Fried confections: Top 5 spots for doughnuts in Newport Beach

Doughboy Donuts & Bakery. | Photo: Christian +/Yelp

Looking to sample the best doughnuts around town?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top doughnut sources in Newport Beach, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to satisfy your cravings.

1. Seaside Bakery

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Topping the list is Seaside Bakery. Located at 2108 W. Oceanfront, the bakery is the most popular doughnut spot in Newport Beach, boasting 4.5 stars out of 1,256 reviews on Yelp.

An eclectic variety of pastries and breakfast sandwiches are available, with offerings like jalapeno croissants, glazed cronuts and custard-filled chocolate doughnuts.

"One of the best buttermilk doughnuts I've ever had," shared Yelper Erin J. "It was incredible. The other doughnuts we tried were awesome too. ... I can't wait to go back again to try the apple fritter.

2. Doughboy Donuts & Bakery

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Next up is Doughboy Donuts & Bakery, situated at 4535 W. Coast Highway. This joint features an assortment of traditional offerings, along with specialties like glazed cream cheese with Oreos, maple bacon, themed varieties and doughnuts topped with Fruit Loops.

Yelper Irene L., who reviewed the spot June 25, wrote, "The doughnuts here are incredibly fresh and there are so many varieties. The one that took me by surprise was the chocolate-covered old fashioned. The doughnut is very moist and it's absolute perfection!"

With 4.5 stars out of 141 reviews on Yelp, the bakery has proven to be a local favorite.

3. Dad's Donut & Bakery Shop

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Dad's Donut & Bakery Shop, located at 318 Marine Ave., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the spot to score doughnuts, ice cream and more four stars out of 239 reviews.

Located on beautiful Balboa Island, this spot is known for its delicious "Balboa Bars," frozen bananas and fresh doughnuts with flavors like apple sauce, blueberry and traditional glazed.

"These doughnuts are incredibly moist," said Yelper Lexi R. "I got the apple sauce cake doughnut and wish I had bought more! It's got a cinnamon kick and is covered with an apple-flavored glaze."

4. Mag's Donuts & Bakery

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Mag's Donuts & Bakery is another go-to, with four stars out of 136 Yelp reviews. On the menu, expect to find an assortment of classic doughnut offerings such as glazed, sprinkles and old-fashioned, to name a few. The spot also specializes in letter doughnuts, completely customizable and perfect for your next big event.

"The doughnuts are very freshly made and there is a huge variety in flavors to choose from," shared Yelper Rusteen H. "My go-to is the maple bacon doughnut! It is so good! The combination of sweet and savory is perfect."

Interested? Head on over to 1280 Bison Ave., Suite B1, to see for yourself.

5. City Donuts

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Finally, there's City Donuts, which has earned four stars out of 62 reviews on Yelp. You can find the bakery at 2727 Newport Blvd., Suite 300.

Come try doughnut offerings like fresh chocolate cronuts, chocolate bars with bacon, filled varieties and even giant options, which are double the size of your average doughnut.

Billie E., who reviewed the spot Aug. 7, wrote, "Stumbled along this place after a fun day at the beach. The staff were so friendly and very welcoming. Ordered a chocolate doughnut with sprinkles and a few doughnut holes. They were delicious and reasonably priced."
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