Gibson's Donuts

Donut Shop and Arcade$$$$
  • This place is famous for their donuts. It's one of the most popular in the city!
  • Allie B.
    "They have the best donuts in Memphis!"(6 Tips)
    Brittney B.
    "Try the new bacon donut."(9 Tips)
    Rachel S.
    "The Oreo donuts and the red velvet cake donuts are amazing!!!"(4 Tips)
    Sara .
    "Favorite donuts: The New Orleans, maple bacon and red velvet."(5 Tips)
92 Tips and reviews
  • donuts
  • family-friendly
  • apple fritters
  • bacon
  • authentic
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  • First We Feast
    First We FeastAugust 3, 2014
    The New Orleans buttermilk drop is a local classic. It’s more like a ball of Southern white cake than a donut, coated in a addictive buttermilk icing. Read more
    Upvoted Nov 19, 2017
  • Carson S.
    Carson SuiteNovember 11, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Best Donuts in Memphis ! All the donuts are good, but if your looking for a change, the Bacon Maple Donut is worth a try. The first time you eat one it's kinda strange, but it grows on you 😋🍩
  • Madison I.
    Madison InmanApril 20, 2017
    Great doughnuts, but going late at night is a hassle. I've gone several time around 7pm and all my doughnut flavor cravings are gone. To have access to more flavors, go before nightfall.
  • Drew W.
    Drew WalkerDecember 26, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    The crullers are the best. Hell, everything is good. Oreo donuts are another favorite! Only wish they had strawberry iced donuts on a regular basis.
  • Rachel S.
    Rachel StarksMay 27, 2015
    Everything!!! Just get one of everything and you won't regret it! The Oreo donuts and the red velvet cake donuts are amazing!!!
  • Gena W.
    Gena WhiteSeptember 27, 2015
    The best place in the world ever to have donuts. Ever. There is not a single bad thing here to eat, its all tasty, fresh and amazing and worth every penny.
  • William H.
    William HendersonMarch 26, 2015
    Donuts are super cheap after 11pm. You can get a dozen for a couple of bucks. They aren't anywhere close to fresh by then, but if you put them in the microwave you will be well pleased.
  • Allie B.
    Allie BrownMarch 26, 2015
    They have the best donuts in Memphis! No other donut compares! Try and get them in the morning when its fresh and your won't regret it!
  • Kaylenn M.
    Kaylenn MontgomeryOctober 3, 2013
    Its 24 hour. Its a good alternative to perkins to study. They also have deals on doughnuts after 11! Who doesn't love doughnuts ans studying??
  • Barry D.
    Barry DavisJuly 6, 2012
    Try the apple fritters. The boss sometimes brings them in the mornings. Heat in microwave for 8 seconds and pour you some cold milk to drink with them.
  • Michael
    MichaelJuly 1, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    You MUST try the maple-bacon! Leave you preconceptions at the door and delight in this mysterious flavor explosion.
  • Jacque P.
    Jacque PDecember 18, 2014
    Two words: Maple Doughnut. Fresh and hot with BACON. Best time to go is early am, they are open all night
  • The Commercial Appeal
    The Commercial AppealAugust 23, 2011
    Need a late-night sugar fix? At 11 p.m. the Best Donuts in Memphis go on sale, 6 for $1.40. Read more
  •  ℋumorous
     ℋumorousJuly 14, 2013
    Red Velvet, Bacon Bits, and a New Orleans donuts... ☺ a Memphis staple. (Don't forget to workout today!)
  • Amber
    AmberFebruary 28, 2013
    The Oreo donut is a must try. They also make probably the best chocolate glazed donut in the world!
  • Kenya S.
    Kenya SparksOctober 22, 2014
    Just one of those Memphis places you have to stop at. The late night hours help calm the late night cravings. The night price reductions are just a bonus!
  • Benjamin B.
    Benjamin BeamNovember 5, 2011
    Get the blueberry donuts. The best, period. Heavenly. Also, at 11:00pm the donuts go on sale. 6 for $1.40.
  • Kara H.
    Kara HoldenJanuary 23, 2016
    Maple bacon donuts are fantastic and there glazed donuts are the best donuts I've ever had
  • Alden C.
    Alden CatesJune 11, 2015
    Everything is great, apple fritter is moist and actual chunks of apple in it. YUM
  • Nicholas W.
