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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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9:00 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: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Takeout

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  • 54
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 6
    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
Nice cider mill

Good for kids to watch making of apple cider. Ice cream and donuts served here are equally good. Could go for kayaking on Clinton river which is across the cider mill.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 1, 2016
sreekanth s
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Good for kids to watch making of apple cider. Ice cream and donuts served here are equally good. Could go for kayaking on Clinton river which is across the cider mill.

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Thank sreekanth s
Rochester Hills, Michigan
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

We love Yates though it gets very crowded. The stroll along the river is nice, but letting the kids venture is even better. It's a great place to collect many different leaves for fall projects/educational purposes. I wish they would rebuild the bridge across to Bloomer Park, that allowed for even more fun and adventure. Delicious treats, too, of course.

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Thank LutzkaFamily
Rochester Hills, Michigan
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015 via mobile

My daughter had one request before heading back to school after a long weekend...Yates cider and donuts. She was bragging to her roommates about this place since returning to schools in August. They were not disappointed. Being from L.A and Chicago, they had never experienced anything like the Yates freshness of fall!

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Thank Thomas K
Detroit, MI
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

Great donuts and cider, good place to bring children. They have a few animals the kids can pet, plus they sell pumpkins and other items. Great donuts!

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Thank apmatera
Rochester, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

My family and I have been coming to Yates for decades. My father used to work for Yates when he was a teenager as well. It can be rather busy, but it is a family tradition and the kids love the area and walking next to the Clinton River. The cider is very very fresh, you can watch them crush... More 

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1 Thank Pentastarm
Toledo, Ohio
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015 via mobile

Great place for families. Not far from the great hotel we stayed at in Rochester hills mi. Called Concorde inn.

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1 Thank Mike O
Kansas City, Missouri
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

This was the first time I'd ever been to Yates, but it's a family tradition for my husband. However, this was his first time back after eight years in other states. He says it's still the same! Frankenmuth fudge, water driven cider mill, woods, water, people, pony rides, face painting, cotton candy, hot dogs, knockwurst, doughnuts, and a great park... More 

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1 Thank JazzyAzy
Rochester Hills, Michigan
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3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

I've been to most or all of the cider mills around the Rochester area: Yates, Rochester, Goodison, Paint Creek, and my favorite Stony Creek Orchard and Cider Mill. (The latter is a little longer of a drive from Rochester but well worth it. Their prices are typical, their donuts large and tasty, their cider is the BEST, and you can... More 

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Thank Brian L
Ortonville, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015 via mobile

Love the donuts here and excellent cider. Great family outing for kids of all ages. Real working mill and apple press. Nice river with picnic tables. Cross the street and over the wood suspended bridge into a lovely park.

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Thank JILL C
Warren, Michigan
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

i go every year, the prices keep going a bit up,but what isnt, they make them right in front of you, you can view the apples being smooshed, the kids love it! the service is fast and friendly as there is always a line on weekends. It still uses the original water wheel,and even as teens we went, but i'm... More 

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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?