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Bob's Donut & Pastry Shop

Bob's Donut & Pastry Shop

Donut Shop$$$$
Polk Gulch, San Francisco
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  • Mike B.
    "Best apple fritter in the city - even better than Happy Donuts"(46 Tips)
    Bommy C.
    "Best are apple fritter, crumb donut, and glazed raised donut."(7 Tips)
    Mimi Z.
    "Chocolate glazed donut!! Must have ... Just yum!"(15 Tips)
    Kashif R.
    "Try the raised chocolate and the raised maple donuts."(6 Tips)
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  • Keyue B.
    Keyue Bao2 weeks ago
    Most amazing donuts ever! Every flavor is good but ask for the freshest donut because those are the BEST
  • Flora L.
    Flora LNovember 2
    Amazing donuts!! They bring out fresh trays regularly so ask for a fresh batch :)
  • Cheyenne R.
    Cheyenne RayOctober 19
    Smells like heaven. Just get your favorite kind it will be good. Don't neglect the apple fritter
  • David
    DavidSeptember 13
    Apple fritter
  • Darrelle
    DarrelleSeptember 10
    Giant donuts!
  • Luke B.
    Luke BornheimerAugust 1
    Been here 5+ times
    The Pandowdy, an apple pie cake type thing with donuts and crunchy apples is rich and filling, though your $3 is better spent on a fresh fritter. If you do the get Pandowdy, microwave it for 40 secs.
  • Kashif R.
    Try the raised chocolate and the raised maple donuts. Order multiple of each. Apple fritter looks cool but pass on it. Basic raised chocolate is where it's at.
  • Pam ☕️ O.
    Don't be basic with a birthday cake. What you really need is one of the Big Ones 🍩 for the birthday girl or boy in your life.
  • Annie 🌺 J.
    Always a fun place to stop by late in the evening for a dessert after dinner or drinks 😎
  • Tone M.
    OMG the donuts and rolls are big and filling.
  • Frederic B.
    The Giant Donut is fantastic!
  • Frederic B.
    Giant Donut!
  • Daniel S.
    Come try the donut challenge! And fail miserably, just like we did.
  • Scott R.
    Scott RogersMarch 31
    Big Maple Donut is all you need
  • Anna C.
    Anna ChanFebruary 19
    The giant donuts are $8.95!
  • Cristian R.
    Cristian ReyesFebruary 14
    Been here 10+ times
    Best donut spot in San Francisco. Everything is delicious!
  • Ann L.
    Ann LopezFebruary 11
    We got the crumb donut and maple bars. Both were excellent. Soft delicious dough!
  • Eater
    EaterFebruary 9
    These no-frills, all-flavor doughnuts are made fresh every day and attract pastry enthusiasts who are looking for a no-nonsense fried dough experience. Read more
  • Annie M.
    Annie MattJanuary 8
    good for late night. Look for the donuts the are still warm and don't forget to get milk to pair with!
  • Grace S.
    Grace S.December 31, 2016
    Cinnamon sugar cruller and glazed!
  • Meli
    MeliDecember 19, 2016
    Omg, this place is to die for. Not your average donut shop. Donuts are freshly made, soft, crispy and tasty. The cider-looking donut and chocolate covered ones are amazing! Get a cup of milk too!
    Upvoted 12 hours ago
  • J K.
    J KDecember 3, 2016
    Yes now please
  • Beto P.
    Beto PezaNovember 19, 2016
    Crumb donuts are amazing!
  • Saliem (Liem) C.
    Saliem (Liem) ChiuOctober 28, 2016
    Extra delicious donuts because admit it, you're wasted and it's midnight
  • S
    SOctober 24, 2016
    The glazed donuts are best
  • Martha H.
    Martha HughesOctober 21, 2016
    Best donuts in town! Love Bob's! Make sure you go early because the best will be gone before 11am. This is an old fashioned donut shop, don't look for fancy, look for delicious!
  • Elise B.
    Elise BaeliOctober 7, 2016
    Classic glazed donut. Can't go wrong.
  • Ana Clare S.
    Ana Clare SmithSeptember 20, 2016
    Great for late night donuts
  • Danielle L.
    Danielle L.August 1, 2016
    We tried five of them and the maple won, hands down. The apple fritter came in a close second, though. These were some of the best donuts we've ever had!
