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Mary Lou Donuts

1830 S. 4Th, Lafayette, IN 47905
+1 765-474-9131
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“apple fritters” (41 reviews)
“doughnuts” (28 reviews)
“chocolate ice” (4 reviews)
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5:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Hours
1830 S. 4Th, Lafayette, IN 47905
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Reviewed 1 week ago

These are by far the best donuts in town, get ready for a bit of a wait on the weekends, cause it gets pretty busy!

Thank Brandon R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you’re looking for the old time bakery...here it is. Fresh donuts all day long. It’s a very small place and only accepts cash (atm on site). I was so happy to find this little gem here. I highly recommend you get there early as...More

Thank Julie C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a good friend drop these donuts off one morning. These donuts were totally yumzer! Tried the chocolate glazed one, the apple fritter (which I personally wasn't a huge fan of but the rest of the family liked it) and another donut which had finger...More

Thank marux23
Reviewed October 2, 2018

The drive thru is my frequent visit. Love their apple Fritters. Their other products are tasty as well, but every time I drive through I can't pass up an Apple fritter.

Thank dianasexton7
Reviewed October 2, 2018

There are no better donuts than Mary Lou's. And I am definitely not the only one who rates them this highly as evidenced by the long line at their drive-up window most mornings. You usually have to wait in line whether you go inside or...More

Thank Stephen D
Reviewed October 2, 2018

the donuts here are the best!! LOVE the angel creme donut with it's lite creme filling. I went on a tour bus once from here and the whole bus voted Mary Lous as the best donuts they have ever had. Much better than crispy creme...More

Thank pcourtn
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

Mary Lou’s is one of those hidden gems. We stopped in about 10 in the morning and the place was packed. We got a couple of apple fritters that were to die for. Service was friendly, the premises were clean and everything looked delicious. I’ll...More

Thank Keith B
Reviewed September 15, 2018 via mobile

I used to love Mary Lou Donuts, the quality, flavor, just everything used to be so good. That is not the case anymore. Ever since the new ownership has taken over the donut quality has changed. They had the best apple fritters I had ever...More

Thank briand22883
Reviewed September 5, 2018 via mobile

Love their jelly filled with white icing, and cream filled with white icing. They’re my favorite, so delicious!! Totally worth the drive across town!

Thank V1741IRjessm
Reviewed August 27, 2018

An A shaped building that has been Lafayette's unique donut shop with a tremendous variety of fillings and flavors! It is not a chain. Don't just use the drive-thru or get donuts to go, go inside, sit down and mingle with the locals to get...More

Thank carolsosa2018
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September 23, 2016|
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Response from John H | Reviewed this property |
I called the shop today, September 26, 2016; they do not sell gluten-free donuts.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
5:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
5:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
5:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
5:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
5:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1830 S. 4Th, Lafayette, IN 47905
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Lafayette
  • Phone Number: +1 765-474-9131
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Started in 1961 Mary Lou Donuts has been recognized as one of the best donut shops in the state of Indiana for over 57 years. Our donuts are made sweet and fresh, every day! Be sure to ask about our special events and Donut Truck schedule! Our award-winning donut shop has recently been updated. Come by and check us out 1830 S. 4th, Lafayette, IN 47905.
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