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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 good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“fudge” (11 reviews)
“pot pie” (5 reviews)
“rutabaga” (7 reviews)
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9:00 am - 9:00 pm Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly
W236 US Highway 2 W, Saint Ignace, MI 49781-9820
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Reviewed 25 September 2018

We rented a house on Bevort Lake and needed dinner and some groceries, and "refreshments". Perfect one-stop shopping. In house made fudge, pasties, apple turnovers, nice "spirits" selection at state minimum prices.

Thank T W
Reviewed 19 September 2017

On this stop I had a fresh, hot, Beef pastie that was excellent, It has chunks of beef, not ground beef, and the garden-grown ingredients were diced to nice sizes and not mushy. Also, some pasties leave a mild heartburn as an aftereffect, but not...More

Thank Bob F
Jean M, Owner at Taste of the Upper Peninsula, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2017

Thank you for stopping! Come back and see us when your supply runs out!

Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

I love good Pasties, but the ones here were a big disappointment. We ordered one chicken and one vegetable so we could try both types. Both were primarily potato and basically tasteless. In fact, I could not tell one from the other. There was so...More

1  Thank Jfraser727
Reviewed 14 August 2017

This was our first exposure to a pastie, pronounced pass-tee. Its like a pot pie with either chicken or beef, potatoes, carrots, onions and I belive they said rutabaga. Its about the size of two hands clasped and enclosed in pot pie type crust ball....More

1  Thank Bruce K
Jean M, Owner at Taste of the Upper Peninsula, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

Thanks for giving us a try!

Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

First time having pasties. Like a beef stew in a thin pastry crust. Delicious and filling! Sort of like an empanada.

Thank Ken B
Jean M, Owner at Taste of the Upper Peninsula, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2017
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Glad you enjoyed!!

Reviewed 7 July 2017

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

1  Thank KGS74
Jean M, Owner at Taste of the Upper Peninsula, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2017
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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 18 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 4 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 11 November 2016

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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 6
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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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
  • E-mail
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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