The Donut Man

The Donut Man

The Donut Man

Location:
915 E Route 66
Glendora, CA 91740
Contact:
(626) 335-9111
Website:
none
Price Range: $ Credit Cards Accepted: No Attire: Casual
Handicap Accessible: Yes Good for Groups: N/A Good for Children: Yes
BYOB/Corkage: N/A Dine-In: No Reservations: No
Take Out: Yes Delivery: No Hours: 24 hours
Restaurant Type: Desserts, Donuts, Pastries

Review:

Rated the #1 donut shop in California, this hole-in-the-wall gem in Glendora, CA (on the historic Route 66) is the mother of all donut shops. What it lacks in size it makes up for in flavor! Upon first discovering the shop, visitors may not think it much because of the old look and small size. Being a traditional-style (i.e. walk-up with no drive-thru) donut shop, the appeal is being able to get up close and personal with the wide array of pastries to choose from and the process of how they are made. If you happen to stop by in the wee hours of the morning, chances are you will find a small donut staff huddling over the freshly baked goodies adding various fillings and sprinkles. And, if you are one of the luckiest of customers, you arrive when they are warm and fresh and gooey and oh so sinful! During peak fruit seasons, Donut Man offers up fruit-filled donuts (such as strawberry, peach, etc.). But, do not think these fruit-filled delicacies are your run-of-the-mill type. Oh no sir, they are gushing forth with fruit, so much so that the tops are cut open so that fruit can spill over. The aroma that hits you as you walk up is heavenly and on a cold California night, a freshly baked glazed or tiger-tail and a cup of their yummy hot cocoa are the perfect way to wind down and relax. Also recommended are their Bavarian cream, berry cheesecake, and huge apple fritters (which are “ga-bang!”). Another great thing about this place is that if you are craving a certain taste that is not in the window, you can ask if they will make you a special donut of your liking and, nine times out of ten, they will oblige! And, if you happen to run into Xena Donut Princess while you are there, make sure you ask her about all the foreign languages she speaks (including the language of “donut”). One visit will not be enough, so plan for multiple excursions. And once you have been there, it is awesome to take a Donut Man virgin with you and watch as their eyes explode at the vast array and size of the delectable treats!

Monkey Rating (out of 5):

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The Donut Man Strawberry Donut
Strawberries and Cream (A special creation made just for Bobbie Gordon by one of the donut men.)

The Donut Man Tigertails
Tigertails – warm and freshly made.

The Donut Man Donuts
Back row: Two Strawberry-filled donuts; Middle row: Two Bavarian cream with chocolate icing and one glazed raspberry-filled; Front row: a tigertail.

The Donut Man Workers
The Donut Man’s “donut men” hard at work making those yummy, warm, desserts!

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Legends Classic Diner

Legends Classic Diner

Legends Classic Diner

Location:
1155 E Route 66
Glendora, CA 91740
Contact:
(626) 852-2700
Website:
none
Price Range: $$ Credit Cards Accepted: Yes Attire: Casual
Handicap Accessible: Yes Good for Groups: Yes Good for Children: Yes
BYOB/Corkage: Not Allowed Dine-In: Yes Reservations: No
Take Out: Yes Delivery: No Hours: unknown
Restaurant Type: American (Traditional), Mexican

Review:

Anyone can have a blast-from-the-past dinning experience at Legends Classic Diner in Glendora, CA. The 50’s-style diner, located on the historic Route 66, boasts a casual 50’s soda shop inspired environment complete with jukebox and soda fountain! The food is affordable and yummy and a fusion of Traditional American fare (such as burgers and pastramis) and Mexican cuisine (such as burritos and quesadillas). The highlight has to be the soda fountain, where guests can order everything from shakes and malts to root beer floats and a multitude of different freezes. The turkey burgers and cheese fries are highly recommended as is the free salsa bar. And, for the 50’s aficionado in all of us, the decor is awesome. There are also many photo opportunities available, so bring your camera and get your friends ready to pose inside as well as out. The only draw back to this quaint throwback is that no one who works there seems to know how to make a friend egg (over easy or medium style) and they all looked perplexed when asked if they served anything other than scrambled eggs. When the cashier, cook, and kitchen manager all tell you that they have never heard of or know what an over-easy egg is, it makes you second guess your experience. The Monkey recommends that they purchase a copy of Frying Eggs for Dummies or at least go to Denny’s and see what all the fuss is about. Other than the fried egg incident, this Classic Diner is definitely a “must-visit”.

Monkey Rating (out of 5):

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The Monkey flings 1 poop because they need to work on being egg-stra egg savvy:

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