King Donuts

Although I did not detect a major quality difference, my wife claims that King Donuts on State Street and 17th is better than Dunkin' Donuts on Commercial. I will note that it was very clean inside. The kitchen is exposed from the service counter and I could see that their operation was clutter free and efficient. The donuts at King's are average. By saying it's average is actually a compliment because an average donut is still a lot better than no donut. A glazed twist hit the spot with my home brewed coffee on my way across town on this morning. The dining room was busy but there was no wait to order to go. Even with the crowd, there was plenty of donuts of every variety to choose from and the cashier was friendly. If you are hungry in the morning and find yourself east of the capitol building, don't be afraid to try King Donuts.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Try Donut Delight on Fairgrounds Road, they have the best donuts including the coconut bavarian cream. Mmmm!

Anonymous said...

I happen so to work at King Donuts...Its a family buisness too, I only put the sprinkles on though....

Anonymous said...

I agree with your wife, Kings Donuts are the best in town. In fact, the only thing that beats a Kings donut is one fresh out of the deep fryer.

Chuck Bradley said...

65 years, being insufficient time for me to complete this growing up thing, I ordered a cake donut with white icing and rainbow sprinkles. Perhaps I should mention that I have been a loyal patron of Daylight/Daynight Donuts on S. Commercial Street for many years. The King offering I sampled today was very good but, despite other raves to the contrary, I think Daylight's product is as good, or better. I'd really hate to have to live off the difference. Anyone who is not satisfied with either place is very hard to please.

Anonymous said...

OK, last weekend I ate both at the infamous Voodoo Donuts in Portland and at King Donuts here in Salem. I'm not gonna lie, there is no comparison between the two: King Donuts are the best in the state. We're lucky to have them! Talk about melt-in-your-mouth buttermilk bars! Deeeeelicious.

-guitar4me

Chuck Bradley said...

guitar4me, Check out Donut Cafe'at 4683 Commercial St SE. I'll be interested to hear what you think.

Anonymous said...

I went to King Donuts for the last time today. I bought a total of 24 donuts. One box had 12 each, and two boxes had six each. The sign says one dozen $7.99. 1/2 dozen $4.50. I expected to be charged $7.99 x 2 = $15.98.

Instead, I was charged $7.99 + 4.50 +4.50 = $16.99. The explanation, was I got two half dozens and one dozen.

No, I purchased two dozen. If I had not promised them to a client, I would have told them to just keep their donuts and would go elsewhere. I know it is only buck, but in the future, I will go anywhere than King Donuts. It is not the buck, but the principal. If I came in and bought just six, or 18, fine charge me the half dozen price.

Anonymous said...

Funny, whenever I go to King Donuts, they throw in one or two extra for free. I'd pay the extra buck though, they're worth it.