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Dad's Donut Shop & Bakery

318 Marine Ave, Newport Beach, Balboa Island, CA 92662-1280
+1 949-673-8686
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Overview
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“donut” (11 reviews)
“ice cream” (27 reviews)
Open Now
05:30 - 22:00All hours
CUISINES
American, Fast food
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LOCATION
318 Marine Ave, Newport Beach, Balboa Island, CA 92662-1280
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1 - 10 of 89 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

While visiting Balboa Island, you have to try the Balboa Bar--a freshly dipped ice cream bar coated in toppings of your choice. Customizable and delicious, you're sure to be disappointed if you miss out on this classic treat. Dad's and Sugar 'n Spice, located across...More

Thank ELinsky2015
Reviewed 31 July 2017

I've been coming here for forty years. We used to bike over from the Peninsula when I had little kids, for donuts and coffee (milk for them). We'd sit on the bench, enjoying our food and watching the local scene. The bench is right by...More

Thank Julie S
Reviewed 27 July 2017

great place to get the "Balboa Beach Bars" then walk around the small island. $ bucks or so per bar but well worth it! Frozen Bananas also!

Thank Steve E
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Family tradition!! You can't have a day at the beach without a Dads frozen banana or balboa bar! My family started getting balboa bars back in the 1940's, when I was growing up in the 1970's it was a regular weekend treat, we've brought our...More

Thank Beverly S
Reviewed 9 July 2017

Donuts are great - blueberry, apple spice and the old fashions are hard to beat. A must have is a balboa bar AND a frozen banana. Pick your favorite topping or do a mix.

Thank BrettH88
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

What can I say, the donuts were delicious. Everybody got one after church. Lol. So of course I had to try one. And I wasn't disappointed

Thank DisneyBeachLasVegas
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Whether you live on Balboa Island, or are stopping by for a walk around the Island, always stop by Dad's Donuts! You will find the locals here in the early morning standing around visiting with their coffee, or we will stop by anytime throughout the...More

Thank SoCal_kz
Reviewed 19 April 2017

The original stop for frozen chocolate bananas is a must if you are on Balboa Island. A tasty, summery treat!

Thank Kay932
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Whenever we are in Orange County we try to get to Dad's for a Balboa Bar - an ice cream bar, dipped in chocolate and then we ask for "the works" that it is dipped in. Yummy!

Thank Splanky
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

The desert their is great And compared to the restraints the price is pretty good they have a great selection of food and they are quick at making it

Thank Garrett0504
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
05:30 - 22:00
Monday
05:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
05:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
05:30 - 22:00
Thursday
05:30 - 22:00
Friday
05:30 - 22:00
Saturday
05:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 318 Marine Ave, Newport Beach, Balboa Island, CA 92662-1280
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach  >  Balboa Island
  • Phone Number: +1 949-673-8686
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