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521 N McEwan St, Clare, MI 48617
989-386-2241
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, 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
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Everyone assumes cops love doughnuts. Well, here in Clare we all love Cops and Doughnuts! The Clare city bakery was going to close. Now, it's a big tourist destination. They have the best doughnuts and coffee. Plus lunch and love all the gifts. The staff are super. They wear cop like uniforms and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Everyone assumes cops love doughnuts. Well, here in Clare we all love Cops and Doughnuts! The Clare city bakery was going to close. Now, it's a big tourist destination. They have the best doughnuts and coffee. Plus lunch and love all the gifts. The staff are super. They wear cop like uniforms and there is usually one of the owners... More 

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roseville, MI
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We stopped here on our way through town to get a bite to eat for lunch. I was pleasantly surprised that the cute theme was not just a gimmick. Everything seems to be scratch made. The deli sandwiches were great and the hamburger I had was made from fresh meat, hand pressed, and cooked to order. They were served with... More 

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Midland, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Although best known for the bakery and souvenir shop, this business also has a diner. A poster in the window says it has Clare's largest Reuben sandwich. Served on swirled pumpernickel and rye (with three slices of bread) it was big enough to serve two people or to have some left over for carryout. (The sandwich alone cost almost $8.... More 

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Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

This is just a fun place to stop on a family road trip. Their donuts taste great and are fresh. Also like the elephant ear. The atmosphere is fun and they have some cute funny police items if you have any cops in the family. Lots of seating to stop for a quick bite on your way around michigan!

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Waterford, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Wow, You won't believe this place. It is right downtown Clare. So many things to chose from. Everything we had was great. We tries the bakery & the cafe, both are a must. DO NOT MISS IT!!!!

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Cadillac, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

The doughnuts are good....but hey they are doughnuts. Not the best I've ever had, but I would gladly eat another. What I can say is that the atmosphere is great. The staff was happy and friendly and the place just has a great vibe! I will probably stop every time I'm in town!

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Onaway, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Lots of variety of baked goods: doughnuts, cookies, breads, pies, etc. Had 3 sections for browsing: one for souvenir clothing, a dining area for other food not just doughnuts and then the bakery. We thought the prices were a little high but for the novelty of shopping there, it was acceptable. Plus many of the treats were huge.

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Detroit, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

These donuts are the bomb!!! I highly recommend the vanilla frosted long john with the custard filling. Delicious!!!! The apple fritters are big enough to feed two people. The center of the store is the bakery with a café on one side and sitting areas. The staff is friendly and patient.

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Traverse City, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

For several months, my husband and I have driven past the numerous billboards advertising Cops & Doughnuts on our way to visit family and always say, "We should check it out." But we've never done it 'til this afternoon. It was raining as we drove through downtown Clare and decided that this was the perfect day to pull off the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

I have never eaten at the restaurant, so this pertains only to the very pricey pastries . I avoid gluten for various health reasons, but was happy when a worker told me they had 2 gluten free options...no bake cookies in 2 flavors and rice crispy treats. I have bought these treats on several occasions and was excited today to... More 

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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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Restaurant Details

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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