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“Best food on the island” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Seabiscuit Cafe

Seabiscuit Cafe
Main St., Mackinac Island, MI 49757
906-847-3611
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Cuisines: American
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Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Best food on the island”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Good food, pleasant service. Sweet potato fries were delish and the Great Lakes whitefish plate was good. Larger portion than I expected. Felt like an authentic dining experience.

Visited June 2014
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English first
Eastport, Michigan
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Very nice lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Stopped for lunch before going to hotel. Was very busy as the island generally is. We were seated quickly amnd pleasantly greeted. I had a Lobster BLT and my wife a salad. Her salad had very nice vareity of veggies, crisp and fresh. Well dressed. The BLT was on a baguette with chunks of lobster, small shrimp and hickory smoked bacon. It was a large sandwich, very good. Nice conversations with other diners. Good service. I will return.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Mechanicville, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Delicious dinner, great prices”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We had the BBQ meatloaf, which was very good and we were there during happy hour, so the beer prices were excellent. We were happy we found this restaurant.

Visited June 2014
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nunya
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Ask the locals-they say eat here”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

When ever we vacation we always ask the locals where to eat. We asked at 5 different places and all five said "Seabiscuit", so we had to go. We ordered the whitefish - caught fresh that morning and cooked perfectly, juicy, lightly battered and delicious. We also ordered "The Wicked Good Lobster BLT" - it was wicked good and big, and get the sweet potato fries. The locals know this is the place to go

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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East Lansing, Michigan
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118 reviews 118 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
“Great Pub/Restaurant!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We were lucky enough to sit in the booth by the front window on a recent visit to Seabiscuit Cafe and watch the crowds wander down Main Street on Mackinac Island. We enjoyed the Guinness Cheese Lover's Crock and had a couple of glasses of wine. The Cheese dip was amazing. One of the best I've ever had. We visited the Island right before Memorial Day so it was not too crowded. We've walked by Seabiscuit many times in the past, but it's always been too packed to enter. Glad we finally got a chance to check it out and we will try again in the future for sure. By the way, the movie Seabiscuit was not showing on a continuous loop on all of the TV's, as it says on the website. :( I think they were showing soccer.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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