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Donut Friar

634 Parkway Suite 15, The Village, Gatlinburg, TN
865-436-7306
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Ranked #3 of 169 Restaurants in Gatlinburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
Roanoke, Virginia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

This stuff is so good!! Made fresh each morning and served nice and warm for $5.95. They also have a variety of fresh baked donuts and coffee. Beware though....they only take cash!! (there is an ATM located in the store)

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Collierville, Tennessee, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Let’s just say these are the best doughnuts you will ever eat – and one of the best frozen cappuccinos I’ve ever tasted. I’m glad this place is eight hours away or I would have a serious weight problem. Fluffy, moist, sweet, I don’t think you can make a better doughnut.

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Medina, Ohio, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

I visit this area at least 2x's a year and make it a point to stop in here! These are the best donuts ever!! I love the fact that I can smell them from two blocks away!!

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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Reasonably priced, very good doughnuts and pastries, all house made. good regular coffee. We go every trip and at least get a bunch and take back to the hotel / cabin. Much better than any chain - Dunkin or Krispy Kreme.

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Geneva, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

The Donut Friar is one of the many reasons why I love Gatlinburg! The vanilla frosted with coconut are out of this world!!

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Villa Rica, GA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

My family visiting from South America and I went into this place and while we were waiting to order, we saw the owner yell at the young girl working behind the counter with him. I honestly felt bad for her. He finally acknowledged us and we ordered a coffee. The coffee wasn't even freshly brewed, it had been sitting there... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The donuts here are fresh, but to me they seem to be the same basic donut you might get at a grocery store. The place is open early, so it is a pleasant place to get your morning coffee and a donut if you are an early bird. Only takes cash, so be prepared or they have an ATM in... More

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Johns Creek, Georgia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The donuts never disappoint here and I make sure to visit at least once every time I'm in Gatlinburg

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Bainbridge Ross County, Ohio
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This is a cozy place nestled in the Villages of Dowtown Gatlinburg. We went for the famous Cinnamon Bread and couldn't resist a couple donuts, too. The cake donut with white icing and sprinkles is my favorite. These were BETTER than any chain store donut shop or grocery store bakery donuts. The bread was delicious! Also, the gentleman that worked... More

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

These are the BEST donuts ever. Very moist and fresh. Highly recommend the donut friar. Stop in and get some of these delicious donuts. You will not be disappointed!!!!

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