Over the years, the Seabiscuit Café has become a favorite Mackinac Island restaurant for locals and tourists alike. The café is named after the famous horse, Seabiscuit, a runt who rose to great popularity after defeating triple-crown winner War Admiral in 1938. The Seabiscuit Café serves as a tribute to the famous racehorse and other types of the loving animal.
Before there was the Seabiscuit Café, the property was a bank building used in the late 1800s. In later years, lifelong Mackinac Island residents Debra and Sandra Orr took on the challenge of renovating the building and making it into something special. The Orrs took great care in keeping its integrity by preserving the original brick walls and hardwood floors, while also adding some historic flair with equestrian themed décor. Now, the Seabiscuit Café is recognized as a cozy, comfortable place to enjoy a meal with friends and family.
Seabiscuit Café is located on Main Street, the heart of Mackinac Island. Surrounded by shops and attractions, the Seabiscuit Café is a fantastic place to take a break from the hustle and bustle. Once you step inside, you will be transported back in time to the era of Seabiscuit. Take a seat one of the western-style tables or booths and enjoy the relaxed, homey ambiance. The classic wrought iron furnishings, exposed brick walls, and timeless wood accents add to the comfortable vibe, making Seabiscuit Café the perfect place for an early breakfast, classy dinner, or a night out on the town. The options are endless!
Seabiscuit Café has a wide range of menu items sure to satisfy your every craving. Seabiscuit Café specializes in classic American fare, as well as fresh-caught fish straight from the Great Lakes.
Start your day off right with a hearty breakfast that will keep you energized throughout your day of adventure. Whether you’re in the mood for something sweet or savory, we’ve got you covered. For a traditional-style meal, try the Old Smokehouse plate, complete with two eggs, home fries, bacon or sausage links, and toast, or the famous Breakfast Burrito with eggs, avocado, chorizo, cheddar cheese, and fries. On the sweeter side, indulge in some mouth-watering French Toast, topped with whipped butter, and locally made syrup.
After a long day of trekking across the island, you’ll be back for dinner in no time. Begin your meal with our delicious Cheese Crock, a cheddar cheese dip topped with warm garlic croutons, or Painted Pony Macaroni, rich breaded macaroni and cheese balls (a guest favorite!) For the main course, order the Cajun Pasta, a sausage and cream-based pasta dish bursting with flavor, or try the Whitefish Reuben for an authentic taste of Northern Michigan.
In need of an exciting date night? The fun at Seabiscuit Café continues long after the sun goes down. Find a place at the bar and order a signature cocktail or one of the many beers on tap. Sip on your beverage while enjoying the one-of-a-kind Mackinac Island nightlife, full of smiling faces and high spirits. After just an hour or two at the Seabiscuit Café, you’ll be planning your next trip back to Mackinac to experience it all over again!