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Becky Jul 15, 2003 07:00 PM

Can anyone recommend a great place to find pasties in Michigan's Upper Peninsula? I'd like to avoid the usual tourist traps. THANKS!!

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    Mike Olijnyk Feb 2, 2005 06:37 AM

    Got one more:
    Pasty Corner in Iron River, MI, located on US 2 near the western edge of town. They have specials daily for unique pasties. There's vegie, pizza pasty, breakfast pasty, and others. My favorite is the pizza pasty since it has pepperoni, cheese and sauce inside. You just have to come on the right day.

    I always stock up when I'm on vacation there and freeze them to enjoy on cold winter nights in Chicago.

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      Rachael Aug 16, 2003 01:09 AM

      Hi fellow Pasties Lovers, Here is the place to get the best. Dobber's, in Escanaba, and in Iron Mountain.
      Escanaba ** 906-786-1880
      Iron Mountain ** 906-774-9323
      I believe they will even send them to you.
      Enjoy!!!!!

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        Dave Moorman Jul 22, 2003 11:12 AM

        There's a bakery in Copper Harbor, Michigan, which makes excellent pasties. Sorry, can't remember the name, but it's probably the only bakery in Coppper Harbor.

        Dave

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          Jim Grinsfelder Jul 17, 2003 11:03 PM

          http://pasty.com/order.html

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            jbburn Jul 16, 2003 06:37 PM

            mackinaw city has some good pasties one that is called something like mackinaw pastie bakery and another just regular downtown mackinaw city diner that has great pasties sorry i cant be more helpful.also i realize mackinaw city isnt in the UP

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              Becky Jul 16, 2003 12:14 PM

              Thanks so much for the responses. Confession: I'm not actually going to the UP - I'm working on a food project that requires me to hunt down "the best place for a pasty in MI." After blundering around the internet, I just had the impression that pasties were integral to the UP area. My leads so far include: Joe's Pasty Shop, Ironwood; Muldoons Pasties, Munising; and - maybe this is the place in Traverse City? - Cousin Jerry's Cornish Pasties at 129 S. Union Street. Any feedback on any of these places? I'm desperate....

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                GoalieJeff Jul 16, 2003 05:52 PM

                I know for sure we used to stop in Munising for them , and they were unfailingly good . Again , it's been many years , but every place in town that served pasties made good ones . It's not like it's a huge city , so I've probably been there . Plus , it's a beautiful town . If you are in the Detroit area , and want to try the closest thing to a UP pasty , and possibly get some good tips about up north places , try Barb's Pasties on Main Street , south of 14 Mile in Clawson . They make some damn good pasties , and know people from Eagle Harbor that I know , so they're the real deal .

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                Josh Resnik Jul 16, 2003 09:43 AM

                While people are discussing pasties in northern Michigan, does anyone know the name of the pastie place in Traverse City? I was there last summer, and it was very good. Sorry Becky, it does not help you with pasties in the UP. But I am going to be in TC next week, and all this pastie talk has made me want to re-visit this place.

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                  GoalieJeff Jul 16, 2003 12:56 AM

                  I seem to recall a place called the Red Onion , it was somewhere past St. Ignace on the way to Munising . We used to say that anywhere before that was tourist food , but that was like 18 years ago . However , time moves slow up there , so I bet the onion is still around . BTW , the U.P. is a BIG place , whereabout are you going ?

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                    Sony Bob Jul 15, 2003 10:31 PM

                    Hi Becky - just go to downtown Munising and go into any local place. They are very authentic. I would advise you to hold off on the gravy. If you're a first time pastie person, it can be a little overwhelming. The U.P. is special. Try to get to the Jam Pot over by Eagle Harbor east of Copper Harbor on 26. Won't tell you what it's all about but any local can guide you there. It will leave a lasting impression. Hint: it's shop, not a place to sit down and eat.
                    Bob

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                      Lee G. Jul 17, 2003 01:20 PM

                      Hi,

                      I've tried three places in the past two years in St. Ignace. Suzy's (West on Hwy.2) is by far the best! (July 15, 2003) You can get them to eat there, take out, or frozen to take home.

                      Lee

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