Dune Shores Resort isn’t technically on the Pasty Trail, but it’s on the route so if you want to try something new, it’s an option. Unlike a lot of the other pasty shops on US-2, Dune Shores is right on the beach. You can eat outside and look at the water or walk across the road and eat on the beach. The owners are also probably some of the friendliest people I’ve ever met.
Being a resort, I didn’t know what to expect and wasn’t too excited after they had to heat up the pasty in a microwave. If you want a fresh one, maybe call ahead and make a request? While microwaving is usually a no-no, that didn’t destroy my experience, although the crust was soft and somewhat chewy.
The crust also looked a bit darker and could’ve been made with wholegrain flour. And even though the taste was lacking, it looked legit and had a professional handle.
Inside, rutabaga was abundant and more importantly, there was meat in every bite. And while the crust lacked flavor, the insides had a great ratio and was seasoned well. It tasted how a homemade pasty should taste, made by someone that didn’t make them for a living. Remember, this is a resort first.
The pasty from Dune Shores is all about relaxing. Whether you’re staying there as a guest or want to enjoy the Lake Michigan views, it’s worth a visit only about 15 minutes from Mackinac Bridge. Oh, and they have ice cream.
Taste: 4 (out of 5)
Crust: 3 (out of 5)
Pasty Presentation: 3.5 (out of 5)
The Shop: 3 (out of 3)
Would I come back for Pasties?: 1 (out of 2) Maybe I’ll call ahead for a fresh pasty
Total Pasty Ranking: 14.5 (of 20 points)
(Reviewed Summer 2018)