm and ask "what's hot" You'll be so blown away by the freshness.

You know it's good if local police and border patrol eat here.

Don't buy a donut in San Diego, hop on the 52, and spend a few minutes to have the best...donut...ever!

  • Visited July 2014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Better than the Trendy Donut Places”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2014

Mary's has been here forever in Santee. Open 24 hours so they are always making their donuts fresh. Stop by on your way to Costco or before your day at Mission Trails. I usually take these donuts to work once a month as a treat for my staff, better than the trendy spots downtown. Amazing fritters and donut holes!

  • Visited June 2014
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Santee, California
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“wonderful!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

Best donuts around. Great little shop has been around forever. You might even meet Mary! Open 24 hrs.

Visited May 2014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“The best!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2014

The best donuts ever! Always fresh. Been buying donuts here forever! It used to be called Zona's Donuts years ago when I was a kid. Mary's is in a little old building, nothing special to look at, but that's all that's needed! My father-in-law would always get some of their giant apple fritters to take home to Las Vegas with him. My nephew in Fresno considers a trip to Mary's Donuts a special treat whenever he visits Santee.

  • Visited March 2014
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Santee, California
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“Donuts like you've never eaten before”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2014

Mary's has been at this location forever. I can't imagine going anywhere else for a donut. The donuts here are so good when my cousin came from Minnesota she had to take 2 dozen home on the plane to share with family and friends. I think that tells it all,

  • Visited February 2014
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