About 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.

2119 York Road
Timonium, MD 21093
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Seafood, American

Hours of Operation:
Open 10am Everyday

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(410) 252-2022

Website:
http://www.michaelscafe.com/

Entertainment:
EVERY WEDNESDAY 7PM AND EVERY FRIDAY 9PM

Catering:
PLEASE CALL

Parking Details:
PLEASE USE OUR VACANT LOT SOUTH SIDE OF RESTAURANT FOR ADDITIONAL PARKING

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

Michael's Cafe Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.1

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (38)
Neighborhood Gem (36)
Good for a Date (33)
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Bar Seating (31)
Great for Lunch (31)
Good for Groups (30)
Special Occasion (29)
Good for Birthdays (23)
Great for Outdoor Dining (22)
Happy Hour (21)
Business Meals (20)
Comfort Food (20)
Good for Anniversaries (20)
Sunday Lunch (20)
Vibrant Bar Scene (17)
Fun (16)
Great for Brunch (15)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Hot Spot (13)
Cozy (11)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Worth the Drive (10)
Late-night Find (8)
People Watching (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Romantic (8)
Seasonal (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Live Sports (7)
Authentic (6)
Quick Bite (6)
Great Beer (5)
Healthy (5)
Live Music (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Tapas (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Waterfront (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

The service was slow. When we received our food and coffee it was room temperature

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 (Baltimore)·Dined 3 days ago

The food is always delicious. The staff is friendly. The service is fast at lunch despite always being busy. I make a reservation for a bar table and always get it. Great menu!

Tags: Casual, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

The waitress Mary that we had a amazing. Great attention to detail and very familiar with the menu and all the options.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 5 days ago

Michael's has always been solid as far as food, but the last 2 times we've visited we have been ignored by staff to the point where we've had to go to the podium to see about a server. Saturday night we sat for 7 minutes without so much as a glass of water, and eventually had to flag down a bus boy to send a server over. Obviously not a fluke as it's happened twice. Maybe they prefer large groups to 2 tops.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Food is consistently good. Servers are friendly and attentive.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Comfort Food
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Enjoyed another nice dining experience at Michael's. We are locals and usually hit Michael's about once a month or so. Have not had a bad experience in years. Always great to have a "go to" restaurant that you know what to expect and they deliver! The escargot special was the highlight last night.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Casual
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Always a pleasure to dine at Michael's Cafe when we are in the area!

Tags: Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Outstanding waitress/server. One of the best ever.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Service was very slow. Our waitress was very sweet but it took way too long to get the waitress to take our order. My Husband's meal had to be sent back. Manager did come over and apologize and had the meal fixed right away, so that was appreciatiated.

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

As always, food & service were excellent. Michael’s is one of my favorite restaurants.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We dine here frequently and find the food is always excellent as is the service .

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Great food, convenient location, attentive service but they didn’t rush us.

Tags: Tapas, Bar Seating, Casual, Live Sports
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Outstanding specials of Sea Scallops over lobster risotto!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We love Michael’s! The crab cakes are the best, the shrimp salad was fresh and wonderfully seasoned, and the Ahi Tuna was great. We would definitely recommend this restaurant, especially if you are a fan of seafood.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 23, 2017

jumbo lump crab pieces that had deliciously good flavor in soup, sauces, cakes (crab), and stuffing.

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 (Tahoe)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Michael's is always a good choice for great service and food. We really enjoyed our entrees and they have a nice variety of dishes on their menu! The oyster bar is a double plus!

Tags: Business Meals, Fun, Bar Seating, Casual
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·Dined on December 23, 2017

My First visit to Michael's Cafe was a Christmas party work it was great! Brought Husband back for his Birthday still Great!

Tags: Waterfront, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Seasonal, Tasting Menu, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Unusually great including service but this last time our server was so inattentive that we thought we had said something wrong to her... which we had not. It was a holiday lunch with an out of town family member who was shocked at the rudeness of our server. Not crowded at all. Should have just left.

Tags: Happy Hour
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·Dined on December 22, 2017

During the Holiday season, restaurant very busy, however our
server and waitress Cat was absolutely a delight. Excellent service
great customer experience, will dine again at Michael's

Tags: Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 19, 2017

I always have a great time at Michael's. The food is always 'spot on' and they have
always been very accommodating. Delicious crab cakes!!

Tags: Good for Groups, People Watching, Great for Brunch, Live Sports, Casual
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 18, 2017

I really like the food. I always make a reservation to guarantee a place and no wait because it can get busy at lunch time during the week. Lots of business people. Always a great experience.

