Glazed. Iced. Cake. Filled. Sprinkled. Powdered. Dayton’s donut shops have them all--and more! Celebrate National Donut Day with a couple dozen or two. We won’t judge! 
*These are in no particular order


Bill's Donut Shop

268 N Main St Centerville, OH 45459 | (937) 433-0002

If you are a Dayton local, chances are you've heard of Bill’s Donut Shop or it has been a staple in your diet! And to those who visit Dayton and look for great donuts more than likely, you have been recommended Bill’s. The shop has been around since 1960 and is currently a favorite place to get donuts either in the morning or in the middle of the night--since they are open literally 24/7! 

Stan the Donut Man

Girl picking out donut

1441 Wilmington Ave, Dayton, OH 45420 | (937) 293-1080

Step into nostalgia at Stan the Donut Man! This charming shop, located in the heart of Kettering, with just 7 cozy barstools, is your destination for classic, mouthwatering donuts. From glazed delights to old-fashioned favorites, it's the perfect spot to relive the simple joys of life.

Duck Donuts

Child Eating Duck Donuts

1200 Brown St Suite 115, Dayton, OH 45409 | (937) 951-2618

Duck Donuts University of Dayton is a donut franchise offering donuts of many varieties & fun flavors! They work on the basis of, "though not proven, we are pretty certain that donuts are the best part of any day." How do they set themselves apart? Their donuts are made to order, so you won't see a display case full when you walk in. Instead, they'll make your donut right in front of you so that it is served warm and fresh!

Bear Creek Donuts

Specialty Donuts in Case

80 S Main St, Miamisburg, OH 45342 | (937) 247-5095

Located in downtown Miamisburg, Bear Creek Donuts is a local favorite serving up custom donuts and gourmet coffee! Every Sunday they auction a donut cake off on their Facebook page. Stop in to ask them about the fine ingredients that they source.

American Classic Donuts

Person holding donut

4214 Linden Ave, Dayton, OH 45432 | (937) 252-5426

American Classic Donuts located right off of Smithville and Linden is conveniently right off US-35! Look for the storefront window sign that reads “Coffee & Donuts” --you can’t, and don't want to miss it! Try their pumpkin donut before they are gone for the season. 

Jim's Donuts

Holding Jim's Donut with Sign in Background

122 E National Rd, Vandalia, OH 45377 | (937) 898-4222

Take a little detour when traveling I-75 or when going to or from the Dayton International Airport and stop at Jim’s Donut shop right on National Road. Open 24 hours a day, some find it a solution to the question, "What's for dinner?"

Donut Palace

Making glasses out of Donuts

5115 Old Troy Pike, Huber Heights, OH 45424 | 5264 Salem Ave, Dayton, OH 45426 | (937) 802-5648 & (937) 715-4576

The Donut Palace has 2 locations in the Dayton area.  Located in both Huber Heights and in Trotwood, The Donut Palace is twice as easy to visit! They are known for their classic donuts with a modern twist! They also serve milkshakes. Donuts and milkshakes---what a taste combo sensation!  Yummm!


There you have it, a delectable tour of the finest donut destinations in Dayton! Whether you crave classic, nostalgia-infused delights or innovative and daring flavors, this city has you covered. With every bite, you'll discover the perfect balance of sweet indulgence and the warm hospitality that Dayton has to offer. So, donut lovers, your delightful journey in the Gem City awaits, one irresistible treat at a time!