Some are covered in sprinkles or can be strawberry filled. Some are dipped in chocolate or are just plain glazed. We enjoy them in the morning over piping hot coffee and sometimes for an after dinner treat. However you decide to indulge it is safe to say that donuts are truly a universal dessert. Looking for new shops to try? Then check out our fabulous assortment below.
Here is our guide to the best donuts in Southwest Ohio!
A tradition since 1960, the shop founded by Bill and Faye Elam originated in downtown Dayton. They currently reside in Centerville, Ohio. They are a cult classic with families from all over the U.S singing their praises. Bill’s isn’t just great donuts though. They have a love of community which shows in everything they do day in and day out.
Location: 268 N. Main St. in Centerville
Hours: Open 24 hours
Stan started his donut business in Lebanon in the late 1960’s. He expanded to Dayton and Xenia until finally retiring in 1996. Marty, his son, opened the shop in West Chester in 1996. He and his wife have been running the business ever since. Donuts have been a family tradition in their lives and the generations they have served. They are definitely a local favorite.
Location: 1441 Wilmington Ave, Dayton, OH 45420
Hours: Monday – Sunday 6:00am – Noon
Duck’s Donuts will tell you that they love to create donuts and smiles! Their many fans will say they are definitely on the right track, and while there may be other donuts out there – they feel they have found the winning combination.
Location:1200 Brown Street Dayton, OH 45409
Hours: Thursday – Sunday 6:30am – 7:00pm, Monday – Wednesday 6:30am – 3:00pm
Jim’s Donuts never disappoints when it comes to quality and quick friendly service. Even when the shop is at its busiest the variety is always amazing. Families come from all over Southwest Ohio to enjoy Jim’s donuts.
Location: 122 E National Rd Vandalia, OH 45377
Hours: Monday – Sunday 5:00am – 9:00pm
They are an Ohio-local, family-owned donut shop serving fresh donuts, pastries, and coffee daily. Check them out at one of their locations in Middletown, Carlisle, and West Chester, OH.
Location: 3533 Roosevelt Blvd Middletown, 45044
Hours: Monday 5:00am-11:00am, Tuesday – Sunday 5:00am-3:00pm, Sunday 5:00am – 1:00pm
Holtman’s Donuts is a family shop that opened in 1960 by Charles Holtman. It is family owned and operated. They are committed to the old fashioned way Holtman’s Donuts were created – from scratch using the highest quality ingredients. From a family shop to your family’s table, enjoy a scrumptious donut.
Location: 9558 Civic Centre Blvd, West Chester, Ohio, 45069
Hours: Sunday & Monday 6:00am – 2:00pm, Tuesday – Saturday 6:00am – 7:00pm
The Donut Haus Bakery has been offering delicious classics for over three decades. Offering Retail, Wholesale, Birthday parties, and more seven days a week.
Location: 305 W Central Ave Springboro, OH 45066
Hours: Sunday – Thursday 5:45am – 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday 5:45am – 9:30pm
In 1954, Tommy and Lucille Day set out to create a new kind of donut mix – one with a distinctively light texture and flavor. The Day’s light donut recipe became Daylight Donuts. And over the years, their Tulsa-based enterprise grew into a worldwide network.
Location: 4200 Aero Dr, Mason, OH 45040
Hours: Monday – Thursday 5:00am – 12:00pm, Friday – Sunday 5:00am – 1:00pm