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Donut Friar

634 Parkway Suite 15, The Village, Gatlinburg, TN
865-436-7306
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Ranked #3 of 171 restaurants in Gatlinburg
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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
Hummelstown, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

We visit the smokies once a year and this is a stop each time. The cake donuts are delicious and we always walk away happy. Cash only so be prepared.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

We stopped here after reading some of the reviews and couldn't have been happier. My husband and two children loved the cake donuts and I had the eclair. Hands down the eclair was the best I have had. Great spot to go while in town!

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Hartford, CT
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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Nothing spectacular. Cake donut, several selections, not much different than the local DD chain. Donuts are .99 and up each.

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Rothbury
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85 reviews 85 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We had the best fresh powdered donuts when we were there in December 2013. My husband hasn't stopped raving about them since!

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Florence, Kentucky
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Be ready for cash only. They make an awesome loaf of cinnamon bread. Also excellent chocolate eclairs that are nearly a foot long. Located in the middle of Village so if you do not walk back into that area, you do not see shop. Just look for big fountain and shop lis right behind it.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

we go here every year on our trip up here. every single thing is amazing, but definitely don't forget to try the cinnamon bread!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Thank you for donating to the mountain man memorial march breakfast canteen. Many enjoyed because of your generosity.

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Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

The donuts are great, but the apple and Bavarian cream pillows are magnificent. Just wish the would accept a credit card. Having to have cash is painful.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Tucked within the Village shopping area is a wonderful little donut/pastry place. The donuts are baked on site, fresh every day. This ain't Dunkin Donuts or Tim Hortons; what is lacking in variety is more than made up in taste and deliciousness. The eclairs and raised glazed donuts are exceptional. Donuts are about $1.00; other pastries are no more than... More

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Walking on the G-burg strip, I kept seeing people with bags from this place. We finally found it, and it was crowded. We got a Bavarian cream filled powdered donut and an eclair. They were both out of this world. Hands down, these were the best donuts I have ever had. Actually, they should be elevated above all other donuts,... More

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