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Carlson's Donuts

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1022 West St, Annapolis, MD 21401-3606
+1 410-551-7592
05:30 - 11:30
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Sun 05:30 - 11:30
Mon - Sat 05:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Although I was confused the first time I walked into Carlson's for thai food and smelled donuts, the place quickly won me over. If you want a really good donut, look no further--this is the place. And the thai food is good, too.

Thank FarmlifeDom
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017

My office keeps asking me to bring in these donuts ever since the first time I brought them. So soft. So good. Love them all. ALL!!

Thank AnnapolisLocal
Odenton, Maryland
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373 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016

Best doughnuts in town, by far. No need for trendy things. The line might be long, but they are worth it, and they might run out so get there early.

Thank dgbg100106
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142 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Not a huge selection like some of the new donut places popping up. Doesn't matter!!! They have the classics and they make them to perfection! We take our donuts seriously and this place is always on our To Do List when we are in Annapolis!!!

Thank Navyspouse
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Bottom line: the best donuts around. I'm not a fan of those trendy places that serve hot and topped doughnuts. These are great raiser donuts served in many varieties. The old Thai ladies are rude but that's part of the charm of this place.

Thank M.B. Y
St Petersburg, Fla
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109 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

This is the place for light raised donuts. Been coming here for years. Not a large selection but what they have covers various types. I preferred sugar twists which are had to find.............

Thank Eugene H
Crawley, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

I was recommend to Carlsons by a local resident when I was visiting Annapolis for work from the UK.. Quite possibly the BEST Donuts I have ever tasted, super light and fluffy not like the stodgy dough we get back home! I ended up taking two dozen in to the office for everyone! I will definitely be going every time... More 

Thank MissB7185
Annapolis, Maryland
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

We were introduced to this place a couple years ago. When we go for Thai, this is the place. The food is extremely fresh and I have not had one bad order. The fact the place doubles as a donut shop is amusing. Best Thai in Annapolis area.

Thank Otto K
Annapolis, Maryland
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151 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2016

I've been getting doughnuts here every monday for the last 10 yrs. They have fresh tasty doughnuts. Their boston creme and honey dip/choc icing doughnuts are great. They have a doughnut called chop suey that is huge, good and different.

Thank albertthedentist
Lusby, Maryland
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71 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2016

We've eaten these donuts for many years. We can't wait for the weekend to enjoy this amazing indulgence. We've moved out of the local area now, so we don't get them as often but each time we do we are reminded that no donut around can compare. Sprinkles, twist, cream filled, chocolate frosted, jelly...I can't pick the best one! The... More 

Thank Linda S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
05:30 - 11:30
05:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
05:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
05:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
05:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
05:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
05:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1022 West St, Annapolis, MD 21401-3606
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Annapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 410-551-7592

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