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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
Lansing, Michigan
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250 reviews 250 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

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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78 reviews 78 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
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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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 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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125 reviews 125 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
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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95 reviews 95 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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