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“Another Richmond Secret”

Country Style Donuts
Ranked #1 of 42 Dessert in Richmond
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: After-hours
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Dining options: After-hours
Level 6 Contributor
130 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Another Richmond Secret”
Reviewed 30 August 2012

This place is not in the most convenient or trendy location, which I love about it. It gives me a reason to look forward to having to drop/pick up people at the airport. My kids know I will come back with Country Style doughnuts. They really have a winning recipe and put all big chains to shame. Their eclairs are divine, period.

A visiting friend put me on to this place, who found it by accident, but is a self-proclaimed doughnut connauseur. He travels extensively and always seeks out the dougnut places all throughout the US. He put Country Style at THE TOP of the list of all doughnut joints he has tried.

I wish they would open a little kiosk right inside the Richmond airport, the breakfast selections there are dreadful!

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Richmond, Virginia
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
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“Great, fresh, homemade doughnuts.”
Reviewed 13 August 2012

The doughnuts here are great when they have a good selection left. They are fresh and soft. I love the cream filled ones. Good service.

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Richmond, Virginia
Level 6 Contributor
156 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
“Best in the area & worth the trip!”
Reviewed 12 August 2012

I live way on the other side of town, but will bypass other options in order to go to Country Style Donuts. In a way, I'm glad it's far from my house & gas prices are high; otherwise I might be shopping for larger-sized clothing.
This doughnut shop has been in Richmond's East End for years. Doughnuts (and a few variations) and coffee are your choices. They make them right there in the back, and it's operated by a friendly family. There's an old formica-topped counter with stools, and a few booths if you want to eat your goodies there. The danger of that is you may go back to order more, like my friend did yesterday.
There's a good variety to select from. My favorites are the buttermilk doughnuts; also sour cream, regular glazed, custard filled, Boston Cream, chocolate, blueberry...do you get the idea that there's a great selection & they are all good?
One of the popular items is the Old-Fashioned. It's not as sweet, no glaze, sort of irregularly shaped, and it has a nice texture because of the soft cakey inside paired with a crisp crunchy outside. Great with coffee.
Another friend craves their glazed doughnuts rolled in crushed peanuts. Myself, I prefer the glazed rolled on toasted coconut. Warning: both of these choices and a few others are recommended for outdoor eating, because they are messy & will litter your floor when you try to eat them. It's unavoidable, and you don't want anyone to catch you picking up bits of peanuts or coconut off your floor & then popping it in your mouth, which you will be tempted to do because these doughnuts are so good.
They are generally open 24 hours a day, but they are closed on Mondays now. That means the doors get locked at midnight Sunday, but their stock is depleted well before closing so they don't have stale stuff to toss out. Plan your trip to avoid disappointment.

  • Visited August 2012
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Fallon, Nevada
Level 6 Contributor
100 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
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“Awesome”
Reviewed 5 August 2012

They make their chocolate creamed filled donuts the way Dunkin Donuts USED to make theirs. They were wonderful. All my family says they are the best in town - and I agree. Ate way too many.

Visited July 2012
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Virginia
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Best doughnuts ANYWHERE!”
Reviewed 1 July 2012

Dunkin and Krispy Kreme could take lessons from Country Style! If you eat no where else in Richmond DO go by and grab a doughnut,my fave are the chocolate creme filled with powder sugar on the outside,YUMMY! Open 24 hours except Monday I think,better to go during the morning or day as they sell out quickly!

Visited July 2012
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