  • Eater
    EaterJuly 28, 2016
    Bob's provides 24-hour service to the denizens of Polk. All their donuts are great, but the apple fritter, perfectly crisp-soft and laced with plenty of cinnamon and tender apples, is a standout. Read more
  • Andres D.
    Andres DouglasJuly 12, 2016
    Best donuts in the city
  • Steve R.
    Steve RubinJuly 9, 2016
    Get whatever's fresh out of the fryer. If you can't tell, ask! The staff are friendly!
  • Jason B.
    Jason BellJune 20, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Apple fritter all the way
  • Brian S.
    Brian SalomakiJune 17, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    24 hours of donut goodness! I can never walk by without craving one
  • Leonardo V.
    Leonardo VillaJune 17, 2016
    I got in love with this place. Amazing donuts, many flavors, open late at night.
  • Kong A.
    Kong ApiMay 31, 2016
    Donuts here is amazing, always wait for you 24 hrs
  • Adam F.
    Adam FindleyMay 27, 2016
    Been here 50+ times
    Don't get your favorite, get what's hot. I promise you'll thank me later.
  • Jason C.
    Jason CalacanisMay 22, 2016
    Apple fritter is exceptional -- for three people!
  • Brittany B.
    Brittany BirdsongApril 17, 2016
    Crumb donuts are incredible!
  • Evangelos L.
    Evangelos LiakosApril 14, 2016
    Great donuts!
  • Peter C.
    Peter ChiuApril 13, 2016
    Great for a massive donut after a night out on the town
  • Ryan M.
    Ryan MillerApril 11, 2016
    Best crumb donuts!
  • Scott S.
    Scott ShumanApril 8, 2016
    Excellent and friendly service!
  • Mark V.
    Mark VitazkoApril 2, 2016
    Awesome donuts, awesome service.
  • Jess L.
    Jess LMarch 21, 2016
    Apple fritter!
  • Alex K.
    Alex KasemirMarch 19, 2016
    Short sweet lady at the counter was so welcoming. Well done donuts were pretty good!
  • Fiona S.
    Fiona StrobridgeMarch 13, 2016
    The filled doughnut was very good. Ask what the freshest doughnut is when you visit and I'm sure it'll be amazing.
  • Jessica L.
    Jessica LyonsMarch 7, 2016
    Grab some yummy donuts and get coffee elsewhere!
  • Jessica F.
    Jessica FingerMarch 5, 2016
    Glazed donuts are light and fluffy👌🏻👌🏻
  • Mary P.
    Mary PFebruary 26, 2016
    Nice selection, delicious chocolate!
  • Christian F.
    Christian FengFebruary 22, 2016
    Good apple frider
  • Mikahla V.
    Mikahla VicinoFebruary 17, 2016
    Apple fritter is big enough for two, but it's so damn good, you might as well eat the whole thing yourself.
  • Spencer H.
    Spencer HoltawayFebruary 5, 2016
    Buy donuts. Eat Donuts. Smile.
  • Natalie K.
    Natalie KJanuary 21, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Best donuts on earth. Especially the maple ones!
  • Amy B.
    Amy BDecember 19, 2015
    Real chocolate on the chocolate donuts! What an idea. Crumb cake is excellent too.
  • Andres N.
    Andres NovoaDecember 12, 2015
    Amazing donuts! The buttermilk have a perfect crunch on the outside and are fluffy goodness on the inside. For the freshest donuts go late night (~1am) or early afternoon (~2pm).
  • Clare
    ClareNovember 25, 2015
    Ask for what's hot
  • Anish B.
    Anish BhattNovember 18, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Open late night. Reach before last call if you want to avoid the lines.
  • Sameer K.
    Sameer KNovember 5, 2015
    Whatever is freshest
  • Chandini D.
    Chandini DavisOctober 20, 2015
    Whatever is hot at midnight!
  • Sarah D.
    Sarah DeBerryOctober 17, 2015
    Fresh donuts late at night… people lined up outside at 2 AM like it's a nightclub! They have giant raised donuts as big as your head also!
  • Chris
    ChrisOctober 11, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Maple donuts
    Upvoted Sep 24
  • Nate L.
    Nate LawlerSeptember 20, 2015
    Go late at night!
  • Monica Z.
    Monica ZarateSeptember 8, 2015
    Wow! So many amazing donut flavors!! Every one we tried was incredible! Lived up to the hype for sure!
  • Judith S.
