Indulge your sweet tooth and visit some of the best sweet shops in Gatlinburg, Tennessee!



Ole Smoky Candy Kitchen

Founded in the 1950s, Ole Smoky Candy Kitchen is the oldest candy factory in Gatlinburg and continues to create delicious sweets in front of guests every day. Popular treats include fudge still made in copper kettles, caramel apples, gummy bears, and taffy pulled on an old fashioned machine in the storefront window.



Mad Dog’s Creamery and Donuts

Hand dipped ice cream, milkshakes, banana splits, donuts and funnel cakes puts Mad Dog’s Creamery and Donuts towards the top of our list of best places to find sweets in Gatlinburg. Try the Smoky Mountain Fudge for a taste of ice cream heaven, and pick up some homemade dog treats for your furry pal too!



The Donut Friar

Legendary for its melt-in-your-mouth donuts, The Donut Friar also bakes pastries and delicious cinnamon bread, which tends to sell out every day. The shop itself is small, but a mid-morning donut treat can be enjoyed out on the patio or as a to-go snack.



Glades Soda Fountain

Located in the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community, Glades Soda Fountain is an old fashioned ice cream parlor with a welcoming vintage vibe serving up sweet treats from the late 1940’s and early 1950’s. Visitors can enjoy milkshakes, malts, floats, and of course ice cream sundaes.



Chocolate Monkey

Known for serving up huge scoops of ice cream, Chocolate Monkey specializes in creating delicious fudge in a variety of flavors, like Rocky Road Fudge. Other sweets offered include huge scoops of ice cream, truffles and candy apples.


Delight your sweet tooth and book a stay at Gatlinburg Town Square by Exploria Resorts. Within easy walking distance to downtown Gatlinburg and all the entertainment the Smokies can offer, Gatlinburg Town Square is a perfect place to take in the beauty and delicious treats Tennessee has to offer.