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Seabiscuit Cafe

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This popular Mackinac Island eatery features a celebratory horse theme starring the 1938 true-life story of the famous champion thoroughbred, Seabiscuit. The former 1800's bank building was renovated to reveal the original brick walls and hardwood floors transforming it into one of Mackinac Island’s most popular watering holes. A unique and casual menu appropriately fits this cozy café. Seabiscuit fans rave about the deliciously fresh menu options. Discover your new favorite cocktail, a mango infused Mimosa. Open May through October, 7 am until 2 am serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, late-night bites, and creative cocktails.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
CUISINES
American, Bar, Pub
FEATURES
Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Gift Cards Available, Seating, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came in alone last fall (solo trip) and sat at the bar. The bartender was very friendly and chatted with me quite a bit. The food was delicious. The Painted Pony Macaroni (fried mac and cheese!) is quite possibly the most heavenly thing I've ever...More

Date of visit: October 2019
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GuestRelations49757, Marketing at Seabiscuit Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are pleased that you enjoyed our pleasant service and excellent food. Thank you for the great review, Nicole!

Reviewed December 22, 2019 via mobile

It was our first visit to the Seabiscuit. We ate our “last lunch” on the island before heading home. It was so good and so filling! The restaurant has a great, fun atmosphere; it was pretty busy that day but we were well taken care...More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed December 16, 2019

My friend and I stopped to have lunch and drinks. Place was very busy but they found us a spot at the bar. Staff was friendly and attentive even duing the busy time! I would return. We had the lamb meatballs and the portabello burger....More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed November 12, 2019

Enjoyed a great meal and the staff is friendly. It wasn't busy thank goodness, weather outside was terrible and we just wanted to kick back and relax after a day of walking all over the place. We were not disappointed with the food, the service,...More

Date of visit: October 2019
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GuestRelations49757, Guest Relations Manager at Seabiscuit Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded November 13, 2019

We are pleased that you enjoyed dining with us. Thank you for the great review!

Reviewed October 28, 2019 via mobile

We've been here at least twice eveeytime we stay on the island. The food is great. Staff is always kind and we live the atmosphere.

Date of visit: October 2019
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GuestRelations49757, Guest Relations Manager at Seabiscuit Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded November 4, 2019

We are pleased that you enjoy dining with us enough to come back again and again. Thank you for the excellent review. We look forward to welcoming you back!

Reviewed October 24, 2019 via mobile

Stopped in for dinner. Food was passable but not great. Disappointing because we had been there two years earlier and food was much better first visit. Avoid the nachos as they were cold and dry.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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GuestRelations49757, Guest Relations Manager at Seabiscuit Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded November 4, 2019

We are very sorry that you did not enjoy your recent experience. It is our hope that you will consider giving us another try during your next island visit so that we may win you over with the exceptional food and service that we are...More

Reviewed October 22, 2019

The bartender joked that he dreams about the movie almost every night. You see, the movie is on a loop and plays constantly. Don't get me wrong, it is fun to occasionally look at the TV's to catch a bit of the movie. And the...More

Date of visit: September 2019
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GuestRelations49757, Guest Relations Manager at Seabiscuit Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded November 4, 2019

Thank you for the excellent review. We are pleased that you enjoy our fast and friendly service paired with exceptional food making for a memorable Mackinac dining experience.

Reviewed October 18, 2019

We stopped by the Seabiscuit for a late lunch. It's a small place, so there's not a ton of seating. We thought we were at the end of the lunch rush (arriving about 1:30 p.m.) but all the tables quickly filled up. Our server was...More

Date of visit: October 2019
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GuestRelations49757, Guest Relations Manager at Seabiscuit Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded October 20, 2019

Thank you for choosing Seabiscuit Cafe!

Reviewed October 13, 2019

Everything we ate here was absolutely delicious. The drinks were good and the macaroni and cheese balls appetizer melted in my mouth. The whitefish soup was also really good because I really like fish, but it is not a mild fish flavor.

Date of visit: October 2019
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GuestRelations49757, Guest Relations Manager at Seabiscuit Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded October 20, 2019

We are delighted that you enjoyed dining with us. Thank you for the exceptional review.

Reviewed October 12, 2019

Great drinks and original build your own old fashion. Great idea.food was excellent and a very friendly atmosphere. Will be back.

Date of visit: October 2019
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GuestRelations49757, Guest Relations Manager at Seabiscuit Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded October 20, 2019

Thank you for the excellent review. We look forward to welcoming you back!

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jtisdale18
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Response from GuestRelations49757 | Property representative |
Due to its small size, Seabiscuit Cafe does not accept reservations.
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Yes and it was very good!
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Hello! I’m sure we can fix something for your teen.
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