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Michael's Cafe
Michael's Cafe

Michael's Cafe Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.michaelscafe.com
  • Phone: (410) 252-2022
  • Hours of Operation: Open 10am Everyday
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Seafood, American
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: PLEASE CALL
  • Entertainment: EVERY WEDNESDAY 7PM AND EVERY FRIDAY 9PM

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: PLEASE USE OUR VACANT LOT SOUTH SIDE OF RESTAURANT FOR ADDITIONAL PARKING
A word from Michael's Cafe
It is constant attention to detail that sets Michael's apart from the rest. The Dellis family welcomes you. Our commiment to quality, service and atmosphere are key to the success of our restaurant. We pride ourselves on the fact that the majority of our menu is homemade, using only the finest and freshest ingredients.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Diner Reviews
  • "For a Sunday Night, the restaurant was surprisingly full. We were seated in the more formal area of the restaurant which is comfortable and quiet. Michaels has my favorite wine Sonoma Cutrer and fills the glass so you really feel like you have more gulps for your investment. The soft crabs were running and my dinner partner and I both ordered the sandwich. It was perfect, the soft crabs had lots of meat inside and the claws extended well outside the bread. They were fried to the ultimate crispness and arrived with fresh toast and summer ripened tomatoes and fresh greens. I wanted to go back the next night for an encore! For those that want a more lively scene, the outdoor dining area had a band and ideal summer breezes."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "A real Timonium gem. This was my first time dining, and both the food and service were great (I was at the bar). I took advantage of the buck-a-shuck oysters during happy hour, and ordered the fried green tomatoes with crab meat and a lemon beurre blanc on top, which were pretty darn good too. My old fashioned was a little weak, and although the bartender was very nice and accommodating, there were a few menu questions he couldn't answer, and he didn't tell most of the guests around me that the kitchen had run out of certain dishes (or it wasn't communicated to him). I am definitely going back."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "we ate on the new outdoor patio. The the food and atmosphere was exceptional. We celebrating my daughter's birthday in a great environment."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "After waiting too long, for our confirmed reservation from opentable, we were going to leave. I was told that your company had us sitting in a booth in a certain room, that was occupied, and that was the delay. I asked and was given another table in another room immediately."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "There were 4 of us and we were all happy with our meals. My husband said his cream of crab soup was delicious and full of large chunks of crab. My mother and I had the shrimp/feta/tomato tower, which looked spectacular and tasted just as good. My husband had the shrimp salad/crab club sandwich, which was good but a little spicy for his taste. My cousin had the shrimp salad sandwich, which she loved. My husband got vanilla ice cream for dessert, which he declared to be one of the best he's had. I had the lemon pie, which was wonderful, clean and fresh, and lemony. We'll be back."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Another lovely dining experience at Michael's. The renovations are spot on, opening up the space and adding light. Service was prompt, knowledgeable and friendly but not overdone. I always get the crab cake, it's my favorite crab cake in the area. My wife had the Salmon and liked it very much. Michaels is in our restaurant rotation and never disappoints."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "WE took my father to Michaels and had a great experience. The seafood was well prepared as well as my veal francaise. We will go back."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Pleasantly surprised! Had not been to Michael's since their renovation. The new bar area is great. Open, airy, bright. Food was great."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "This was my first time back since the expansion. What a great choice in adding the huge additional bar with plenty of natural light! I was really excited about the patio. Aesthetically beautiful and spacious with a lounge area and outside bar. Tvs outside too. Super smart. Oh, and great menu too!"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "If you like seafood, Maryland Style, this is a gem. We have been there twice in the same week. The crab imperial is wonderful...baked, creamy, with chunks of lump crab. The soft shell crabs were done perfectly...lightly seasoned so you taste the crab and lightly fried. Either the sandwich or the platter are a hit."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "Service was lousy. Waiter bought me a ribeye when I asked for pasta. My entree was brought out by the time everyone else had finished eating. Very dissatisfied."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Very nice remodel and nice atmosphere. Service average, 2 meals were wrong out of 6. But to there credit, very apologetic and corrected family promptly. No offer for credit or discount. Nice experience overall"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Thank your for serving our large group so well on a busy Sunday"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Loved the menu so much last Wednesday that we came back again this Wednesday for the grilled calamari. It was a different recipe, flavor and portion. Very disappointed. My husband's rock fish was mediocre at best."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "We had a great lunch with family on the outdoor patio. Food was great and the service was just as good. "
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "We never actually were able to eat at Michael's, despite really wanting to. Their kitchen caught on fire, about thirty minutes before our reservation. I guess things happen and you can't really be upset about this, as the restaurant certainly didn't intend for this to happen."
