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Yates Cider Mill

1990 E Avon Road, Rochester Hills, MI 48307-2409
(248) 651-8300
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups
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English first
Rochester Hills
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

You need to go to this cider mill to just eat their donuts. It is excellent. They have the plain & cinnamon donuts. We usually buy at least a dozen. The donuts are small in size & one can easily eat three or four. The apple cider is pretty good as well

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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

A delicious tradition each fall in RochesterHills, Michigan! Everyone should go and the lines are worth it. Plenty to see in the operational cider mill, outdoor seating, walk along tree lined walking paths. They usually are open in fall only but recently extended hours to serve ice cream.

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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is not a restaurant! It is a wonderful cider mill set on the Clinton River with trails for hiking. A great family place now opened all year round. Beware, fall weekend traffic can be insane. You can watch the whole process of apples to cider with all the energy being generated by the water wheel. Have fun! We always... More

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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

They have great warm donuts & cider, plus ice cream in the summer. Nice place to get outside. Right along Clinton River with a trail. Gets very busy. Right where Dequindre Rd. meets with Avon/23 Mile. Traffic backs up and it's hard to pull in and out of parking lot. People park at the park across the street and cross... More

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Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This is a cider mill, if that's what your looking for there are 3 or 4 more within 20 minutes of this one. Parking and traffic flow are serious problems here. Trying to cross the road from the overflow lot is difficult at best as westbound traffic rarely yields to pedestrians. Children ( there are usually many here) should be... More

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Royal Oak, Michigan
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Stopped by today for cider and donuts. Can't say a bad thing about the taste and quality of the cider and donuts. It is set up for a complete family experience with animals to view and pony rides. I would have thought that a bumper crop of apples this year would make the price of cider more reasonable...I paid $8.50... More

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Clarkston, Michigan
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71 reviews 71 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

If you grew up in the area. You probably went here as a kid. But the problem is. Thats when it was at it best. As a kid in the 1980's. This place is not set up to handled the crowds they get. Standing line out side for over an hour.Just to see apple cider made and buy expensive donuts... More

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Venice, Florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

Okay, I know everyone goes here for the Apple Cider but the donuts are a must!!!! The fresh warm donut just melts in your mouth. We had to go back again....the best donut I have ever had! Oh, yes the apple cider is yummy too. It is a great place to go and the old press is fun to see.... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

The fresh donuts are to die for. Yes the cider is excellent but GET SOME DONUTS! Wait in line, it's worth it. Get some fresh cider, fresh warm donuts, take a stroll along the river, and pretend you are young again. A trip to MI is incomplete without a trip to Yates. Celebrating 150 years in 2013 so doing something... More

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Rochester, Michigan
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

I have been to a lot of cider mills but this is by far my favorite one. The cider is the best I've ever tasted - so sweet and tangy at the same time. I absolutely hate any kind of doughnuts except the kind you get at a cider mill and their cinnamon doughnuts are straight deliciousness. Also they have... More

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