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Michael's Back Door Restaurant, Mississauga, ON
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Michael's Back Door Restaurant

4.7
4.7
788 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Italian
Established in 1981 by Michael Morra Sr., Michael’s Back Door Restaurant has been providing Mississauga and the GTA with award winning Italian cuisine and professional courteous service in a warm, comfortable atmosphere for 42 years.

Principal owner Michael Morra Jr., along with partners Anthony Coffa and Chef Mark D’Souza invite you to experience creative Italian, continental fare, offering the freshest ingredients and a variety of rare wines.

Head Chef, Mark D'Souza, joined Michael's Back Door in 2015. Since becoming the head of the kitchen, Mark and his team have focused on adding a modern twist to our traditional rustic and regional Italian dishes.

Whether you are looking for a quick, casual family dinner, a romantic night out or an opportunity to catch up with friends, Michael’s Back Door has the perfect table for you.


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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Contemporary Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (905) 822-5751
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Mark D’Sousa
  • Catering
    Michael's Back Door can cater your home or office event. Please contact us for more details.
  • Private party facilities
    Michael’s Back Door offers a variety of well appointed private and semi-private dining areas that accommodate up to 100 guests. Customized menus, table setup and entertainment are just a few of the many services we provide.
  • Private party contact
    Michael: (888) 597-9514
  • Neighborhood
    Mississauga
  • Cross street
    Clarkson Road North
  • Parking details
    Complimentary parking is located in the municipal lot at the East side of Clarkson Rd. N., Just North of Lakeshore Rd. W. behind the CIBC Bank.
  • Public transit
    Mississauga Transit stops at the corner of Lakeshore Rd. W. and Clarkson Rd. N. The Clarkson GO Train station is a 10 minute walk.
  • Additional
    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wine

What 788 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Peel Region

    Best Overall

  • Peel Region

    Best Food

  • Peel Region

    Best Ambiance

  • Peel Region

    Best Value

  • Peel Region

    Neighborhood gem

  • Peel Region

    Great for fine wines

  • Peel Region

    Romantic

  • Peel Region

    Good for special occasions

788 Reviews
  1. andrewa

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our visit and dinner made my mother 90th birthday a wonderful event. Thank you!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a great night out for my wife and I. Sean was awesome and really met our needs. Food is always great.

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  3. DaveM

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter was friendly and funny and the meal was exquisite as expected.

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  4. Wonderful

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    We arrived on time to the restaurant being lively and busy. We waited almost 45 minutes for drinks and to start ordering. The food arrived 1.5 hours after arriving and was inconsistent. Our arugula salad was very plain while my husband’s fish dish was stunning. The venue is nice, clean and fun. Service and food were less than exciting.

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  5. SteveK

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our food was delicious, and the table service by Sean was excellent. Overall experience was remarkable and we will definitely visit more often.

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  6. Patty

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice place, food was great. The atmosphere was very nice and quiet when we went. Was a good date night location with my Wife. Service was great, food didn’t take to long to come. I would definitely go back.

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  7. MaryB

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a great place! Food was absolutely delicious and our server (Joseph) was amazing too. Would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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  8. RaviG

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant is beautiful for a nice romantic dinner. However, there was constant loud chatter. I understand this is out of your control, but would have been nice to dine with the lovely background music while being able to hear my partner. The service was outstanding. We were greeted with sincere smiles and made us feel like the host(s) were truly happy to have us-that’s a great feeling. As for our waiter, very nice guy however we had a hard time comprehending what he was telling us which caused us to ask him to repeat himself several times. I got the impression he was new in this role. We wish him success with his career at MBD and know he will do great. Food was amazing-blew our minds. See you back there soon!!

