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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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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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210C Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, Anna Maria Island, FL 34216
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Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

We stopped here after watching the sunrise at City Pier. The people were so nice and the donuts were so good. Lots of glazes and toppings to choose from. They were so good that we got more to take with us for later!

Thank Elizabeth F
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

It was ok. I was expecting more from the donut experiment. I thought you would decorate your own donuts or something. But you simply choose your flavours. Nothing special, but I guess if you like donuts worth a visit.

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Reviewed 14 August 2017

what a great little find this place was, you could make up your own freshly baked donut with whatever topping you wanted or ask them to make up a selection for you, also serve coffees and soft drinks, eat in or takeaway. well worth a...More

Thank ladycullen123
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Incredible donuts that were not terribly expensive ($13/dozen). We read reviews that said to get there early, so we got there around 8 am. The place was empty, but it was also a Monday. I would recommend early arrival, especially on the weekend. Donuts were...More

Thank npwanner
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

What a place! Its a must visit! Kids loved it! Some of the best donuts we have tried! Nothing more to say but "go there"!

Thank Mpir1972
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Stopped here on our last day as we ended our vacation. Cool and different donut experience. Warm and fresh donuts that the teens said were amazing!

Thank Marv521
Reviewed 10 August 2017

A unique way to order donuts, the Donut Experiment asks its guests to fill out an order sheet indicating icing and topping choice. All donuts were cake based, and clearly baked fresh (they were hot!). We tried many, but our favorites were vanilla icing with...More

Thank Eric D
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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Don't get me wrong, these are great donuts, I just don't think it's worth the price point. Still a good experience.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

This donut shop is a lovely little stop on the island. Located on Pine Avenue (the main cross street on the island) it has a wide range of brilliant toppings for their homemade donuts with lots of different combinations to try. We visited the donut...More

Thank JamesW1997
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Had an amazing donut... You have to eat the cinnamon and sugar donut... It was "melt in your mouth" good...! Wow... Did not have the coffee but watching the donuts being made is cool... they make them to order.

Thank Happy H
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20 December 2016|
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Response from Kevin E | Reviewed this property |
Yes outside
21 November 2016|
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Response from jlfla | Reviewed this property |
No yeast donuts during out visits.
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
US$ 12
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 1:00 PM
7:00 AM - 1:00 PM
7:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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
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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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