Tags: Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Great good and awesome service

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 17, 2017

We dined with friends and all of us very much enjoyed the food, service and ambiance. Our server, Mary, was professional, pleasant and attentive.
Our returning to the restaurant is a given. I would also like to compliment Josh (the Manager). He certainly is the right man for this position!

Tags: Business Meals, Happy Hour, Fun, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Quick Bite, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find, Hot Spot, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Great food. Great service. Bailey is an outstanding server. It was easy to have a business meeting here.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, People Watching, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Always a good meal. Seafood club delicious and brownie sundae wonderful. Great server ( Taryn )..

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Bailey was our server and she was marvelous. The food was prepared to our expectations and the environment was very warm, welcoming, and comfortable. We loved the booth and stayed longer than expected having a great conversation with our friends.

Tags: Tapas, Happy Hour, Casual, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Quick Bite, Great Beer, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Last night we enjoyed a delightful dinner at Michael’s. We were seated in a small room off the main dining room with just 5 tables. It was certainly quieter than the main dining room! Brian, our server, was very friendly and attentive. The support staff for Brian was excellent – they kept our water glassed filled at all times and responded quickly to any request we made. My husband had the Chicken Francaise (dipped in a classic egg batter in a lemon butter sauce) with a salad and mixed vegetables. My brother and I both had the Open Faced Hot Turkey (pulled turkey, white bread, turkey gravy, cranberry sauce and real mashed potatoes). It was all so good, we cleaned our plates. My brother and I have December birthdays, and the restaurant sent over two pieces of cheesecake to help us celebrate – what a lovely gesture. And a plus, they offer complimentary valet parking.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Casual, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 4, 2017

We enjoy Michael's Cafe, I've taken many of my out of town (and out of country) friends there. No one has ever had difficulty finding something they like on the menu. The servers are always pleasant. One of my favorites is the split level crab soup!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We sat in a booth in the bar to watch college football
Our sever was Cary and she was fantastic- I mean really exceptional.
We ordered the coconut shrimp appetizer - I didn’t count but it was full meal even with two of us splitting it.
The special was magi mahi-mahi with green beans and potatoe in a lobster sauce. It was very good but after eating all the shrimp and a large beer I took home and had the next day. It was still very good.
Another in our group ordered salmon and it was very tasty as well.
It was a nice evening and I’d recommend the restaurant

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

We were seated promptly. The server,Emma was prompt and efficient. She took care of an error in the order quickly.

Tags: Casual
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Seating was a little tight

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We had a nice brunch, good food overall. But the food took a long, long time to arrive, the server explained that she had the kitchen re-do one plate since the eggs were overcooked. That was nice of her, but still for a restaurant less then half filled the wait was too long. Also the music was too loud and not interesting, just annoying. But we will still go back in the future

Tags: Great for Brunch, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 25, 2017

great food, great spot, great service

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Noise from bar was unbearable. Patrons spilled out into dining area and aisles. They leaned over the walls by the diners and put their drinks up on the shelf. Very unpleasant.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 18, 2017

This is my second time at Michael's. Everything was good until we were ready to pay the check. Our waitress disappeared. We sat there for a while hoping someone would come over, but eventually we had to get up and asked for someone to charge our cards. It kind of puts a damper on your time when you are sitting and waiting for such an extended period of time to cash out. The waitress had left for the day, didn't tell us, and it didn't seem that anyone had taken over her section.

Tags: Casual
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 15, 2017

I dine out fairly often for lunch and Michael’s is a frequent selection. The food, staff and general ambiance appeal to me and allows me to overcome some of the parking shortcomings. That being said, selecting different times to dine allows me to not have any parking inconvenience.

Tags: Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Thank you Michael's for fulfilling our request to be seated in the main dining room. With my wife needing to use crutches while recovering from foot surgery, it was nice to get out for a good meal and not have to navigate through a crowded dining room to get to a remote spot. The maitre d' had a table for us right at the entrance and had us seated immediately. Our waitress Melanie provided us with great service and was very knowledgeable about the menu.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, People Watching, Casual, Live Sports, Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Good food and good, attentive service.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Cream of crab was loaded with nice lumps of crab. I had a burger which I was disappointed, should have stuck with my original plan to have crab cakes. It was tasteless. My daughter enjoyed her blt and my son in law liked his chicken and waffles. Wish there were better red wine choices by the glass.

Tags: Happy Hour, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Seriously the best French toast I have ever had. Really good bloody mary too!

Tags: Great for Brunch
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