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“Great Place To Stop For A Snack” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cops & Doughnuts Bakery

Cops & Doughnuts Bakery
521 N McEwan St, Clare, MI
989-386-2241
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Ranked #1 of 28 Restaurants in Clare
Price range: $1 - $15
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night
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.
Ypsilanti, Michigan
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14 restaurant reviews
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“Great Place To Stop For A Snack”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

We saw the sign for this little bakery in Claire and stopped by this past weekend. Great donuts and other sweets. The staff is super friendly. This is a real fun place to stop for a bite to eat. The theme is cops. Be sure to grab one of their little brochures which describes how it got this name. This seems to be a really popular place. I had a "custom made" chocolate covered donut. Probably the best I have ever had. We will make this a regular stop on our travels to mid-Michigan.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Lansing, Michigan, United States
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48 reviews 48 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Great little business”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

What a nice little find in Clare! Great doughnuts, friendly staff. I tried the apple fritter, which was delicious and HUGE! I will stop back again on a trip up north since I really want to sample some of their amazing looking cookies.

Visited April 2014
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Freeland, Michigan, United States
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“Our must stop in the Gateway to the North”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

For our family Clare seems to be delineation between being up north and being almost home.

Cops and Doughnuts has become the place we stop if we are in the area.

We've only had the baked goods and all of them are giant sized and very tasty. Their signature sticky buns is one of our favorites. Makes an easy breakfast if you headed to go camping.

Take time to look around the establishment. Lots of neat things and don't forget to pin your home location on the map or enter it in the computer.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Mt. Pleasant
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great place for lunch!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

I love the different variety of soups and sandwiches available. And of course a huge variety to choose from for dessert!

Visited March 2014
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“Our First Visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

My husband and I saw an episode of "Under the Radar" featuring the bakery and thought we should check it out. What a neat place! Yummy doughnuts and great atmosphere...looking forward to our next visit very soon.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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