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Bob's Donut & Pastry Shop

Bob's Donut & Pastry Shop

Donut Shop$$$$
Polk Gulch, San Francisco
224 Tips and reviews
  • donuts
  • apple fritters
  • good for a late night
  • authentic
  • casual
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  • Luke B.
    Luke Bornheimer3 weeks ago
    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.
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • 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!
  • 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
    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👌🏻👌🏻
    Upvoted 5 days ago
  • 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 5+ times
    Maple donuts
  • 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.
    Upvoted 5 days ago
  • 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
  • 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 5+ 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.
    Upvoted Jun 2
  • 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
    Upvoted 5 days ago
  • 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!
    Downvoted 3 weeks ago
  • 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.
  • 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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