I like this place - honestly. And a three-star rating might be more justified, but I've got to give it two stars, however reluctantly.
The Seabiscuit is a tony, attractive bar/restaurant in the center of downtown Mackinac Island, and when I was there (three very cold days in April) it was one of only two restaurants open for business in a town where everything shuts down until roughly May 1.
I was eager to dine at the Seabiscuit, which is very inviting and visually warm. I ordered fish and chips after being assured by the waitress that the fillets are very generous and that the whitefish are caught locally.
But what I got was one very thin fillet, about 8 inches long, 4 inches wide at the widest, and perhaps a quarter inch of thickness. Now, that's not a lot of fish. And even the waitress admitted that it was "scrawny." Yes, that's the perfect word. And it wasn't really very flavorful, despite the fact that I told the waitress that the flavor was "OK." So I spent $16 on a mountain of French Fries accompanied by a thin, flexible roof tile.
Well, maybe they just were having an off night. So two nights later, I returned and ordered a chicken salad sandwich. You're thinking that's a rather bland choice for dinner, right? Yes, but the way they describe it in the menu makes it sound very appealing, with a blend of spices and other ingredients, and it seemed like something I owed it to myself to try.
Wrong again. The "sandwich" was two mini-sandwiches (think Tapas, but perhaps a bit larger) with cute, bulbous buns separated by a mound of potato chips. And it was not just measly, but bland.
That's zero for two. So I must urge caution. They need a complete re-think of their food menu, and should immediately cease offering fish and chips until they can get it right.
On the plus side, I had some outstanding IPA there, but they don't brew the beer at the Seabiscuit, do they?
Overall, an attractive place, and if they can improve the food offerings, it will be a winner.