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1403 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95040
+1 831-423-9470
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Santa Cruz, California
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stop in when we have to fill a donut craving. Great service, great donuts. Love the bear claws. My wife likes the pink donuts.

Thank Dan G
Raleigh, North Carolina
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227 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

Very friendly young lady working there. She told me her favorite donuts and I picked one of them, I think it was called cinnamon crunch. So soft and fresh and this was about 7pm. Inside the place is a bit outdated, but homey at same time. I bet some great, local conversations happen there in the mornings. Definitely try this... More 

Thank tjeason
Hesperia, California
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Had to stop here on out way out of town. Very friendly girl behind the counter. Asking lots of questions about our trip. Donuts were amazing. Prices were great. Older decor but that's half the draw. Video games for the kids to play while you sit and enjoy your coffee and donut.

Thank Michelle M
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

Typically.. if I want to pay the premium tourist pricing... I stay across the street at the Mission Inn. This allows me easy access anytime day or night to Ferrell's! The staff has always been great there... going on 5 years for me! Love the donuts... plus a carton of milk. Perfect for an after-ride snack after returning from a... More 

Thank wsmac
Frederick, Maryland
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119 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

We visited a different location, Ferrell's Donuts, 2227 Mission St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, We stopped in just to pick up a quick cup of coffee and wound up buying 6 donuts because we could not choose. They were fresh and delicious. If the owner of Ferrell's is reading this - PLEASE put a franchise in Maryland. Remember to bring... More 

Thank FilledWithJoy
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016

OK, it's pretty unassuming inside and out, but the donuts are tip top and if you can get those that have just come out of the oven - seriously amazing. We just don't have anything like this in the UK. Really quite cheap too.

Thank Sam H
Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

So I like to find local donut spots when I travel. This spot doesn't look like much, and even when you walk in there isn't much to it. But the donuts are good and the Cronuts are unbelievable! Best cronut t I have ever had. Sometimes vagrants will hang around outside the place, but the donuts are legit.

Thank Jdnatural
Street, Maryland
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

Loved the croissant donut! Apple turnover was good too! Only suggestion.... Empty the trash outside it was overflowing.

Thank ashley31685
Kenmare, North Dakota
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43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

This donut place is not much from the outside but it has amazing fresh donuts the hot chocolate was good as well.

Thank bmkgolf
Perrysburg, Ohio
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016

Husband loves a good doughnut, and we all got one ( or 2 ) here. No complaints from the kids either, but what kid does'nt love a good doughnut!? YUMMY

Thank Betsy S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Fast food
Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1403 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95040
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-423-9470

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