    Judith StrAugust 24, 2015
    If I could rent a chair here, I would. This is basically my second home late at night. Open 24/7, the chocolate donuts are DE-LI-CIOUSSSS and the guy behind the counter is so friendly!
  • Irene M.
    Irene MAugust 9, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Eating a hot, freshly glazed donut from this place is like being kissed gently by a warm, sugary angel from Heaven.
  • Kyle R.
    Kyle RyanAugust 3, 2015
    Get 2. Sit at the tables on the side. Cheapest coffee in the city.
  • Kasa I.
    Kasa IndianAugust 3, 2015
    Everything
  • Doron G.
    Doron GreeneJuly 11, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Raised glaze is the best!
  • Gavin S.
    Gavin SchulzJuly 3, 2015
    Apple fritter is all you need in life.
  • JJ
    JJJuly 3, 2015
    Freshly made, plain old-fashioned donuts are so good😋
  • Chris
    ChrisJune 30, 2015
    The best in town. Fresh maple bars starting at 2am
  • Bo B.
    Bo Beyer-JohnsonJune 19, 2015
    Get the apple fritter
  • Ada B.
    Ada BlitzkriegJune 16, 2015
    The small donuts are your first choice.
  • Ada B.
    Ada BlitzkriegJune 15, 2015
    Bob's Donuts and Philz Coffee.
  • Adam S.
    Adam SampsonJune 15, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Delicious Donuts - 24/7
  • Tsvi
    TsviJune 7, 2015
    Maple donut
  • SFGate
    SFGateJune 5, 2015
    "Bob’s...was the first SF doughnut shop I visited and it’s still a classic. And I go classic on the ordering front, too — a cake donut instead of raised because I like ’em dense." -Amanda Gold Read more
  • Peter
    PeterJune 3, 2015
    Love this place! A donut for $1 incl tax - and they are delicious. even got a warm one made minutes ago. And they sell milk too ;-)
  • Cary T.
    Cary TiernanJune 1, 2015
    These donuts are amazing, and I'm not a donut person! They're that good.
  • VelvetCrate
    VelvetCrateJune 1, 2015
    Best maple donut.
  • Roger M.
    Roger MaMay 31, 2015
    Grab a whole dozen and grub away! Don't forget the milk!
  • Stephanie W.
    Stephanie WeiMay 24, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Giant doughnuts!
  • Amanda S.
    Amanda SchneiderMay 24, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Their glazed donut is everything you could ever ask for
  • Pranay S.
    Pranay SethiMay 22, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Sometimes they make a powdered sugar raised donut, which is not to be missed. Also, donut holes (made from the same raised dough) are great for portion control.
  • Sarah
    SarahMay 20, 2015
    Get an apple fritter and a plain glazed at 1 AM. Don't hold up the line. Enjoy.
  • Jessica C.
    Jessica ChoiMay 19, 2015
    Hot apple fritter and crumb cake donut for the win! Line totally worth it!
  • Rachel E.
    Rachel EisenMay 14, 2015
    Love the maple donuts. Great late night snack. Their giant donuts are also legitimately good - not just a novelty.
  • Mary O.
    Mary O'NealMay 4, 2015
    A staple of SF...get your donut on! I think I stayed in a relationship due to the fact that he lived around the corner. LOL.
  • Chris K.
    Chris KApril 29, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    No donuts from 9pm-10pm - old batch sells out by 9pm, and new batch happens a little after 10pm.
  • NeMeSiS
    NeMeSiSApril 18, 2015
    Read and found it has 1 of the best donuts. I must say I'm not disappointed at all. The Crump Donuts are crispy and nice! Highly recommend.
  • Jole P.
    Jole PApril 14, 2015
    Apple fritters here are delicious
  • Hugo A.
    Hugo AmézquitaApril 5, 2015
    The old fashioned are delicious!
  • SFGate
    SFGateMarch 25, 2015
    "There are lots of fancier places, but if you can get the glazed doughnuts still warm they have little equal." -Michael Bauer Read more
  • matt h.
    matt handlerMarch 22, 2015
    dripping jizz donuts
  • Roshan V.
    Roshan VyasMarch 18, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Cinnamon cake donut every day
  • Daniel W.
    Daniel WillsonMarch 11, 2015
    It's all amazing - best donuts I've ever had
  • ashley t.
    ashley tevatiaMarch 10, 2015
    Old fashioned donut, no fancy add-ons or toppings needed.
  • Allison Y.
    Allison YuFebruary 27, 2015
    Love the crumb cake donut and the glazed buttermilk bar! So fresh, moist, and just oily enough yumm
  • Kim A.
    Kim AntryFebruary 22, 2015
    Apple pan dowdy is delicious!
  • Mike W.
    Mike WinstonJanuary 27, 2015
    There's nothing quite like a fresh out of the fryer donut or apple fritter at Bob's after bar hopping on Polk. They are ridiculously good & extremely cheap. Read all about it on WinstonWanders below! Read more
  • Justin S.
    Justin SullivanJanuary 12, 2015
    Apple fritter? Check. Jelly? Check. Glazed? Check. Pour your own hot coffee? Check. YOU deserve a donut from Bob's.
  • Audrey C.
    Audrey ChouJanuary 2, 2015
    Donut donut donut. Apple fritter 👌
  • Ben C.
    Ben CoffeeDecember 27, 2014
    Great donuts and really affordable too. I love their apple fritters!
  • JoAnne K.
    JoAnne KaoDecember 6, 2014
    Donuts!!! Love.
  • Turan Y.
    Turan YurdakulDecember 4, 2014
    Lemon Glazed Donut is awesome!
  • Andrey K.
    Andrey KlenNovember 24, 2014
    Better come early
  • Shagun A.
    Shagun AulakhNovember 13, 2014
    These are some goodass donuts! They make them fresh, and when its hot, the donut just melts in your mouth. Get the apple fritters
  • Will T.
    Will ThomasNovember 12, 2014
    The raspberry jelly donut is a life changer.
  • Nicholas B.
    Nicholas BoosOctober 13, 2014
    Apple fritters and/or anything with maple glaze on it.
  • Tom H.
    Tom HillOctober 5, 2014
    The apple fritters are the bomb!
  • Karsten M.
    Karsten McVaySeptember 27, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Apple fritters, there's really nothing better
  • Bommy C.
    Bommy ChaSeptember 24, 2014
    Open 24 hours, go to @whatsfreshest on twitter to find out what's hot out of the fryer. Best are apple fritter, crumb donut, and glazed raised donut. Everything is good but damn, SO sweet it hurts.
  • Daniel Patrick S.
    Daniel Patrick SimmonsSeptember 3, 2014
    Best time to go is around 11pm, that's when they are just starting to churn out the fresh donuts.
  • Karsten M.
    Karsten McVaySeptember 2, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Apple fritter or buttermilk glazed
  • Carlos A.
    Carlos AndradeAugust 23, 2014
    Came here by a groupon. Delicious donuts
  • Aaron H.
    Aaron HillAugust 22, 2014
    Pro Tip: want to be a hero at your next coworker's birthday? Show up with 2 donut cakes. At just over $7 a pop, you can't go wrong.
  • Geoff R.
    Geoff ReinhardtAugust 21, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    SF Legend. Ask for whatever is the freshest and warmest. Great any hour of the day or night!
  • Sarra E.
    Sarra ElsherbiniAugust 18, 2014
    Come in at 11 am and the favs are gone
  • Dean L.
    Dean LAugust 17, 2014
    Ask for whatever is hot off the fryer. Epic donuts. Good service.
  • Justin J.
    Justin JonesAugust 16, 2014
    Do the challenge!
  • 2M S.
    2M StreetAugust 13, 2014
    Sit at the counter and just enjoy the banter between the regulars and the awesome folks at the counter!
  • Kyle P.
    Kyle PaiceAugust 11, 2014
    The apple fritters are awesome, and they're made fresh late at night. Your morning self will hate you, but your late-night self will be so happy.
  • Ryan D.
    Ryan DorshorstAugust 8, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Best old fashioned diner-style donuts in the city. Period. The raised buttermilk are particular standouts, but the apple fritter is also rightfully popular.
  • C. Eloise L.
    C. Eloise LimAugust 7, 2014
    Glazed donuts. Friendly service. Been around forever.
  • L.J. B.
    L.J. B.August 1, 2014
    Maple is life changing.
  • Kevin B.
    Kevin BurgJuly 5, 2014
    The apple fritter smacks of apple.
  • Maria W.
    Maria WallaceJune 28, 2014
    Get a buttermilk bar! Amazing!!!
  • Drew M.
