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The Donut Mill

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Cafe, Fast food, Canadian
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Gasoline Alley | 37420 Hwy 2, Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
+1 403-347-8904
07:00 - 21:30
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Nanaimo, Canada
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125 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fun experience for people who love fresh made sandwiches to order. The food is extremely fresh and the staff are very quick and friendly. They also bake their own donuts if you are into this sort of dessert. The location is awesome right on Gasoline Alley and next door to a lovely boutique which sells top end... More 

Thank J T
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61 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best place in Red Deer for donuts and other quick snack foods. In my opinion much superior than Tim Hortons and better selection.

Thank Steve B
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46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've been to the donut mill a couple times on the trek between Edmonton and Calgary. It seems to always have a line no matter what time you go. The donuts are good but I think there hidden gem is the sandwiches! They are so good and make on fresh, thick slices of bread. Totally recommend getting a sandwich if... More 

Thank Danielle P
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

So the food is good, but the donuts - man unreal. The rolo with caramel whip cream inside, so fluffy! And the quality is always consistently good, been coming here since I was a child driving to and from Edmonton to visit relatives, worth the stop!

Thank Hayley G
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146 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

So we decided to stop and eat some food, the soup and sandwiches were nothing special, but decent, its the Donuts, holy crap they are good, highly recommend these donuts, we bought 6 and were kicking ourselves we did not buy more.

Thank letsbehonest21
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81 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Supposed to be a quick dinner stop on the way passing through, turned into a fiasco. First family up ordered 2 piece chicken strip meals with fries, donuts and drinks. Somehow 2 meals came out to under $10, possibly a mistake. Our young server quickly put the fries and chicken into the deep fryer and the food was ready in... More 

Thank Scott B
Calgary, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

I went here for lunch and there was a wide variety of things to eat. I would recommend this as an option that is a nice change from fast food when travelling. I found it a bit expensive for a sandwich and soup but it was very good.

Thank Diana G
Alberta, Canada
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74 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

This is the place to stop on the way between Calgary and Edmonton. The coffee tastes great and there is a variety of donuts so there is something for the entire family. Take a break from Timmys and give this place a try.

Thank Lee B
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88 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

it's been our go-to break pit stop for years (well over a decade) and their doughnuts have always been very fresh and yummy. Super easy to find as this place's signature windmill is visible from far away along gasoline alley. Good service, clean premises, great selection of tasty doughnuts.

Thank Aalbertan
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Surprised to see this lunch stop does not have thousands of reviews, as it is very popular. We have been stopping there for many years--since before Timmy's and Starbucks set up shop around this keystone business. Delicious and fresh doughnuts in unique flavors you don't find anywhere else. Some varieties have fresh, REAL cream (not the stuff made with unhealthy... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Fast food, Canadian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gasoline Alley | 37420 Hwy 2, Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Red Deer
  • Phone Number: +1 403-347-8904

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