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Adorned in honor of its champion thoroughbred namesake, Seabiscuit Café is a quaint, yet widely popular, watering hole in the heart of downtown Mackinac Island. Locally sourced whitefish put the famous fish tacos and signature whitefish Rueben in 1st place. The unique atmosphere, innovative menu, and creative cocktails make the Seabiscuit Café a winning stop for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
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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 October 22, 2023 via mobile

This restaurant had my favorite whitefish. The service could have been a bit better. I think our table had the bartender for service.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Andrea Green, Other at Seabiscuit Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded October 26, 2023

We're delighted to hear that our whitefish is your favorite! We appreciate your feedback on the service, and we'll make sure to address this issue. Your satisfaction is important to us, and we hope to provide an even better experience next time. Thank you for...More

Reviewed October 17, 2023 via mobile

Service was friendly and attentive. Atmosphere was pleasant. Food was superb! The Banana Bread Old Fashioned was a treat. Highly recommend!More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Andrea Green, Other at Seabiscuit Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2023

Thank you for your wonderful review! We're thrilled to hear you had such a fantastic experience with our friendly service, pleasant atmosphere, and superb food. We're especially delighted that you enjoyed our Banana Bread Old Fashioned – it's one of our favorites too! We greatly...More

Reviewed October 11, 2023 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch and sat at the bar with Autumn, the friendly Bartender. My Mom and I both had the whitefish chowder. It was perfectly balanced, great flavor, and good chunks of vegetables and fish. We then each had the Whitefish Reuben. One of...the top sandwiches I have ever had! Well constructed, excellent fresh fish, tangy Cole slaw and thousand island, and melted Swiss on marbled rye. Truly, this is the best lunch on the island. Bravo!More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Andrea Green, Other at Seabiscuit Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded October 13, 2023

We're delighted to hear that you and your mom had such a fantastic lunch experience with Autumn at the bar. It's wonderful that you both enjoyed our whitefish chowder and the Whitefish Reuben – your kind words truly make our day. Thank you for your...More

Reviewed October 7, 2023 via mobile

We had a great experience here. The hostess was so friendly we had to go inside and check it out. The food was delicious. I had the fish and chips and my hubby had the wings. I highly recommend a visit while on the island.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Andrea Green, Other at Seabiscuit Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2023

Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience with us! We're delighted to hear that you found our hostess friendly and enjoyed our delicious food, especially the fish and chips and wings. We appreciate your recommendation and hope to welcome you back soon.

Reviewed October 6, 2023 via mobile

Spent $22 on a plate of nachos but they were quite good! All of the food that came out of the kitchen looked and smelled amazing, would love to come back and try more. Service was friendly and quick. Also this was such a fun...atmosphere inside. As always, definitely was not worth the price but good anyway.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Andrea Green, Other at Seabiscuit Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded October 7, 2023

We appreciate your feedback and are delighted to hear that you enjoyed our nachos and found the atmosphere inside to be fun. Our team strives to provide friendly and quick service to our guests. We understand your concern about the price, and we'll certainly take...More

Reviewed October 1, 2023

We were very happy to find this cafe, as our first two meals on the island were a disappointment. We enjoyed two hearty sandwiches served with chips for dinner at very good price. The atmosphere is great, wood and brick decor, nice bar as well....The food was well prepared, so much that we returned for dinner the next evening, and breakfast on our last day.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Andrea Green, Other at Seabiscuit Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded October 2, 2023

We're delighted that you discovered our cafe and that we could turn your dining experience on the island around! It's wonderful to hear that you enjoyed our hearty sandwiches, cozy atmosphere, and well-prepared food. Thank you for returning for both dinner and breakfast - we...More

Reviewed September 25, 2023

Unknown to us, we made the mistake of visiting the island on the day of the party for the end of the boat race! People everywhere. We had three restaurants on our list, and this happened to be the first one we saw. We ducked...inside and found two seats at the bar! (It was packed!) The food was good and arrived quickly. A great experience when we had expected to wait quite a while.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Andrea Green, Other at Seabiscuit Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded September 26, 2023

