pasty from the upper peninsula of michigan

Foods of the North

Specialty foods
of the
Upper Peninsula
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Upper Peninsula Foods: Enjoy them here or have them shipped to your home

Try the Pasty, an Upper Peninsula favorite, home made Thimbleberry Jam from the Keweenaw,
Breads baked on an open hearth, or fish fresh from Lake Superior.

The Pasty, pronounced pass-tee, (pictured above) is one of the staples of the Upper Peninsula, brought here by the copper and iron miners from Cornwall , England (Cousin Jacks). "The pasty is a sort of portable beef stew folded into a purse of pie dough and baked to a rich, golden brown. Warmed on a shovel held over a candle, the Cousin Jack's pasty provided him with a nourishing, well balanced meal no matter how far underground he was working. Together with the vegetables which went into it, it made just the dinner a hard worker required." *

THE PASTY OVEN Pasty Shop is located at W-7270 Highway U.S.2, near the stoplight in Quinnesec Michigan, just 4 miles east of Iron Mountain, MI. Phone: 906-776-0990 or toll free 800-753-5257. Eat in our dining area or pick up some delicious pasties for lunch or dinner. The Pasty Oven offers mail order so you can enjoy a taste of the Upper Peninsula in your own home. Baked fresh every day at our USDA inspected plant in Florence, we offer a variety of pasties including the traditional pasty, breakfast pasty, chicken pasty, vegetable pasty, and mini pastys; great for appetizers or a party. Pasties can be purchased hot and fresh, half-baked, frozen or by mail order. Gift Certificates available.

Peterson's Fish Market on Quincy Hill in Hancock MI offers fresh and smoked fish available year round that may be shipped anywhere in the United States. Call for shipping or stop at our market. We fish Lake Superior almost every day. Peterson's offers fresh salmon, trout, and whitefish and smoked salmon, herring, and trout. Four Sons Fish & Chips Outdoor Cafe is open from May through September. Try a delicious fresh Whitefish Saandwich with a choice of sides. Supplier to the major restaurants in the area. Peterson's Fish Market, 49813 US Hwy 141, P.O. Box 535, Hancock, MI 49930. Phone 906-482-2343.

Ten Mile Creek Forge and Gift Shop in Bark River, Michigan offers jams, jellies, honey, and maple syrup made in the Upper Peninsula as well as items created by 30 juried local artists. Stop by and get some delicious jam or maple syrup for your pancakes or French toast. You will be pleasantly surprised visiting this very unique and beautiful Upper Peninsula Gallery and Shop! Ten Mile Creek Forge and Gift Shop, 1691 17th Road, Bark River, MI 49807. Phone: 906 466-2276

The Village Artisans of Garden Art Gallery is filled with fine arts and crafts created by Upper Peninsula Artists. including home made jam and jelly. The Garden Art Gallery is open daily from Mid-May through Mid-October. Located between Escanaba and Manistique, 8 miles south of US-2. Turn south at Garden Corners on Highway M-183 to the town of Garden, Michigan. Phone 906-644-2025.

WINE: Threefold Vine Winery. Wine made from grapes grown in the Upper Peninsula? Yes, right at the Threefold Vine Winery in Stephenson, Michigan in the southern Upper Peninsula, 21 miles north of Menominee. Our Tasting Room at the Winery offers grape (from our vineyard) apple, honey, and various fruit wines. The Green family invites you to visit our winery, see how the wine is produced, and sample our exciting new wines. The Winery and Tasting Room is located in the historic bank building at S232 Menominee Street, Stephenson, MI 49887, one block west of Highway US-41. Phone: 906-753-6000


HOUGHTON, HANCOCK, and ONTONAGON in the Western Upper Peninsula

  • Peterson's Fish Market on Quincy Hill in Hancock MI. Four Sons Fish & Chips Outdoor Cafe is open from May through September. Try a delisious fresh Whitefish Sandwich with a variety of sides. Eat in or-take out. Peterson's offers fresh salmon, trout, and whitefish and smoked salmon, herring, and trout. Peterson's Fish Market, Across from the Quincy Mine, 49813 US Hwy 141, Hancock, MI 49930. Phone 906-482-2343.
  • Ontonagon: CURBSIDE KITCHEN Restaurant on Wheels
    Featuring Original Recipe Broasted Chicken or Broasted Whitefish, Subs, Burgers, & More.
    32829 Highway M-64 in Silver City

CURTIS , The Manistique Lakes Area

  • Chamberlins Ole Forest Inn Restaurant, 1-800-292-0440 or 906-586-6000. Overlooking Big Manistique Lake, a mile north of Curtis Michigan in the Eastern Upper Peninsula. Full of history, updated in the '90s in its decor. secluded, Restaurant open daily for casual fine dining.

