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Red's Donuts

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433 Alvarado St, Monterey, CA 93940-2710
+1 831-372-9761
06:30 - 12:30
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Sun - Mon 06:30 - 12:30
Tue - Sat 06:30 - 13:30
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Auburn, California
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49 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2015

When we visit the area we always make time for Red's Donuts. There are two locations, but we go to the one in Seaside. A dozen donuts is only $5 every Tuesday. If you have the time, sit at the counter and order a cup of coffee and a hot cinnamon roll with butter on top. Yes, it's big enough... More 

Thank BKM33
Del Mar, California
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486 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 287 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2015

We just stopped here to grab a quick bite before heading out for the day and it was a nice locals place with medium amount in selection of donuts. Service was good and place was clean. Would stop here again when in town again. Its right in the middle of all the restaurants in the old town part of town... More 

Thank Travelin M
Fort Bragg, North Carolina
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2015 via mobile

I stopped in on a Tuesday morning. I bought the Tuesday special- a dozen for $5. We got a variety(crullers, frosted w/sprinkles, coconut, cinnamon crunch). The cinnamon crunch was amazing. We will be back!

Thank HeroesandHavoc
Monterey, California
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2015

Red's is a fixture in the Monterey/Seaside area. It has served good, fresh donuts for more years even while going through changes in ownership. Lots of locals there everyday. Parking a little tough but don't pass it by ... just don't tell your doctor.

Chicago, Illinois
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2015

I don't even like donuts, but this place has made a believer out of me. I can't go more than a few days without a fresh donut from Reds.

Thank C P
San Angelo, Texas, United States
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264 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2015

My husband wanted to sample a donut here while we waited for Rosine's to open, and we were impressed. Hot, fresh glazed donut, soft and tasty. I'd definitely recommend.

Thank Kathleen C
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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472 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2015

Great donuts, cheap prices, and great service! Donuts are less than a dollar and fresh every day. Thanks for the great service

Thank JA Experiences N
Monterey, California
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112 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2014

these are normal doughnuts, the flavorings are not spectacular, they are not special doughnuts. They are, however, very good normal donuts, and that is sometimes what you want - if that is what you want go to red's. If that isn't what you want, hit up pavel's in pg for their take.

Thank LaurainMonterey
Napa Valley, CA
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250 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2014

We're not even donut fanatics, but read about Red's in the Sterns' Roadfood book. Now it's a must stop whenever we're in Monterey. Go early before they sell out. The classic cake donut is crisp around the edges, with a light interior; the maple bar a pillow of deliciousness and the apple fritters outstanding. And five donuts cost us less... More 

Thank vinfan
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2014 via mobile

These are great! They had a wonderful variety, so we enjoyed a couple different kinds. Enjoyed sitting at the counter and listening/talking with others around us. Local yet welcoming all travelers. A definite stop for a quick breakfast. A number of people stopped in and carried out donuts as well.

Thank De4est

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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
US$ 10
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:30 - 12:30
06:30 - 12:30
06:30 - 13:30
06:30 - 13:30
06:30 - 13:30
06:30 - 13:30
06:30 - 13:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 433 Alvarado St, Monterey, CA 93940-2710
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: +1 831-372-9761

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?