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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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21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

I use to go to Red's everyday 7 days a week for many many years. The young Lady Evelyn who has worked here for well over 20 years was a true Gem for this Business. Well unfortunetly changed happend and She only works here at this Location on certain days. The other young Lady whos Parents are Management was friendly... More 

Thank Kaiserlichehohe... L
Monterey, CA
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67 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Hang out with locals at the counter. Have some coffee, turn off the cell, converse over a French cruller or twist, Bismarck or maple bar, fried right behind the counter in this righteous institution of Oldtown Monterey. The unsold donuts are sent over to their larger Seaside store after lunch hours, so get there early for your donut fix. As... More 

Thank Justine_CMT
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141 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Great little local donut shop. They close early in the afternoon so go early. I got the Wednesday special. 6 special and 6 regular donuts for $8. Even though there were only 3 of us. Very fresh donuts, in particular I enjoyed the apple fritter. Ended up giving away most of them to a sweet lady who works at the... More 

Thank EatLaksa
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016

Looked in here more than once but the thought of doughnuts for breakfast was just a step too far. I was wrong. Try the maple doughnuts (filled with custard) and you'll look no further. So bad they're good.

Thank philipjkelly
Baltimore, Maryland
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Literal hole in the wall donut shop...get there early and get them while they are hot. Delicious and so worth the calories!!!

Thank Bo R
Fayetteville, Arkansas
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147 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

They offer a dozen donuts for $5 on Monday and Tuesday. We got a wide variety. The cake donuts were far better than the others. Even so, they just aren't great. The chocolate tastes cheap and watered down. The glaze were okay. The guy who waited on us was polite. $1 for a bottle of water.

Thank Flint34
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372 reviews
243 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2016

I had heard the donuts here were fantastic, perhaps I arrive late for fresh ones. Mine was average similar to those baked in the grocery store. Maybe I should try again because they do seem to have a good following.

Thank ERL972
Carmel Valley, California
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18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2016 via mobile

Visiting the United States my Family wanted to experience American Doughnuts. The Shop was very small and very old looking with Bar Stools that need repair or replacement. The Girl that was working was a young Spanish Girl who seemed uninterested in taking care of us. She was more interested in speaking Spanish and flirting with several Spanish Males. The... More 

Thank Matze B
San Francisco, California
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40 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 February 2016 via mobile

I have been coming to Red's most of my life. Always enjoyed the Coffee and every now and then a Donut. Well lately the Atmosphere of Red's makes me extremely uncomfortable because of the Management and the Customers who now come in. Many are Hispanic who speak only in Spanish and sometimes I feel they maybe speaking about me. Also... More 

1 Thank von Preussen M
Evans, Georgia
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162 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2016

I love donuts. Many kinds in fact, and tend to hit up new places. I live in Monterey over 20 years ago and it was great to revisit this local establishment. I love the hole in the wall aspect of it and the locals clearly enjoy it. The donuts were fresh and you could tell they had been made that... More 

Thank Michael D

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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
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
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?