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Cops & Doughnuts Bakery

521 N McEwan St, Clare, MI
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Ranked #1 of 26 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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Lexington, North Carolina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Rolling through this town and saw the signs for this place. We stopped in and looked all around at the doughnuts of all shapes and sizes, as well as most any pie or sweet treat. Also a great breakfast stop, of which we did partake. All kinds of tee shirts and things to go along with the theme as well... More

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44 reviews 44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 via mobile

Bqest donuts we have ever had. Fresh, tasty, variety, appeal. Good staff, friendly, going again! Easy location.

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Clare, Michigan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Clare City Bakery has been in continuous operation for over a hundred years. When the local police heard that the place was going to shut down, they pooled together and bought it. They have managed to turn a sleepy old bakery with one or two employees into a thriving business encompassing three storefronts employing quite a few more people (I... More

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Brighton, Michigan
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51 reviews 51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I had a coffee and a chocolate long john with cream filling on my way up north. WOW!! There is no better. It is convenient to stop by on your way up 127 going to northern Michigan.

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151 reviews 151 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We came here for doughnuts with friends. It appears to be three businesses in under one roof. On one end there is the diner which has a great sounding menu of soups and sandwiches. In the middle is the bakery with lots of doughnuts and all their sweet cousins, plus, bread, cookies, pies .... oh my. The next room has... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Everything here is amazing. My favorite is the boston cream donut. We have a cottage close by and it's always a great start to the day when you wake up and my dad went and got some Cops and Doughnuts for breakfast!

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Lansing, Michigan
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295 reviews 295 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

There is a wide variety of doughnuts & the two we tried were good but their sandwiches are fantastic. The sandwiches are big enough to share with another person. We didn't try the soup but it looked very good. We will start stopping here on any trip through Clare.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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106 reviews 106 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Hard a really hard time deciding which pastries to get as I really wanted one of them all! Selection is vast. The young man behind the bakery counter was patient with us and explained each item so we could make better choices. The iced pumpkin cookie was outrageously good. And so was every other thing we got. We also had... More

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Battle Creek, Michigan
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The baked goods were excellent. Service was excellent and the free samples helped you choose what you liked. They also had great hours with a section for tee shirts.

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48 reviews 48 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I went in the afternoon and was surprised that there was a line, but it went very fast and they were friendly. It was fairly easy to get to. Expensive. The bear claws and sour cream donuts were very good.

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