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Jean Kay's Pasties

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1635 Presque Isle Ave, Marquette, MI 49855-2811
+1 906-228-5310
11:00 - 20:00
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 20:00
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Vista, California
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80 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we checked into our hotel they recommended Jean Kay's for the Pasties; however, they told is they were about to close for the day. So we threw our bags in the room and hurried to get there. The staff welcomed us in spite of the fact that they were getting ready to close. We ordered three different pasties and... More 

Thank Jim B
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The current owner actually repurchased this establishment after his family sold it years ago. He wanted to maintain the same quality his family encouraged during their long ownership and felt the new owners weren't up to that standard. I'm sure they are still out there criticizing this business, but don't listen. So expect the best quality ingredients in an original pastie.... More 

Thank Dan S
Ashburn, Virginia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our first experience with UP pasties was delightful thanks to the friendly, helpful folks at Jean Kay's. We both had the steak pasties, my wife's with gravy and mine with coleslaw (surprisingly good) paired with local pop. Learned about the history of the dish, its ingredients and had a nice conversation with some new Marquette residents. If you're looking for... More 

Thank Da85Bears34
Eden Prairie,Mn
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband is from Marquette and whenever we were visiting we would bring home some pasties. I had never tried Jean Kay's but read the reviews one day and decided to mail order some to Minnesota. My only regret is that I never bought them when we were in Marquette! These have the best flavor, best crust, and best filling... More 

Thank ksakalos
Berkley, Michigan
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202 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I read about this place in a magazine and had to try it on my way to Houghton. I'm glad I did. I tried the "standard" pasty and added their homemade hot sauce. YUM. Worth a visit, and they offer other food that seemed popular amongst the locals.

Thank IntegrityMatters52
Green Bay, Wisconsin
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Wanted a quick bite to eat before the NMU football game, soooo goood! We also purchased the half baked pasties to take home. The staff let me know orders can be placed on line to ship. Great crust and flavor in these traditional UP treats!

Thank kellypY8396AH
Hackensack, Minnesota
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

We thought that sense we were in the UP we should try a Pastie. We asked around and found that this was the place to go. The spot is cute and the gentleman at the counter was very friendly. I had the Veggie my husband had the traditional. We didn't know what to expect so we went in with no... More 

Thank Bethanneplattner
East Grand Rapids, Michigan
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258 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Whoa, these folks really know what they're doing. Their Steak pasty was so flavorful and perfectly cooked. Great prices too.

Thank Michael W
Denver, Colorado
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Ordered the original pasties, along with the coleslaw, both were very tasty. Was greeted and waited on by the owner Jean. Jean was very welcoming and friendly. This is a must stop pasty shop when visiting Marquette. Thank you Jean!!!

Thank Redbrandy
woodstock, il
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49 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

my husband and I were wanting to try pasty and have not had the chance to stop but Sunday we made an effort and were not disappointed. the pasty we had was wonderful, spicy meat and good crust. I hear everyone has their own favorite place for pasty but this will be our special one because it was our first

Thank jc l

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1635 Presque Isle Ave, Marquette, MI 49855-2811
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Upper Peninsula  >  Marquette
  • Phone Number: +1 906-228-5310

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