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Cops & Doughnuts

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521 N McEwan St, Clare, MI 48617-1438
+1 989-386-2241
5:00 am - 8:00 pm
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411 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The doughnuts here are amazing! They even have a doughnut that is covered in bacon! Located right in downtown Clare, we really enjoy stopping here.

Thank CaseyJones6325
Carleton, Michigan
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our last "chance" for this place. We take visitors there as a touristy place. Out of 5 visits , 4 have been stale donuts. The food on the restaurant side is good, but the doughnuts have just not been fresh. It's a great idea, they just need to keep things fresh. We will not be going back.

Thank pattyt317
Lansing, Michigan
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Words cannot describe the delicious-ness of these doughnuts! They're huge and taste amazing! Lots of options to choose from - we've ordered Paczki online and they arrived fresh and tasty! It's a must stop in Clare. Right off the highway if you're traveling North or South for a quick stop! The girls at the front counter were pleasant and patient.

Thank flobberbobber
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016 via mobile

One of those places to be careful with. One is never enough and before you know what's happening you're waking up from your doughnut induced diabetic coma, licking the icing from your lips, ravenous for more.

Thank mrJoe_b
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174 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016

And it was really good back then, too. This is a unique place, and pretty famous. A small doughnut shop that started as a place to help revitalize a small town that had lost all its manufacturing jobs. The police officers banded together and started to make this work. They are so successful they bought out the Clare Bakery that... More 

Thank RPata
Okemos, Michigan
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65 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016 via mobile

Doughnuts and cop memorabilia, what more could you ask for? Always stop with my son on our way up north for deer season. A great variety of doughnuts, pastries, and cookies. They even have their own brand of coffee. You can also get food in the café. The raised doughnut with chocolate glaze and bacon is so sinful that it's... More 

Thank MSUBones2010
Clare, Michigan
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

For a little town in the middle of Michigan, we sure have a lot of visitors thanks in part to Cops & Doughnuts. Great breakfasts, lunches, and of course sweets. My favorite, if you love coconut, you'll love it too, is the Driftwood. Second favorite, is Apple Fritter, and then there's the giant cookies, Molasses, yum. Cup of nice hot... More 

Thank lsines2015
Portage, Michigan
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

Unless you are there first thing in the morning, don't bother. Their advertised donuts are gone and they don't make more until the next day. The donuts left in the afternoon can be bought elsewhere for cheaper. We stopped three weeks ago and complained about the selection and was told they would send a gift card to make up for... More 

Thank Barb A
Greg R, Cop-Owner Presdent at Cops & Doughnuts, responded to this review

Hello Barb, Please call me today if you can. 989-386-2241 Ryno More 

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75 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

Travelling home from up north and stopped in. Quaint town, great bakery. Had a triple chocolate donut and lemon bar, take out rather than eat in. Both were excellent!

Thank Teresa F
Warren, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

Went to visit Clare specifically to check out 'Cops and Doughnuts'. What a great choice. Set in a Quaint town of Clare, is a historic bakery, rescued by 9 cops, which has the largest variety of pastries I've ever seen. In addition, if you don't just want doughnuts, you can order any one of a variety of sandwiches. ( make... More 

Thank pamelabastianon

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Street Parking
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
5:00 am - 8:00 pm
5:00 am - 8:00 pm
5:00 am - 8:00 pm
5:00 am - 8:00 pm
5:00 am - 8:00 pm
5:00 am - 8:00 pm
5:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 521 N McEwan St, Clare, MI 48617-1438
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Clare County  >  Clare
  • Phone Number: +1 989-386-2241
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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