I've lived in Michigan my whole life but have never had the infamous pasty. So we stopped at Bessie's on a recent trip.
There are definitely no bells-and-whistles at this place. But it appeared clean and the service was decent.
I don't know what a pasty is really supposed to taste like, but they tasted very dry to me, even with gravy on the side. The choices are gravy or ketchup, with ketchup being the traditional way to eat them to eat them in the Upper Peninsula...or so I've been told.
I wouldn't go back. But if pasties are your thing, give it a try.