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Seabiscuit Cafe

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American, Sandwiches, Delicatessen
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Main St., Mackinac Island, MI 49757
906-847-3611
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1:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Tue 1:00 am - 2:00 am
Wed - Mon 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night

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  • 310
    Excellent
  • 193
    Very good
  • 62
    Average
  • 29
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Seabiscuit Cafe Great Dining Experience

We went to the Seabiscuit Café for my wife's birthday - it had been quite a while since we were on Mackinac Island and were not sure where to go but this place looked good and had an interesting menu. It was a good choice - service was good and the food was excellent. There was something for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
John G
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Rochester Hills, Michigan
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We went to the Seabiscuit Café for my wife's birthday - it had been quite a while since we were on Mackinac Island and were not sure where to go but this place looked good and had an interesting menu. It was a good choice - service was good and the food was excellent. There was something for everyone on... More 

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North Dakota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This was our first stop on the island waiting for our carriage ride....sat at the bar and enjoyed a really good bloody mary. Enjoyed visiting with the bartender...originally from Oklahoma! He made several specialty drinks for clients and was very particular in his presentation. Would have had breakfast if we had more time...their muffins on the counter looked sinfully delish!

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Reese, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

When you only make a day trip to Mackinac Island, you better make the best of it. After biking the eight mile perimeter, we were starving for a late lunch and headed for the Seabiscuit Café to check out the menu. I ordered the Chicago Foot Long Hotdog while my grandson opted for the Derby Burger. Both delivered promptly with... More 

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Macomb
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We eat here every year we visit the island and each time we're never disappointed. It's always busy but so worth the wait. Tonight I ordered the whitefish tacos and it was so delicious! Great service and great atmosphere right in the heart of downtown.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Seabiscuit Cafe could and should be so much better, but they don't aspire to be anything more than they are. The food on Machinac Island is dismally horrible...this place is just OK by normal standards, but for island food, average. I just don't get how these places don't care. Obviously, most of the food is Gordon Food Service prepared stuff...No... More 

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Hanoverton, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Ate lunch here. Ate at the bar as restaurant was very busy. John was at the bar and very friendly and working hard. Food came out quickly for how busy it was. Had the tomato bisque soup and hummus and pita bread, both very good!

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Mount Vernon, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This is an average little resturant. Waitress was not very pleasant when we arrived but warmed up in the end. Food was a little slow even though it was not completely full. Breakfast was good.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

My husband had what he calls the best the Mint Julep he has ever had here. Funny, because the bartender was unsure of how to make it at first. Very polite service, and good food.

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Mason
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We happened to dine at this hotel during our visit. The food and service is awesome. We will surely go there during our future visit.

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Lake Villa, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We had the whitefish Reuben and fish tacos which were excellent. Who who would think a fish Reuben would be tasty? My husband loved the tacos. We tried the macaroni and cheese balls at the servers suggestion and they were delicious!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Main St., Mackinac Island, MI 49757
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Upper Peninsula  >  Mackinac County  >  Mackinac Island
  • Phone Number: 906-847-3611

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Sandwiches, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
1:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?