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "This was our first visit to Michael's Cafe. Don't know if they were having an off night but we were there on Saturday @7 pm, and they were already out of many entree and dessert items. Unfortunately, each of the first two items we tried to order, we were then told, oh we're out of that. Not sure if it is poor ordering, poor planning or what, but we settled on our entrees order, which were only so-so. On the recommendation of our nice server we ordered the Molten Lava cake. Having experienced this dessert at many, many restaurants over the years, can easily say that this was the most horrible rendition of it I have ever had the misfortune to eat. It was like a dry chocolate muffin and they squirted chocolate fudge into the bottom. Awful!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "They are always on their game with service, choices and definately quality. What else can I say, but YUMMM."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "The seafood here is great. Love the Cream of Crab soup. All the crab dishes are good."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We have been going to Michaels once a year with a large group for dinner. We are in town for a lacrosse tournament. Always great service and wonderful food. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "I have been to Michael's in the past (long ago) and remembered it was pretty good then. Don't live in the immediate area so had not been there recently but knew they had remodeled so decided to give it a try. Nice decor, not too noisy. Food was good, not spectacular but worth the trip. Will go again."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "MY FRIENDS AND I WENT TO THIS RESTAURANT TO CELEBRATE OUR BIRTHDAYS (2 OF HAD OUR BIRTHDAY), BUT IT 8 PEOPLE IN ATTENDANCE, AND EVERYTHING THAT WE LOOKED FORWARD TO HAVING FOR DINNER (LOBSTER CRABCAKES, AND FRIED GREEN TOMATOES), WAS OUT OF STOCK..... NOT TO MENTION THAT WE HAD RESERVATIONS FOR 7:15PM AND GOT SEATED ABOUT A 1 1/2 LATER... AFTER SENDING A COMPLAINT TO THIS ESTABLISHMENT, THEY APOLOGIZED AND SENT ME $25 GIFT CARD, WHICH WAS A TOTAL INSULT... IT SEEMS AS THOUGH QUALITY OF THE RESTAURANT HAS GONE DOWN HILL..... I CAN TRULY SAY THAT OUR WAITRESS WAS ONE OF THE BEST!!!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Met out-of-town friends for lunch. Being from Florida, one of the group requested a restaurant that touted a good crab cake so two of us got the crab cake platter. Michael's lives up to it's reputation for an excellent crab cake. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We always like to try the specials at Michael's just to explore the delicious meals Chef Warren and his team will plate up next! Pan seared halibut over spinich seems simple enough but offered a depth of flavor that few could match. A simple crab cake inspired with pitch perfect horseradish sauce, paired with a citrusy Markham Sauvignon Blanc kept us happy and content. Then, off to their bright new bar to toast California Chrome and their big Preakness win! Go baby go!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We had a wonderful experience for our first visit to Michael's Café. It was our 50th anniversary and we were there with two other couples. The food was excellent. The best sea food platter, my husband ever had. The crab cake and soft crab were perfect! We had a wonderful server, and it couldn't have been any better. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "The crab cakes are great. There's always a variety of specials. The menu is vast. Great place to stop for a bite or to grab a drink."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "GREAT PLACE TO TAKE YOUR MOTHER FOR HER BIG DAY EVERYTHING AND EVERY ONE WAS OUTSTANDING I RATE THIS PLACE A 10+"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "MICHAEL'S IS A NICE PLACE TO DINE. GOOD FOOD, GOOD SERVICE, NICE VARIETY ON MENU. DECENT PRICES. NICE PLACE TO GO."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We went for mother's day. Did not realize that it would be a speciality menu and that kids would only get the option of chicken fingers and french fries. I have been to the restaurant many times and really enjoy it. But the mother's day menu was not enough variety for the many different types of eaters that I brought with me. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I took my elderly parents to Mother's Day brunch at Michael's and was impressed. We were seated immediately on this busy day. The server greeted us almost asxwe were sitting down. Drinks arrived quickly. The buffet selection was ample and included breakfast as well as a raw bar and dinner dishes. Our server was attentive and the staff made sure the restaurant was kept tidy (patrons can be sloppy when filling their plates!) It took a little long to replace depleted food items, but this was a minor issue. The dessert spread was massive and delicious. I don't know if Michael's has a brunch every Sunday, but if they do, I would go often."