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Downyflake

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18 Sparks Ave, Nantucket, MA 02554-3958
+1 508-228-4533
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06:00 - 13:00
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Sun 06:00 - 13:00
Mon - Sat 06:00 - 14:00
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New England
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72 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2015

Good old Downyflake - Great Donuts and Blueberry Coffee Cake Eat Breakfast there or Grab a Box for the Boat

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Thank Notablerose
Coupeville, Washington
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2015

This place is worth the line and traffic craziness to get a nice hot and warm doughnut. Iced coffee was delicious as well. Plan to get a dozen or two for the family, they go down quick!

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Thank Robyn M
Heath, Ohio
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45 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2015

Chose to walk to Downyflake instead of riding the bus, which my family and I later realized that walking 1.7 miles one way not the best decision in the summer heat. We ended up continuing our walk since we were close to the restaurant but it was late morning so I called to make sure they would still have donuts... More 

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Houston, Texas
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67 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2015

I've been here several times over the years and this place is like an old time diner that serves breakfast & lunch that is good but not anything amazing. The best experience is getting the donuts when they are still warm. And the service is also very good. I noticed that the waitresses knew their regular customers and had a... More 

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Thank taavimark
caldwell nj
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228 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2015

Love the donuts and the food, but the crowds make it difficult to get in without a wait, especially to park! They do make amazingly good donuts, especially the coconut variety!

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Thank elitetrav
Nashville, Tennessee
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150 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2015

Kitchen type atmosphere. Good food. Breakfast that your mother would make. Nice service, busy restaurant. A place to eat.

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Thank BSWTRAVELS10
Atlanta, Georgia
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2015 via mobile

Make the trip out there! The fresh donuts are Best in Class! Great breakfast and then walk off all the calories afterwards!

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Thank Sbb1218
Boston, Massachusetts
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2015

Don't miss Downyflake's fresh donuts! They've been a family fav for generations! My fav are the coconuts. Yum

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Thank SmilingBreeze
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2015

This place is awesome for breakfast and/or brunch. We went there feeling hungry, so naturally, we wanted to order the whole menu. The pancakes were delicious, as was everything else. And let's not forget what makes this place great to begin with - the donuts. So fresh, so tasty, I felt like I could have eaten a dozen myself. They... More 

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Thank Dale E
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2015 via mobile

The fresh, warm donuts were worth the walk all the way from the ferry dock--delicious! We enjoyed them on the sunny benches out front. Cash only!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10
Cuisine
American
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Parking Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
06:00 - 13:00
Monday
06:00 - 14:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 14:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 14:00
Thursday
06:00 - 14:00
Friday
06:00 - 14:00
Saturday
06:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 Sparks Ave, Nantucket, MA 02554-3958
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Nantucket
  • Phone Number: +1 508-228-4533

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