Iron Mountain, MI, and Spread Eagle, and Florence, WI

ANNIE'S TRADING POST: Restaurant on Keyes Lake south of Florence, WI. Enjoy dining and your favorite beverage. Serving sandwiches, specialty soups, & salads for lunch, and a full menu for dinner including Pasta, Pizza, Steaks, Chicken, Pork, Seafood, plus Saturday night specials. 5203 Keyes Lake Drive, Florence, WI. Phone: (715) 528-2170.

CHUCKWAGON BAR 7 GRILL for food & beverages. Open daily at 11 am serving a wide variety of sandwiches, homemade soup, chili, your favorite beverages, and a delicious Fish Fry on Friday. Bring the family . Take out available. On the north side of Highway US-2 at the intersection of Carpenter Road in Spread Eagle, WI. 7 miles west of Iron Mountain, MI. Phone: 715-696-6220. Snowmobile & ATV trail across the road with easy access.

Princeton Garden near Felch, Michigan offers outdoor dining during the summer and breakfast every weekend year round. Dine in a quiet setting under canopies in a lovely garden with soft music in the background. Outdoor Dining is open Wednesday and Thursday from 11am to 2pm and Friday and Saturday from 11am to 8pm. Breakfast is served in the Farmhouse on Saturday and Sunday from 7 am to 2 pm year round. Princeton Garden is loca ted only 22 miles north of Iron Mountain, Michigan with driving directions on their website. N7478 Harders Road, Felch, MI 49831. Phone: 906-246-3568 or 906-221-7829

Munising/Au Train/ Christmas, & the Hiawatha National Forest:

  • BEAR TRAP INN near the Pictured Rocks in Munising serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily.  Stop in for family dining and your favorite beverage. Hot homemade pasties made daily.  Food, spirits, and fun! Located 8 miles east of Munising on M-58 at the Corner of H-58 and H-15. Phone: 906-452-6364.
  • Buckhorn Restaurant and Lounge at the Buckhorn Resort, N3919 Buckhorn Drive, Munising, MI 49862. Phone 906-387-3559. In the Hiawatha National Forest serving lunch and dinner along with your favorite beverages. Gas. 2 fully equipped spacious lodges and a 20 unit motel. All on the snowmobile & ATV trails
  • Duck Pond Eatery and Beer Garden in Christmas Michigan is a great spot for kayakers and visitors to the area. We feature burgers, whitefish, sandwiches, salads and more plus a nice selection of beer made in Michigan. Large screen TV. Beer garden with outdoor stage for seating and local musicians. E 7974 W M-28. Phone: 906-387-1689. Open daily
  • Jack Pine Lodge. Restaurant and Lounge are open daily at noon. Daily specials. 25 miles southeast of Munising or 20 miles northwest of Manistique. Jack Pine Lodge, 5350N State HWY M-94?, Manistique, MI 49854. Phone: (906) 573-2414
Niagra, Wi
The Brick is a hidden gem of a restaurant located in northern Wisconsin. While visiting Niagara, WI we can found on Main Street in a historically beautiful building inside and out! Our menu features excellent homemade pizza, famous Sunday brunch, steak and seafood, lunch time favorites, soups, sandwiches and more! Join us for a great meal with friendly faces in a clean, comfortable and relaxed atmosphere.
Ontonagon. . Porkies. . . Silver City
CURBSIDE KITCHEN Restaurant on Wheels
Featuring Original Recipe Broasted Chicken or Broasted Whitefish, Subs, Burgers, & More.
32829 Highway M-64 in Silver City
Open Daily 2pm to 8 pm May through Color Season
Please call ahead for large orders.
Bob and Nancy Tonlinson. Phone: 906-885-5055



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