On the search for the best donut in Connecticut brings us to Lakeside Diner in Stamford.

This diner out on the far northern edge of Stamford is home to a very surprising donut.

The Donut itself has a nice crispness to its shell.

It’s intensely deep fried, but not in a burned way.

The inside of the donut is damp and has a subtle sweetness to it.

The, after frying, there is a very faint dusting of cinnamon sugar.

Although though dusting tastes mostly like sugar.

I don’t know why I don’t love this donut more.

In every respect, it is the perfect embodiment of what I imagine donuts originally were.

It’s very good, don’t get me wrong. But maybe I’m looking for more than just perfectly cooked dough with a subtle sugar dusting.

The Rating:

With it’s perfectly crisp shell and subtle damp insides, this donut is a perfect example of a classic donut. If that’s what you are into.



Address: 1050 Long Ridge Rd, Stamford, CT 06903
Open daily 6am-3:30pm
Phone: (203) 322-2252