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Tobey's Donut Shop - CLOSED

137 East 4th Street, Watkins Glen, NY 14891-1211
+1 607-535-5355
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good13%
  • Average29%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
7 Aug 2017
“Very good breakfasts”
5 Aug 2017
“Looking for a GREAT place for breakfast? Tobey's is the place in Watkins Glen. FRESH donuts made daily.”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Vegetarian Friendly
137 East 4th Street, Watkins Glen, NY 14891-1211
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Reviewed 7 August 2017

We stopped in for breakfast and were pleasantly surprised. Both of our breakfasts were tasty and filling. They also have a good selection of pastries. Service was good and the place was clean.

Thank RayMargeson
Reviewed 5 August 2017

Family owned business, once closed, and reopened by original owner's son and grand kids. Donuts are made on premises daily, and there is a huge breakfast menu with very reasonable prices. Place is clean, staff is very friendly.. Sit down or take out available. "Sammies"...More

1  Thank Laurie F
Reviewed 18 November 2016

Tobey's is back after being out of business for far too long! For years growing up in the area Tobey's was a major favorite for delicious fresh made donuts, cookies rolls, etc. It was also a wonderful breakfast spot, serving up great coffee, breakfast sandwiches...More

1  Thank Coleen F
Reviewed 30 October 2016

So glad to see that the original owners family has purchased this place back. The last guy ran it into the ground. They have given the place a facelift and they are using the old family recipes. Wonderful donuts. I am not a coffee drinker...More

1  Thank Queenofdenial
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Great donuts. Small and simple place. Definite home town kind of place where the locals must go often.

1  Thank Honeypoo72
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Stopped in for a donut before hitting the road. Not too many choices (typical glazed, cream-filled, etc.), so opted for a glazed. It was good, but nothing too special. A tad better than Dunkin Donuts, but glad to support a local business.

Thank BeckyE618
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Husband and visited this place one morning. Breakfast sandwich was awesome, especially the English muffin we got it on. The donuts on the other hand, seemed just average to me. Better than dunkin donuts though....a place to check out either way!

1  Thank Jessica H
Reviewed 24 September 2016

While visiting the area we had to try this local donut shop. We weren't disappointed. After talking with the lady behind the counter, we discovered the recipe for donuts is their Grandfather's! That explains a lot! Their donuts and danish are like a little bit...More

1  Thank KathleenHofmann
Reviewed 23 September 2016

Wonderfully Fresh Donuts! My friends and I enjoyed the cinnamon twists, lemon filled and french cream. You won't be disappointed. The locals seemed happy to have them back in business, and I couldn't agree more :)

1  Thank Djmknaugle
Reviewed 4 April 2014

Years ago, Tobes was a wonderful fresh bakery and diner type place with scrumptious food. It sold a few years ago and the second team never quite got it together although low prices kept the tourist trade coming. Sadly, this is another lost restaurant to...More

Thank KestrelHaven
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Restaurant Details

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US$ 4 - US$ 10
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Open Hours
05:00 - 13:00
05:00 - 13:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 137 East 4th Street, Watkins Glen, NY 14891-1211 (Formerly Tobes)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Watkins Glen
  • Phone Number: +1 607-535-5355
Tobey's Donut Shop is a third generation, family owned business. All donuts are hand made fresh every morning using the same basic recipes and techniques as my Grandfather used at "Tobe's Bake Shop" on Franklin Street in 1952. We sell donuts made fresh on the premises daily, limited cookies and pastries. We also have breakfast sandwiches made fresh to order. Beverages are: Fresh hot coffee, cappuccino, hot cocoa, assorted juices, sodas, milk, sports drinks, energy drinks, bottled water, etc.. You can sit down and eat here, inside, on the patio, or at one of the small 2 seat tables on the 4th street sidewalk where smoking is,(for now), still permitted. Larger orders of 2 dozen or more should call and order 24 hours in advance, if possible, as we sell out quickly some days and may have a very limited selection remaining. This is a recommendation and not a requirement!
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