Donut Drive-In

St. Louis, Missouri

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DONUT miss this stop on your Route 66 road trip through Missouri. Donut Drive-In in St. Louis is a beloved institution for both locals and travelers alike.

Opened in 1953, Donut Drive-In retains much of its original charm and many original 1950s recipes. Stop into the small shop for a handmade apple fritter, long john, cinnamon twist, custard-filled, chocolate-glazed, cake, or cruller to take for the road.

The St. Louis doughnut shop was built by John Harter in 1952. Eventually, his daughter and her husband took over until 1996 when the Schwarz brothers bought the business. In 2020 the current owner, Kevin McKernan, took the reins, determined to preserve his childhood favorite.

Look for the restored neon sign, cute white and red building, and wide selection of delicious pastries.

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Donut Drive-In

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Address:
6525 Chippewa St, St. Louis, MO 63109

Hours:
5:00 am - 10:00 pm (Tuesday - Thursday)
5:00 am - 12:00 am (Friday - Saturday)
5:00 am - 2:00 pm (Sunday)
Closed (Monday)

Cost:
$

Phone Number:
(314) 645-7714

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Donut Drive-In in St. Louis, Missouri Route 66 Doughnut Shop
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Know Before You Go

To make the most of your visit to Donut Drive-In in St. Louis, Missouri, here are some things to know before you go.

  • Parking available in a small attached parking lot.
  • Unlike most doughnut shops that are only open in the morning, you can enjoy these treats throughout the day.
  • Located just down the block from another famous Route 66 stop in St. Louis: Ted Drewes Frozen Custard.

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