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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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Fremont, Michigan
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107 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We brought our grandkids in for donuts & drinks, after they were so patient waiting for us at Jays sporting goods. We all liked the donuts. Fun place to stop & of corse it's great to support police.

Thank Jeanniejo1
Midland, MI
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The baked goods are genuinely amazing! I also recommend popping into the diner for a plate of fresh-baked biscuits with homemade sausage gravy. I have been coming here for over a year now and have never found a single item that isn't the best version of that item I've ever had!

Thank jmkru
Saginaw, Michigan
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55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Decadent is a great word to describe everything showcased at this bakery. Our personal favorites are their cookies, long johns, and bacon squealers. Delicious and reasonably priced. The only negative thing I could say is that the "gimic" of the place is getting bigger than the food itself. There are now more t-shirt options than baked good options. So I... More 

Thank Otter2008
New York City, New York
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115 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Watch out if you go to Cops with public radio two-for-one coupons. Cops has agreed that the customer can buy any bakery item, get a similar product free. We had a hard time getting them to honor the coupon and the staff was obviously unfamiliar with the program. Ignorance was covered up by rude behavior for more than one counter... More 

Thank Kay M
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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171 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Arrived around lunch time in Clare . Stopped at cops, what a place. Did not have lunch, line was long for donuts. I had a long john and it was loaded with cream and very good. Will make a trip back for Fat Tuesday.

Thank Mikiej09
Howell, Michigan
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

These are great doughnuts. The service what great too. I love the cop theme and decor. I just wish they would label the doughnuts in the case so we know what to ask for or what the are. I found the cop themed merchandise amusing.

Thank RoadWarrior838
Hemlock, Michigan
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145 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This bakery was for sale, the last in town, and members of the police force incorporated and bought it and have operated for some years. It has become an expanding enterprise with "precincts" in nearby towns. This is headquarters! It is busy but service is quick. There are seating areas and most people will share a table if asked. The... More 

Thank HemlockMan
Toivola, Michigan
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped at Cops & Doughnuts... I had heard about them and friends had brought me some of their good doughnuts... We brought our 10 month old daughter to the bakery so she could have her first doughnut... she liked it... they do offer other sweets, treats, and other foods hamburgers, sandwiches soups etc... there is alot of police related stuff... More 

Thank EricW7
Marshall, MI
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141 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Since policemen having been patrolling our streets, everyone has said that their favorite food is DONUTS!. So, the most obvious conclusion is that a retired cop would open a donut shop. Well, that has happened in Clare, in the heart of the Mitten! Originally started by and still wholly owned by policemen, they took over the former Clare Bakery in... More 

Thank scubahanlin
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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85 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you're going through Clare, you can't miss Cops & Doughnuts. We stopped to get some treats for the ride. Nothing beats a hometown bakery. So fresh and good, a must!

Thank sambra41

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
Breakfast, 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
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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