    Drew MeiserJune 26, 2014
    Lines can get long here, do everyone a favor and know what you want when you order.
  • Rawan D.
    Rawan Da'asApril 15, 2014
    A must try at 11:00PM when you are in SF.. So fresh :)
  • cyn k.
    cyn kMarch 27, 2014
    Best donuts in SF. Go after 10pm to get them fresh.
  • Andrea
    AndreaMarch 27, 2014
    The maple one was amazing!!
  • Rebecca G.
    Rebecca GreeneMarch 13, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Raised glaze baby! Raised glaze
  • Kamran N.
    Kamran NaqviFebruary 16, 2014
    The custard cream filled donut was amazing.
  • Sarah E.
    Sarah ElizabethFebruary 13, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    10pm fresh doughnut rush. Pink box heaven.
  • Nick D.
    Nick D'AmbrosiFebruary 2, 2014
    Cut the line.
  • Mimi Z.
    Mimi ZFebruary 2, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Chocolate glazed donut!! Must have ... Just yum!
  • Trevor G.
    Trevor GraysonJanuary 23, 2014
    Try the spaghetti!
  • Trevor G.
    Trevor GraysonJanuary 23, 2014
    GOOOOOOOOOOO
  • Vince V.
    Vince ViloriaJanuary 19, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Everyone complains about the wait but nobody gets out of line. Just shut up and enjoy.
  • Soroosh P.
    Soroosh PourmehrabanJanuary 5, 2014
    apple fritters are amazing
  • Lydia D.
    Lydia DingJanuary 3, 2014
    Is it weird that I don't find this place amazing?
  • Marcos M.
    Marcos MartinezDecember 21, 2013
    Tip@of@the night- we taste better than donuts! Put us to the test!
  • Henry W.
    Henry W.December 18, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    I bet your business would go up if you also accept bitcoins!
  • John Paul C.
    John Paul CapiliDecember 15, 2013
    Try the donut hole or mini donuts.
  • Mimi Z.
    Mimi ZDecember 8, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    didn't like the apple /raisin topped bread pudding ... Too sweet 😫... Get the donuts..
  • Yogie T.
    Yogie The_PonySeptember 16, 2013
    Dropping the ball BoB!
  • Saintvictoria
    SaintvictoriaAugust 29, 2013
    At 10:30 pm fresh donuts appear!
  • Lesley K.
    Lesley KAugust 6, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Get em while they are fresh. 1AM baby!
  • jeff p.
    jeff puccinelliAugust 5, 2013
    Get a glazed when you are glazed at 2am..super nice people here.
  • Nathan E.
    Nathan EadsJune 29, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    I made it on the Bob's big ass donut challenge champion list!
  • E. O.
    E. OhJune 15, 2013
    If you decide to take their 3 minute doughnut eating challenge, take small bites, chew quickly and have lots of water available.
  • Kimon A's F.
    Kimon A's Flanagan🌳🐘⚾💚💛🙃June 7, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    THE. BEST. EMPLOYEES. THE. BEST. DONUTS.
  • Beatriz E.
    Beatriz EscobarMay 21, 2013
    Come in anytime, amazing doughnuts will be super fresh. Hummm
  • Andy Y.
    Andy YardleyMay 12, 2013
    Ask for the crumb donut filled. They may make you one special and it is Delish!
  • Luke
    LukeMay 11, 2013
    My apple fritter was delish and made quite a dish
  • Matt S.
    Matt SteinApril 27, 2013
    Donut holes and apple fritter.
  • Luke B.
    Luke BornheimerApril 13, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Apple fritter and freshly cooked cake donuts are insanely delicious!!
  • Mike B.
    Mike BApril 4, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Best apple fritter in the city - even better than Happy Donuts
  • Tiff T.
    Tiff TingMarch 23, 2013
    Arrived close to midnight on a Friday evening and was told that the apple fritters were last fried at 10pm, and the next batch wouldn't be made until about 2:30am Saturday morning.
  • Jeancarlo M.
    Jeancarlo MirandaFebruary 28, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Best donuts in town!
  • Gordon R.
    Gordon ReeceFebruary 24, 2013
    Holy cow! Giant donut!
  • Shirley L.
    Shirley LiuFebruary 19, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Get the apple fritter :)
  • Eugene H.
    Eugene HFebruary 10, 2013
    It's just a donut
  • Steve S.
