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Yates Cider Mill

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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Single-use/Individually wrapped condiments
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Updated 09/03/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 09/03/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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Takeout, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards, Outdoor Seating
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Reviewed October 31, 2020

Extremely overcrowded, chaotic traffic, tons of bees. We went on a sunny warm day and a cold cloudy day it was all the same.

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed January 7, 2020 via mobile

Had the opportunity to visit Yates cider mill several times this Fall. The cider and fresh ‘doughs’ are always a hit with both young and old . It is a great place for a family outing or out of town guests !!!

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed December 10, 2019 via mobile

We much prefer the cider mills in Rochester and Goodison - their cider is superior,as are the baked goods. No crowds and lines. Yates feels too commercial and over crowded.

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed December 2, 2019 via mobile

Tried morning and afternoon, tried weekdays and weekends. Always a line. And yet prices continue to go up. Gotta say they hire half a dozen cashiers to try to service customers, but what’s supposed to be a fall tradition often becomes a cold wait in...a long line for an overpriced plastic glass of cider and a cinnamon donut.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed October 19, 2019 via mobile

Still on your hunt for the best cider and cider mill donuts in Michigan. I have been here several times although it's not the most convenient to get to from Royal Oak and sometimes the traffic on Rochester can be frustrating at best. The place...as usual is packed every Saturday afternoon and teeming with people and kids. I always get a cup of cider warm and then a small bottle of cold cider to go and a dozen mixed donuts. The cinnamon and plain donuts. Their warm cider is always comforting and good since I have yet to ever go when it's not a freezing to me on the weekends. Their plain donuts with the cider is my preferred break snack. I have never left disappointed after a visit here just a bit stressed from the crowds and hurry of getting in an order mostly.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 8, 2019 via mobile

Hi I have been going to Yates cider mill since I was a child. Such great memories with my family hiking to the cider mill is a option or just park at the cider mill for the best donuts and cider. Always a long line...but worth the wait. I use to take my sons and now granddaughter. They now have small petting zoo and fudge etc. there a beautiful walking path through wooden area. There donuts are truly the best of any cider mill I have been to. There hot spicy cider is delicious. Worth the long line wait enjoy.More

Date of visit: January 2019
Reviewed September 3, 2019

Great place to bring your family to enjoy the day . Walk along the river. Enjoy the donuts and cider

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed August 24, 2019 via mobile

It was my wife’s first visit to Yates Cider Mill. She had a great time. My experience was different. I wish if they had the regular restroom instead of portable outside bathroom. They were very full and were very nasty. It wasn’t busy at all...when we were there. Need to improve on their sanitary situation. I can’t imagine what the bathroom would look like when they are very busy....More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed August 6, 2019 via mobile

We LOVE Yates Cider Mill! There are trails to walk, the donuts are melt in your mouth yummy, and the cider... yum!! They also have other treats such as fudge. Whenever they are open is the best time to go. They have something special for...every season. The staff is very friendly and efficient at their jobs. Lines might get long, but you’ll get in and out quickly. Bring the kiddos. You can get a silly picture, see the ducks by the river, and pet the goats.More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed April 14, 2019

I have been going here since I was a child and can now enjoy it with my children! The donuts and cider are amazing! Love walking along the trails by the river!

Date of visit: September 2018
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  • Yes, Yates Cider Mill offers takeout services.

  • Yes, Yates Cider Mill offers delivery services.

  • Yes, Yates Cider Mill is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

  • Yates Cider Mill is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 4.5