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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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1 - 10 of 1,033 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Cool idea to choose your icing and toppings. Doughnut is a simple cake doughnut that is really yummy when hot. Of all the combos we put together, the key lime was the best.

Thank 13CCB
Reviewed 2 days ago

kinda silly to get excited about a donut shop, but it was fun experience...and nice fresh tasty donut. only issue was that I wish they would let you make more choices. you get one icing and one topping of your choice. closed at 3 pm.

Thank M T
Reviewed 2 days ago

Many varieties to choose from. A couple of my favorites are the Maple Glaze with bacon pieces (to die for!) and the Caramel glaze with Sea Salt. Their Key Lime Donut is also very tasty. Mix and match toppings with glazes, and their donuts are...More

Thank Ruth V
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We definitely enjoyed the experience and fun of designing and eating our own dozen of donuts. The place is a small, cute place as expected on the island and they were super busy. We placed our order and were told it would be 45 minutes....More

Thank Sarah L
Reviewed 2 days ago

Even in the summer this place was packed. I was willing to wait the 45 minutes they told me it would take and it was worth it. The donuts were hot and fresh-right out of the fryer. I had a maple iced and a vanilla...More

Thank 108Linda
Reviewed 3 days ago

The donuts are made to order and are very good. We look forward to this place on our annual trip to Anna Maria. Many combinations of glazes and toppings you can have made. You will wait a while for your order especially in the morning...More

Thank Kimberly M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great place to take children for a donut order. You order your own glaze and topping, lots of choices. You can watch the make your donuts. The only drawback is the wait. Get there early!!

Thank BongoB
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Not many selections. It just looks good in photos. The donut are decent. I would have rather went to Duncan Donuts or Kristy Kreme.

Thank Laura M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Freshly made donuts with a bunch of great custom recipes. I recommend the maple frosting and bacon topping.

Thank aaronchristensen
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Imagine Seinfeld's Soup Nazi for donuts. That's what it kinda feels like when you walk in. People are everywhere standing, salivating, nervously twitching hoping in wicked anticipation that one of the staff is going to yell out their name. And when you walk in you...More

Thank Kelly H
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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

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 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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