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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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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“donuts” (33 reviews)
“ice cream” (29 reviews)
“balboa bars” (27 reviews)
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American, Fast food
318 Marine Ave, Newport Beach, Balboa Island, CA 92662-1280
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve been coming here for 50+ years. It’s still fun, delicious donuts, good coffee and you can sit on a park bench and pretend for a few minutes, that you are a local and come here every day.

Thank Jackbirdie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This a small family owned business. Their specialty is donuts along with chocolate covered bananas. We always stop when on Balboa Island.

Thank jimbonzoo
Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

It’s a frozen banana, dipped in chocolate, with toppings on. It was nice to try. Really hard to eat as it’s frozen solid. It was ok but I won’t be rushing back for another. Try one to say you have but don’t get too excited.

Thank 79sgrif
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

Great chocolate covered bananas and ice cream. Some of the group got doughnuts which I heard were good. Can't go to balboa without stopping here!

Thank Jason H
Reviewed 3 March 2018

This is the cutest little family owned bakery, ice cream shop and the place for frozen banana's for sure...but the thing that keeps my granddaughter coming back at least once a week for the past few years is their HIPPO COOKIES! OMGosh! They are the...More

Thank Mary G
Reviewed 20 September 2017

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
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
5:30 AM - 10:00 PM
5:30 AM - 10:00 PM
5:30 AM - 10:00 PM
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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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