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Donut Friar

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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$6
CUISINES
American
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Breakfast, Late Night

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Reviewed 4 days ago

They have very good donuts too. We always have to stop for coffee & donuts when we visit. They have tables & chairs outside too.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Michael W
peg p, Public Relations Manager at Donut Friar, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for your review Michael W. Thank you for making a visit to The Donut Friar a part of your vacation.

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Donut Friar is a must stop every time we visit Gatlinburg, their donuts are the best I’ve ever eaten. Staff is very friendly & helpful. Never disappoints!!

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank SoonerGurl51
peg p, Public Relations Manager at Donut Friar, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you SoonerGurl51. We are so glad you took the time to review us and that you always visit us when you are in town. Come back soon.

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I have been in the bakery business for over 40 years. Ive been going to this great bakery for over 20 years. They have been in business for 50 years this summer. And there is a reason. Great donuts and family ran bakery.More

Date of visit: January 2017
Thank william423
peg p, Public Relations Manager at Donut Friar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you so much to take the time to give us a review william423. We are so glad that you appreciate our donuts with your 40 years of expertise. That means a lot. Thank you for coming to our store for over 20 years, we...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love going here the staff is always friendly and the food is fresh! Always look forward for the trip to the village!

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank MamaBearLife
peg p, Public Relations Manager at Donut Friar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks mamabearlife. We are so glad you look forward to your trip to the Village and our store. We appreciate you.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Great tasting, fresh donuts. Nothing fancy. Just the classics done right. Good customer service. They only take cash so we had to use the atm and pay a fee but they gave us a free drink to offset the cost. Get a few extra donuts...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank SMH917
peg p, Public Relations Manager at Donut Friar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you SMH917! "Classics done right" is one of the best things anyone can say about us. We appreciate that. Come back soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best donuts in the area! I highly recommend stopping in during your stay! Try the glazed cake donut!

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank queenofthesea1331
peg p, Public Relations Manager at Donut Friar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your review. We hope that you can come back soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Melt in your mouth...cinnamon rolls are great too...had to go back by there before leaving to come home...had to have some for the road...

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Kim J
peg p, Public Relations Manager at Donut Friar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Kim J for your review. We are glad you could get some donuts for the road. Please come back soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I stopped by this place and bought two pillows pastries with white crème filling which were delicious. They were big enough to cut in half for two snacks each. This place is located in the village and is a must to stop...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Hungryman30127
peg p, Public Relations Manager at Donut Friar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Hungryman30127 for your review. We are glad you took the time to mention us on TripAdvisor and hope that you come back soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Super yummy, melt in your mouth donuts. First time I've ever had a glazed croissant, wish I had another! I did drink my coffee black however, because of no dairy free creamer or packets. Otherwise, bring cash and be hungry because the donuts are delicious.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank 545nicolee
peg p, Public Relations Manager at Donut Friar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review! We are glad you like our donuts. Please come back soon. Also, I will look into a dairy free creamer!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A traditional breakfast stop for us when visiting the area. Delicious, moist cake donuts, some frosted. Definitely fresh. Some indoor seating, including an upstairs. Sells T-shirts, mugs, coffees. Disappointed that cost of cup of water was $1.80, well above cost of cup/supplies. Near the fountain...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Kim H
peg p, Public Relations Manager at Donut Friar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for making us a traditional stop when you are in Gatlinburg. We are glad you like our donuts. So sorry you were incorrectly charged for a cup of water. A cup of Water is free with a purchase. Bottled water is $2.05. Maybe...More

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RachyRach89
September 4, 2018|
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Response from peg p | Property representative |
Both yeast glazed and cake glazed and many other options! Check out our pictures on instagram and facebook. Sorry for the late response.
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Joseph M
July 23, 2017|
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Response from RussC350 | Reviewed this property |
They have the ATM in store and to offset most of the fee for the ATM they give you a free drink is you show the ATM receipt at checkout
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stephen m
April 6, 2017|
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Response from GoldRushJunkie | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do along with coffee and hot cocoa.
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