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“Affordable, filling meal” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Mackinaw Pastie & Cookie Co.

Mackinaw Pastie & Cookie Co.
514 S Huron Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701
+1 231-436-5113
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Ranked #13 of 48 Restaurants in Mackinaw City
Price range: $6 - $10
Cuisines: American, British
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Toledo, Ohio
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54 reviews 54 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Affordable, filling meal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

We figured we better not leave Mackinaw City without trying a pastie. Three of us got the beef pastie with the gravy, coleslaw and cookie, and one got the veggie pastie w/salsa. The staff was nice, the meal came out to us quickly, and overall, it was pretty good.

It's a hearty meal---more filling than I thought it would be. If you like home cooked comfort-types of foods, I would say you would probably like this.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Morgantown, West Virginia
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93 reviews 93 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Wonderful food with food items only found in this area”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

I ate here recently on a trip to Mackinaw City, Michigan. The establishment is not fancy but the food is great. Had an Italian Pastie and my brother had a Taco one. Our friend who traveled with us had a traditional one with gravy. Pasties contain meat, potatoes, rudabagos, onions and carrots and are baked in a light pie like crust. Very filling and unique only to the Upper Pennisula of Michigan. Prices were $8-9 which was a good deal for lunch and you were full when you were done. Would love to have taken some home but had no way to do so. This place was featured on the Travel Channel and I would recommend it to anyone who likes trying unique and tasty foods. There are also ones with chicken, fish, vegatables inside as well. Cookies are great too!

Visited June 2013
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Berkley, Michigan
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
“Great place for pasties”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Who makes it as far north as Mackinac City without having a pastie? Not me. So before getting on the freeway, we decided to drive around downtown to find a little pastie joint. We ordered a veggie pastie to split and a beef pastie and cookies to go; we were not disappointed. The pastie was hot and flavorful. The pastry crust is not as dense as a traditional crust like pie crust, but more like a thinner baked apple crust, so you really have to use a fork to eat it. Traditional Finnish pasties are more like a handheld pie, but if you aren't a purist, this shouldn't stop you. I thought I'd miss the meat in our veggie pastie, but it was full of potatoes, carrots, turnips and onions - delicious!
The to-go pastie was pre-cooked and frozen, so we re-heated it later in the oven, and it was just as good as the first. The chocolate chip and peanut butter cookies were great.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Only place to buy pasties!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013 via mobile

This is the only place to buy pasties. They are always good and fresh. And you can buy some to take home also.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Kent City, Michigan
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Yummm!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

It is the ONLY place we buy pasties. They are always fresh an delicious as ever! My family praises me when I bring them home not mackinaw with out them!

Visited August 2012
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