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Donut Friar

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634 Parkway Ste 15, The Village, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3237
+1 865-436-7306
05:00 - 22:00
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46 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2015

I always go to the Donut Friar when I visit Gatlinburg (2-3x a year). The glazed croissants and cinnamon twists are simply amazing. The chocolate eclair - oh my, the best I've ever had. When I pass the people waiting in a hour long line to go to the pancake joint, I just laugh - they are missing out on... More 

Thank Ann F
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275 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 279 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2015

We got into Gatlinburg late in the evening. One of my favorite places to visit in Gatlinburg is the Village at night. I just like the feel of the place. When we arrived, we all headed to the Donut Friar, a place that we have visited many times over the years. Since we were so late in the evening, there... More 

Thank QueenMimi
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60 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2015 via mobile

During our recent stay we visited this business 3 times. Very friendly and delicious. It seems like they were never closed. Donuts and croissants were fresh every time.

Thank FamilyFourMichigan
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2015

Donut Friar is the one place we always stop at! Everything is always fresh and delicious! We love this place and always get a box or two to take back home with us! The speciality coffees are really good also! Can't say enough good things about the Donut Friar!

Thank Kathy P
Tallahassee, Florida
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79 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2015

We go here several times while on vacation in Gatlinburg. The pillows, the eclairs, crullers, and even their cake donuts just melt in your mouth. We always stop on the way in to town and this is our last stop out when we leave to travel home.

Thank Randy J
Gatlinburg, Tennessee
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2015

Donut Friar is the perfect place for delicious baked goods and a cup of coffee. Always great doughnuts, great aroma around the place. Just fun.

Thank Bob60842
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2015 via mobile

First time at the Donut Friar and maybe I've lived a sheltered life but the best donuts I've ever had and there is a place I love in my hometown but these have those beat. Will make this a stop on every trip from now on.

Thank leefus303
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58 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2015

Ok, truth be told, I'm NOT a donut person and never have been. HOWEVER, these donuts are that good! I got the bavarian creme pillow and had a few bites of my child's cake donut. AMAZING!!!!!! A must do stop in Gatlinburg!

Thank Crankycrew
Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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147 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2015

It is truly a hidden gem if you've never made it that far in the Village...CASH ONLY establishment that offers fresh homemade goodies...several varieties of donuts, cookies, eclairs, krullers, etc. Great cappuccino & coffee made to order. It can get cramped when you're trying to order but everything is priced so reasonable..if you have a dollar & change in your... More 

Thank SueKeaton
Gatlinburg, Tennessee
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 June 2015

Best donut shop I have ever been in, and that:s quite a few. They bake everything daily so it is real fresh .

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
05:00 - 22:00
05:00 - 22:00
05:00 - 22:00
05:00 - 22:00
05:00 - 22:00
05:00 - 22:00
05:00 - 22:00
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: +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?