We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Mary Lou Donuts

1830 S 4th St, Lafayette, IN 47905-2134
+1 765-474-9131
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good21%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“apple fritters” (32 reviews)
“doughnuts” (26 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
1830 S 4th St, Lafayette, IN 47905-2134
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (192)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 188 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

A landmark in Lafayette, this little a-frame building has donut making wizards! Everything is excellent. My favs are the Tiger Tails and the Apple Fritters.

Thank Rebecca M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When the whole family is in for the weekend we need a wide variety of donuts. Mary Lou's has it all. Selection, taste, and good price.

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Excellent doughnuts at a great price. Very limited parking, but if a place has a wait to get into the parking lot, it's a good sign. They do have a drive thru, and you can call in large orders. There's room for about 15 people...More

Thank Tiffany T
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Always greasy and tasty. Never disappointed. I enjoy the selection of donuts and the friendly, helpful staff.

Thank RSAllen
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

I always look forward to Mary Lou donuts! They are always fresh and never have that waxy after taste a lot of donuts have. I'm a huge fan!

Thank TriceTravels
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

Great donuts, large variety of types, & great price! Very busy on Saturday mornings but well worth the wait every time!

Thank pednurse13
Reviewed 3 October 2017

One of the best places in town for a doughnut or two. Great coffee. You might have to wait for a seat as seating is limited but takeout is great also.

Thank TIM R
Reviewed 3 October 2017

This is more than a donut shop. The staff is always super helpful and friendly. The donuts are great but the reason we go out of our way to Mary Lou's is the fantastic Apple Fritters.

Thank Hershel B
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Awesome donuts! Has been a tradition for my family for many many years. Love the new addition of the donut truck!!

Thank Sue M
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Best doughnuts in town. Hell, anywhere I'd bet!! I grew up in the Calumet Region of Indiana, and I've never had a better tasting doughnut or Danish. You'll live them

Thank bigcawpamrn
Nearby Restaurants
Sacred Grounds
5 reviews
1.52 km away
Shellie’s Cafe
13 reviews
1.19 km away
Pizza King
14 reviews
1.19 km away
Nearby Attractions
Columbian Park Zoo
183 reviews
2.71 km away
Purdue University
221 reviews
3.01 km away
Haan Mansion Museum of Indiana Art
32 reviews
1.87 km away
Fort Ouiatenon
32 reviews
3.19 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
23 September 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from John H | Reviewed this property |
I called the shop today, September 26, 2016; they do not sell gluten-free donuts.
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
05:00 - 17:00
05:00 - 17:00
05:00 - 17:00
05:00 - 17:00
05:00 - 17:00
05:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1830 S 4th St, Lafayette, IN 47905-2134
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Lafayette
  • Phone Number: +1 765-474-9131
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing