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Donut Friar

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634 Parkway Suite 15, The Village, Gatlinburg, TN
865-436-7306
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5:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Dining on a budget

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  • 721
    Excellent
  • 173
    Very good
  • 84
    Average
  • 26
    Poor
  • 26
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best Donuts in Town

Fresh and Yummy donuts. There is space in the loft to eat there, but most take out. The Cinnamon loaf they sell by the loaf is amazing, and you can purchase a "Donut Friar Coffee Mug" that is large and exactly what my husband loves

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
Ann S
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Seminole, Florida
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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Seminole, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Fresh and Yummy donuts. There is space in the loft to eat there, but most take out. The Cinnamon loaf they sell by the loaf is amazing, and you can purchase a "Donut Friar Coffee Mug" that is large and exactly what my husband loves

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15 reviews 15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

Make sure to bring cash if you want to eat here. They don't take credit cards. The sweets are delicious and fresh and they have a variety of drinks. Will be back!

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

When traveling, we always make it a point to find a local doughnut shop. We were not disappointed with the Donut Friar. The doughnuts were delicious and the staff was great! The prices are good, but it is a cash only business so come prepared.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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161 reviews 161 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Great stop for a donut and cup of coffee. Fast and affordable. We grab a quick breakfast here every time we're in Gatlinburg.

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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW via mobile

I am not a donut fan whatsoever but the smell coming from the Donut Friar was too good not to pass up. I was just going to purchase donuts for my children but once I saw the cinnamon bread, I knew that I could not pass it up. I waited until we were home before tasting and boy it did... More 

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alexandria, virginia, usa
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Some people have the chair lift, some people the aquarium, but i will never visit Gatlinburg without visiting the Donut Friar. By far the best Donut's i've ever had, and like i said in a past review, sitting by the fountain in the village having a donut makes me feel like i'm somewhere in europe not eastern Tenn.

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Rincon, Georgia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

There's a reason why so many reviewers say things like "best donuts". Now, I don't know because I haven't had every donut everywhere, but they are definitely very good. Had a bavarian pillow pastry that was awesome and filling (hubby and I actually split it). Yum.

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Saint Charles, Missouri
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

You can't even walk by without smelling the delicious aroma of baked goods! Donuts, puff pastry, breads...sooo good! Fresh and fantastic! Bought extra to take for the drive home the next day still fresh and tasty. Our several visits during our stay always had friendly service. Can eat in or take with you. One day was rainy morning and they... More 

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Paris, Illinois
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Excellent donuts. Very friendly staff. Located in a very pretty area. We loved getting our donuts and coffee and enjoying them near the fountain. Lots of seating and less crowded than many areas on the strip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

If your lucky their will not be a line. If there is.....its worth it. We went here for breafast and post dinner dessert. Equally great both times.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 634 Parkway Suite 15, The Village, Gatlinburg, TN
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Sevier County  >  Gatlinburg
  • Phone Number: 865-436-7306

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 6
  • Cuisine: Donuts

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?