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Cousin Jenny's

129 S. Union, Traverse City, MI - (231) 941-7821
Cousin Jenny’s is a modern cafeteria that serves pasties for both breakfast and for lunch. The original pocket meal, a steak pasty is filled with beef, potatoes, onion, and rutabaga. In addition, you can get a meatless seven-vegetable pasty with cream and cheese; and there are always novelty pasties available, such as Italian (with pizza sauce and pepperoni) or German (Swiss cheese, ham, and sauerkraut in a rye-flavored crust).
94% Approval Rating (18 votes)

Scorecard

5 - Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
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Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (5)
Roadfood.com Editor
" Pasties arrived in the northland of Michigan over a century ago with Cornish miners who came to dig ore. The men who went down into the mines were tough characters, tough as mules, and therefore known colloquially as Cousin Jacks; their wives were Cousin Jennies. ..."   [Read More]
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Stewart Wurtzel
January 02, 2007
"I am pleased to report that the Roadfood.com review of Cousin Jenny's is as accurate as ever. Jerilyn took the time to explain to us the history of the pasty and the breakfast bobbies. While we were disappointed on our way in to town to find that all the bobbies had ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

129 S. Union, Traverse City, MI
(231) 941-7821

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Breakfast, Lunch
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:Yes
Alcohol Served:No
Outdoor Seating:Yes
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:Yes
Takeout Counters:Yes
A breakfast Bobby, filled with sausage, eggs, hash browns, and cheese. That's sour cream on the left.
"A breakfast Bobby, filled with sausage, eggs, hash browns, and cheese. That's sour cream on the left."
Michael Stern





The order counter at Cousin Jenny's. Browse what's available at the near end, then pay in back.
"The order counter at Cousin Jenny's. Browse what's available at the near end, then pay in back."
Michael Stern


To those of us not from the northland, the pasty is a fairly exotic regional specialty. To locals, it is part of everyday life; and Cousin Jenny's is a comfortable town cafe. By the way, pasty is pronounced PASS-tee.
"To those of us not from the northland, the pasty is a fairly exotic regional specialty. To locals, it is part of everyday life; and Cousin Jenny's is a comfortable town cafe. By the way, pasty is pronounced PASS-tee."
Michael Stern


Welcome to the best pasties in Michigan!
"Welcome to the best pasties in Michigan!"
Michael Stern


A Bobby is a self-contained breakfast about half the size of a regulation pasty.
"A Bobby is a self-contained breakfast about half the size of a regulation pasty."
Michael Stern



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