Upper Peninsula Pasties Right in Clawson


While taking a brisk walk this morning into downtown Clawson, I popped into Barbs Pasties. I had driven by many times and always wanted to stop in. While I am originally from Ohio, I remember going up North, into the UP for family vacations, and always stopping at one of the many roadside venues that sold pasties once you crossed over the Mackinac Bridge

More about these delicious little devils after the jump.


Barbs Pasties is a hidden little gem located on Main Street, just on the edge of downtown Clawson. We picked a beef pasties that we warmed up in the oven for lunch,

Wow, pretty darned tasty!

Upper Peninsula Pasties
Introduced in the United States by Cornish miners who immigrated in the 1800′s hoping to earn a good living in newly developing mines. When the Cornish came to the copper and iron mines of the Upper Peninsula, they contributed skills that were unknown to many of the other groups. Because they looked up to the Cornish miners for their skills in mining, people tended to copy other of their traditions, including the pasty.

Barbs Pasties
We make our pasties from scratch using Barb’s family recipe that has been passed down for generations. The original UP-style beef pasties have ground beef, carrots, potatoes, rutabaga, and onions, along with some salt and pepper. The chicken pasties have ground all white-meat chicken breast, carrots, potatoes, onions, peas, and celery along with some salt, pepper, and poultry seasoning. We make beef and chicken pasties hot every day of the week (except Sunday). We also have cold beef, chicken, and vegetarian pasties 7 days a week. If you would like hot pasties on Sunday or hot Vegetarian Pasties please call us with at least 30 minutes notice and we will be happy to have them ready for you!

For special order pasties, please provide at least 24 hours notice.
Beef & Chicken Pasties $4.48 +tax
Vegetarian Pasties $3.75 +tax
Gravy (Beef or Chicken) $0.47 +tax (Served on the Side)

They also have pizza too, but the pasties are over the top! You should try one soon!

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  • http://www.midwestguest.com DominiqueKing

    We’ve been going to Barb’s for years! Their pasties are the real deal and especially perfect for a quick and affordable take-out meal on a cold winter day.

  • John S

    I’m glad you gave a nod to their pizza as well – it is excellent. If you like a “bar” style pizza (Green Lantern, Renshaw Lounge), it is very similar, but with a tastier crust, IMO.

  • http://www.laferle.com Cindy L

    I’m not big on pasties, but my husband’s family is in Clawson, and a pasties carryout from Barb’s is a longtime family tradition for them. I have tried the pizza, and it’s great!

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