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "always a good meal here. love the new outside bar area!"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Not crowded...service was cordial and attentive...very good brunch offerings - variety of food combinations...difficult to make a choice! You'll enjoy Michael's!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "the computer system was apparently down, causing the orders to get messed up - my sister didn't get her meal until after we were all done, and while I know technical difficulties are out of one's control, the fact that they still charged us for her meal was poor customer service in my opinion. it didn't help that the waitress was extremely odd, took forever to get our initial order, rushed us while ordering, and was yelling at staff members right next to us. overall not a very good experience!"
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "we ate at the new outdoor patio and it was awesome. Great food great service and great energy in that area.the 300 area was very well-designed and it showed it by the number of fat people eating their."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Michael's is a great restaurant and its location is so convenient. Love meeting my friends there. Wait staff is always pleasant and the food is always good! I have never been disappointed! I always recommend it as the place to go."
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "Though we no longer live in Maryland, Michael's is still our go-to for crab cakes when we visit. In that respect, I'm happy to say they are still the best in town. But the service at our recent visit was so glaringly BAD, we may think twice before revisiting. Took forever to get a server to the table, then drinks took forever. Food took forever to get to the table. The server brought my companion the wrong entree (crab cake, when she ordered salmon) then brought salmon that was raw in the middle, with little in the way of an apology. It was a busy weeknight, but if their service deteriorates, there are plenty of other games in town. Hopefully this was an anomaly. "
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "My husband loved the pancakes and eggs, and liked the french toast. He thought the bacon and sausage was mediocre. The quality was sub-par, better-suited for a cheap diner. I ordered the shrimp and grits which unfortunately was served cold. However, the overall taste was good. The cream of crab soup was rich with lots of jumbo lump crab. The side of orange roughy was fresh and delicious, as always. Our server, Fez, was outstanding as usual. We've visited a few times and he makes up for the restaurant's shortcomings, such as the semi-rude bartender and the excessive wait time for the food. Overall, the food is good. "
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "I made reservations on your famous new site n to my surprise had to wait 30+ minutes ... What's the point? I was told they cannot judge the length of time people dine ... Honestly tables should have been reserved for the many people who made reservations on your site ... I was told there were 3 reservations in front of me even before we could be seated... We wandered into the old bar area and seated ourselves at the bar n celebrated my fiances birthday.. Confusion n disappointment...we've always loved the food and the dining experience that's why we chose your restaurant to have our celebration... Very disappointed!!! Fri the 25th at 7:15 was our reservation for a party of four.. "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Michael's new outdoor patio and bar is a great use of space. The only thing that could outdo that, is the product put out by their kitchen. Chef warren and team never cease to amaze!"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Food was nothing extraordinary although the prices were above average. Used online reservation and the hostess was surprised to hear that and was not expecting us. She was able to get us seated within 10 minutes but not what I was expecting. The parking lot is a mess, really tight. Most importantly though, the food although fresh seafood and big lumps of crab, was bland, nothing special. No old bay on crab cakes, really??? Shrimp/crab dip had no meat and bland. It was questionable if the shrimp on the seafood platter was fully cooked. All in all, disappointed."
    Dined on 4/25/2014