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Donut Friar

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634 Parkway Suite 15, The Village, Gatlinburg, TN
+1 865-436-7306
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05:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 05:00 - 22:00
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The donuts are always fresh and full of flavor. My favorite is the cinnamon twist, my husband likes the glazed - they have a touch of lemon in the glaze.

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Thank Tammy M
Lake City, United States
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped in for a midday snack and to get out of the cold for a few minutes. Great little Shop! We had donuts and hot chocolate. The donuts melted in your mouth. They had a little seating area upstairs with a nice view.

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Thank Alexis C
Knoxville
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I did not want a donut, but when i was offered a bite from my grandson, i went back inside and bought one for myself. Delicious.....and fresh.

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Thank 183joannp
Cincinnati, Ohio
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39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

***CASH ONLY*** (Although you get a free $2 drink when you use the ATM to compensate you the fee) The Donut Friar is a Gatlinburg staple. And has been since 1969! It's located on the aquarium end of the strip tucked back in The Village Shops, just behind the fountain. It's cozy (aka tiny) inside. They have 2 tables downstairs,... More 

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Thank iagomega
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290 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If donuts are your thing, you will love the Donut Friar. Lots of choices and friendly people behind the counter.

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Thank Linsey H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a go to for us everytime we visit the area. This place is a classic. Small business that excels just by doing things the way they've always done it. Their donuts are the best!

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Thank sjdetrick
Berkley, Michigan
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94 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We frequent this place every morning while visiting Gatlinburg. It is a perfect place to grab a doughnut and coffee early in the morning to walk around and enjoy Gatlinburg before the crowds hit.

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Thank 8_is_enough_in_MICH
Benton, Kentucky
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love this place very friendly love the coffee and donuts I go to Gatlinburg 3 to 4 times a year always have to have my donuts from here best place ever very clean

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Thank Helen jean N
Ooltewah, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I shop here every time we go to Gatlinburg. As a sidenote, remember to bring cash, they do not except credit card. There is a credit card machine at the shop but it does charge a fee to withdraw money.

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Pell City, Alabama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Literally the best donuts I've ever had!! Do yourself a favor and getnfome Donut Friar donuts next time you're in Gatlinburg. Be sure to tryna fig bar too!!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6
Cuisine
American
Meals
Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
05:00 - 22:00
Monday
05:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
05:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
05:00 - 22:00
Thursday
05:00 - 22:00
Friday
05:00 - 22:00
Saturday
05:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 634 Parkway Suite 15, The Village, Gatlinburg, TN
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Sevier County  >  Gatlinburg
  • Phone Number: +1 865-436-7306

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