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Donut Friar

634 Pkwy, Gatlinburg, Tennessee 37738 USA

487 Reviews
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Open Now
Sun 5a-8p
  • Independent
  • Credit Cards
    not Accepted
  • Not Wheelchair
    Accessible
  • Public
    Restrooms
  • No Wifi
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“The smell alone is impossible to resist”

The Donut Friar, which is tucked away in The Village Shops in downtown Gatlinburg, is an affordable treat worthy of your visit. This small donut shop has been faithfully serving tourists and locals since 1969 and has a loyal following. While your body may not thank you for these delectable fat pills, your mouth definitely will. Since the staff starts making donuts from scratch long before the 5:00 AM daily opening, don’t be surprised if a strong aroma supernaturally pulls you into this tiny shop. Once you see bakery cases filled with homemade goodness, you will be rendered helpless. The wide variety of donuts, which range from $0.97 to $1.14 each, are made on-site each morning. Some of my favorite baked goods include the traditional glazed donuts, crullers, eclairs, cinnamon rolls, and of course their world-famous cinnamon bread.

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Rhonda B.

other donuts simply wilt in the presence of the donut friar. i have enjoyed them for the past 50 years. anyone will be won over soon as they are in five feet of the door. coffee is always... Read more

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Kerri B.

What a great addition to The Villlage Shops! Before anything, very important tip I wish I knew:  yes, it is cash only...BUT...there is an ATM inside (in May we passed it by because the ATM at... Read more

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Marisa C.

5 stars for a great spot that we loved so much we visited twice while visiting Gatlinburg! The staff was super friendly and offered us a large pup cup for free. It seemed like homemade whipped... Read more

Donut Friar

634 Pkwy
Gatlinburg, Tennessee
37738 USA
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Hours

Open now until 8:00 pm
  • Sun - Fri: 5:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat: 5:00 am - 10:00 pm

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    Wheelchair Accessible
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    Credit Cards Accepted
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