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Donut Friar

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634 Parkway Suite 15, The Village, Gatlinburg, TN
+1 865-436-7306
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05:00 - 22:00
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Toccoa, Georgia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We go here every time we visit Gatlinburg. Yummy, fresh donuts!!! And the price isn't too bad either :)

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Thank lisa c
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The French Crueler is THE BEST! Every year I hit up the donut friar and it's always delicious. It's a must visit!

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Thank Kevin E
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35 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This little Shop opens at 5am!! Great coffee and hit chocolate!! Then let's get to the donuts!!! They look awesome but taste even better, not heavy or super filling either. Light and satisfying is a better description and the shop smells awesome!! Worth a stop!!!!

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Thank Eileen C
Asheville, United States
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Always come by for homemade doughnuts, the powdered cake are my favorites. Located in The Village on the strip, so there are lots of other shops to visit.

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Thank Vona A
Winfield, Alabama
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75 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Told the worker we traveled 400 miles for a donut. And that was not far from truth for we get one every time we visit. Great.

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Thank john h
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The donuts are always fresh and full of flavor. My favorite is the cinnamon twist, my husband likes the glazed - they have a touch of lemon in the glaze.

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Thank Tammy M
Lake City, United States
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in for a midday snack and to get out of the cold for a few minutes. Great little Shop! We had donuts and hot chocolate. The donuts melted in your mouth. They had a little seating area upstairs with a nice view.

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Thank Alexis C
Knoxville
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I did not want a donut, but when i was offered a bite from my grandson, i went back inside and bought one for myself. Delicious.....and fresh.

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Thank 183joannp
Cincinnati, Ohio
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97 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

***CASH ONLY*** (Although you get a free $2 drink when you use the ATM to compensate you the fee) The Donut Friar is a Gatlinburg staple. And has been since 1969! It's located on the aquarium end of the strip tucked back in The Village Shops, just behind the fountain. It's cozy (aka tiny) inside. They have 2 tables downstairs,... More 

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Thank iagomega
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290 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If donuts are your thing, you will love the Donut Friar. Lots of choices and friendly people behind the counter.

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Thank Linsey H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6
Cuisine
American
Meals
Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
05:00 - 22:00
Monday
05:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
05:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
05:00 - 22:00
Thursday
05:00 - 22:00
Friday
05:00 - 22:00
Saturday
05:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 634 Parkway Suite 15, The Village, Gatlinburg, TN
  • 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?