Go Nuts for Maryland Donuts
Dip, glaze and dunk your favorite sprinkled treats.
From glazed boardwalk bites to late-night local gems, Maryland offers a plethora of unique donut shops to satisfy your sweet tooth across the state, any time of day. Do you have a favorite donut spot we didn’t include? Tweet us and let us know!
They say the devil is in the details, and maybe that’s why Diablo Donuts are so sinfully delicious. Don’t miss the Fruity Pebbles donut, a favorite with the locals, or the Chesapeake Captain donut, an adventurous Caramel Old Bay creation.
Satisfy your donut craving any time of day—this shop is open 24 hours. A local favorite with vintage ambiance, you’ll feel like you’re stepping back in time when you belly up to the counter for an old-fashioned treat and piping hot cup of joe from Ceremony Coffee Roasters of Annapolis.
The Fractured Prune has been an Ocean City, MD landmark since 1976, but you don’t have to travel all the way to the beach to get your fill. Donut lovers can make their way to one of the dozen locations around the state to customize any combination of glaze flavors and toppings, from cookie crumbs to crumbled bacon on these made-to-order delicacies.
No trip to Deep Creek is complete without a stop at Glazed & Confuzed Donuts—it’s the ideal start to a day on the lake. With names like “Wild Thang,” “Happy Hippy,” and “Lake Monster,” one look at the menu lets you know you’re in for something different and delicious.
Known for their fresh, made-to-order plant-based menu, Glory Doughnuts is the perfect place to take your vegan friends—though your carnivorous friends certainly won’t complain about the tasty breakfast menu, including Huevos Rancheros and Apple Sage Sausage Potato Melt. Do-nut sleep in if you’re expecting to taste the whole menu, as their donuts are first come, first served and often sell out early.
Krumpe’s Do-nuts has been a local tradition for more than 75 years. This iconic late-night shop is open from 7pm to 2am Sunday through Friday, making it a perfect stop for dessert or a sweet snack spot if you hop off the highway.
Sweet Treat: Ring in the New Year with Krumpe’s as they drop a fiberglass donut from the top of the High Rock Studios' clock tower into a coffee cup, followed by a fireworks display. The 7pm celebration is perfect for families who want to tuck their youngest in bed before midnight.
This green-roofed donut hut in Laurel used to house one of Maryland’s iconic Little Tavern burger joints, but now they are cooking up cakey masterpieces. Most donut shops serve up the glazed goodness, but Laurel Tavern kicks their donuts up a notch with the otherworldly-awesomeness of their double-glazed donut.
Fluffy, not too sweet, and served hot out of the fryer, Duck Donuts are so good you can eat them plain, but why not go for the extra good stuff? Every donut is made to order, so you can always have it your way at Duck.
Sweet Treat: For a savory spin, try an OBX Donut Breakfast Sandwich with a warm sliced donut or chill things out with a Salted Caramel Donut Sundae.
What started as a humble food truck in Chincoteague is now brick-and-mortar storefronts in Annapolis and Deale. Donuts from their creative menu, such as the Porky Pony and Strawberry Stallion, are hot, fresh, and made-to-order. Catering is also available if you need a delivery of donuts for your demanding sweet tooth.
Sweet Treat: If one donut isn’t enough sugar for you, order up a Sandy Pile—a donut of your choice with Chincoteague’s Island Creamery ice cream on top, named among the best ice cream in the US.