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521 N McEwan St, Clare, MI 48617
989-386-2241
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: There is a doughnut shop and bakery in Clare, Michigan that has been in...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great donuts, but pricey.

I stopped into Cops and Donuts after spending the week at Camp Rotary with my son's boy scout troop. There was a line, but it moved very quickly. The service was great. The donuts are huge, but the price equals that. $13.95 a dozen. I also purchased a chocolate chip cookie and a mollasses cookie... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I stopped into Cops and Donuts after spending the week at Camp Rotary with my son's boy scout troop. There was a line, but it moved very quickly. The service was great. The donuts are huge, but the price equals that. $13.95 a dozen. I also purchased a chocolate chip cookie and a mollasses cookie. They were both huge and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Food very good , service very good and the bakery looked very interesting but did not try. My wife and I each had a Ruben sandwich which was very good and we each took home half our sandwich.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

We stopped for an early lunch on the way to the Dulcimer Festival in Evart MI. My husband ordered a hamburger and I had their famous pulled pork sandwich. They were both very good! My pulled pork sandwich was delivered with several BBQ sauces to choose from. I ended up giving my husband 1/4 of my sandwich because it was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

After all of the hype we did not know what to expect! It is very cool and I think it might be saving downtown Clare!

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Wauseon, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This is a fun stop due to the history of the store. 9 police officers who bought a business and made it grow. the doughnuts were good. The cookies nothing special. In Clare there is a merchandise store next to the doughnuts shop which is fun to look at . On the other side is a bbq shop we did... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The donuts and pastries are huge. A great value for the money. I was disappointed to find the Day Shift coffee in whole bean was sold out when we were there. The humorous decorations and gifts for sale are a highlight!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

The doughnuts are very good, staff is friendly, little hard to get to with the limited parking and a little pricey.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

The stereotype has been around forever...Cops at the donut shop. You've probably read the story about how this shop came to be (and got it's name), so I won't repeat it here. I'm just gonna give you my opinion on the donuts. The donuts are good (cops love donuts and love donuts made right.). Are these donuts the best I've... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We make sure to visit Cops and Doughnuts every time we visit our home state. The doughnuts are massive and so fresh and the atmosphere is fun. The building is a historic landmark to Clare, having been the Clare Bakery and when they decided to close up the local police pooled their resources and bought the building, saving a piece... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Cop decorations, memorabilia, and cop food. This place nails the cop culture, and is definitely a worthy destination for all coppers alike. You will not find better doughnuts. The fruit turnovers remind me of the old Hostess fruit pies, only these are waaaaay better. Come on here for a meal 24/7, and schedule your angioplasty right afterward.

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Address: 521 N McEwan St, Clare, MI 48617
Phone Number: 989-386-2241
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Clare County  >  Clare
Average Prices: USD 15
Cuisine: American

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 521 N McEwan St, Clare, MI 48617
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Clare County  >  Clare
  • Phone Number: 989-386-2241

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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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