Papa Pete’s Snack Bar

Hamburgers | Hot Dog
One of the best

As seekers of regional food, we came to Papa Pete’s for its Michigan. In case you are not up on your tube steak etymology, know that a Michigan is a style of chili dog unique to the area around Plattsburg, New York (where, allegedly, it first was configured): a plump, little dog smothered with meaty sauce in a large, soft roll. Mustard and raw onions are traditional condiments. Papa Pete’s, a tiny summertime snack shack with a walk-up window and picnic-table accommodations, serves a beauty.

And there’s so much more: hand-fashioned hamburgers, made-here BBQ ribs and pulled pork on the weekends, poutine (it’s not far from Quebec), freshly baked rolls (!), and classic Vermont creemees.

What to Eat
Papa Pete’s Snack Bar, Michigan
Mustard and onions are favorite complements for a Michigan.
Directions and Hours
Meals Served
Credit Cards Accepted
Alcohol Served
Outdoor Seating

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