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Donut Shop Bakery & Restaurant 5527 N. Keystone Ave.

This joint is a diner. It started out as a donut shop and gradually it grew into a full-fledged diner. I have had their donuts before,and they are some of the best in the city. So I decided to see what else they had to offer. Their prices are more than reasonable, such as fried mushrooms are $2.99. For that money I figured they had to be the pull from a bag and drop in the fryer kind. But they weren’t.

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They took larger mushrooms and cut them in quarters, covered them with a simple seasoned flour dredge and fried them up. That is why they served them for 3 bucks. They were really very good. You could taste the true mushroom and they were not at all greasy. Definitely worth ordering again.

They serve breakfast all day and from the plates I saw going out on my earlier trip they serve a big boy size breakfast. For their lunch offerings you get a choice of side. Fries,onion ring, pasta salad or a tossed green salad. Pat ordered an Italian beef sandwich with a side salad for less than $6.

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I actually had a tough time deciding what to eat. I finally settled on their “unsinkable”. It is their take on a Monte Cristo. But with theirs instead of using bread they merely took the ham,turkey and Swiss cheese rolled it up with honey mustard and then battered it and dropped the whole thing in a deep fryer.

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It was really pretty darn good. It looked like a Chimachanga but when you cut into it you saw the meat and cheese exploded inside. When you bit into it you could taste the ham,turkey and Swiss. Much like a crispy club sandwich.

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I decided on a side of pasta salad. It was so-so. Penne pasta with a bit of broccoli and carrot and smothered with a Ranch dressing. The salad I probably wouldn’t do again,but the sandwich I believe I would. I am usually not a huge fan of fried sandwiches but this was really good.,and it too was less than 6 bucks.

I took half of my sandwich home so I could save room for donuts. Donuts are six for $3.75. So the donut prices are as reasonable as their other food. I wasn’t able to take any pictures of them but I did get this.

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I think a lot of people know of this place as a place for donuts and coffee or even a full breakfast. But now you know it is also an option for lunch and diner.

Donut Shop Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

8 responses

  1. I am salivating and still trying to process the $3 of which you speak. There is a place down the road w/ half price apps during Happy Hour, but they taste frozen, not fresh, and not as cheap as $3. I might have to order two orders of those mushrooms. The Monte Cristo looked delicious, too. And chocolate donuts are my weakness. We try to only eat them on vacation, but they are so good! I would have bought six as well, for variety’s sake. Next Pat needs to rhyme his poems. Although he’d probably have to buy something coconut to rhyme with donut.

    September 23, 2015 at 6:55 pm

    • I know 3 bucks for anything edible is rare. Those IQF apps are terrible,but to a lot of joints that is all they know. The more I think of it I wonder why more places don’t cut their mushrooms and then bread them. My sandwich? was good. I felt guilty liking it. Chocolate cake donuts are my weakness as well. But I eat them any time I find them. Pat is more s free verse sort of guy,but he may try rhyme,some time.

      September 24, 2015 at 2:46 am

      • Ha!

        September 24, 2015 at 9:57 am

  2. I love fried mushrooms. I just looked this place up on the map, and I’m seriously tempted to go right now and get some of those mushrooms. And a donut, well, because donuts! Wondering if that one at the top is a chocolate sour cream…
    That pasta salad looks a mess, lol — Ranch? Really?

    September 25, 2015 at 10:04 am

    • Well I just now saw your comment. Yeah the salad was a mess. I picked up a dozen doughnuts Friday and they have a vanilla cream and a chocolate cream as well as a Bavarian cream All are very,very good. Even the cakes are moist. Possibly the second best doughnut in the City.

      September 29, 2015 at 8:16 am

      • I hope by second best, you’re saying Long’s is first?

        September 29, 2015 at 8:20 am

      • Yep. If there is a better one I don’t know what it is.

        September 30, 2015 at 10:52 am

      • Just makin sure!

        September 30, 2015 at 3:05 pm

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