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Donut Friar

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634 Parkway Ste 15, The Village, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3237
+1 865-436-7306
05:00 - 22:00
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Hernando, Florida, United States
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I love donuts and buy them everywhere from CA to DC. This place is tucked back in a little center, the parking is terrible. You need to get dropped off, walk or use the trolley to get there. The donut varietys are the standard fare but it is all about the quality. Prices are good. Cash only. If it is... More 

Thank Barbara Z
Peoria, Illinois
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband just had to go to Pancake Pantry for breakfast but i'm not much into pancakes so I saved my breakfast up for the Donut Friar. Keep up the good work and GREAT donuts!

Thank Matilda H
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Can't wait to return here! This place is so delicious! Best donut I've ever had! Worth the visit! Will order enough for the trip home next time!

Thank Deanna A
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had visited this place twice before while vacationing in Tennessee and were so excited to make our 3rd visit, but this time was very disappointing. At our other visits the eclair was the best we have ever had, this visit it was a generic tasting chocolate iced eclair with barely a squirt of Bavarian cream in each end with... More 

Thank RVer42
Chesapeake, Virginia
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41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Simply stated these are the best donuts in Gatlinburg I've had and I highly recommend going there for donuts anytime...BEST around.

Thank itravelplaces75
Dania Beach, Florida
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33 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

What's not to love about the Donut Friar, delicious donuts , ecleairs, danishes, pastries etc.. This is a cash only business! Buy your treat and seat outside by the fountain and enjoy. 5 starts are not enough.

Thank Futbolking
Salisbury, North Carolina
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great sweet treats and very nice mugs made by local potters. There are only a couple of tables inside but there is plenty of setting available in the courtyard by the fountain.

Thank Sargehah
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stopped in around lunch.. the donuts where just perfect, soft/fluffy/melt in your mouth.. I even asked them to ship them home for me..

Thank MDcruise
Kodak, Tennessee, United States
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100 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Chocolate Cruellers 😍 eclairs heck everything here is delicious . We visit every trip to Gatlinburg . Those big chain places have nothing on this hidden jewel !

Thank kriswk
Gatlinburg, Tennessee
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

You won't be disappointed in anything you taste here. It's worth the calories, but you must get there early to secure your favorites. One of my favorites is the Monkey Bread, but sometimes I get there too late. So hurry to make this one of your first morning stops!

Thank Judi P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
05:00 - 22:00
05:00 - 22:00
05:00 - 22:00
05:00 - 22:00
05:00 - 22:00
05:00 - 22:00
05:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 634 Parkway Ste 15, The Village, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3237
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Sevier County  >  Gatlinburg
  • Phone Number: +1 865-436-7306

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?