Reader: Dunkin' Donuts donuts are fair-to-mediocre, and the coffee overrated

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The countdown isn't as crazed as the wait for Trader Joe's, but fans of Dunkin' Donuts are eagerly anticipating the arrival of Denver's first Dunkin' Donuts store -- and Denver's second Dunkin' Donuts store. Both will open on Tuesday, September 24. The store at 366 Broadway -- the first of twelve that will be opened by the father-son team of Brad and Buzz Calkins -- will start pouring at 5 a.m. Tuesday. And at 7:45 a.m. Tuesday, what's billed as "Denver's first 24-hour Dunkin' Donuts," will roll out along with several other eating spots and services in the new waiting area outside of Denver International Airport -- dubbed the Final Approach. Mayor Michael Hancock will drink the first cup of Dunkin' Donuts coffee there.

But will it be worth the wait?

See also:
Five things I really don't like about Trader Joe's

Not according to monopod:

Boulder used to have a Dunks. It closed and the space turned into a coffee shop and then a medical marijuana dispensary. Kind of describes Boulder in a nutshell, actually.

Having grown up in the northeast with Dunks on every corner, I don't think this development is worth much excitement. Their donuts are fair-to-mediocre (the apple fritters are good, as are the Boston creme if they're fresh), their coffee is overrated, and their non-donut food is downright nasty.

Have you been to a Dunkin Donuts? Will you be going to the Dunking Donuts on Broadway? At DIA?


Location Info

Dunkin Donuts

366 Broadway, Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant


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eu4ic1
eu4ic1

Let's see here. Underpayed, overworked and usually incompetent staff, CHECK! Dontus transported in a box that were baked a few days ago.. CHECK! Bagels and breakfast sandwiches with the sorriest excuse for fake egg ever invented.. CHECK! Terrible customer service because the employees hate their job, rightfully so.. CHECK!!!! AMERICA RUNS ON FUCKING HYPE!!! Tim Horton's is better in literally every way possible but ignorant fucks won't go there because.. THEY"RE CANADIAN! Can you tell I hate the average American?

Mitch Shenassa
Mitch Shenassa

Straight up: 32 oz of better-than-7-11 coffee for a buck eighty-five. I spent ages 17-26 fueled by this stuff. Of course now it tastes like chemicals. Thanks, Colorado for ruining my palette.

DarlingCR
DarlingCR

it's an east coast thing.. you dont get it... DD rules!

Miller Harrell
Miller Harrell

We all have our emotional attachments to our favorite spots, besides, fried sugary dough...how can you screw that up??? Any doughnut shop can fill that order. Just sayin'

Luke Gledhill
Luke Gledhill

I cant wait for Dunkin' Donuts because it reminds me of home, and the boston red sox. you can keep your hoity toity attitude like you're too good for dunkin'. pretentiousness is rampant these days.

Cliff Reed
Cliff Reed

I don't care for this donut shop!! Jodie

Patty Leidy
Patty Leidy

they are not a fave at all.. welcome VOO DOO DONUTS to Denver!!!!

Ed Haas
Ed Haas

Dunking donuts are typically terrible. Especially if you've ever had a decent donut before.

Dale Beland
Dale Beland

Better than Starbbucks, good soup too.

Noah Nethero
Noah Nethero

Colorado has far better choices. Besides we are supposed to get a Voodoo Donuts in Denver... Dunkin who?

Joshua Ecklund
Joshua Ecklund

Krispee kreme beats Dunkin's hands down. Might as well go to Winchell's.

Jason Hitchcock
Jason Hitchcock

yep, don't understand why people are excited about this

Alexander Dean
Alexander Dean

I've always equated DD with 7-Eleven coffee and snacks. Still do.

Brad Morrow
Brad Morrow

Totally overrated. Their donuts are frosted bricks compared to local eateries like Lamar's or nationals like Krispy Kreme.

cuemiller
cuemiller

if you like Denny's, 7-11, and any gas station convenience store, you'll probably love Dunkin' Donuts. You'll have plenty of time to meet all the creepy seemingly permanent customers while standing in line at 3:00 am admiring the spots on the floor and smelling the Lysol. Living in NY and NJ most of my adult life has cured me of visiting DD, so I won't be seeing you there. Hoping for your sake that Denver's is better.

Patrick O'Reilly
Patrick O'Reilly

Their doughnuts are pretty good, but we already have a coffee available that tastes just like Dunkin's house roast: Pike Place roast at Starbucks, which is weak (I always order "bold" at Starbucks, which you can get as a "pour-over" after noon [at drip price], and out of the urns during mornings----much better than the Pike).

Manny Rodrigues III
Manny Rodrigues III

Yes. As someone who was raised in Connecticut and having lived in NYC I have had their donuts (just average) and their coffee, frankly, sucks. It's weak and flavorless. Move along, folks, there are better coffee and donut options abound.

Kerry Evans
Kerry Evans

Voodoo donuts are coming to Denver, that's something to be excited about!

Cristin Leigh Demaree
Cristin Leigh Demaree

I can't wait! Grew up 30 miles from where DD was started. Love their coffee .. It's all what your used to but to me Starbucks tastes like burnt turds.

Melanie Johnson
Melanie Johnson

Grew up with Dunkin in Michigan...still love them here :)

ScubaSteve
ScubaSteve topcommenter

I brought a couple dozen Dunkin' Donuts to an office potluck lunch once.  The donuts were actually BETTER than the food brought in by others.

Nathan Seely
Nathan Seely

Five months of living here and I never noticed the absence of DD.

Michelle Concha
Michelle Concha

I went to Boston in 2012 and Dunkin Doughnuts is everywhere there!! Gas stations, grocery stores, free standing stores and the airport and they are all close together.

Jade Cruz Quinn
Jade Cruz Quinn

I thought Dunkin Donuts was for people who wanted coffee with their donuts. Not coffee...just for coffee.

Ray Koren
Ray Koren

Blah Blah Blah... Shut up Hipsters... The East Coast Original coffee house, Thank you to the people that brought it here, glad my morning commute is down Broadway!

Chris Wren
Chris Wren

I live in New England (Newburyport, MA-- there are, quite literally, two DD within a quarter mile of where I live); lived in Evergreen, CO. for a number of years. I have hit Dunkin Donuts probably every day for the past six years (coffee only) , and I'd be the first to tell you it's an exercise in self-loathing. The coffee is either tasteless, burned, or tepid,or a combination of the three. Why go there? What Dunkin Donuts IS, is a habit.

Wendy Mosior
Wendy Mosior

They do have good coffee...Way better than Starbucks!

Eugene AkaGeno
Eugene AkaGeno

Better than any other donut spot currently in Denver... Munchies!!!

monopod
monopod

@DarlingCR I grew up in Boston and, later, Maine.  I get it.  The coffee still sucks, and the donuts aren't great (with a couple of exceptions, as I mentioned).  Just 'cause they're on every corner doesn't make them good.

DarlingCR
DarlingCR

@Patty Leidy it'd probably be more "ironic" to like DD than VooDoo... As hipster as VooDoo is, it's lost its luster and never had good donuts. 

DarlingCR
DarlingCR

@Douglas Evans totally far out man. 

DarlingCR
DarlingCR

@monopod @DarlingCR I'm a super bold coffee drinker, pay through the nose if the bean is right, grind it moments before it touches water..... But, there's just something about their coffee that I love. I dont even think their donuts are good... and being from Jersey, thier bagels are insulting. But nevertheless, It's hard to explain DD.. 

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