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Spudnuts - Downtown
220 W. Carrillo St, Santa Barbara
Phone: (805) 899-2779


Reviews by the General Public

Scratching my head over this one..., 6/24/2014
Reviewer: Katette from Santa Barbara, CA
Wrong place wrong time. Really wanted a bagel today, jalapeńo my fav. Here's the way the dialogue went. I'd like a bagel please. (Advertised for $1.25) Do you have cream cheese blends? Yes, garlic & herb. Great! How much for the Cream cheese? A bagel with cream cheese is $2.85. Wait, so the cream cheese is $1.50? More than the bagel, really? No, the cream cheese is only sold with the bagel. For $1.50 more, right? Well, that includes me cutting and toasting the bagel as well. ....can't figure out why the addition of cream cheese on a bagel costs more than the bagel itself. If I had ordered just the bagel toasted (and added my own butter or cream cheese at home), would I have had to pay for it to be cut and toasted? I don't get it.


Where it's at
Reviewer: Brendan from Santa Barbara, CA
I've been eating donuts here since the place opened when I was a kid. I now live two blocks away, and I have to exercise my willpower not to go over here constantly. As it is, I get donuts here once or twice a month. The donuts are top-notch. They also have large, tasty cinnamon rolls, plus various other baked goods (but usually I focus on the donuts). People there are always nice, even when you go in at 2am. And yes, you can go in at 2am, because this place is open 24 hours. Just another bonus benefit of the amazing Spudnuts.


AWFUL donuts, great coffee!
Reviewer: boner monkey from Santa Barbara, CA
the donuts were bad. the coffee was good.


spud craze
Reviewer: michelle from Santa Barbara, CA
from experiences, i have gone to both the downtown location as well as the upper state street one. FOr some reason, i enjoy going to the one in downtown alot more considering the great people and apple fritters. I disagree with the previous rating about the customer service because they were nice and worked carefully to satisfy each customer quickly to not keep them waiting. the atmosphere is great and has a diverse crowd which i enjoy seeing; families, business workers and travelers.


Barely Ok Food/Service
Reviewer: Glenn from Buellton
Maybe because the other reviews are over a year old and people need to revisit this place but this place was just not happening. The one on Upper State is much better from what I remember. This one had a server who did not much want to do(make) anything and told me two menu items I asked for were not available(must have been a lot more!). The donuts were just Ok, I enjoyed the Winchell's on Milpas much better on quality and definitly service.


Midnight Doughnut run!
Reviewer: Megan from Santa Barbara
This place is open 24/7 to satisfy those midnight doughnut cravings! Most of the time when I go in (at the wee hours of the night) they still have a pretty good selection. All your classics like Jelly-filled (love them Lemon!), custard-filled, bear claws, old-fashioned, buttermilk, powdered, and my favorite plain!


Yes, it is the best.
Reviewer: C.S. from Goleta, CA
No where beats Spudnuts when it comes to perfect glazed rings and amazing french cruellers! They are soooooo good. Everything is in a good portion for only a small price! Good coffee also. I love it how they're open 24 hrs, cuz I've been there after a night out to downtown around 2am... when I got the munchies!


Voted Best Donut Shop Every Year
Reviewer: John Dickson from Santa Barbara, CA
This Spudnuts, on Carrillo Street, is open 24 hours a day, 365 days per year. It is consistently named "Best Donut Shop in Santa Barbara" every year in the local polls. The Spudnuts on Upper State is owned by a different family. It is fine but it is not open 24/7 and is not the award winner that the downtown Spudnuts is. If you are looking for the best donuts in town, anytime day or night, come here!


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