Donut Crazy

Bakery | Donuts
excellent
Worth a detour
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The ordinary cinnamon donuts at Donut Crazy are very good indeed: dense, creamy, and crisp-skinned; but the name of the place is a good hint that ordinary donuts are not the kitchen’s forte. No, indeed. Take, for instance, the Fat Elvis: that’s a big, wholeless sinker with gobs of banana cream in its center and a frosting of peanut butter, banana slices, bits of bacon, and chocolate. Slightly less baroque is the Maple Bacon donut, which is a regular-shaped circle and comes topped with a maple glaze and an absolutely amazing amount of crisp bacon. “Out of this world,” is how tipster Johanna Greenfield described the latter when she insisted I go to Shelton and eat the donuts.

The Fat Elvis and the Maple Bacon donut are “special appearance” items, not necessarily always available. For them, you will pay $2.75 apiece – no bargain, but not highway robbery either, considering that one of these really is a nice-size breakfast. Regular donuts, fritters, jelly sticks, and crullers are $1.50 each.

There actually are a few items other than donuts in this short-order shop that offers some inside seating but caters mostly to the take-out crowd. I very much enjoyed fresh-squeezed OJ and decent coffee, and the menu board also offers breakfast sandwiches (including a grilled cheese donut!), cupcakes, cookies, and muffins.

While Donut Crazy does not look like an interesting restaurant from the road — it is located in a strip mall across from the Sports Center of Connecticut — it is a happy place with a big, silly sign above the dining room that declares “LET’S EAT DONUTS!” A second Donut Crazy is located at 3690 Main Street in Stratford, CT. 203-386-1999. And another shares space with Nom Eez Vietnamese reestaurant at 2992 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport. 203-923-8686.

What to Eat
Donut Crazy, Maple Bacon Donut
Maple Bacon Donut
Must-Try
In my book, the star of the show: the maple-bacon donut has plenty of its two oh-so-complementary elements. The donut itself is actually rather elegant.
Donut Crazy, Fat Elvis Donut
Fat Elvis Donut
You can see the bacon and the peanut butter atop the Fat Elvis donut. The other element of Elvis's favorite trio -- banana -- is represented by a massive amount of banana cream inside. The chocolate drizzle and a slight thread of honey are extra-added attractions.
Donut Crazy, Cinnamon Donut
Cinnamon Donut
A sober cinnamon donut from a wild-and crazy place. It's a good one: dense, smooth, crisp-edged, and fresh.
Donut Crazy, Coco Loco Donut
Coco Loco Donut
Got coconut? You will have plenty if you order the Coco Loco donut, a 'special appearance' item that is filled with coconut creme and completely plastered with toasted coconut.
Donut Crazy, Jelly Stick
Jelly Stick
The jelly stick is good and fresh with plenty of jelly inside, but it was a bit too soft and lightweight for me. I like my jelly sticks ballasted with more oil from the fry kettle (a la DD).
Donut Crazy, French Toast Donut
French Toast Donut
The French toast donut sports a sweet glaze and drizzles of vanilla and maple.
Directions and Hours
open now
Sunday5 am - 9 pm
Monday5 am - 9 pm
Tuesday5 am - 9 pm
Wednesday5 am - 9 pm
Thursday5 am - 9 pm
Friday5 am - 10 pm
Saturday5 am - 10 pm
Roadtrips
This restaurant is featured in the following eating tours.
11 stops | 70 MILES | 1 hr 46 min

Close to the Road

America's Byways® are a collection of 150 National Scenic Byways and All-American Roads designated by the U.S. Secretary of Transportation. The Merritt Parkway of Connecticut is a rolling, limited-access four-lane with bridges that display beautiful Art Deco styling of the 1930s. Opportunities to eat well just off the road are plentiful,…

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Price
$
Seasons
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Breakfast, Dessert, Late Night
Credit Cards Accepted
No
Alcohol Served
No
Outdoor Seating
No
Website

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