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Back Door Donuts

5 Post Office Square, behind the Oak Bluffs Post Office, Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02557
+1 508-693-3688
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“late night” (33 reviews)
“donuts” (499 reviews)
“apple fritters” (342 reviews)
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5 Post Office Square, behind the Oak Bluffs Post Office, Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02557
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Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

This is THE place to be on the Vineyard after hours. It's like waiting in line to an exclusive club.... for amazing donoughts! Yes please!

Thank BmoreGal7
Reviewed 7 December 2017

Back Door Donuts have the most delicious Apple Fritters. They are huge! Chunks of apple embedded in the fritter. It is worth the wait to get these piping hot from the oven.

Thank boykincarla
Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

Our family has had a summer cottage in Oak Bluffs since 1960. We know Back Door Donuts. Some of the best baked goods anywhere on earth and the absolute Gold Standard for apple fritters. The standing in line is fun and part of the experience....More

Thank DMWest
Reviewed 23 October 2017

We did not want to miss the legendary apple fritters. They did not disappoint and are well-worth any wait and much deserving of the hype. No wonder there is a purchase limit on these treats.

Thank TheTravelingFoodies
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Stopped in on the last day of the season before they closed for the winter. Everything was 1/2 off. There was a long line but it moved quickly. Was able to sit inside and have a cup of coffee and a delicious hot apple fritter....More

Thank dan2668
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Here on this lovely island for 2 weeks. We have enjoyed doughnuts through the front door during the day but tonight headed into town to enjoy the back door experience and say we've done it! Fabulous, fresh warm donuts - my kids had the Charlie...More

Thank Kristeen B
Reviewed 13 October 2017

I heard the stories, how people line up at 9 o clock at night to eat these treats. I was in the neighborhood at about 3 pm and was surprised to find donuts on display. We bought 4 and went home. What I will say...More

Thank colearl
BackDoorDonuts, Owner at Back Door Donuts, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2017

Dear Colearl, We're sorry you weren't satisfied with our donuts. We make donuts and apple fritters twice a day beginning at 6 am and again in the evening for Back Door Donuts. Every afternoon at 3 pm, we begin selling any remaining donuts and fritters...More

Reviewed 12 October 2017

There’s not much to the atmosphere but there is a fantastic choice of donuts and baked good. There are a couple tables for sitting and relaxing. The donuts have a great reputation. People order them by the dozen and come pick them up.

Thank dbctraveler
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Apple fritters are a bit of a thing in my family and we never miss an opportunity to taste them. The sign limiting how many you could purchase without a special order was a good omen and the fritter was delicious.

Thank Koren S
Reviewed 7 October 2017

They literally open the back door in the late evening while baking for the next day- warm apple fritters were mouthwatering, we could not get home to pair with ice cream as we ate the whole thing immediately.

Thank bermudagirl71
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Questions & Answers
14 July 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Tony C | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure if they ship orders but there may be information on their site that include the details. Sorry I could not be more helpful.
4 June 2015|
Response from BackDoorDonuts | Property representative |
Yes, both the Front Door Bakery & Back Door Donuts are open 7 days a week
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 PM - 12:58 AM
7:00 PM - 12:58 AM
7:00 PM - 12:58 AM
7:00 PM - 12:58 AM
7:00 PM - 12:58 AM
7:00 PM - 12:58 AM
7:00 PM - 12:58 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Post Office Square, behind the Oak Bluffs Post Office, Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02557
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Martha's Vineyard  >  Oak Bluffs
  • Phone Number: +1 508-693-3688
  • E-mail
Both the front door of the Bakery and Back Door Donuts are closed for the season. We will re-open in mid-April 2018. Thank you for your patronage and the great reviews you leave for us and other customers. Wishing you happy holidays and a safe, healthy winter!
-- Jan & Rita
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