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Cops & Doughnuts Bakery

521 N McEwan St, Clare, MI
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Ranked #1 of 27 restaurants in Clare
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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English first
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This was our first visit, even though I am in the area every summer. My grandma lives in nearby Harrison, but we don't venture into Clare too often. Last summer I saw a billboard and meant to visit but never made it. This summer I was sure to make a drive through Clare as my two littles love donuts as... More

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Northern Michigan
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118 reviews 118 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Alright, if you're going to come here, you need to suspend your diet for 24 hours and give yourself permission to pig out! This place is a well oiled machine! The customer service here is excellent. The workers easily handle the crowd. The donuts were magnificent. I'm not exactly a donut connoisseur, but these were some of the freshest, tastiest,... More

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Merrill, Michigan
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51 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

yea they have very good to excellent donuts drive slow wear your seatbelt and get some donuts and coffee

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Cherry Valley, Illinois
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

They made me feel like family. I love it so much that I bought some Cops & Doughnuts gear. Going back in August. Cops & Doughnuts is on my "must do" list.

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Houghton Lake, Michigan
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13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

After seeing billboards and listening to commercials for the last couple of years, we got to Clare to see the bakery. We were very surprised that it also served food. As we had just had lunch with friends, we were looking for something sweet. There was a large varied selection. After a few minutes of drooling, we made our selection... More

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Harbor Springs, Michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Everyone traveling US 127 north or south should swing into downtown Clare and stop at Cops and Donuts. Fantastic stop on the way south. Had lunch there--fantastic food. Had a donut--even more fantastic. The next day while traveling north, stopped again. Had an omelet--very good. Took some cookies home--wow, make that a double WOW. Instead of stopping at the rest... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We just stopped because of the sign. They have so many to choose! Cherry doughnuts, long john, apple fritter, and peanut butter cookie were all good. They were the freshest I ever had at a bakery and it was at 4:00 in the afternoon! Plus read the history brochure. So happy the cops saved the place and good for them... More

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Saint Joseph, Michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Cops and Doughnuts Bakery is a fun stop with more doughnut choices than anyone can imagine. We had doughnuts with our granddaughter prior to the St. Patrick's Day parade and it was a wonderful way to begin the day.

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Mt Pleasant
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5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

This is a novel business in my home town. The donuts are excellent and there is a great variety to be had. It is not unusual for current or former Clare City Police officers to be in the bakery since a number of them purchased the business when it was about to go out of business after close to a... More

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Woodstock, Canada
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28 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Nine police officers bought the City Bakery when the century old business was closing. They have made it into a great tourist attraction in Clare. The donuts are huge and delicious and the meals are reasonably priced, large portions and delicious.

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