The lifestyle website Thrillist recently made a trek around the country to find the best donut shop in each state. I'm happy announce that a well deserving Jersey Shore hot spot got the top honor for New Jersey (even though we gave this establishment our honor a long time ago.) 

Uncle Dood making fresh donuts! (photo: Laurie Cataldo, Townsquare Media)

Congratulations to Uncle Dood's in Toms River for being named the best donut shop in New Jersey.

Owner Dominic Livolsi got the name of his business from his nephew who calls him "Uncle Dood."

In all honesty when Dood's opened up shop two years ago I was nervous about whether they would thrive. They are neighbors to The Point Studios on Robbins Street in Toms River.

It didn't take long after the scent of fresh donuts started spreading through TR before there were lines to get into Uncle Dood's to enjoy one of their creations.

Pumkin Cannoli Cream Donut Sandwich (photo: courtesy of Uncle Dood's donuts)

The dynamic flavor menu changes every month and Dominic and his staff outdo themselves with every release.

Thrillist said:

his wild donut creations had a little something to do with his success. Those include the Nut Tellin' Ya (Nutella icing and cinnamon sugar), Bed Rockin' (vanilla frosting and Fruity Pebbles), and Vermont Swine (maple icing and bacon bits).

Not only are Uncle Dood's creations the best around, Dominic and his crew are great people. Congratulations Uncle Dood's and thanks for repping the Jersey Shore!