Myrtle Beach is cluttered with pancake houses and donut shops up and down the strip. The Donut Man is one of those places on the south end, open 24 hours and is popular with the locals. While I read mixed reviews, I tend to agree with the number of reviewers who said that the Donut Man is nothing more than a re-branded Dunkin Donuts.
The colors of the decor were the same as Dunkins, the uniform was the same as Dunkins and the selection of donuts were exactly the same as well. Creme filled powdered, chocolate frosted, sprinkles and glazed. Exactly the same. Now don’t get me wrong, we like the donuts at Dunkins but I had read a few reviews of people raving how unique The Donut Man was- we just didn’t see it.
One specialty item they did offer was the Red Velvet donut. It looked delicious. However, it must’ve been made days earlier because it was stale and hard. Ew. So disappointed.
Same goes for our other donuts- especially the Vanilla Creme filled powdered donut that was so stiff it was disgusting.
The chocolate covered French Cruller was crusty (and not in a good way.) It just seems to me if you are going to be a 24 hour operation the donuts should still be fresh no matter what time you visit, or at least offer a discount for the day old stale versions Donut Man was selling.
We paid less than $6 for a half dozen donuts which is comparable to another donut shop in the area so no complaints there. Now granted, we were there during the slow season when a lot of other restaurants in the area are closed for about 6 weeks until the spring. Maybe Donut Man should just also close down for the winter season and re open when they can move more product and keep their donuts fresh. We are going to stick with the reliable Krispy Kreme just two doors down. Even in the slow season Krispy Kreme keeps their donuts fresh. Boo to the Donut Man.