Michael's Cafe

4.4
1301 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Casual
  • Great for Lunch
  • Neighborhood Gem
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Seafood, American
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Hours of operation
Open 10am Everyday
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Phone number
(410) 252-2022
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Catering
PLEASE CALL
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
PLEASE USE OUR VACANT LOT SOUTH SIDE OF RESTAURANT FOR ADDITIONAL PARKING
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Entertainment
EVERY WEDNESDAY 7PM AND EVERY FRIDAY 9PM
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1301 People Are Saying
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4.3
service
4.2
ambience
4.1
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 21 hours ago

The food took approx 45 to 50 minutes to get to the table. It was not crowded and we were waiting for breakfast items and salads. The manager did not come over until we requested him. To my embarrassment I was the one who recommended my favorite place to others

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Great food and service

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2.0Dined 3 days ago

I've been coming here for many years. I haven't been here for a while though. It seems like they've tried to upscale the restaurant from what it used to be. Problem is that the prices are very high and the portions very small for the area. I don't feel the same value as I used to. And the mashed potatoes came out cold. When you're paying $35 for an entree, the food should be warm and not have to be sent back.

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Food was very good, service was very efficient. Michael’s is consistently good and dependable. Nice place to have a get together lunch with friends.

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4.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Father’s Day

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3.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Although the food was well prepared, we waited 1 hour and 20 minutes to be served after placing our order. Not a pleasant experience. We noticed other tables complaining of the same problem.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

I don’t frequent Michael’s as often as I’d like but suffice it to say, it is almost always a wonderful dining experience. This visit was as expected, good service and delicious food. Be back again, hopefully soon!

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

We were entertaining out of town guests. The service was very friendly and our waitress, Mary was really nice. Would have like "more" vegetables (potatoes and green beans)
Had rice pudding for dessert and it was cold and "soupy' Would have like warm and thicker.
Had the filet mignon and it was fantastic! Done to perfection and very tender!

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Great food, ambience & customer service...we will be returning soon with friends.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

My son and I greatly enjoyed the Fathers Day brunch this week, and decided to sample the oysters, eggs, bacon, fruit, ribs, and dessert from a very wide variety of options. We were delighted to stay up to date with the World Cup and US Open golf results that were visible from many seats. Michael's is quickly becoming one of my favorite places to eat in the Baltimore area and I will be back soon.

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4.0Dined on June 16, 2018

We had a wonderful Father's Day breakfast. They have a great breakfast menu, the french toast is outstanding! The service, atmosphere, and food are all very good.

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

The general manager Josh and the maitre d are phenomenal. They give great service whenever we visit Michael's. They have a wonderful staff and the food is always superb.

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4.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Michael's is a comfortable and familiar place. We tend to go on Thursdays which is prime rib night. We both ordered the prime rib and enjoyed it. The meat was of high quality and cooked as we had ordered it, This is a place for predictable comfort food but what it does, it does well.

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4.0Dined on June 14, 2018

I had lunch with a friend, with an 11:45 appointment. The atmosphere was quite pleasant initially, but with the lunchtime crowd the restaurant became noisy and conversation was difficult. The food was excellent, and our server was attentive and pleasant.

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5.0Dined on June 11, 2018

Food is always excellent Michael’s. Go early because it gets crowded. Great place to meet friends for drinks. The night we were there was my mother‘s 92nd birthday. Handicapped access was excellent.
I think our waiter was knew that night. He seemed like he was terrified. But overall the service was good

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5.0Dined on June 11, 2018

My friends burger was to well cooked. He usually his meat red. Other wise it was good

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4.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Michael's is always consistently very good for lunch and dinner. We dine there quite often.

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4.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Nice variety of choices on the menu. Waitress was wonderful. Service excellent. There is complimentary valet parking.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Another excellent experience at Michael’s. Servers are always great....efficient, friendly and professional.

Birthday dessert is a nice touch.

