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Yates Cider Mill

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1990 E Avon Road, Rochester Hills, MI 48307-2409
(248) 651-8300
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7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast

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  • 44
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great ice cream on a hot summer day

My wife and I stopped in for ice cream Sunday afternoon. She enjoyed her vanilla soft serve, but mostly stole my donut sundae. You have to try it. She was disappointed by the lack of a real bathroom (unless we just couldn't find them).

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Taj Z
via mobile
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I stopped in for ice cream Sunday afternoon. She enjoyed her vanilla soft serve, but mostly stole my donut sundae. You have to try it. She was disappointed by the lack of a real bathroom (unless we just couldn't find them).

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Troy, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 via mobile

Love the cider and donuts here! Great place to walk around in the woods and relax with the family. This place is so popular that during cider season the parking lot is packed and the lines are long.

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Royal Oak, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Wow! We were driving by to get to Stony Creek and saw the sign "we sell ice cream! " So we stopped by on our way home. They have soft serve and hard scoop. My son ordered the donut Sunday: vanilla ocean with a fresh codon donut, Carmel and shipped cream. ...heaven. My other son ordered a root beer float... More 

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Fraser, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

This is truly an amazing place to visit even if it is not cider and donut time. You can go across the street and take a walk in the woods.

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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

Visiting any apple orchard in Michigan is a classic autumn event and Yates should be on your radar as well. It's been in operation for decades and even though there isn't an actual orchard at the cider mill location it's a family favorite. It's simple and delicious. The donuts are toasty hot and fantastic and the cider is perfect! There's... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 via mobile

It was a fun morning - pretty setting, delicious pastries and apple cider. The employees were warm and courteous. A great place for kids to see a working cider mill.

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Hillsboro
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

A trip to Yates was ALWAYS an enjoyable experience when growing up. Now, it appears the popularity of place has grown too big for it's location. Parking space is pretty overwhelming on a busy weekend. You used to be able to tour the cider making processs. However, now one door leads you to sales counters and the other door is... More 

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Rochester
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

If you are anywhere nearby, visiting Yates Cider Mill several times during the season. Nothing beats fresh cider and hot donuts....and they have some of the best.

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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

If you are in town when the cider mill is open, stop by and get some doughnuts and cider because you have to do it. They have some other options like pies and drinks but never skip the doughnuts and cider if this is your first time (or hundredth time) Make sure that the bees stay away from you because... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Great place for enjoying cider, donuts and a big ice cream with the family while sitting by the river bench.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1990 E Avon Road, Rochester Hills, MI 48307-2409
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Rochester Hills
  • Phone Number: (248) 651-8300

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?