Pancake House: Where To Eat On Mackinac


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pancakes house blog feature

Make breakfast the most important meal of the day at the Pancake House on Mackinac Island! Serving the best breakfast around for over half a century, the Pancake House has cultivated and maintained a reputation for excellence in the Mackinac Island community. With a rich history, a delicious and varied menu, and a chance to save with the 906 Rewards Program, the Pancake House is the perfect way to start a day of exploration and adventuring.


In 1936, Harry Ryba and Victor Callewaert opened their first fudge shop on Detroit’s East Side. In just a matter of years the demand for Ryba’s mouthwatering fudge grew, and the team decided to expand their business to new locations, including Atlantic City, Navy Pier, and of course, Mackinac Island. In 1960, Harry and Victor begin to handcraft their creamy, delicious fudge in the storefront windows, luring island visitors to watch the satisfying process. In 1963, the Pancake House, a traditional breakfast spot that serves hotcakes long after conventional breakfast hours, opened up inside the Denneny building right alongside Ryba’s Fudge Shop. Today, both operations are still serving a classic taste of Mackinac Island daily.

Menu Items

The Pancake House has a selection of breakfast and lunch essentials that are sure to please all your family and friends. To satisfy that sweet tooth, try a stack of pancakes fresh off the griddle. From classic buttermilk, to fresh blueberry, to rich red velvet, there’s a flavor to satisfy every type of craving. Take your breakfast to the next level by adding on a scoop of ice cream, creating a meal you won’t soon forget. With pancakes this tasty, it’s no wonder we had to name the whole place after them!

If traditional breakfast is more your style, we’ve got you covered too. Indulge in one of our many savory three-egg omelet options, including the Western, Veggie, or Mushroom and Swiss Omelet. Also available are Signature Skillets, which include fresh eggs of any style, hashbrowns, and a variety of meat, cheese, and vegetable toppings, depending on your selection. Both omelets and skillets are served with toast and jelly.

In the mood for lunch following some afternoon activities? The Pancake House has a delicious lunch menu containing sandwiches, soups, baskets, and much more. Dig into one of the delectable handhelds like the Gyro, a Hot Nashville Chicken Sandwich, or even a Pulled Pork Grilled Cheese served with fresh kettle chips. For a lighter meal, ask about the soup of the day or order our Housemade Chili, complete with brisket, ground beef, Italian tomatoes, red beans, cheddar cheese, and sour cream. To try a taste of Northern Michigan, order the Whitefish Basket made with locally sourced whitefish and sides of French fries and coleslaw.

If you’re looking for a quick bite on the go, check out Pancake House’s takeout menu! Make your selection, order online, and pick up when your meal is ready.


The Pancake House is located at 7245 Main Street in downtown Mackinac Island. Relax and let us serve you while you watch horses, bikes, and carriages cruise by on the bustling streets of Mackinac. While you wait, take a seat in our classically styled American diner, complete with brightly colored décor and friendly servers that will spark your sense of nostalgia.

Hours of Operation

Open May through September, the Pancake House operates daily from 7:00am to 2:00pm. Don’t forget that breakfast can be ordered at any time!

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