Did you know that National Doughnut Day is on Friday, June 7th? Well, now you know! This is a great excuse to go visit a South Dakota, Iowa, or Minnesota doughnut shop and indulge in a little treat.

No matter if you enjoy one for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, it can be tough to resist a delectable donut. But are the best donuts found in South Dakota, Iowa, and Minnesota?

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A new survey from Yelp uncovered some of the best doughnut shops in the country, especially in South Dakota, Iowa, and Minnesota.

From iced, glazed, or filled doughnut treats, the experts at Yelp determined the Best Donut Shop in Every State by searching for local reviews and ratings of doughnut eateries.

This is an all-time list of the best donut shops in every state, according to Yelp Elites. We identified businesses in the donuts category on Yelp, with a large concentration of 5-star Elite reviews. This list looked at businesses in the United States. All businesses were marked open on Yelp as of March 28, 2024

So where are the best doughnut shops in South Dakota, Iowa, and Minnesota? Let's go on a sweet journey!

Minnesota: Heights Bakery in Columbia Heights

Heights Bakery Inc. (via Facebook)
Heights Bakery Inc. (via Facebook)

This "quaint little shop" is a family-owned business located about 20 minutes north of Minneapolis. Some local favorites include glazed, chocolate-dipped, to apple fritters and flaky cronuts. 

Iowa: Ambrosia Donuts in Ankeny

Ambrosia Donuts (via Facebook)
Ambrosia Donuts (via Facebook)

The Des Moines area residents love this old-school doughnut establishment. You can tell they spend time creating each doughnut every day. Here's a glowing review from Yelp:

“Their display case is a visual feast, boasting an array of classic and creative flavors. But the real magic happens when you take that first bite. Their donuts are light and airy, yet incredibly flavorful. The glaze is perfectly sweet, and the toppings are generous and fresh. I swear, they melt in your mouth like little pillows! And let’s not forget the donut holes! These bite-sized morsels are like mini flavor bombs…the perfect sweet treat to complement your donut selection.”

South Dakota: Jerry’s Cakes & Donuts in Rapid City

Jerry's Cakes and Donuts (via Facebook)
Jerry's Cakes and Donuts (via Facebook)

This could be controversial for South Dakota residents. This is a great local doughnut shop out west. There's even a "secret family recipe" that owners of Jerry’s Cakes & Donuts have used for more than four decadesBesides doughnuts, this shop also features baked goodies like muffins, cookies, brownies, and birthday cakes. 

Some South Dakotans can argue that the best doughnut shop in the state is The Royal Bake Shop in Centerville.

READ MORE: We Found The Best of The Best South Dakota Donuts- Do You Agree?

Heights Bakery Inc. (via Facebook)
Heights Bakery Inc. (via Facebook)

Where are the best doughnuts found in South Dakota, Iowa, and Minnesota?

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