Spotlight on a local business! When craving donuts in Shawnee, Kansas, Mr. D’s Donut Shop is where to go! Mr. D’s Donut Shop is located off of 75th Street and Nieman Road, at 11222 w 75th. Street and they’re open Tuesday through Sunday, 5:30 AM – 12:00 PM.
Mr. D’s Donut Shop was started in 1975 and it’s been a local tradition ever since. In 2018 new owners took ownership of the donut shop and they continue to make the original recipes, even mixing all the dough by hand! They start making the donuts as early as 2:30 AM on weekdays and around 1:00 AM on the weekend.
Although the recipes have stayed the same, the new owners have introduced new frostings, s’mores toppings, and custom donuts. Some of the custom donuts Mr. D’s Donuts has done include Kansas City Chiefs donuts, snowmen, unicorns, fire fighter pups, cobwebs, animals, turkeys, and more! Custom donuts can be reserved by calling in advance.
In addition to donuts, Mr. D’s Donut Shop has drinks and indoor seating. Recently my son and I visited the shop and found a group of locals who have been coming twice a week for decades! Light conversation, laughter, and the smell of fresh donuts fills the air at Mr. D’s. Another reason to love this shop- the owners care about the community and give back. Inside the donut shop is a basket with toilet paper rolls inside. On the outside of the basket is a sign that reads, “FREE Take as needed”.
Some of the most popular donut varieties at Mr. D’s Donut Shop include honey dipped, apple fritters, long Johns, buttermilk, and cinnamon roll donuts as large as a salad plate!
Next time you’re craving donuts, visit Mr. D’s Donut Shop in Shawnee, KS and support this wonderful local business.