Spotlight on Mary Lou’s Donuts

Donuts: our love language.  National Doughnut Day may have passed but that doesn’t stop us from talking about one of Lafayette, IN‘s favorite donut spots!  It’s a Lafayette staple, grouped with other restaurants such as Dog ‘N’ Suds and Triple XXX. If you’ve honestly never heard of Mary Lou’s, do yourself a favor, and get chu’ some. They’re made fresh every morning, gooey and yeasty, but the best part- they’re $0.50 a piece. This historic A-frame building is a must see in the Lafayette, IN area. Head on inside or hit up the drive through. Life is good when you can roll up to a drive through window and pay about $6 for a dozen of made fresh donuts.


Mary Lou Donuts

Mary Lou’s opened in 1961, and it’s been named best donut for over 57 years. The current owner, Jeff Waldon, bought Mary Lou’s just over a year ago. He has made strides to expand Mary Lou’s in many ways.

Currently, starting May 30th, Mary Lou’s will sell a line of homemade popcorn, candies, and coffee.  Click here to view what our local newspaper, The Journal and Courier, has to say about it. “…Mary Lou’s will begin selling a line of snack products such as dipped pretzels, flavored popcorn and chocolate covered potato chips as well as various roasts of coffee.” A good thing just got better!  “..The line of snacks and coffee were born out of a partnership with Concannon’s Bakery Cafe in Muncie, where Mike Concannon runs a similar operation to Mary Lou’s along with his gourmet snacks and coffees; roasted by his son, Marc…”

A unique trait of this historic piece of Lafayette, IN is that they have a food truck. Check their Facebook page to see where and when the truck will be at various place through the area. They often visit some of the small towns in Greater Lafayette and surrounding counties. The food truck is available for rent or hire for events and birthday parties!

Basically, the donuts sell themselves. We’re only suggesting you check out this Lafayette, IN staple!

Happy National Doughnut Day!


Hours, Location, and Reviews

1830 S 4th St, Lafayette, IN 47905

Monday – Saturday 5:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.

Closed Sunday

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