We started out on October 3, 1993. My father and I started out with a small little family restaurant with a small little kitchen with a pass through window. In 1995 we started up small catering business that continues to grow. In 1997 we did a significant remodel that added an additional room called Magoo's for entertainment with a dj for party dancing. We also added a whole new kitchen in where the pizza parlor oven was. We then converted the old kitchen into a catering kitchen. In 2003 we started a "Grill your own Steak" oven. Then in 2005 we changed it back to a catering Kitchen and also opened up a catering a rental business were we rented tables, chars, and china glassware as well as all catering needs that arise. Now in 2013 we moved the business from Ripley to the back of our restaurant where Kendel Electric was and purchased the building and back parking lot to better server our customers. Mow after 20 years of business in the same location were looking to continue to serve out customers and friends for the next 20 years. My family, staff and I would like to thank our customers for allowing us to serve them for the last 20 years and looking forward to the next 20 years.


Jon & Sue Benson, & my father John Benson

PS: If for any reason we don't meet or beat your expectations feel free to contact me at my office at (989) 356-5177 or if you had an outstanding and enjoyable time and would like to compliment one of our outstanding employees, don't hesitate to call.

Once again thanks - As Bob Hope would say "Thanks for the memories"

Our History

We're located in the heart of old town. Centrally located, you can easily get to us from any area in the city. Here's a map, but if you get lost, just give us a call and we'll tell you how to get here. 

Our dining is on a first come, first served basis. However, if you have a large party or are planning an event in our Private Party Room, we will be glad to assist you in planning your event. Contact the restaurant at (989) 354-3854 and we will be glad to assist you any way we can.

JJ's Steak & Pizza House

411 N 2nd AveAlpenaMI 49707, USA

(989) 356-1666


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