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Donut Friar

634 Parkway Suite 15, The Village, Gatlinburg, TN
865-436-7306
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Ranked #3 of 170 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
Hartford, CT
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

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
6 helpful votes 6 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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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I prefer non commercial restaurants and I love little pastry shops. We stopped in on a cold day for some coffee and donuts. Pleasant staff, good coffee and delist donuts. Loved the loft seating, which gave a pretty view. The only thing that was kind of disappointing was the instant premixed hot chocolate, good but could be... More

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Zionsville, Indiana, United States
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44 reviews 44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Get up early and get some donuts from these wonderful people. They have an ATM if you dont have cash, but I like to be prepare. The donuts are amazing and get the cinnamon loaf if you can... They sell out quickly. Worth the trip!

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