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Aug 19, 2008 09:02 AM

Maine's Best Doughnuts

I'm a huge doughnut fan, and I'm hoping to spend my upcoming vacation seeking out the best in the state. On my list: Congdon's in Wells, Tony's in Portland, Frosty's in Brunswick, Willow Bake Shop in Rockport. Any fellow doughnut aficionados out there that have any advice? I will be heading up to Baxter State Park, so I'd be up for checking up some northern places too. Anyone heard of Mrs. Mike's in Presque Isle?

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  1. This isn't a real doughnut shop, but Lakeside Orchards just west of Augusta makes excellent apple cider doughnuts. They are small cake doughnuts that come in plain or sugared variety. I think the bakery/store part of the orchard is only open Thursday through Saturday, but best to call and check:

    I'm not a real doughnut aficionado, so I don't know if I'd call them "Maine's Best Doughnuts," but I thought I'd suggest it since you don't seem to be getting much response.

    Good luck, and be sure to let us know what you find/eat!

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    1. re: lovejoyeater

      I second Tony's. The glazed molasses is yummy as is their regular plained glazed (raised not cake). They are HUGE.

      I've driven by a place called Mike's Donuts up North on my way from Presque Isle to Perham, but I don't know if that's the same as Mrs. Mikes. It was just a tiny little place in the middle of nowhere. I can't speak for it myself, but my dearly departed Mother said Mike's were good.

      1. re: delong99

        Just back from the Damariscotta Farmers Market, where Chase Farm had some mighty fine looking homemade doughnuts. It's held every Friday morning, from 9 to noon, and signed off Route 1.

    2. My one time at Congdon's wasn't that impressive.

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      1. re: Joanie

        It wasn't that long ago that Congdon's made their donuts by hand, so each one looked like an irregularly shaped puffy onion ring. On my last visit they had more of a manufactured look and taste. But back in the day, this place was great!

      2. the Potato Donuts at Blue Sky in York Beach are TDF.

        1. Gosselins Donuts of Bangor are the best.....especially the glazed and the molases.

          1. The Frog and Turtle in Westbrook is good. We have been featured in a few magazine's. They are a true old fashion donuts with all filling and topping made in house.

            Tony's doughnut are very good and legendary in Maine.