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634 Parkway Suite 15, The Village, Gatlinburg, TN
865-436-7306
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Ranked #3 of 176 Restaurants in Gatlinburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $6
Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Donuts
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Parrish, Florida
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91 reviews 91 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

Not sure what all the hype is about - small selection and mediocre service. They guy that works there clearly would be rather doing something else. On the plus side, the donuts they do have are yummy and fairly priced.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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67 reviews 67 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

This shop is located in the Village Shoppes in Gatlinburg. It is very small but the upper level has 6 tables for guests to sit and enjoy their purchases. They have a variety of doughnuts but if you want them fresh you need to get there early. The place opens at 5am. The prices are very reasonable with the most... More 

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Lenoir City, Tennessee
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Tucked away in the Village area in Gatlinburg, Tn, amongst the other buildings housing other sweet treats is the The Donut Friar. You will be able to smell the aroma of fresh donuts before you can find the building. Made fresh daily one can find chocolate eclairs, cinnamon buns, of course, the tasty donuts. I love this place so much... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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179 reviews 179 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

I am a donut fiend so this was on my list from the get go. But is it the third best restaurant in Gatlinburg? Eh. We arrived at 7 am on a Saturday thinking we would get a large fresh selection. To be honest, we were disappointed in the selection. There were maybe 5 or 6 trays of different cake... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

...it would be this place. Scrum-diddly-umptious, and the prices are right too. Can't go wrong; I'm a repeat customer now and this is a must-visit on every Gatlinburg trip.

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Kernersville, NC
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46 reviews 46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

We returned to the Donut Friar for the first time in 2 years, and it's just as good as we remembered it! We really enjoyed the glazed cake and coconut donuts. There's also lots of other delicious treats filling the counters that we haven't tried yet. Friendly service, great loft area to sit in out of the cold, and worth... More 

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Byron, Georgia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

The donuts we bought were pretty good but the cinnamon roll was stale and overpriced. Will probably return but only for the donuts, would not recommend anything else.

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Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

This place was amazing. The line was long, but moved extremely quick. We got some coffee which was good, hot chocolate with whipped cream, yumm, and a pastry cloud with cream inside which will melt in your mouth. We will most definitely be back to eat here when vacationing back in the area. Thank you for some amazing pastries.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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75 reviews 75 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 via mobile

This past weekend the family and I took a mini road trip and we were craving doughnuts. I had heard about Donut Friar and wanted to give them a try. OMG! Their doughnuts are amazing. They make you feel like your in heaven.

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Fayette, Alabama
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

I love EVERYTHING about this spot!! We go there everyday that we are in town! Its a "don't miss"! We always get a box full to bring back home too :-)

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Additional Information about Donut Friar

Address: 634 Parkway Suite 15, The Village, Gatlinburg, TN
Phone Number: 865-436-7306
Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Sevier County  >  Gatlinburg
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 1 - 6
Cuisine: Donuts

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