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Donut Friar

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634 Parkway Ste 15, The Village, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3237
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 am - 10:00 pm
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

OMG, this place is fantastic, charming atmosphere and great service. Large selection of both fried and cake donuts and cream-filled products Good coffees and quick service. You must go here for a treat while shopping a variety of shops in the complex

Thank Ron A
Lebanon, Tennessee
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Wife and stopped in for a beverage and ended up with amazing pastries. This little hidden gem is wonderful. The entire village shopping area is wonderful. You must visit this shop. Bring cash no cards accepted

Thank jankey0814
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The Village is a nice little bit of class tucked away just off the Gatlinburg strip. It has fountains, flowers and plenty of places to sit and enjoy your coffee and donuts from the Friar. Good pastry, coffee and the staff have all been friendly and helpful. Try them...

Thank Tapdn
Birmingham, Alabama
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This doughnut shop has great tasting doughnuts. Very good selection, friendly staff, nice and very clean Best of all the shop is located in the Village - there is a very relaxing fountain with bench seating just steps from the entrance to the Donut Friar-a great spot to eat those delicious doughnuts!

Thank busterjohnson124
Auburn, NH
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181 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The doughnuts here are excellent. This spot is tucked away in "The Village" on the main street in Gatlinburg, making for a nice quiet spot for a quick breakfast. They open early, which is a plus for early risers.

Thank wildcatsfan86
Hoover, Alabama
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I ordered the Bavarian Creme donut expecting the usual custards goodness in a fluffy donut. What I got was an experience. A crispy (fried) outer shell dusted with powder sugar encasing a delicious, yeasty inner softness with a fantastic vanilla custard center. Best Bavarian Creme ever. Hands down.

1 Thank MC_Bowlin
Concord, North Carolina
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Opens very early for us early birds that love to walk. Good selection of wonderful sweet treats. We get a variety of donuts and share.

1 Thank Susan G
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice homemade pastries and doughnuts. Bring cash though they don't accept cards. They have a cash machine and give you free water if you have to use it.

1 Thank GJRyan59
Atlanta, Georgia
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Donut Friar is an absolute must while you are in Gatlinburg! They have some of the best donuts you will ever eat in your life. Every single time we have ever visited Gatlinburg we always go to the Donut Friar and buy several donuts from them. Especially the white pillar donuts and the chocolate covered white cream stuffed donuts.... More 

1 Thank parasteve2016
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

All of the doughnuts we have sampled are great and the prices are fair for the area! We enjoyed them and they were still fine warmed the next day!

1 Thank Mommyoffiv

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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, Lunch, 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 Ste 15, The Village, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3237
  • 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?