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Donut Friar

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634 Parkway Suite 15, The Village, Gatlinburg, TN
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Pensacola, Florida
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Get your pre hike carbohydrate load up with these wonderful donuts. Best Donuts and Coffee in Gatlinburg.

Thank Pensacola_Foodie
paintsville ky
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45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We go to Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge many times a year, but I never had anything from here except a cake donut and I wasn't that impressed. So when we were out walking around this June I thought I would give it a second try. This time I got a chocolate eclair. Ohhhhhh my goodness it was out of this world. They... More 

Thank hagerhill
Northampton, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved the selection and they were so fresh! It was a very relaxing morning going to the Donut Friar for coffee and donuts then hanging out in the Village by the fountains. So beautiful here!

Thank Odessa-L
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589 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,573 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stop in the Donut Friar at least once during each trip to the Smokies. We also try to stop on our way out of town to grab a box to take for the car ride home. This trip we got some of the powdered sugar cake donuts, chocolate crullers, rainbow cake donuts, cinnamon twists, a glazed donut, an apple... More 

Thank daisyferret1
Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Forget all the chains, this place is heaven. LOVE the coconut donuts and their cinnamon bread is to freakin' die for! Never mind the diet, just enjoy!

Thank KTB62
Gatlinburg, Tennessee
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

With this being downtown, it costs $8 to park to go get stale donuts. We have bought donuts several times and they are always hard.

Thank halesangel36
Ohio, United States
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Love the donuts ...especially early in the morning when they're still warm. I just wished they did some with maple icing -- which is my favorite!

Thank Janellduley
Charlotte, North Carolina
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60 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stopped by while strolling on a Sunday a.m. Crowd was lite, and I told my daughter to surprise me. Great coffee, and better donut! Bavarian crème - outside was slightly crisp - crunched on impact with the teeth, and covered with powdered sugar. The inside...ohhhhh, makes you want to dance. DID NOT OVER DO it, but one or two more... More 

Thank Art W
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127 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I visit the Donut Friar on each trip to Gatlinburg. The donuts are always excellent, and the service always seems to be very poor. This time was no different. I had a young gentleman who struggled to communicate with me and then acted like I was a bother anyway. I got a half dozen of the cinnamon sugar cake donuts... More 

Thank Wdavis80
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

They had a lot of pastries to choose from and even some coffee. We got frozen coffee but weren't impressed-the cinnamon cake donut was delicious though!

Thank Emily W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
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

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