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

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  • 85
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  • 26
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  • 27
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Donuts

We will get donuts every morning we are there. It would be nice if they had a better selection, carry chocolate milk, and had chocolate donuts without the glaze.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
Sarah S
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

We will get donuts every morning we are there. It would be nice if they had a better selection, carry chocolate milk, and had chocolate donuts without the glaze.

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Georgetown, IN
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We visit the Donut Friar every year when we visit Gatlinburg. It's a novelty, especially for our four kids. NOT ONCE have we ever been there that someone was nice, welcoming, conversational, or appreciative of our business. I am not exaggerating, either. I don't know if they only hire people who don't like to smile or speak or what, but... More 

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Maineville, Ohio
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

When we travel to Gatlinburg, we always make it a point to stop in to the Donut Friar at some point during our trip. My husband is a huge fan of the basic cake donut and I love the chocolate crullers. Definitely a can't miss stop...even if you just grab half a dozen to take home with you!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I have been coming here with my family for the past 6 years. This has got to be the best place for donuts in a 250 mile radius. They are friendly and make really awesome donuts. Also make sure you start collecting the mugs they sale. They are decent priced and well made. I dropped mine from a 6 foot... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Awesome Donuts and great service at 5am on our way to see the sun rise! Made the morning one to remember! We recommend the glazed cake donut.

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Greer, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

If you are looking for the best donuts ever, you will find them at The Donut Friar! Go there every time I have a chance. The people working there are friendly and will bend over backward to please you. If you haven't been already, you should go. You'll be glad you did!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I have to come to Donut Friar when in Gatlinburg. The donuts are fresh and wonderful. I love the Chocolate Covered Cake Donut. The lady behind the counter was very sweet...like buying donuts from my grandmother :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

this is the best donut i have ever had. it is superior over everyone including krispy kreme. i would be willing to drive the three hours to go get a donut from here and go back home it's that good

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Madeira, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

As our son says, no vacation is complete without a donut! This is a great little place that has freshly made, delicious donuts available day or night. We love it!

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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We visited the Donut Friar while on a trip to Pigeon Forge. I'd have walked to Gatlinburg to get these awesome donuts! I was born and raised in the German area of my hometown. We had incredible German bakeries with the best donuts to be found. After moving from my hometown, I've been searching for a good "real" donut. I... More 

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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
  • 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?