    Steve SFebruary 8, 2013
    The longer you stay, the more you'll want to eat (and smell of doughnut). Order and go.
  • Pacific Union
    Pacific UnionJanuary 22, 2013
    If you go at night, ask for whatever is hot. The apple fritter is amazing, but they're all delicious when warm!
  • Colin G.
    Colin GibbsJanuary 14, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The apple fritters are amazing. If you're really hungry try the 5 lb monster donut.
  • Benjy W.
    Benjy WeinbergerJanuary 6, 2013
    They're all great, so get whatever's freshest.
  • Dillon F.
    Dillon FerdinandiDecember 15, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Just go for it, get the 5lb. donut!
  • Zahid Z.
    Zahid ZamanOctober 21, 2012
    There's always donuts so fresh the buttery goodness inside is still gooey and chocolate icing on top is still runny. Best donut I've ever had!
  • Hana N.
    Hana NaOctober 10, 2012
    Extra fat girl treat! :)
  • Andrew R.
    Andrew RegalAugust 28, 2012
    A dozen of the best donut's in the city for under $8.
  • Mike C.
    Mike ChauJuly 5, 2012
    Try the Apple Fritter
  • Justin S.
    Justin ScottJune 16, 2012
    Great fried dough.
  • Kat A.
    Kat AdhJune 2, 2012
    Best donuts i ever had, buttermilk ohhh so good!
  • Caroline
    CarolineMay 28, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Sooooooo good. Definitely get a warm glazed donut at 2am. Don't hold up the line by asking about every single flavor. No chat and cuts either, please.
  • The Bold Italic
    The Bold ItalicMay 17, 2012
    If you visit on a Monday night, ask the counter girl Amanda for a custard bar covered in whipped cream. Read more
  • Josh C.
    Josh CarrMay 11, 2012
    The apple fritter, seriously.
  • John M.
    John Manoogian IIIApril 26, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Grab a hot, gooey, unbelievably fresh late-night donut after the spots close.
  • Channing T.
    Channing ThomsonApril 20, 2012
    Had a piping hot fresh chocolate old fashioned at 8pm tonight!
  • Joey S.
    Joey SilveiraApril 16, 2012
    Do yourself a favor and stop by for an apple fritter. They always seem to have fresh hot ones whenever you stop by.
  • Rebekah S.
    Rebekah SmithMarch 30, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The cream in the chocolate cream filled is the most amazing thing I've ever had.
  • Ham
    HamMarch 21, 2012
    Wft!! Walking by at 11pm. Stop here. For an hour. Try everything.
  • Leland W.
    Leland WongMarch 9, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Interesting chinese lady... Born in mozimbique Africa
  • Rick T.
    Rick TMarch 7, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Everyone raves about apple fritters, but anything right out of the oil is great (especially French curlers). People come for donuts, but the pastries are great when it comes out fresh (around 11pm).
  • Corcor H.
    Corcor HayhayFebruary 26, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Calories consumed after midnight don't actually count.
  • Benjamin S.
    Benjamin StandeferJanuary 21, 2012
    Order a donut as big as your face
  • 🐍Ssstephanie
    🐍SsstephanieDecember 22, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Make sure you only go between 11-Midnite & order the donuts fresh out the fryer. Who cares about your diet :P
  • kaleb a.
    kaleb askewDecember 13, 2011
    Get the chocolate croissant!
  • Jess R.
    Jess ReynoldsNovember 27, 2011
    Maple Old-Fashioned.
  • Matthew M.
    Matthew MansfieldNovember 15, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The later you go at night the better the donuts. They character to the bar crowd. If you give the older woman behind the counter a smoke or two she'll give you a free sugar donut.
  • Justin M.
    Justin MockNovember 6, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Fantastic donuts for good prices. Go around when the bars close for fresh donuts! Would probably get loads more business if they took debit/credit rather than cash only.
  • Rhia R.
    Rhia R.October 27, 2011
    Think you can inhale a giant donut in 3 minutes? Then consider their donut challenge. You get a free shirt if you finish.
  • Cass C.
    Cass COctober 22, 2011
    Apparently Bob is an old Chinese lady.
  • Kim
    KimOctober 22, 2011
    You can't beat a good old fashioned glazed donut. Sooooo good!
  • Jennifer W.
    Jennifer WongOctober 13, 2011
    Scoutmob...free donut!
  • Borden O.
