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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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“cake donuts” (162 reviews)
“dozen donuts” (20 reviews)
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07:00 - 15:00All hours
210C Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, Anna Maria Island, FL 34216
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Reviewed 2 May 2017

The Donut Experiment is a great place to get some warm doughnuts while on the island. Yummy warm cake doughnuts with icing and varied toppings to choose from. We recently took our 4 year old granddaughter to the shop and she was so excited to...More

Thank Canjam34
Reviewed 1 May 2017

This is such unique donut bakery, we had to come back again this year. We were not disappointed. The donuts are warm, able to be customized with whatever icing and toppings that you want. Always fresh, always yummy! We visited early in our week of...More

Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

Outstanding doughnuts. Likely the best cake doughnut I've had. The texture and taste were terrific. A great concept! The Key Lime is a must.

Thank Scott H
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

Warm donuts! Is there anything better? Highly recommend this place. They special today was chocolate with potato chips. It was delicious.

Thank CourtneyWilsonMyers
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

Best donut I've had...fresh and delicious. Such a warm, friendly & welcoming staff. My son loved the caramel with sea salt. Definitely check it out!

1  Thank Lindah95
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

Donuts were good, but didn't really live up to the hype. Even though we went at a time they weren't too busy, there were maybe a dozen people in the shop, it took forever to get our order. Though It was fun to mix &...More

Thank jguzlecki
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Friendly service does not out way the fact that the wait time is way to long. It would be nice if they had a few prepacks like a chocolate package or a fav package or even a sample pack. Lining up for a donut for...More

Thank GGGCA26
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

If you've never been here, make sure to stop during your visit to AMI. Amazing!! Can't even describe, just go a see for yourself.

Thank Ajscar
Reviewed 21 April 2017

And it was so worth the wait! We got 6 doughnuts to start but had to back for another 6!! Great friendly service, good price and lovely seating in shade outside the store. Yummy!

Thank Flotink
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Took our kids for donuts while on spring break. Tried about 8 different flavors and toppings. Maple bacon was the best. Fast, friendly service & the donuts were made to order so they were warm & delicious. We will be back next year! The hot...More

Thank Beckylyn2014
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Is this restaurant dog friendly?
20 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!
Do you make chocolate yeast donuts?
21 November 2016|
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Response from jlfla | Reviewed this property |
No yeast donuts during out visits.
We will be visiting AMI in June and we are trying to plan where we will eat due to the fact my daughter is allergic to tree nuts and peanuts. Do you offer nut free products? Is there cross contamination or would my daughter be safe to eat here? Thank you. :)
1 March 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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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, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
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
  • E-mail
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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