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Donut Friar

634 Parkway Ste 15, The Village, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3237
+1 865-436-7306
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good15%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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634 Parkway Ste 15, The Village, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3237
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

When we are in the mountains we try and get into the Friar at least once. I love the donuts but the service is lacking. The guy just acted like the customers were bothering him instead of helping them.

Thank Brandy B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

There are a lot of good reviews here and in google. Since this was out first time, we felt it was a must stop. The server was a little impatient and indifferent and the donut were average at best. Just don't see what all the...More

Thank CDS8903AI
Reviewed 2 days ago

I have been going to Donut Friar for the entire 36 years of my life, and have such good memories of this place. As an adult, I have turned to their crullers. They are like a pillow-y cloud of sugary goodness in your mouth. Both...More

Thank jcsquared2
Reviewed 4 days ago

I love donuts and buy them everywhere from CA to DC. This place is tucked back in a little center, the parking is terrible. You need to get dropped off, walk or use the trolley to get there. The donut varietys are the standard fare...More

Thank Barbara Z
Reviewed 5 days ago

My husband just had to go to Pancake Pantry for breakfast but i'm not much into pancakes so I saved my breakfast up for the Donut Friar. Keep up the good work and GREAT donuts!

Thank Matilda H
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Can't wait to return here! This place is so delicious! Best donut I've ever had! Worth the visit! Will order enough for the trip home next time!

Thank Deanna A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had visited this place twice before while vacationing in Tennessee and were so excited to make our 3rd visit, but this time was very disappointing. At our other visits the eclair was the best we have ever had, this visit it was a generic...More

Thank RVer42
Reviewed 1 week ago

Simply stated these are the best donuts in Gatlinburg I've had and I highly recommend going there for donuts anytime...BEST around.

Thank itravelplaces75
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What's not to love about the Donut Friar, delicious donuts , ecleairs, danishes, pastries etc.. This is a cash only business! Buy your treat and seat outside by the fountain and enjoy. 5 starts are not enough.

Thank Futbolking
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great sweet treats and very nice mugs made by local potters. There are only a couple of tables inside but there is plenty of setting available in the courtyard by the fountain.

Thank Sargehah
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
stephen m
does it have hot tea?
7 April 2017|
Response from GoldRushJunkie | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do along with coffee and hot cocoa.
Janet W
are there gluten free options
15 March 2017|
Answer Show all 8 answers
Response from James M | Reviewed this property |
Yes he has a gluten free section of pastries.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 6
Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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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