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Jelly Donuts or Sticky Buns, Ocean City, Md?

shopgirl Jul 21, 2007 05:29 AM

Other than Krispy Kreme and Dunkin' Donuts -- is there a good bakery around? Or in nearby Delaware? Sometimes you just want a great jelly donut or sticky bun and we haven't found a good place yet....anyone know of any? It seems all bakeries have gone the way of supermarkets.

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    mark the butcher Jul 21, 2007 05:48 AM

    hey shopgirl Igrew up in that area but its been a while since I have been back. in 03 when i was there last there was a family owned donut shop in the area around the gold coast mall on the bay side but i cant remember the name .

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    1. re: mark the butcher
      sasiegel Jul 21, 2007 11:52 AM

      I've heard that The Fractured Prune on about 28th street makes fresh (pick your own filing and topping) doughnuts. I can't vouch for them because I don't eat doughnuts but I've heard great things....

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        shopgirl Jul 22, 2007 07:57 AM

        Thanks "mark" and "sasiegel." I've made note of them and we'll check 'em out! Enjoy your summer!

      2. re: mark the butcher
        mbhebert Jul 23, 2007 11:37 AM

        The donut shop in Gold Coast is not longer there. But the good news is that The Fractured Prune has multiple locations--one on 28th St. and another on 125th (next to The Hair Cuttery). I believe they are also expanding to Rehoboth.

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        Felixnot Jul 23, 2007 10:18 AM

        Griff's Bakery, Rt.1 in Bethany. Everything homemade, the jelly donuts and the cinnamon buns are family favorites. They make a great cake as well.

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          mbhebert Jul 23, 2007 11:35 AM

          Delvecchio's Bakery located on Route 54, in the Bayville Shopping Center. It's about 2 miles from the beach (turn on to Route 54 from Coastal Highway at the Maryland/Delaware line in Fenwick). Great fresh baked goodies.

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            shopgirl Jul 23, 2007 05:13 PM

            Now we're getting someplace! I looked up Fractured Prune and they only sell regular donuts which you can put toppings of your choice on. I'm looking more for a good old fashioned jelly donut. Thanks Felixnot and mbhebert. I'll try to find both of these on our way into OC.

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              whirledpeas Jun 16, 2010 01:08 PM

              I second DeVecchios. They are the best and last year they had HUGE eclairs and cream puffs. I swear they feed eight generously.

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                ajilloftrades May 29, 2011 01:48 PM

                DelVecchio's is closed now. :( But John is the Head Baker at The Point Coffee House and Bake Shoppe in Rehoboth.

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              tubman Jul 23, 2007 06:16 PM

              Sticky buns: Dirty Harry's, about a block or two north of the border in Fenwick Island. While Fractured Prune only has the basic cake donut, glaze and top it just right and you'll forget you ever wanted a jelly donut after just one bite.

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                Sun2Shine Jul 24, 2007 09:56 AM

                I agree; one bite of a Fractured Prune, and you will be DONE!
                Nothing melts in your mouth quite the way these do!

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                Gary Smith Mar 31, 2010 10:51 PM

                De doughnut ting make me stink of de beds recipea for a dyabeetnic is de sweet n low, den sum eader parkay or budder, and den sum seanomon on de wheat tost. Id bee pretty good. And id teaste juds like seanomon tost wid reel sugar. If ya be dyabeetnic ya wheel love de taste of id.

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                  Rileyobo Aug 13, 2010 06:54 PM

                  Here is my secret. The very best donuts in OC Md. are to be found at the minit market at around 32or 33 street. They are baked fresh every morning and served to you still warm. You won't get fancy boxes here, but simply old fashioned recipes made fresh each and every morning. The bakery counter is hidden in the back left side of the shop. Take a look up at the awards and articles written about them.

                  If you have access to a grill take home a few of the delmontico steaks for dinner. They have a great butcher shop.

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                    shopgirl Aug 18, 2010 05:38 PM

                    Thanks, Rileyobo! I think I've passed them, but never ventured in! I'll do a search and def. put them on our list...we leave Labor Day week! Can't wait!!! Who woulda thunk? The Minit Market!

                  2. in bocca Aug 28, 2010 06:56 AM

                    Even if Fractured prune doesn't have jelly doughnuts, it's totally worth checking out. They make a cake doughnut which is totally old fashioned. They also try to make them to order which creates an incredible product.

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                      shopgirl Aug 29, 2010 02:56 PM

                      Oh, I've tried Fractured prune, in bocca....just not the kind of donuts I was looking for. Guess I'm particular. Don't want a donut often, but when I do...
                      Also, is it just me....because we don't like Krispy Kremes at all and we have friends who live for vacation just to have them!!!

                      Krispy Kreme
                      2230 Croyden Ln, Staunton, VA 24401

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                        annebw Jun 3, 2011 11:25 AM

                        Another donut idea - the gas station on about 143rd street (it's next to a seafood market and near Phillips - the donuts are fried every morning - nothing fancy - plain, choco frosted with sprinkles and cinnamon - but really good. they're cakier and not as sweet as Fractured Prune.

                        Fractured Prune
                        3073 Nutley St, Fairfax, VA 22031

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