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Donut Friar

634 Parkway Suite 15, The Village, Gatlinburg, TN
865-436-7306
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Ranked #2 of 173 restaurants in Gatlinburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $6
Cuisines: Donuts
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Deep River, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We always stop in to get a donut while in Gatlinburg, which is twice a year. They have the best Boston cream donuts and one of the best coconut cream donuts we have ever tasted. Very small place but big on taste. Very small area to sit, but just a step away from outdoor seating. This is a must when... More

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New Castle, Indiana, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

After reading the reviews you would expect this place to sweep you off your feet. It was almost 6.00 for a donut and a small lemonade. The donut was just a basic cake donut with icing on top. Something a local bakery would sell for under 1.00. The lemonade was so sour it tasted like straight lemon juice. Defiantly not... More

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Springville,IN
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We were excited to try the Donut Friar after reading the reviews, however we were very disappointed! There was a very limited selection of donuts. We ended up getting a dozen yeast donuts. They were very dry and tasted like they were days old. I did also buy a loaf of Cinnamon bread which was very good and why I... More

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Love this place! Have visited for years. Best donuts! The service is great and the hot chocolate is tasty. The kids love it!

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Iowa City, Iowa
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

It was a quaint little sweet shop. Pastries were very good. Would have gotten more but weren't prepared that it's cash only although they have an ATM right in store.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

My husband and I love their donuts. Open early enough that you could stop in before work, without a wait. Family owned. Staff is friendly. A donut with hot chocolate, I love getting from there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

It was the best desert I have ever ate it was the sweetest thing. I recommend it to any one who has a sweet tooth

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Chillicothe, Ohio
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

This used to be one of our favorite stops in Gatlinburg. The quality and selection of donuts were limited, the 4 different times we stopped in for a visit.

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Independence, Virginia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

Walked in and wasn't even acknowledged. Everything in there didn't even look that great. Don't understand why they have such a great rating on here.

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Davenport, Florida
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

Awesome place, everything is made fresh right there. Great coffee, pastries and donuts, plus an extensive array of coffee miss for sale, many locally crafted.

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