We're glad you stumbled upon our restaurant amidst the bustling boat race festivities! It sounds like you had an unexpected but enjoyable experience. Thank you for choosing us as your refuge and for taking the time to share your positive feedback. We're delighted that you...More

Reviewed September 20, 2023 via mobile

We had a great breakfast at Seabiscuit. Just steps from the ferry dock. Love the decor. Dark wood and lots of thoroughbred pictures. We had Eggs Benedict, eggs, potatoes, bacon, french toast, sausage, etc. Everyone gave their meals two thumbs up.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Andrea Green, Other at Seabiscuit Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 2023

Thank you for choosing Seabiscuit for breakfast and sharing your positive experience! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed our decor and your delicious breakfast selections. It's wonderful that everyone gave their meals two thumbs up. We hope to welcome you back soon!

Reviewed September 17, 2023 via mobile

We stopped in for a little lunch. We ordered the Painted Pony Macaroni, which were Fried Macaroni and Cheese Balls served in a marinara sauce. They were yummy! We sat at the bar. Service was friendly and fast!More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Andrea Green, Other at Seabiscuit Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2023

We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your lunch at our place! The Painted Pony Macaroni does sound delicious, and we're glad you found them yummy. It's great to know that you had a friendly and fast service experience at our bar. Thank you for...More

Reviewed September 8, 2023

Whenever we are visiting Mackinac Island, one meal is eaten at our favorite place, the Seabiscuit Cafe'. We have always found the servers friendly, the food great, and the place extremely clean. We will continue to recommend the Seabiscuit to others and continue to support...this great restaurant.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Andrea Green, Other at Seabiscuit Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded September 10, 2023

Thank you for your loyal patronage and your kind words! We're delighted to be your favorite spot on Mackinac Island, and we're grateful for your support and recommendations. Looking forward to serving you again soon!

Reviewed July 27, 2023

Great food in this horse themed bar/restaurant. The pulled pork grilled cheese sandwich with avocado was delicious! My husband had the signature Whitefish Reuben that was also delicious!More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Andrea Green, Other at Seabiscuit Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded July 28, 2023

Thank you for the great review! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our horse-themed bar/restaurant and had a delicious experience with us. The pulled pork grilled cheese sandwich with avocado sounds like a delectable choice, and we're glad your husband enjoyed the signature Whitefish...More

Reviewed July 23, 2023

Fast and delicious. Staff was very nice. Quaint Cafe’. Indoor seating only. Views of main St. No waterfront view.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Andrea Green, Other at Seabiscuit Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2023

Thanks for the review! We're glad you enjoyed the fast and delicious food, along with our friendly staff in our quaint cafe. While we don't have a waterfront view, we do offer a cozy indoor seating with lovely views of Main Street. We appreciate your...More

Reviewed July 12, 2023 via mobile

Not much to eat for non meat eaters. Really need more options. Drinks were very good. Chopped salad was good. Fish and chips were reported good. Pricey, but first restaurant on island so maybe they all are. Up charge on card use.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Andrea Green, Other at Seabiscuit Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2023

Thanks for your feedback! We apologize for the limited options for non-meat eaters. We value your input and will definitely consider adding more choices for you. Glad you enjoyed the drinks and chopped salad. We appreciate your visit and hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed July 12, 2023 via mobile

Delicious French toast, eggs Benedict, crispy home fries, great coffee. Bacon is super crispy and a little sweet. Service great. Beautiful restaurant.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Andrea Green, Other at Seabiscuit Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2023

Thank you for the lovely review! We're glad you enjoyed our delicious food, great coffee, and excellent service in our beautiful restaurant. Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed July 10, 2023 via mobile

Our dinner at the Seabiscuit was delicious. The whitefish dip was excellent and so was my whitefish Reuben. I never would have thought of that combo, but it worked! Our server was attentive and friendly.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Andrea Green, Other at Seabiscuit Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2023

Thank you for the fantastic review! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your dinner at Seabiscuit. It's great that you loved the whitefish dip and the unique whitefish Reuben combo. We're glad it worked out well for you! Our team takes pride in providing...More

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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5