    Borden OrnelazOctober 10, 2011
    the coffee is cheap and the old woman loves to chat. hang at the bar.
  • MetroSeeker.com
    MetroSeeker.comOctober 3, 2011
    Bob's is one of our favourite places in San Francisco! Their donuts are delicious, and their coffee is good, and cheap! This is one of the best places to fill a late night craving.
  • Norris T.
    Norris TranSeptember 28, 2011
    Apple fritter is b to the omb here!
  • David S.
    David SchachAugust 16, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Boston Creme donuts are AMAZING.
  • Monica M.
    Monica MillerJune 23, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    donuts are made fresh starting around 11pm every night.
  • arash m.
    arash mJune 23, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    check the twitter account to stay in the know of what's freshest, http://twitter.com/whatsfreshest
  • Mucho C.
    Mucho Comida™May 27, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    French crueler is the only way to go (in conjunction with an Apple Fritter).
  • ToryBurch
    ToryBurchMay 6, 2011
    The tastiest doughnuts in town.
  • Stephanie Y.
    Stephanie YuenApril 20, 2011
    Download scoutmob there's a promo for 50% off!
  • The Bold Italic
    The Bold ItalicMarch 10, 2011
    The late Eleanor Ahn, who used to run this place, is immortalized in a Sun Kil Moon song called “Glenn Tipton.”
  • Sonja S.
    Sonja ShinFebruary 11, 2011
    The maple glazed is super delish.
  • Leah B.
    Leah BusseFebruary 4, 2011
    Must order the giant donut! They put it in a pink box. I love pastry in my box
  • Michelle P.
    Michelle PooleJanuary 26, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The maple buttermilk is happiness in your mouth.
  • SkeeterNYC
    SkeeterNYCDecember 19, 2010
    I also saw a lot of people order the ham & cheese croissant. So I got one too. It was ok. Too oily and dense. Not a fluffy/crispy croissant at all. You'll probably need a nap after.
  • Michael M.
    Michael MeadowsNovember 23, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the Apple Fritter
  • Josh M.
    Josh McKenzieNovember 7, 2010
    I traveled all the way from Australia for what I was hearing to be the best donuts in the bay... guys, these are the best bloody donuts in the world! maple buttermilk bar for the win!
  • Jonathan C.
    Jonathan ChinchillaOctober 7, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    When they are freshly baked, man they are GOOD!!
  • MsAnthea
    MsAntheaAugust 10, 2010
    Apple fritter = the best there is.
  • Catherine B.
    Catherine B.July 30, 2010
    Try the apple fritter
  • John W.
    John WhitmoreApril 18, 2010
    The crumb donut made me glaze myself.
  • Taylor C.
    Taylor CascinoApril 4, 2010
    Glazed doughnut fresh out of the oven is one of the best things you'll ever taste. Go around 1:30am on a weekend.
  • Brian P.
    Brian PokornyFebruary 17, 2010
    Fresh donuts from 10-2am. They are awesome!!!!
  • Devon M.
    Devon MulliganFebruary 6, 2010
    The huge glazed donut is the best! It's fried perfectly through.
  • 7x7 Magazine
    7x7 MagazineJanuary 27, 2010
    The apply fritter makes us flutter...it's #80 on 7x7's Big Eat SF 2010. Read more
  • Claire G.
    Claire GrintonJanuary 25, 2010
    If you have visitors, order a big donut and chow!
  • Chris L.
    Chris LeeNovember 22, 2009
    buttermilk donuts right now!
  • John L.
    John LaCroixSeptember 25, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    eat a full dozen
  • Abbott
    AbbottAugust 20, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    The chocolate covered and glazed are delish!
  • David L.
    David LaMacchiaApril 29, 2009
    Have a band serve you Bob's donuts while watching a show at the Red Devil.
  • Brad L.
    Bob's always makes donuts at night. Go around 1:30a to get 'em super fresh. Their best donuts are the Plain Cake and the Apple Fritter. Get one; shove it down your throat; smile.
  • ali b.
    ali bermanMarch 5, 2009
    Go to Bob's Donuts after the bars close and get a glazed donut FRESH OFF THE HOPPER!
  • Alfonso N.
    La dona glaseada la mejor. La de chocolate regular.... la gigante..,.. buenísima...
  • Marco L.
    Marco LozaApril 5
    Las donas están muy ricas!!!
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