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Taste of the Upper Peninsula

W236 US Highway 2 W, Saint Ignace, MI 49781-9820
+1 906-643-9734
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“fudge” (10 reviews)
“pot pie” (4 reviews)
“rutabaga” (6 reviews)
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W236 US Highway 2 W, Saint Ignace, MI 49781-9820
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant was run by two very nice ladies. They had three kinds of what yoopers call Pasties (Pass-Tees). This is the equivalent if a "pot pie" but it doesn't have gravy inside. The beef ones are the best, its like a pot roast with...More

Thank KGS74
Jean M, Owner at Taste of the Upper Peninsula, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago
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Glad you enjoyed!!

Reviewed 26 May 2017

I thought it good but it really needs at least some salt and pepper inside of the pasties. They do have home made gravy to go with it, but extra is charged for that, it should be included!

Thank 351debs
Jean M, Owner at Taste of the Upper Peninsula, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2017

Thank you for stopping!

Reviewed 3 May 2017

I found what may be one of the best pasties in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. I was there during a very slow season - the end of April - and found them fresh and piping hot out of the oven, and ready to serve. I am...More

1  Thank Bob F
Jean M, Owner at Taste of the Upper Peninsula, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2017

Thank you! Glad you enjoyed our pasties!!! Stop again soon!!

Reviewed 17 April 2017

We visited the Taste of the U.P. Party & General Store on a complete whim and are SO GLAD we did. This place is seriously adorable, has an AMAZING wine and craft beer selection AND the owner/baker/do-it-all employee is amazingly helpful, relate-able and genuine. We...More

1  Thank Michelle C
Jean M, Owner at Taste of the Upper Peninsula, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2017

We're glad you stopped! Come again soon!!

Reviewed 3 November 2016

My hubby insisted we try pasties and we stumbled upon this place. Very friendly staff, has a little bit of a truck stop feel to it but it was reasonable and good. The pasties didn't 'rock my world' but they are good. I liked the...More

Thank phl2azo
Jean M, Owner at Taste of the Upper Peninsula, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2016

Thank you! Hope you stop again on your next trip to the U.P.!

Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

We got a couple pasties to go before we headed home. We'd never had one before. Very good and very filling. If you're a meat and potatoes kind of person then these are for you. Very friendly and helpful staff!

Thank danielmudge81
Jean M, Owner at Taste of the Upper Peninsula, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2016

Thank you for your review! We look forward to you stopping again!

Reviewed 5 September 2016

I've read about pasties for years in the Cat Who ... book by Lillian Jackson Braun and had to try one. These little gems are actually quite large and very filling. They are handmade throughout the day so always fresh and quite hot. This is...More

Thank Mathtravel
Jean M, Owner at Taste of the Upper Peninsula, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2016

Thank you for stopping and for your review! We look forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed 24 August 2016

Pasties are okay. Nothing spectacular, but decent. I read that you can't visit the UP without trying one, so we did. My husband enjoyed his more than I enjoyed mine. But, he had beef. I had chicken. One cool thing to note -- they make...More

1  Thank JalenafromMichigan
Jean M, Owner at Taste of the Upper Peninsula, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2016

Thank you for stopping and for your review!

Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

If you've never had a pasty be sure to get one while ur in Northern Michigan, it's just what u do so, we tried a couple pasty places! They are a lot like "Hot Pockets" but bigger, better & heartier. The first place we tried...More

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Jean M, Owner at Taste of the Upper Peninsula, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2016

Thank you for your review! Glad you enjoyed!!

Reviewed 16 July 2016

This is a hardy meal. Though the pasties look small they pack a lot of good quality meat and vegetables or vegetarian inside. Chicken, Beef, Vegetarian like a pot pie but only way better without all the sodium of the gravy in a pot pie!...More

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Jean M, Owner at Taste of the Upper Peninsula, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2016

Thank you for your review! It sounds like you really enjoyed your experience of our pasties!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
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Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 6
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 21:00
Monday
09:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 21:00
Thursday
09:00 - 21:00
Friday
09:00 - 21:00
Saturday
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: W236 US Highway 2 W, Saint Ignace, MI 49781-9820
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Upper Peninsula  >  Mackinac County  >  Saint Ignace
  • Phone Number: +1 906-643-9734
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Description
The History Of A Pasty- Those responsible for bringing the pasty (sometimes called Cousin Jack) into the Lake Superior region during the middle 1800's were the Cornish miners or otherwise known as "Cousin Jack". Because of their English origin they were called "Cousins" and "Union Jacks," but the term soon became "Cousin Jacks." Their wives were known as "Cousin Jennies." Back in Cornwall the wives baked the pasties in the morning, rolled them in their aprons and hurried down to the mine shafts. Their husbands and sons, grouped under the trees at the noon hour, received a sizzling meal in the only possible manner it could be supplied. When theses sturdy miners came to Michigan, the pasty came, too, not only for the Cornish-men,but for the Scandinavians, Italians, Finns, and other nationalities that followed this hardy breed of pioneers down the mine shafts. It didn't take long for others to realize that cold sandwiches did not compare with the steaming, succulent contents of the "Cousin Jack mouth organ." The pasty consists of tasty, economical meal of roast beef, potatoes, onions, rutabaga, and carrots, seasoned and nicely wrapped in a delicious crust and baked.
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