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Mary Lou Donuts

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1830 South 4th Street, Lafayette, IN
+1 765-474-9131
05:00 - 17:00
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Lafayette, Indiana
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hi energy, amazing donuts, a special treat for the kids! Love it, especially on a summer morning! Definitely recommend.

Thank michelle s
Lafayette, Indiana
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Apple Fritters are hands down the best in Lafayette. Prices and variety are great! Wish they were open Sundays.

Thank ktaylor1120
Lafayette, Indiana
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Best in town! Wide selection, affordable, and always satisfied. Stop inside or use the convenient drive thru.

Thank chad_lovelace
West Lafayette, Indiana, United States
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you can make the time to pick them up they are amazing. Well worth the calorie splurge.not a lot of room to sit and eat and closed on sundays but I'm not a huge donut person and love these!

Thank jess_kratz
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

At least Saturday a month we make the drive to pick up our favorite pastries for an indulgent sweets breakfast. A great variety of fresh made, light and sumptuous donuts and rolls. Double Chocolate, Boston Cream, Maple Bars and the list goes on.

Thank iradeannas
East Syracuse, New York
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had hoped to find the doughnuts of childhood memory. As in before fried doughnuts were stricken from menus. The doughnuts may be fried but the glaized doughnuts were worse than bland they were tasteless. Partially fried dough with sweet glaze. Sad and disappointing.

Thank hooliganhjp
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

For close to 45 years or so, Mary Lou Donuts have been producing Lafayette's best donuts and rolls out of their distinctive "A" frame building. Don't let the outside of the building fool you, this bakery cranks out a wide variety of sweet treats that has it's customers waiting in line for. Mary Lou Donuts truly is a Lafayette landmark!

Thank Tim S
Lafayette, Indiana
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Mary Lou consistently has the best donuts in town. The decor is simple but clean. The drive up makes it easy to get in and out.

Thank Mary A
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Mary Lou's easily has the best donuts in town! We go about once a month and they are consistently great!

Thank Garrett C
Lafayette, Indiana
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

These are the best donuts ever. Everybody knows Mary Lou Donuts. It has been in Lafayette for years. Krispy Kreme has come and gone but it offered no competition to Mary Lou Donuts. Ask for there day-old donuts; they are still great and are cheaper.

Thank tarzancmatthews

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available
Good for
Kids, Cheap Eats, 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 South 4th Street, Lafayette, IN
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Lafayette
  • Phone Number: +1 765-474-9131

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