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Bob's Donut & Pastry Shop

Bob's Donut & Pastry Shop

Donut Shop$$$$
Polk Gulch, San Francisco
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  • 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.
  • 7x7 Magazine
    7x7 MagazineJanuary 27, 2010
    The apply fritter makes us flutter...it's #80 on 7x7's Big Eat SF 2010. Read more
  • Brian S.
    Brian SalomakiJune 17, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    24 hours of donut goodness! I can never walk by without craving one
  • John W.
    John WhitmoreApril 18, 2010
    The crumb donut made me glaze myself.
  • 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
  • Anish B.
    Anish BhattNovember 18, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Open late night. Reach before last call if you want to avoid the lines.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Christian F.
    Christian FengFebruary 22, 2016
    Good apple frider
  • Audrey C.
    Audrey ChouJanuary 2, 2015
    Donut donut donut. Apple fritter 👌
  • Karsten M.
    Karsten McVaySeptember 2, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Apple fritter or buttermilk glazed
  • Scott S.
    Scott ShumanApril 8, 2016
    Excellent and friendly service!
  • Lydia D.
    Lydia DingJanuary 3, 2014
    Is it weird that I don't find this place amazing?
  • Sarah
    SarahMay 20, 2015
    Get an apple fritter and a plain glazed at 1 AM. Don't hold up the line. Enjoy.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Roshan V.
    Roshan VyasMarch 18, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Cinnamon cake donut every day
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Amanda S.
    Amanda SchneiderMay 24, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Their glazed donut is everything you could ever ask for
  • Kong A.
    Kong ApiMay 31, 2016
    Donuts here is amazing, always wait for you 24 hrs
  • J K.
    J KDecember 3, 2016
    Yes now please
  • Catherine B.
    Catherine B.July 30, 2010
    Try the apple fritter
  • Spencer H.
    Spencer HoltawayFebruary 5, 2016
    Buy donuts. Eat Donuts. Smile.
  • VelvetCrate
    VelvetCrateJune 1, 2015
    Best maple donut.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • Tsvi
    TsviJune 7, 2015
    Maple donut
  • Abbott
    AbbottAugust 20, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    The chocolate covered and glazed are delish!
  • Jennifer W.
    Jennifer WongOctober 13, 2011
    Scoutmob...free donut!
  • 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!
  • Kasa I.
    Kasa IndianAugust 3, 2015
    Everything
  • S
    SOctober 24, 2016
    The glazed donuts are best
  • Ryan M.
    Ryan MillerApril 11, 2016
    Best crumb donuts!
  • Beatriz E.
    Beatriz EscobarMay 21, 2013
    Come in anytime, amazing doughnuts will be super fresh. Hummm
  • David S.
    David SAugust 16, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Boston Creme donuts are AMAZING.
  • Devon M.
    Devon MulliganFebruary 6, 2010
    The huge glazed donut is the best! It's fried perfectly through.
  • Nate L.
    Nate LawlerSeptember 20, 2015
    Go late at night!
  • Dillon F.
    Dillon FerdinandiDecember 15, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Just go for it, get the 5lb. donut!
  • Gordon R.
    Gordon ReeceFebruary 24, 2013
    Holy cow! Giant donut!
  • Peter C.
    Peter ChiuApril 13, 2016
    Great for a massive donut after a night out on the town
  • Mike B.
    Mike BApril 4, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Best apple fritter in the city - even better than Happy Donuts
  • 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
  • Kyle R.
    Kyle RyanAugust 3, 2015
    Get 2. Sit at the tables on the side. Cheapest coffee 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!
  • Sarra E.
    Sarra ElsherbiniAugust 18, 2014
    Come in at 11 am and the favs are gone
  • Ham
    HamMarch 21, 2012
    Wft!! Walking by at 11pm. Stop here. For an hour. Try everything.
  • 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.
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