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Papa Jake's Donut Shop

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1200 W 16th St, Sedalia, MO 65301-7012
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Reviewed 23 July 2016

Papa Jake's has always a special occasion place when I was a kid, so when I was back in town, I made sure to go by. The selection is good, but of course, it's better the earlier that you are there. Prices are *very* good. My favorite is the apple fritter or bear claw. My husband loved the cake donuts... More 

Thank Amber R
Sedalia, Missouri
2 reviews
Reviewed 15 January 2016 via mobile

So the first time I had Papa Jakes, late last summer, it was to die for! Then twice in November we went, and what a disappointment!! They all tasted like they were freezer burnt or stale or something. I'm afraid to go back!

Thank Becky L
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164 reviews
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Reviewed 14 October 2015

Well, there isn't much of a choice when it comes to donuts in Sedalia, but you won't go wrong at Papa Jake's. I would recommend, however, that you get there early. The 'favorites' go fast. Our house loves the marshmallow or boston creme filled and chocolate iced long johns.

Thank Geenza
Sedalia, Missouri
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Reviewed 17 March 2015

These are the best donuts and pastries I have ever eaten. There are no words to describe these melt in your mouth. Heavenly and delightful don't even come close.

Thank gr8music
North Charleston, South Carolina
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Reviewed 29 August 2014 via mobile

The donuts here are fluffy and delicious. It's definitely first come first serve. They sell out very quickly so you have to come early if you want a selection to choose from. There aren't a lot of options but what they do have is always yummy.

Thank Amanda C
Sedalia, Missouri
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

Papa Jakes has been around the Sedalia area for years...and there is a reason for that! The donuts are second to NONE! My favorite is the blueberry cake donut, but they are all delicious. Get there early before they sell out.

Thank DavDiRobEd
Sedalia, Missouri
1 review
Reviewed 10 December 2013

Not real impressed. sell out too fast.. not a big selection. .Try the donut palace... I think they have a better selection and they're cheaper.. the building is bigger and you dont feel so cramped trying to order your donuts...

Thank jolly055
Sedalia, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2013

Over the years I have watched this family operated local business continue to serve the best donuts available "anywhere" Since I now live 2 hours away I decided to share Papa Jakes with newfound friends, They could not believe the difference.

Thank Frank S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2013

Hot, fresh, and delicious! Donuts are made daily. Kids love the donut holes! Its a iconic place in Sedalia. A must have! Better than Krispy Kreams by far!

Thank Awsmgma
Sedalia, Missouri
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 24 December 2012

Wonderful donuts! Best time to get them is at 5am. They are still hot, and melt in your mouth. The price is unbeatable!

Thank L0ves2travel89

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Fast food
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  • Address: 1200 W 16th St, Sedalia, MO 65301-7012
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Sedalia

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?