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  9. Nada

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    It was a special night taking my friend out for her 71st bday. It was a table for three because she had just lost her husband. So because we are a table for three we were placed in the aisle, servers rushing past us all night and next to a table for 8, so you can imagine the noise and the traffic all around us. The service was minimal, definitely not above and beyond, they only filled one of our glasses with water to start. We had cocktails and appetizers to start, we had the arugula salad and couldn't find the goat cheese, calamari (this was very good and colourful presentation) the arancini was dry, my Italian husband was not a fan. I also ordered white wine with dinner, they put it on the table the same time as i was still enjoying my martini. By the time dinner came 9:30, and we were there since 7:00pm the wine was warm, and tasted awful. Presentation of food was totally sub standard. I'm a foodie and love to post on Instagram but the plate of Branzino and the plate of Veal were so unappealing, i wish I had taken a pic to post ! I had the Pickerel Special and as you know Pickerel is one of the best fish to eat, there was so much pineapple salsa on it you could not taste the fish and the fish had a very salty taste.. like it was old? Now both plates of Branzino and Veal had a long steamed carrot on it that was still hard. They never acknowledged my friends birthday not even with a cookie... We will not be back, we were not made to feel a little special, no table should be placed in an aisleway like we were an after thought. The food was dry, presentation was off and we will tell our friends MBD was not worth the almost $$$ we spent... sorry!

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  10. Ulla

    Toronto

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A little gem of a place in our neighborhood. The staff are inviting, caring and friendly. You can see that the clientele has been built up over the years but you also see many young people in this restaurant which makes me happy to see for them :)

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  11. TracyW

    Key West

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always wonderful food, great service and a lovely atmosphere.

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  12. GMSimba

    Toronto

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I dined at MBD after a 20 years lapse after having relocated away from Oakville. I was very happy to see that MBD is still going strong and still providing good value, which explains its longevity. Commendation to the Morra family. Very good food with very good service, and at sensible prices. I will be back with another group, soon. Ciao.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff and ambience was lovely. Food on the other hand was disappointing. Pasta overcooked, seafood overcooked and the branzino was very overcooked. We went with friends of ours and they were quite surprised at the food being cooked in such a basic level. I chose this restaurant based on reviews but will not be back.

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  14. TrishM

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The ambiance and service was excellent. The food is very tasty too.

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  15. JaneB

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, the food and service were exceptional! We are never disappointed! Really enjoyed our evening!

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  16. CQuinn

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and the service was the perfect pace. This is our new favourite restaurant.

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  17. AsterW

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the smoked salmon appetizer and the lemon veal just melts in your mouth. Our waiter, Anderson was fantastic and Anthony was very attentive and welcoming. Our group of eight enjoyed celebrating our birthdays with delicious food and wine topped with dessert on the house! Will be back soon.

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  18. KamalB

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first time at Michael's Back Door and it ended up with a great experience and amazing food.

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  19. Barbara

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We are always treated in a very, very friendly way by all staff, the food is good, nice choices on the menu, Service is efficient and courteous.

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  20. WestEndGirl

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A consistently fabulous experience. Highly recommend!

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  21. Andyv

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Michael's, is a great place for a special occasion. The food is fantastic and the service is always great. Anthony is always greeting us with a smile and ensuring we have everything we need. We have been for a few occasions in the last 6 months and had the pleasure of being served by Sean. Keep up the great work to the entire team. Looking forward to our next time.

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  22. JustinF

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for newyears eve, expecting a warm and welcoming vibe and wasn't disappointed. Pleasant ambiance, funny up beat staff, and very good food. Everything was cooked well and service provided was quick, on point yet non-intrusive to our night out. Id definitely recommend and dine again.

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  23. RajK

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This was our first time at Michael's. It was NYE 2023. Though the menu was limited, we did have a good choice of Mains to go with. The Appetizer choices were a bit limited, but whatever we ordered ended being very tasty. Service was excellent and the ambience great. The music in the background was hardly audible and they could increase the volume some more. All in all, it was a very satisfying experience.

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  24. StefanoB

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    For $85 the New Years Eve chicken supreme was very dry and the butternut squash anoiolotti was cold. Not impressed. The flavours were good, just the execution was not very good. Disappointing

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  25. JeffH

    West Palm Beach

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My favorite place to eat. Start with the mussels, always a good choice.

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  26. MarkH

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service as usual. Will definitely be going back.

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  27. TravellingCanucks

    London

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Michael's Back Door is a neighbourhood staple for locals. Good Italian food and comfortable, white tablecloth ambiance.

