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Dad's Donut Shop & Bakery

318 Marine Ave, Newport Beach, Balboa Island, CA 92662-1280
+1 949-673-8686
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good31%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“donuts” (31 reviews)
“ice cream” (25 reviews)
Closes in 30 min
05:30 - 22:00All hours
American, Fast food
318 Marine Ave, Newport Beach, Balboa Island, CA 92662-1280
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Whether you live on Balboa Island, or are stopping by for a walk around the Island, always stop by Dad's Donuts! You will find the locals here in the early morning standing around visiting with their coffee, or we will stop by anytime throughout the...More

Thank SoCal_kz
Reviewed 19 April 2017

The original stop for frozen chocolate bananas is a must if you are on Balboa Island. A tasty, summery treat!

Thank Kay932
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Whenever we are in Orange County we try to get to Dad's for a Balboa Bar - an ice cream bar, dipped in chocolate and then we ask for "the works" that it is dipped in. Yummy!

Thank Splanky
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

The desert their is great And compared to the restraints the price is pretty good they have a great selection of food and they are quick at making it

Thank Garrett0504
Reviewed 27 October 2016

I shared a chocolate dipped banana with my husband with almonds and peanuts, my biggest recommendation is to each get your own banana so that you can choose what toppings you get on it! :) It was fun and will bring friends back next time...More

Thank sandram972016
Reviewed 24 October 2016

My grandma kept telling me about Balboas infamous frozen bananas so I had to try one. It was really good! I got mine dipped in chocolate and sprinkles. The banana tasted like a sorbet almost. It wasn't frozen enough that you couldn't bite it.

Thank Mariel D
Reviewed 14 August 2016

I know there are 2 places on the island claiming to be the first balboa bars, and I've always come to dad's for mine. Such a great treat on a warm beach afternoon, hand dipped and coated in your choice topping. a must get when...More

Thank Carrie V
Reviewed 11 August 2016

After a short visit to the Balboa Island Museum and having read a little about Dad's, we headed towards ice cream goodness. We were standing in front of Dad's contemplating what we should get. They are famous for two things: frozen bananas and Balboa bars....More

Thank meehabunny
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

We have been coming to the Island for 35 years - always buy Dads Balboa Bars. A favorite is milk chocolate rolled in toasted almonds. Their donuts and pastries are good too.

Thank LuluGrace8
Reviewed 30 July 2016

We had heard about the famous frozen bananas and Balboa bars here so we had to stop when visiting out daughter in Southern California. She had tried both before and said either were great options. We all had Balboa Bars dipped in chocolate with our...More

Thank JeenaC
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
05:30 - 22:00
05:30 - 22:00
05:30 - 22:00
05:30 - 22:00
05:30 - 22:00
05:30 - 22:00
05:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 318 Marine Ave, Newport Beach, Balboa Island, CA 92662-1280
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach  >  Balboa Island
  • Phone Number: +1 949-673-8686
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