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Donut Friar

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634 Parkway Suite 15, The Village, Gatlinburg, TN
+1 865-436-7306
05:00 - 22:00
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Winchester, Kentucky
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103 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We found this little gem tucked away in the Village in Gatlinburg. I had read about it in one of the brochures I had picked up and forgotten about it until we came across it. Custard is homemade and donuts are so good! The only downside is they only take cash, but they have an ATM onsite and will give... More 

Thank TLP1022
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Just took my six year old for two doughnuts and coffee. Great place for the doughnut. Fair coffee. Really nice people running it. Fun stop.

Thank Tom S
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56 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

You can't go wrong with the donut friar! Lots of variety, hand made in store. Quaint little eating area upstairs!!!

Thank Crankycrew
Lucasville, Ohio
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Always one of our stops in Gatlinburg!!!!The best doughnuts in the world!!! Nicest people you would ever want to meet!! Enjoyable place to sit and have coffee or hot chocolate, We alway bring home doughnuts. You will not regret stopping!!!

Thank odelld11
Tyler, Texas
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518 reviews
305 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped in here while shopping in Gatlinburg and really liked it. It's located in the Village shopping area. They have many different kinds of donuts and desserts. Everything we tried was fantastic, we will return.

Thank WildHaireHiking
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great little shop with excellent donuts and coffee. I make it a point to go there on every trip. It is difficult because normally a donut would be a breakfast item meaning you would have to skip one of the other great places. I solve this by just eating the donuts for other meals (lol) it's a nice place

Thank Mike M
Gatlinburg, Tennessee
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you're in Gatlinburg, you simply must try the donuts in this shop! They aren't fancy, they are just typical cake and yeast donuts made fresh daily. My favorite is the chocolate eclair and my husband's is the cream filled.

Thank Sandy D
Gatlinburg, Tennessee
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Used to buy these on lunch break....in 1974! Great place for truly fresh donuts in our beautiful village. Walk cobblestone path and follow your nose!

Thank karenmoore2015
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in later in the day when everything was pretty wiped out, but we still grabbed a cookie, a couple donuts, baklava and a date bar. Holy cow! Everything was great including our service. Will be returning.

Thank Alexa K
Bean Station
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Donut Friar is a must visit in Gatlinburg, Smoky Mountains - great donuts! Great service- you will make this a regular stop.

Thank 124jeffreyt

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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 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?