6 doughnut shops in WV that will make your mouth water

Whether you like yours topped with sprinkles or stuffed with raspberry jelly, donuts in the Mountain State are sure to impress. Order a dozen (or more!) and treat yourself to these tasty bites! And, if you see a hot dog on the menu, don’t worry – you’re not in the wrong place!

1. J.R.’s Donut Castle

DonutJ.R.’s Donut Castle in Parkersburg is hard to miss: It looks like an actual castle. They serve breakfast, lunch and coffee, and of course a wide variety of delicious pastries, including cream horns, cinnamon rolls and even pumpkin bars. But customers rave about their simple cake doughnuts and glazed doughnuts just as much, so it’s hard to go wrong with any of these choices.

2. Frank’s Pastry Shop

Frank’s Pastry Shop in Chester is a full-service bakery, turning out all kinds of pastries, cakes, pies and cookies daily, and of course, doughnuts. At any given time this shop’s racks may be stocked with such delicious doughnut varieties as apple crisp, pumpkin and German chocolate. Yum!

3. Jolly Pirate Donuts

Jolly Pirate Donuts has been serving Huntington and the Tri-State area for over 30 years. You can find all your favorite classic doughnuts from glazed to cream-filled, as well as a rotating menu of specialties like mouth-watering maple bacon. If you’re looking for a whole meal and not just a snack, they’ve added breakfast sandwiches and gyro sandwiches to their lineup.

4. The Donut Shop

DonutThe Donut Shop is a local favorite in Buckhannon, serving up fresh doughnuts, biscuits and gravy, and even pepperoni rolls daily. This popular shop stays pretty busy, but everyone will tell you these delicious doughnuts are worth the wait. Customer favorites include peanut butter delight and blueberry cake.

5. Spring Hill Pastry Shop

Spring Hill Pastry Shop has been family owned and operated in South Charleston for over 65 years and is home of the original “hot dog” pastry—a doughnut shaped like a hot dog bun and filled with cream. The shop makes a variety of traditional round doughnuts as well, in flavors like raspberry filled and chocolate iced.

6. Shepherdstown Sweet Shop and Bakery

Shepherdstown Sweet Shop and Bakery in the heart of historic Shepherdstown, is known for its Old World-style grain breads and Holiday Stollen, but you’ll find doughnuts on its vast menu of sweets as well—from yeast-raised glazed to cake to cream filled. In a town settled by German immigrants and originally called Mechlenburg, it seems fitting to try the Bavarian custard doughnut.

So go on … treat yourself! Which one are you trying?

This post was last updated on March 1, 2022