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Bessie's Homemade Pasties

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1106 N State St, Saint Ignace, MI 49781-1034
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133 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

After spending a few days in the U.P. and having a bad pastie experience earlier that week, we decided to try Bessie's to see how their pasties would be. We were pleasantly surprised on the Sunday afternoon we stopped. It's a small restaurant but big on friendliness and great service. Our pasties were delicious, as was the coleslaw. We also... More 

Thank LucyLucerne
Colorado Springs, CO
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

I was really looking forward to experiencing my first pastie. My husband ordered the steak and I ordered the chicken. There were only three pieces of chicken in the entire pastie. It was mostly filled with potatoes and tasteless gravy. The pastry crust was OK, except in the menu, they bragged about using real shortening. Is that the stuff that... More 

Thank ginquilts
West Lafayette, Indiana
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

The pasties were quite tasty, but our favorite thing about this place was the staff. There were two people there, only caught one's name(Cat) ; they totally made our visit go from normal to just an extremely nice human interaction. We walked away from the visit just happy to be. Good stuff.

Thank NS-SR R
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I arrived on a Sunday night. We couldn't find anything in town we were looking for while we were driving around town, then behold! We found Bessie's sign and seen she was open, we went in and ordered the pasty plate with Cole slaw and gravy. It was just what we were looking for. This is why... More 

Thank OlivetBonvoyage
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

They were out of just about everything. With that being said it was the end of the season. Pasties were good. We had the yooper and the vegi. They were okay. Nothing to write home about for sure. Service was fantastic.

Thank Matt S
Manitowoc, Wisconsin
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83 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Are reading the reviews, this place was a huge dissapointment. My French grandmother used to make the most awesome pasties and I was hoping for something close. Well these weren't even. The service was so bad that one couple got up and left while we were there and another couple who arrived some time after we did were served and... More 

1 Thank Wohali50
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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68 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

The first place we went after checking in to our motel. The pasties were great... mine with ketchup, hubbies with gravy. They came out super fast, and hot. I was pleasantly surprised to see vernors on the menu. Thanks so much!

Thank Rista
Hayward, Wisconsin
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198 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

When visiting the Upper Peninsula of Michigan it is a sin not to enjoy one of their famous "Pasties". We have tried pasties at several different restaurants and few have disappointed. Bessie's is small and old with limited seating. However, the ladies that were working when we visited were wonderfully nice and attentive. Our pasties with gravy and cole slaw... More 

Thank DonByle
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

My best friend & I decided to take a weekend away, her only request was somewhere with a lot of water. Well, there's no better place with a lot of water than the UP of Michigan which offers 3 of the great lakes. Of course, while you're in the UP you have to get two things, fudge & pasties. I... More 

Thank Shellma2013
Galesburg, Michigan
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58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Flavorful ,home made,fresh daily. Family owned for three generations,they care about their product. Cafe is small, but very friendly. These are the best in this area.

Thank Nana529

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1106 N State St, Saint Ignace, MI 49781-1034
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Upper Peninsula  >  Mackinac County  >  Saint Ignace
  • Phone Number: 9066438487
ph (906)643-8487

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?