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4.0Dined on June 8, 2018

The food was good, but not great. The quality of the food was good, but the flavor was lacking. Disappointed with the $12.00 shrimp. I had them in the past and they were succulent. Last visit, they were rubbery and flavorless. The service made up for what was lacking with the food. I have had good past experiences so I would definitely give this site another shot to wow me. Overall, an okay dinning experience.

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

This is one of our "go to" restaurants for Thursday "girl's nite out." Everyone is friendly and the food is very good with lots of choices.

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5.0Dined on June 4, 2018

excellent food and service ! Had a great night out !

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4.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Great food but a little overpriced

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Always enjoyable. Great service. Food is consistent

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5.0Dined on May 28, 2018

Michael's has great food. The cream of crab soup is the best around, but there are many good items on the menu.

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4.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Haven’t been here is quite a few years.

Went for the Sunday lobster special. Excellent value!

Service was good and attentive.
Appetizer was very good.

Will be back!

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

The staff was friendly and helpful. The food is outstanding. I highly recommend Michael’s Cafe for any occasion. I can’t wait for my next visit.

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3.0Dined on May 21, 2018

Waited more than 20 minutes for our table (a booth). When finally seated saw that there were plenty of empty (non-booth tables). Hadn't requested the booth, so not sure why the option was to make us wait rather than seat us promptly.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Fun brunch spot with reasonable bottomless mimosas! The food is consistently good, and the environment in the bar/patio area is open and bright.

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1.0Dined on May 20, 2018

TERRIBLE!! Service was slow and terrible. Ordered food and came out wrong and the server said that she knew it was wrong but still brought it out to table

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

I hadn't been to Michael's for a while, but it turned out to be every bit as good as I remembered it. An old friend from college and I have lunch occasionally, and we picked Michaels because it is about half-way between our homes--mine in Bel Air, hers in Ellicott City. I'm sure we'll do it again. Food was wonderful (soft shell crabs, yum) delightful waitress, comfortable in every way. Thanks!

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2.0Dined on May 12, 2018

A person in the private room next to my table threw a fit, yelling and pounding the table for 30 minutes. Management apparently did not eject her from restaurant. Had to move to another table. Management did not apologize to me for the disturbance and did not offer a discount on the meals.

The prices have increased to point it is no longer a good value.

Service from waitress was good

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Outstanding food, excellent service. Just a great place!!

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

I haven't been to Michael's in years! We met friends there recently and had a wonderful time. We ordered lots of wonderful appetizers and everyone was fantastic! We were quite full and ordered single crab cakes, crab and lobster cakes and shrimp salad and all were wonderful!

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

My mother and I found ourselves here after having facials at a spa not far from the restaurant as a part of the Mothers Day weekend on Saturday, May 12. I booked reservations for 1:00, but arrived 45 minutes early and was seating with no problem. But I am glad we booked reservations because by noon that place was packed and I can see why. The food and service was very good and they have a varied menu, especially during their brunch time. I will definitely return and eat outside again.

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3.0Dined on May 11, 2018

The atmosphere is great. Dined on the new patio area. The service was bizarre. Saw the appetizers come out. Had to waive them down. Then when the main course came out. Watched them take back inside because they didn't know where to deliver it. Food was just ok. Better places in the area.

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4.0Dined on May 7, 2018

Waiter was very nice but had to go back to kitchen to get answers to our questions. Ordered fresh rockfish with a teriyaki glaze. They poured the glaze over the fish like it was gravy. It destroyed the taste of the fish. The portion of the fish was quite small. Also had crab cakes and strip steak. Steak was very good and crab cake was good but I’ve had better. The rolls they served were fabulous as were the cocktails. I’ll probably try the restaurant again.

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

Excellent service from Keith. Very dependable restaurant. The food is always fresh and delicious.

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3.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Food was excellent, prices are not bad, service at the bar was top notch, but after we sat down waitress had us sit for 15-20 min before taking our drink order, didn't check after food came. Food however was excellent, I had the Rockfish perfectly cooked. Next time I'll sit at the bar and eat.

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3.0Dined on May 3, 2018

The turkey sandwhich was either delli turkey or pulled turkey. I chose pulled turkey Wrong choice. It was tough and dry

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