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Dan-D-Donuts & Deli

Dan-D Donuts & Deli: Fresh Donuts and So Much More
Local Expert's Rating:
5.0 / 5
The Bottom Line:

Dan-D-Donuts & Deli is a local hot spot that has delighted locals and visitors alike for more than 30 years. Everything on the menu is made fresh daily, is extremely delicious, and promises to exceed your wildest dreams. They offer a complete breakfast and lunch menu that is served all day.

- The FloridaPanhandle.com Local Expert Team

Donuts and Florida go hand in hand and there’s no doubt that you will taste some of the best of the best you’ll ever taste in the Sunshine State. Satisfying our sweet tooth while visiting Panama City, is as easy as finding Dan-D-Donuts and Deli located on Harrison Ave. This local hot spot has delighted locals and visitors alike for more than 30 years. Everything on the menu, including the donuts, is made fresh daily, is extremely delicious, and promise to exceed your wildest donut dreams. 

The minute you walk up to the Dan-D Donuts & Deli window, you’ll instantly see and smell why folks go out of their way to visit this iconic spot. The counter is filled to the brim with a wide variety of yeast, cake, and specialty doughnuts you’ll only find at Dan-D! They say the star of the show and the heart and soul of Dan-D is Peggy Pons, better known as Nana. She retired her red apron in 2017 but her more than 40 year legacy of making the best of the best donuts lives on. She used to say, “Get what you want, come early, Get what we got, show up late! We suggest you get there as early as you can because you might have to wait in line, but it is well worth the wait.

Just like Nana says, get there early because many of the all-time favorites sell out. You have to try the huge cinnamon rolls and the delicious sour cream donuts. They melt in your mouth and are so satisfying, you might want to buy two. One for now and one for later.

If donuts aren’t your thing, no worries. Dan-D has a complete breakfast and lunch menu too. Regular customers rave about the Dan-Delicious Breakfast Menu that is served, “your way, every day.” Get two scrambled eggs, biscuit or toast, grits with your choice of bacon, ham, or sausage, and a side of gravy. And if that isn’t enough it’s served with tater tots! Complement your feast with a cup of coffee or freshly squeezed lemonade.

If that’s too much for you, try the famous Dan-De Grits Bowl or Dan-D-Licious Roll-Up that includes your choice of meat and cheese all rolled up in an egg wrap. You can’t go wrong with anything on the Dan-D Menu. Everything is offered all day, so if breakfast for lunch is your thing, go for it!

Ok, now back to the donuts. Take a look at the mouthwatering selections. It’s a difficult choice, but the best part is that you can’t go wrong. They are all delicious and satisfying.

Vanilla Sprinkled Yeast
Maple Topped Cake
Chocolate Topped Sour Cream Cake
Vanilla Coconut Cake
Cinnamon Sugar Cake
Blueberry Cake
Chocolate Devils Food Cake 

The specialty Dan-D Delights will tempt your taste buds with a southern, hospitality-filled twist.

Apple Fritter
Cinnamon Raisin Roll
Cinnamon Sugar Twist
Angel Bismark
Angel Éclair
Bavarian Bismark
Key Lime Filled
Strawberry Filled
Lemon Filled

If you’re feeding a crowd or heading to the beach for a day, get the Dan-D Nuggets. These small, pop-in-your-mouth bites of heaven are perfect for packing a lunch or for a quick, pick-me-up snack on the go. 

Insider Tip:
Order in advance to guarantee you’ll get your favorites and avoid standing in line.