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The Donut Experiment

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210C Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, Anna Maria Island, FL 34216
+1 941-896-3172
07:00 - 13:00
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Grove City
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have viaited on Anna Maria several times and this is one of the great places for a breakfast treat. Warm fresh donuts prepared almost any way you could dream up.

Thank Michael R
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Decided to check out the donut experiment while we were in town for spring break. I'm glad we did. They were made fresh and the wait wasn't long at all. Got there about 7:30am and had my order by 7:45. It's just like Duck Donuts if you've ever had theirs. Will definitely go back when we come back for a... More 

Thank Brian S
Florence, ky
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12 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been there twice now, and really don't get it. Just too crowded, lines are crazy and the donuts are just okay.

Thank Steffenserves
Windermere, Florida, United States
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Non stop donuts being made any way you want. Be prepared for a long line and wait during peak seasons, so take a stroll with the kiddies or a seat with a coffee while you wait. These treats are worth it...definitely meant for folks with a sweet tooth.

Thank Mike C
Gurnee, Illinois
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love this place! Was in walking distance of our rental and we totally took advantage of that fact. The make the donuts to your order. The donuts were still warm after a half mile walk. Maple bacon and salted caramel were our favorites. Must visit place!!!

Thank D H
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visit Anna Maria Island every spring break. We visit this shop every single day during the stay. The donuts are fantastic with lots and lots of topping options, but... the house ice coffee is a must! I always look forward to the sunrise and ice coffee each year!!

Thank aacuff123
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The donuts are a good price, fresh and warm, and there are some good choices for toppings. I had the key lime and it was just OK even though they said it was their best seller. Actually liked the chocolate better. Plan to bring grandson when he comes later this month. He will like it, kids seem to really enjoy... More 

Thank Deb R
Emmaus, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not your average donut shop. Donuts are freshly made as you wait. Add your favorite icing than add your topping or eat them plain. We had maple icing with bacon topping, chocolate icing with raspberry drizzle, Carmel icing with sea salt and vanilla icing with raspberry drizzle. Filled donuts are not available. Coffe and other beavages available.

Thank Ralph G
Cedar Rapids, IA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you like cake donuts this is the place to be. You might have to wait in line but it's worth it. Pick your toppings from sprinkles to bacon. Nothing better than a warm donut, literally melts in your mouth.

Thank IowaFamilyof5
central Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent fresh made to order donuts. The choices are endless from maple bacon sea salt to cinnamon sugar ( which are my favorite) definitely try them out when you are at Anna Maria Island!

Thank 161mr

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 12
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 13:00
07:00 - 13:00
07:00 - 13:00
07:00 - 13:00
07:00 - 13:00
07:00 - 13:00
07:00 - 13:00
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?