Buckeye Donuts was named “Best Late Night Eats” at Ohio State. Credit: Amal Saeed | Assistant Photo Editor

Buckeye Donuts is a campus pillar. It has been around since 1969 and just about every Ohio State student has been there at some point.

It’s the type of establishment alumni make sure they come back to when visiting Columbus.

The case for it being the best late-night eat is pretty straightforward.




There really is not much more that needs to be said, but a little detail never hurts.

The doughnuts really seal the deal up front. There just aren’t any better doughnuts anywhere and the variety can’t beaten.

Everyone knows that 2 a.m. feeling of just wanting to stuff your face full of pure sugar. Buckeye Donuts is there to fulfill that craving on the late walks home from one of High Street’s 21-and-over “studying” establishments.

Whether it’s a regular doughnut ranging from glazed to jelly-filled to the absolute king-of-the-hill blueberry cake or a specialty doughnut ranging from an apple fritter to a cronut, there is something for everyone and it won’t disappoint.

Simply put, these are the best doughnuts in town, and they are so consistently phenomenal that there’s no hesitation to try any of the variety of flavors.

A sugary late-night eat is typically the best type of late-night eat, hence why doughnuts were mentioned first in this article, but sometimes the late-night craving is for something warm and filling. Well, look no further than Buckeye Donuts’ gyros.

Are they the absolute best gyros in town? Probably not. Are they the only high-quality gyros sold at an establishment that is also selling the best doughnuts around? Yes, yes they are.

Imagine this: It’s late at night and someone wants a warm meal with a sweet snack. They can walk into Buckeye Donuts and snag two gyros and six regular doughnuts for under $15.

There really is just no beating that deal. Everything you could want in a late-night eat is at your fingertips.

And there’s never any worry if it’s going to be available. 24/7 service might seem like an afterthought to some, but you never really know when that late-night craving is going to hit.

Sure, most campus establishments are open pretty late, maybe even until 4 a.m., but what if that craving hits at 4:15? It would seem the good people at Buckeye Donuts understand that and keep their menu open around the clock.

There you have it, the best late-night eat on campus. It was a pretty simple case from the beginning, but hopefully any doubts have been squashed. And if they haven’t? Pop in and get that two-gyro, six-doughnut deal and come back.

Oh wait, but there’s more? Recently Buckeye Donuts became deliverable. That’s right, everything mentioned above can now come to the comfort of the couch. Enough said.