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The Donut Experiment

210C Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, Anna Maria Island, FL 34216
+1 941-896-3172
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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210C Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, Anna Maria Island, FL 34216
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My kids loved this place and so did we. Iced coffee was good and the donuts were fun with lots of choices. We went several times while on the island.

Thank Jennifer M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They were busy when my wife and I stopped in to get donuts for our family. Got 6 different types of donuts. All were excellent. They are busy for a reason. Can't go to Anna Maria island without visiting this place at least once.

Thank BKBB02
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Oh my goodness is all I can say about the maple glazed with bacon..... it was to die for. Literally after we ate the 1st one we was planning another trip to get more before we leave town. We got a variety of cake donuts...More

Thank Xraykittykat
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Your best chance to experiment with the Donut Experiment is during the summer. During "season", the line snakes out the door and around the building. But during the summer, there's very little wait. The donuts are cake style and very moist and fresh and there...More

Thank RozyTeacher
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is the best. Wasn't a big donut fan until I tried this place. No wonder there is always a line. No one leaves disappointed! A must visit if you are on Anna Maria Island

Thank krafchik
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Donut Experiment while vacationing on Anna Maria Island. The donuts are all cake donuts and iced and/or decorated as you choose. When you first go in the shop you get a slip with all the donut varieties offered. You mark what you'd...More

Thank ckchaas
Reviewed 1 week ago

I learned of this place from an article on The USA TODAY website...top rated donut places in each of the 50 states and this was Florida's best...and it is! This is a must try, must do place. You can have anything made you want, but...More

Thank JURatGNR
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family went to the Donut Experiment twice during our vacation. Delicious donuts and beverages at a pretty reasonable price! We waited about 30 minutes for our donuts both days but there's seating inside and out - the wait is worth it! My kids said...More

Thank Melissa K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a 45 minute wait but the donuts were amazing! I would recommend getting there before 9 am. We did that on the 2nd day we went and waited less than 10 minutes. The combinations were excellent and everyone loved it!

Thank acarhungry
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been around the block a few times and can honestly say that these are the BEST Donuts I have ever eaten! The place is usually packed and line out the door but trust me, it is worth the wait!! A little confusing at first...More

Thank Sbrassil1
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19 December 2016|
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Response from Dawn B | Reviewed this property |
If I had to guess, I would say not inside. But the eating area outside was nice!
20 November 2016|
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Response from jlfla | Reviewed this property |
No yeast donuts during out visits.
29 February 2016|
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Response from mobeachbetty | Reviewed this property |
I would avoid if I had any type of nut allergy.
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
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Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 210C Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, Anna Maria Island, FL 34216
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Anna Maria Island  >  Anna Maria
  • Phone Number: +1 941-896-3172
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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.
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