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Bob's Donuts & Pastry Shop

Certificate of Excellence
Nob Hill
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1621 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109-3614
+1 415-776-3141
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Niagara Falls, New York
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My Wife loves her donuts so while we were in town we had to check out Bobs Donuts. These donuts did not disappoint! The Crumb Donuts was amazing. We also ate the Apple Fritter and the cake donut which were very good as well. The place isn't nothing special But it's an old school donut shop with great donuts and... More 

Thank medaille16
Chicago Illinois
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98 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fresh donuts, well made and tasty. Don't expect the decor to astound you though. Simple donut shop with really good donuts. The lady at the counter is always friendly and nice. If you don't see a particular donut, ask. They may have it still. They do make huge ones too. You need a couple of people to eat those!

Thank netdogca
Ottawa, Canada
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53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place was recommended by our tour guide, Big Bus Blake, and we came here for a few donuts after dinner at Tony's. It was worth it. They have donuts the size of a cake in the window, but asked what was fresh, and ordered a chocolate covered plain, a bear paw, and cinnamon buns for the next morning's breakfast.... More 

Thank Mr_B_Ottawa_Canada
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Simply a success. Nothing fancy just really good donuts. Service was great and the lady behind the counter was very friendly. Don't hesitate - just go get the donuts. You will be glad that you did.

Thank Moundou
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75 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

This very basic bakery has simply the best donuts ever. I hate krispy cream and too sweet puddings, but I love this donuts.

Thank Rosalida L
Townsville, Australia
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

I came all the way from Australia to try the massive donut... was not disappointed at all. One of the best donuts I've ever eaten

Thank kellilucas
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178 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Depending on the time of the day there will be a line at this place. Great selection and great tasting donuts and pastries.

Thank travelpilot65
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Go and get some. Massive choice. Really polite staff. Can be a queue at times apparently, however I was lucky and went when empty. Best doughnut I've had. $30 for 2 dozen.

Thank BillbonesLondon
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45 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

Was there at 10pm and there was a queue. That's how popular this place is. Soft delicious donuts, and kinda cheap too. Great place!

Thank GohWL
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58 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

We tried the custard donuts which were delicious! The place is very peculiar and funny, very small. One thing is true, they know how to make good donuts!

Thank Sylvia A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1621 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109-3614
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Nob Hill
  • Neighbourhood: Nob Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 415-776-3141

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

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Nob Hill
Swanky and stylish, Nob Hill sits in the heart of the city and is home to amazing architecture and views. The hike to the top can be a challenging workout for those who forego a cable car ride, but they will be rewarded with some of the city’s most beautiful architecture adorning its peak. Originally populated with mansions after the Gold Rush, most if not all were devastated in the 1906 earthquake and fire that followed. Luckily all is not lost; storied hotels and Grace Cathedral surround Huntington Park. Having a drink or dinner while taking in the sunset and views at the "top of the Mark" is tough to beat.
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