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Marys Donuts

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8959 Carlton Hills Boulevard, Santee, CA 92071-3721
+1 619-448-4800
00:00 - 23:59
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Sun - Sat 00:00 - 23:59
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San Diego, California
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I used to travel 30 minutes to come to Mary's for that special amazing treat. After they moved the donuts changed. We have given it several tries but the donuts are always over fried and greasy. The donut holes are hard and the puffs seem stale. I don't know if they got a new baker or use different machines and... More 

Thank Bookjunkie64
Lakeside, California, United States
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Lakeside welcomes Mary's Donuts!!! Best donuts ever and now we don't have to go to Santee they are right on our front door. Love these donuts. I have never had a bad donut. If you miss having one of these donuts you haven't experience a good donut. Santee or Lakeside be sure you try their donuts.

Thank Charleen J
San Diego
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Best donuts in town! Apple fritter is amazingly good. Get one every 2 weeks for my husband. Cool little place for donuts and coffee.

Thank valeriead2016
Santee, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

While there was a lot of history in the old shop with the residue stained roof, The new place is spacious, fresh and still has great warmth, Mary being the queen of donut warmth! Most know us as relatively healthy eaters, so when you venture off, you cannot squander the moment nor relegate it to inferior intake. While we have... More 

Thank BobandCarrie
Santee, California
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

My friend and I have met here for years to catch up and enjoy some very fresh donuts! Mary's is a local favorite, but people come from all over the county for their quality donuts! They have a huge variety of donuts, from fruit filled to huge apple fritters, to buttermilk, to that great stand by old fashion glazed, you... More 

Thank jrbd66
Lakeside, California
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

They have the best donuts hands down! We go there for any morning meetings and just because, for the kids of course.

Thank dlsgallagher
San Diego, California
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We love Mary's Donuts and they are still great since they moved to next to GTM. Always love going to get fresh donuts here.

Thank Angie A
San Diego, California
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

Not all donuts are created equal. With dozens of low quality shops sprinkled around the county, Marys Donuts proudly stands alone. You can pay a LOT more for true gourmet (Donut Bar, 631 B Street) but you won't find better on a budget. Mary's moved from its original spot on Mission Gorge Rd in early 2016. Rumor has it, their... More 

Thank Todd M
Green Valley, Arizona
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273 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Good high quality donuts but not 5 star. Plain donut was lighter than the twist. Were out of cinnamon tolls at 9 in the morning. Had a line of 5 - 8 on a Sat morning but it moved quickly.may return but will check out other options.

Thank jcjr2
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

The original location is pictured above but they are not far. The amazing treats are available 24 hours a day off Carlton Hills in the shopping center near GTM. Great people but the donuts are WONDERFUL

Thank Crystal G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8959 Carlton Hills Boulevard, Santee, CA 92071-3721
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santee
  • Phone Number: +1 619-448-4800
Located in Santee, Ca, Mary's Donuts has been going strong for over 26 years! We are open 24/7. We have the largest Apple Fritters you can find and a wide selection of donuts and bagels. We serve house blend, Starbucks, and Farmer Brothers coffee.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?