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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: Dessert, Coffee & Tea, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night, Takeout

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  • 775
    Excellent
  • 186
    Very good
  • 88
    Average
  • 26
    Poor
  • 28
    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
The best Donuts in the World.

We go here several times while on vacation in Gatlinburg. The pillows, the eclairs, crullers, and even their cake donuts just melt in your mouth. We always stop on the way in to town and this is our last stop out when we leave to travel home.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
Randy J
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Tallahassee, Florida
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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Tallahassee, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We go here several times while on vacation in Gatlinburg. The pillows, the eclairs, crullers, and even their cake donuts just melt in your mouth. We always stop on the way in to town and this is our last stop out when we leave to travel home.

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Gatlinburg, Tennessee
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Donut Friar is the perfect place for delicious baked goods and a cup of coffee. Always great doughnuts, great aroma around the place. Just fun.

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

First time at the Donut Friar and maybe I've lived a sheltered life but the best donuts I've ever had and there is a place I love in my hometown but these have those beat. Will make this a stop on every trip from now on.

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Ok, truth be told, I'm NOT a donut person and never have been. HOWEVER, these donuts are that good! I got the bavarian creme pillow and had a few bites of my child's cake donut. AMAZING!!!!!! A must do stop in Gatlinburg!

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Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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92 reviews 92 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

It is truly a hidden gem if you've never made it that far in the Village...CASH ONLY establishment that offers fresh homemade goodies...several varieties of donuts, cookies, eclairs, krullers, etc. Great cappuccino & coffee made to order. It can get cramped when you're trying to order but everything is priced so reasonable..if you have a dollar & change in your... More 

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Gatlinburg, Tennessee
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Best donut shop I have ever been in, and that:s quite a few. They bake everything daily so it is real fresh .

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Gatlinburg, TN
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60 reviews 60 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

These are not the best doughnuts I have ever had, but they are some of the best in the Smokies! Their Old Fashioned was delicious, and the coffee O.K.

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Science Hill, Kentucky
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I eat here every year when we visit the area. It has the best donuts and bavarian cream pastries ever! It is located in the village.

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Lexington, South Carolina
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

In the past, the service has been very grumpy and the place is always running out of items HOWEVER, this time was very different from all the times in the past. (They must be reading and improving from their online reviews.) I was even able to get a friend croissant in the afternoon. The usually run out. Donuts were very... More 

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Daphne
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

This man creates the best donuts I have ever tasted. I think he said he has been in business 47 years. He has it perfected. He only accepts CASH$, but it is so worth it to get some before headed our for your best donut experience ever. Our family loved his baked good and as we left on our last... More 

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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 6
Cuisine: Donuts

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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 6
  • Price Range: $
  • Cuisine: Donuts

Restaurant Characteristics

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