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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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Sun - Sat 5:00 am - 8:00 pm
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Every time we are in Claire we stop at Cops and Donuts. The pastries are good and very large. There is also a lunchroom with many items with interesting names. Such as the misdemeanor wiener. If you're in the area make a point to stop.

Thank Kim H
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I actually don't find their doughnuts to be anything special. I've had far better apple fritters. Their coffee is okay. The best thing about the place is their Reubens, but they jacked up the price of them so much that it's not worth it anymore. I think most people go in for the novelty. It makes the doughnuts taste better... More 

Thank evanbonobo
Swanton, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Driving through town we had to stop at a place called Cops and Doughnuts. Busy local joint with a large selection of doughnuts and pastries. The coffee was hot and fresh brewed, the way cops like. The doughnuts were fresh and melted in your mouth. The Apple Fritters were a meal. The staff is helpful and patient while you make... More 

Thank Russell G
Fayetteville, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Never been, but told it is a must stop for those living in lower Michigan when traveling "up north". On a Sun morning this place was buzzing, but line for donuts moved quickly. Spoke to someone in line who just happened to be an employee buying donuts and asked for a recommendation.... Long Johns, apple fritters and cherry blossoms. So... More 

Thank 2Runks
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is mainly a pastry shop. It has some of the best doughnuts I've ever eaten. They have a day old case. Great price. Ice cream parlor type service. Pretty quick. Long Johns are a must buy.

Thank Spartydano
Coopersville, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even if you're not hungry or on a [no doughnut] diet, this place is a fun stop and definitely worth a visit when in Clare. Originally started by 9 cops, doughnuts are their forte, but the offerings don't stop there. We had lunch...a good variety [breakfast items too] from which we chose the Special: half sandwich [egg, ham or tuna... More 

Thank Ronmsparks
Meridian Hills
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5 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is okay. The donuts are a bit overrated and most of the place is hype but at least they bake donuts all day long unlike other establishments.

Thank Kenneth M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here for lunch and a donut on our way to northern Michigan. Love the concept of cops owning a donut shop. It was a fun stop. The lunch was good and the driftwood doughnut was deserving of its award.

Thank Aka_Annie05

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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, Highchairs Available
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups, Kids
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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