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  28. JasmineH

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    There was a big black hair floating in my water glass. When I told the waiter about it, he hardly reacted and just took the glass away and brought me a new glass of water! Not so much as a comment about the situation. It turned me off of my entire meal, and I feel that the service Man should have at least addressed it in someway.

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  29. FredA

    West Palm Beach

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Christmas celebration. Party of 6. Everybody agreed that the food was excellent. We had some great Californian merlots. Wait staff was efficient.

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  30. belinda

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The Asian server service is unacceptable, not friendly. Not initiate to ask customers needs. Just leave food on the table and take bread away without ask. Even we still did not finish our food, he just wanted to take it away. We told him we want to share the deserts. He just left the derserts on the table without ask do we need to get small plate. One thing their knife was psrtially broken, it hurted my friend's finger and bleeding. Dont like their service. Very bad and unfriendly.

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  31. ArrasB

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It's one of the few restaurants that you will go back to over, and over, for any occasion.

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  32. RayM

    Toronto

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The whole culinary experience was excellent. Would certainly recommend Michael’s Back Door.

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  33. StanleyI

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a pleasure going to Michael’s back door. Outstanding food and service. Quiet and cozy. Sophisticated and refined. Treat yourself and your friends!!!

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  34. MichelleK

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was friendly and fast and the food was delicious and good value for the cost/portions! Definitely going back soon.

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  35. LaurraineU

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great service. Ambience was intimate, perfect for date night/anniversary.

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  36. DrewP

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Dinner was really well prepared. The service was very good. The only problem was we were seated in a smaller vestibule, with another table and we were very close together. Most of the time it wasn't an issue, but occasionally the other tables noise intruded. It wouldn't stop me from. Going back. But I would want to try another place to sit.

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  37. AlexanderC

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Mother’s 90th birthday party was excellent! Everyone from the Owner to all the staff made it a memorable event of a lifetime!! Thank you

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  38. DonE

    Naples

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Another great dinner at Michael's Back Door- in the many years we have been going to this restaurant it has consistently been one of the best and is a favorite of ours. Food was excellent - service was very good from Shawn - staff were very friendly - customers all enjoying their visits. The only disappointment was the 4 women at the immediately adjacent table who were very loud at times and regularly used vulgar language. Not much the restaurant could do but it detracted from our experience on this visit. Nevertheless. we will be back - it's too good a meal and experience to not to go back!

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  39. PriyaSingh

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a beautiful experience at this warm little place. I went there with one of my girlfriends and it was a perfect setting for hours of chit chat. It was a busy place but the service was perfect. We are vegetarians so our server kindly asked us if we could trust him to order food for us which we did and sure enough his selection was perfect. They had a great wine list with wines from many countries and we chose a French wine which was great. Food was yummy. We especially liked the ravioli in white sauce.

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  40. PeterG

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Undoubtedly the best food in Clarkson/ Port Credit. Price and quality next to none.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Michael's Back Door Restaurant using the Order Online button. Michael's Back Door Restaurant also offers delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes. Michael's Back Door Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (905) 822-5751.

Michael's Back Door Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 788 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Michael's Back Door Restaurant

1715 Lakeshore Rd. W., Mississauga, ON L5J 1J4

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Clarkson Road North
  • Neighborhood
    Mississauga
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Contemporary Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Complimentary parking is located in the municipal lot at the East side of Clarkson Rd. N., Just North of Lakeshore Rd. W. behind the CIBC Bank.
  • Public transit
    Mississauga Transit stops at the corner of Lakeshore Rd. W. and Clarkson Rd. N. The Clarkson GO Train station is a 10 minute walk.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Mark D’Sousa
  • Additional
    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wine
  • Phone number
    (905) 822-5751
  • Catering
    Michael's Back Door can cater your home or office event. Please contact us for more details.
  • Private party facilities
    Michael’s Back Door offers a variety of well appointed private and semi-private dining areas that accommodate up to 100 guests. Customized menus, table setup and entertainment are just a few of the many services we provide.
  • Private party contact
    Michael: (888) 597-9514
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