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Cops & Doughnuts Bakery

521 N McEwan St, Clare, MI
989-386-2241
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Ranked #1 of 27 restaurants in Clare
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $1 - $15
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night
Description: There is a doughnut shop and bakery in Clare, Michigan that has been in constant operation since 1896. This foundation business was within weeks of closing when the members of the Clare Police Department came to the rescue. All of them. That's right, all nine members of the local police department banded together to save this historic business.Dubbed "Cops and Doughnuts," the business boasts handmade confections of all types. Join us for a warm fresh doughnut and a steaming cup of Cops Coffee while you enjoy the police decor and friendly, and very safe, atmosphere. Come and see the new store in Clare that everyone is talking about.Since opening as Cops & Doughnuts our business has expanded in to other adjoining store fronts allowing us to ad the "Cop Shop" our apparel and souvenir shop. And the "Traffic Stop Diner" featuring many American Diner favorites.
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Freeland, Michigan, United States
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

For our family Clare seems to be delineation between being up north and being almost home. Cops and Doughnuts has become the place we stop if we are in the area. We've only had the baked goods and all of them are giant sized and very tasty. Their signature sticky buns is one of our favorites. Makes an easy breakfast... More

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Mt. Pleasant
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

I love the different variety of soups and sandwiches available. And of course a huge variety to choose from for dessert!

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Michigan
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

My husband and I saw an episode of "Under the Radar" featuring the bakery and thought we should check it out. What a neat place! Yummy doughnuts and great atmosphere...looking forward to our next visit very soon.

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Beaverton
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

First time having breakfast here and it was wonderful. Normally just purchase coffee and donuts. Great way to start the day.

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Commerce Township, Michigan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We stopped by for a bite to eat on our way home from up north. The two gals working there were very friendly. I don't recall the name of the one who prepared our dinner but she was so friendly and even made a point to check up on us during our meal. The food was good. Of course we... More

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Traverse City, Michigan
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

Horrible food crappy service that restaurant is horrible not worth the energy or time. NEVER EAT HERE

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Greg R, Owner at Cops & Doughnuts Bakery, responded to this review

Hello Matthew, Could you advise what date and time you were at Cops & Doughnuts. Could you also advise what you purchased. We strive to provide great service and products. Thank you More

Rochester, Michigan
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

We have been here several times. Whenever we go through Clare, we always stop. My wife loves their "magic" bars (Large square cookie thing with coconut, chocolate chips, nuts and all sorts of things. I typically stick with long john with custard filling. The shop is awesome and plays up the "Cop" ownership. Nice gift shop attached to shop and... More

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traverse city, mi
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160 reviews 160 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

Saw this place on TA and thought we would take a peek since we were passing thru Clare. Best bakery we have ever experienced. The assortment of goodies was by far more creative than any bake shop I have visited. The prices are reasonable and the quality is tops. Worth a detour if any where around. Neat history about the... More

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

This is such a fun place! In addition to the food area is another room that has all kinds of police displays and fun items for sale, e.g. sweatshirts, mugs, etc.

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Lansing, Michigan
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013 via mobile

Heard about this place from a friend and then saw it featured in an episode of UTR and had to make a stop in our way north. Saw other reviews for the diner and stopped for dinner. Pulled pork basket& burger basket for the grown ups and French toast & rookie basket for the kids. Fries were the best I've... More

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