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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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Visitor rating
  • 681
    Excellent
  • 166
    Very good
  • 78
    Average
  • 25
    Poor
  • 24
    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
Most recent review
Nostalgia...

My grandparents use to bring me to gatlinburg during summer holiday and every time we would go to the Donut Friar. I hadn't been to gatlinburg in a few years. I was shocked to see how "grown-up" the town was and that the Donut Friar still existed! It made me extremely happy!!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
OlyMur
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Providence, Rhode Island
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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974 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Providence, Rhode Island
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

My grandparents use to bring me to gatlinburg during summer holiday and every time we would go to the Donut Friar. I hadn't been to gatlinburg in a few years. I was shocked to see how "grown-up" the town was and that the Donut Friar still existed! It made me extremely happy!!!

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Millville, New Jersey
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

So this donut spot was recommended by a friend, I found the donuts to be good but nothing spectacular. There were a bit sweet, and the service average. Being in Gatlinburg you would think the staff would be welcoming but the guy working was just like what can I get for you? Why not explain what is your best product... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Don't waste your time or money here!!!! We went here to pickup a mug for my father in law and the guy who was working there, scruffy hair with a beard, had a nasty attitude with customers. He was constantly himming and hawing, just had an attitude problem. We walked out and went to a different shop to get a... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

My opening sentence says it all seeing as a few of their drinks are made from one; however ours was not. We ordered drinks from their menu that had to be made. They were not welcoming when we came in the door it was almost as if they dreaded having to serve us when we only was getting drinks. Our... More 

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Smiths Grove, Kentucky
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58 reviews 58 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We really liked our doughnuts, though I didn't think they were the best we've ever had. We got there around 10:45 and they were already out of a lot of selections so if you're wanting all the choices, get there early! We got 3 doughnuts and a coffee for under $5. Cash only though!

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Rochester, Michigan
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50 reviews 50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Kids loved the eclairs,my cinnamon twist was pretty good (tripadvisor is making me write 100 characters).

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Forest City, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Coffee is decent and donuts are good, but The Crème Pillow Pastries are fantastic. They are probably 5"x5"x2" high. They taste like a gourmet crème horn, if there is such a thing. Get there by early to mid afternoon to be sure you get some as they sell out pretty quick.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Great selection of doughnuts and pastries. Even with a long line, it moved fairly quick. The place is cash only, but you can get a few different doughnuts and bottled water for less than $5.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We decided to check this place out since I saw it in trip advisor and it was just ok nothing really special. The guy working the register was rude.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We stopped in to have a break from the frigid temperatures outside and have a sweet treat. My donut was delicious and my husband thought his danish was one of the best he has ever had! Nice little place to stop in and enjoy a break from the crowds.

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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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?