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Local cuisine, Quick Bites, American, Fast Food, Vegetarian Friendly
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$5 - $9
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Vegetarian Friendly
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Lunch, Dinner
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American, Fast Food
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Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed October 27, 2020

Stopped in while in town for a cruise. I grew up in Hibbing, MN and grew up on pasties. I was pretty excited since I haven't had a pasty in many years. We bought quite a few for everyone in the family. Honestly, none of...us were impressed. They all had so much potato in them that we couldn't find or taste the meat. Very disappointed. Considering all of their other rave reviews, maybe we just got a bad batch.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed October 16, 2020 via mobile

We make a point to sample local cuisine when we travel and when it came to the U.P. that mean sampling the iconic Yooper pasty. The pasty - pronounced “pas-tee” - is a meat pot pie without the pot, an empanada on steroids. It is...a baked pastry made by filling a shortbread pastry with uncooked filling traditionally consisting of meat, potatoes, onions, carrots and maybe rutabaga. One side of the pie crust would be crimped to form a thick, sturdy edge. This edge was where the miner would hold the pasty when eating it. He would not eat this crust, rather leaving it behind in the mine for the ghosts they believed inhabited the mines; besides, their unwashed hands would have left a lot of grime on that crust. The pasty made its way to the UP by way of the tin mines of Cornwall in the southwest of England - documented as far back as the 1100s! - where the miners would carry one of these pies deep underground to eat. Typically the pasty featured more vegetables than meat given that the latter was more expensive and harder to come by. The tradition of the Cornish Pasty was brought in by the immigrants from Cornwall who came to work the iron and copper mines in the UP. Other immigrants, notably the Finns and Italians, adopted this particular dish. Of course the protein was never limited to beef alone with poultry and fish being alternatives. The pasty has become firmly entrenched in the UP lore and even in the state of Michigan with May 24th designated the Michigan Pasty Day. While we have had more than our fair share of empanadas, we had never had a pasty before and so had no preconceptions of what to expect. Muldoon’s had been frequently listed among the best places to sample this simple yet iconic dish and so we had to check it out. There was only one customer ahead of us at this small establishment; there was very limited indoor dining. Fortunately the weather was good and there was fair amount of outdoor dining space. We ordered the chicken, beef, and apple pasties. We were given separate containers of beef and chicken sauce for the respective pasties. Service was friendly and brisk. These were substantial pastries, filling and fueling us for a day of hiking. Obviously pasties are no longer being made for miners which may explain why the crimped side of the pasty seemed to be a difficulty handle for someone to grip when eating these. We had no point of comparison to comment on the relative quality of these pasties. The crust was sturdy. The filling was tasty but light on the proteins. The chicken pasty had the stronger flavor. And did I mention that these were very filling? The beef pasty was the “Traditional” offering. In addition to chicken the only other savory option was the vegetarian. We found a table on the porch facing West Munising Avenue and the wooded hillside. There were 2 small roofed pavilions either side of the building providing additional outdoor dining areas.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed September 30, 2020

Very tasty!! Really enjoy my pasty with the gravy. Highly recommend stopping at Muldoon's if you are in Munising.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed September 28, 2020 via mobile

We stopped here for a bite to eat but was a tad disappointed with the choices. They really do only have pasties and nothing else. I will say however that the pasties they sell are delicious....especially the fruit ones!

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed September 27, 2020 via mobile

Muldoon’s is supposed to have the best pastie in the UP. Maybe that’s so. It is definitely excellent. The gravy was outstanding and definitely added to the pasty. There was lots of meat in the pastie and that’s a plus. Pretty simple: walk in, get...your pastie and walk out. There is no inside dining. Service was fast and efficient. Definitely worth the stop.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed September 15, 2020 via mobile

We tried a beef pastie and a blueberry dessert pastie. Staff was incredibly nice and we loved the pasties. I can’t compare to other pasties, but I don’t see how they could do it better.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed September 15, 2020 via mobile

When in Rome always try to get pasties. Muldoon’s offers beef, chicken, vegetable and desert pasties. I also appreciate that they serve them hot, cold or frozen. We purchased a frozen beef and chicken and had a hot apple for the road. I always have...beef gravy with the pasties otherwise they can be a little dry. All of them were excellent and very filling. Muldoon’s did have a line but that is alway a good sign of a quality business. Small lot and street parking. Pricy gift shop. Outdoor seating. I definitely would return.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed September 13, 2020

Really enjoyed Muldoon's Finnish-style pasties. The chicken and beef pasties were delicious and the apple dessert pasty was a sweet treat.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed September 8, 2020 via mobile

We stopped here to grab a photo of me with the Sasquatch. And of course to get some good ole pasties. This time we tried the dessert pasties. We had the apple and the blueberry. They were amazing!! Seriously, so delicious and warm. The staff...was very friendly. We sat outside and enjoyed them at one of the picnic tables. They also have some nice gifts inside too. Very nice, cute place to take a few minutes and stop in there. Well worth it for us and we will most definitely be back there again!More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed August 30, 2020 via mobile

Highly recommend getting the pasties here. Was a bit hesitant to try another one after the one we had in Mackinaw City but this blew that one out of the water! We went with the beef pastie and it’s huge packed with meat and veggies...and a flaky crust. The gravy is a must, gives it added flavor and moisture. Their homemade coleslaw was very good too and helped break up the heaviness of the pastie. The also have chicken, veggie, and fruit pasties. May have to try one of those next time. Nice outdoor seating area. Bonus points for the Bigfoot statue out front for some fun photo ops.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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J L
September 23, 2017|
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Response from Muldoons | Property representative |
Yes we are! Our hours may be reduced a bit, but we will be open each day 👍
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jessman1128
August 25, 2017|
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Response from Muldoons | Property representative |
I am so sorry, we do not offer any gluten free options at this time. Thank you for your interest in Muldoons Pasties!
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DeniseP962
July 21, 2017|
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Response from Muldoons | Property representative |
We do have a vegetarian pasty. It has broccoli, cauliflower, potatoes, onions, and carrots. It has is minimal amount of cream cheese and cheddar cheese. Our crust is also a vegetable crust. I hope this helps.
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