    Nicholas WilliamsDecember 10, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    The best time to go to Gibson's Donuts is around 11:00 every night. 6 (half dozen) donuts for $1.25. Can't beat that!! :)
  • Paul N.
    Paul NovareseOctober 26, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Everything is fantastic but first timers, please don't overlook the standard glazed donut.
  • Michael N.
    Michael NestaNovember 1, 2017
    This place is great! Cheap donuts after 11 every night, and a great place to study or hangout.
  • Sara .
    Sara 🌈⚔🍾January 29, 2017
    SO GOOD. Favorite donuts: The New Orleans, maple bacon and red velvet. Feels like a small town hangout.
  • Siarra M.
    Siarra MorrisOctober 25, 2017
    I love the happy hour after midnight and my favorite is the cinnamon roll donut
  • Natasha M.
    Natasha MaytonJuly 6, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    There's no resisting their Red Velvet or Maple Bacon donuts. I saw they had Watermelon and Cherry Lime. But, "ain't nobody got time for that".
  • Natasha M.
    Natasha MaytonOctober 17, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Excellent donuts! Try to Maple Bacon or Pumpkin (in season).
  • Gavin A.
    Gavin AndersonOctober 2, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Donate blood at Lifeblood East and take in your donation sheet and they will give you a free donut!
  • Chanel B.
    Chanel BrownNovember 2, 2015
    *Note to Self: Bkfst for Under $5 according to Thrillist Memphis:
  • Jacque P.
    Jacque POctober 1, 2014
    The maple donut is everything! Love Love Love and will most definitely come back!
  • Tom N.
    Tom NudellFebruary 15, 2015
    Best southern-style donuts. Period. The cake donuts will literally melt in your mouth.
  • Daniel B.
    Daniel Bastardo BlancoMay 17, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    You cannot go wrong with Gibson's Donuts! Visit them on your birthday and you might receive a bag of goodies.
  • Melonee G.
    Melonee GriggsMarch 2, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the buttermilk drop. Takes me back to New Orleans. They are true to form.
  • Sarah M.
    Sarah McDowellApril 11, 2017
    Best donuts on the planet!!! The oreo donut is to die for!
  • sabrina s.
    sabrina spenceMarch 28, 2015
    Blueberry donut? AMAZING. Their bacon donut is good too
  • Alexa A.
    Alexa AlcalaOctober 30, 2017
    RED VELVET DONUTS. DO IT & don’t forget to thank me later, velvet lovers 🤙🏽
  • Jonathan C.
    Jonathan CFebruary 23, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    After 11pm the new day old donuts get bagged and they're only a $1.50 for over half a dozen... this is my favorite thing for breakfast for dinner parties.
  • Shawn L.
    Shawn LJuly 9, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    They make the best donuts in Memphis. Really crowded around 8:30 am on Saturdays.
  • Kait R.
    Kait RedickMarch 25, 2015
    You cannot leave here without trying the bacon donut!!
  • Corey F.
    Corey FutralJanuary 18, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Undecided or a newbie? Get a New Orleans or a warm donut. Can't go wrong.
  • Jeffrey
    JeffreySeptember 15, 2012
    The red velvet donuts are the way to go. A-Maze-Zing.
  • Jacob M.
    Jacob MortonOctober 12, 2016
    Go late at night after 1130 and you will get donuts for a lot cheaper
  • Kerry C.
    Kerry CrawfordJune 6, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    If you must people watch after 3 a.m. on a school night, Gibson's is the place to do it.
  • Julie I.
    Julie IngebrigtsonJuly 9, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    It's all great but love the lovely light yummy yeast raised glazed doughnuts
  • Shelby J.
    Shelby JonesFebruary 5, 2014
    best donuts in memphis! try the red velvet donut.
  • Jasmine F.
    Jasmine FranklinApril 25, 2017
    Best tip is to try the whole menu lol!
  • Rebekah M.
    Rebekah McconnellOctober 4, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The donuts here are great. Get here early so u can get them while they're still warm.
  • Crystal
    CrystalJuly 16, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    THE best donuts in Memphis! The red velvet is a must!
  • Matt F.
    Matt FreemanJuly 25, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Left my wallet at home one morning, but the good people at Gibson's didn't mind. Good people.
  • Hawke
    HawkeFebruary 10, 2013
    Maple. Bacon. Donuts. 'Nuff said. You'll love it!!
  • Sergio F.
    Sergio FernándezAugust 28, 2013
    Awesome donuts and really really nice staff.
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