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Cops & Doughnuts Bakery

521 N McEwan St, Clare, MI
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Ranked #1 of 28 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
Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan
17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Family enjoyed their food across the board. Had fun walking the retail area while snacking. Even had an on duty officer stop in while we were there!

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Harrison, Michigan, United States
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40 reviews 40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Have never been disappointed with the baked goods sold in this store, even the day old goods seem to be tasty as ever with the big discount price. If you want to get the day old discount baked goods, be there early in the morning. Nice place go and get your craving for the sweets to neutralize. Place is clean;... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Don't miss having a delicious lunch here. Top it off with a fresh pastry. Take home a souvenir too. Full of local people who are extremely friendly and treat you like you've been there all your life.

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Petoskey, Michigan
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Bacon doughnuts! HUGE! And great prices. Nifty stuff to buy and a sit down restaurant area, Had to buy some stuff to go. This place is the TICKET! ;)

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Montpelier, Ohio
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We stopped at Cops & Donuts on Oct 10 2014 on our way up to the Upper Peninsula Michigan. I heard about it from a friend that lives in the area. We LOVED it!!! We got there in mid-afternoon and wanted to grab a bit to eat for a late lunch...The food was very good. I had a Triple decker... More 

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Lexington, North Carolina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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152 reviews 152 reviews
69 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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Address: 521 N McEwan St, Clare, MI
Phone Number: 989-386-2241
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Clare County  >  Clare
Average Prices: USD 1 - 15
Cuisine: American

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