Bill’s Donuts | Centerville, OH

July 28, 2016

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Bill’s Donuts (Facebook / T: @billsdonuts / IG: @billsdonutshop)
268 N. Main St. (map it!)
Centerville, OH 45459
(937) 433-0002
Open 24 hours

Visited: Saturday, July 16, 2016 at 3:30 p.m.

At the tail end of a Dayton day trip that included breakfast at Butter Cafe, coffee at Press, the Air Force Museum, Warped Wing Brewery, Wright brothers museums, and more, we found ourselves in a booth at the fabled Bill’s Donuts in Centerville.

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Bills’ really cracked us up at first, because of their building. The outside looks like a newer doctor’s office. If it weren’t for the steady flow of cars in and out of the parking lot, and the unmistakable smell of frying donuts, I would have doubted the sign. Of course, then we get inside and there’s that feeling you’ve stepped back a few decades, with the low counters stools, patterned wooden floor, and carved wooden pillars in the wall.

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I was worried that the selection might be low, with our late afternoon arrival, but nothing could have been further from the truth. The place was loaded.

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Tray after tray of everything you could imagine.

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And a consistent crowd of customers to scoop them up.

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We spent a minute or two eyeballing the trays.

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And eyeballing some more.

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Including a gander or two at those maple bacon longjohns.

 

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And then we started making selections. None of the donuts were labeled, so you’ll have to ask what’s what.

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We ended up with an assortment. Kudos to that applesauce donut in particular. The one surprise: the longjohns weren’t filled with cream or custard.

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All in all, a very fitting way to end the day in Dayton.

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I was impressed with the full selection, even at that time of day, and clearly they weren’t slowing down with production.

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Bill’s is well known already. I could see that from the responses on Instagram when I shared a photo. But if you haven’t been, well… next time you’re in town.

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