Michael's Cafe

4.4
1959 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
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.

For outdoor dining please call the restaurant at (410) 252-2022

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1959 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I got the split level soup. It was nothing more than a salty cream broth, no crab, no veggies. All of our food was extremely salty. I usually enjoy the food at Michael’s but this was decidedly different. I should have sent the soup back.

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vipCatherineM
Baltimore
26 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service1ambience2

We really like Michael's Cafe. Yesterday when we arrived, it was incredibly difficult to find a parking place anywhere, much less a handicapped spot (3 of our group of 4 have handicapped license plates). Then when we entered the restaurant, the woman at the check-in desk was on a very lengthy phone conversation apparently taking a carry out order. After a long wait, we were shown to our table. Our waitress seemed nice, but kept us waiting a long time to take our order. A second drink was ordered with never came. She said she gave the order to the bartender but he didn't make it. After we finished our entrees, we wanted to order desert, but our waitress didn't come to take the order. By this time, we had been at our table more than 2 hours. We had to go to the front desk to ask for our check! Is this because of Covid, and not having enough staff? It was a very disappointing lunch when we were out to celebrate a birthday.

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NicoleH
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service5ambience4

I ordered coconut shrimp and the steak wedge salad. The shrimp were fishy and the dipping “sauce” was a cup of rice vinegar with a few chili flakes, not a “Thai dipping sauce” as the menu showed. The wedge salad was basically a wedge of iceberg and a bunch of Bleu cheese dressing. I counted 4 bits of bacon, 3 halves of cherry tomatoes (so a total of 1.5 cherry tomatoes) and zero radishes (menu showed that radishes were to be included), zero bagel seasoning (also showed as included on the menu). This was my first visit to Michael’s Cafe and most likely my last. Very disappointing, especially for what I paid.

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Kool
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience4

The two items I wanted that was on the menue were not available. Other than that everything was good.

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AngelaB
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food was great but service was surprisingly slow as it was not very busy. It took about an hour to get my food and I only ordered fried green tomatoes with crab meat.

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vipAnnie
New York Area
98 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

We’re from out of town but make it our business to eat here every time we come. This is our 4th time eating at Michael’s. Cafe and will be back. The food is outstanding and normally the service is also…but tonight. Our waiter Brian was either overworked or just had an off night. The wine came wen my husband was half done with his meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Thanks! Good value and good food!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The atmosphere was perfect for a date & the food was delicious!

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vipDavidT
Baltimore
24 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Two of our party got the Thursday night Prime Rib Special. It was very good, and a great price. The ribs and the grilled rockfish were also excellent. Very busy for Thursday night, be sure to make a reservation.

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viptdellav
Baltimore
64 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was pretty busy for a Sunday night and the service could have been a bit better. The Rockfish dinner was superb, the lobster special pretty good (nice size, but a bit chewy). Loved the peach cobbler dessert.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Service was extremely slow. Took 15 minutes just to get a drink after we ordered. Food service was even worse. Table next to is asked to see the manager since food took forever and wqs delivered cold Food was ok. Brunch menu was limited. We’ve been here for dinner and food and service was great. Maybe we just got a bad server this time

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DollC
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was delicious and our server Molly was so pleasant. We are new residents in Lutherville in this is my second visit. I booked on line to be seated in the main dinning room because it was my husband's birthday. Upon arrival we were seated in the bar area. I mentioned that it was his birthday and we preferred to sit in the main dinning area. There were several vacant tables. We were told that booking on the web-site is not recommend and will not reserve you a seat in the main dinning room. The main dinning room had empty seating when we were leaving. I would recommend to a friend but advise don't book on line for special occasions.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
74 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Promptly seated upon arrival then greeted by server. Lunch with two friends. Good sized “small” Caesar Salad plus tasty chicken salad platter. Always enjoy visits here. Good service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

No internet access.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I made reservations for my daughter and myself to have dinner. While we didn’t sit in the formal dining room, the seating, ambiance, and service was great! Brian was our server and he was wonderful! He made our dining experience special.

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vipLinda
Baltimore
90 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Very disappointed in the service last night. As a regular customer at Michael’s I feel very comfortable bringing clients for lunch or dinner. Last night they were very disorganized. One client waited for his drink for over 15 minutes after the rest of my party had their drinks.

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AmyA
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

It was a wonderful experience. Service was excellent; food was excellent. We had the smoked salmon as an appetizer. The home made ice cream was fabulous. I will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently great!

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vipAnnie
New York Area
99 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was extremely good & service outstanding. First time I had Rock Fish and it was excellent. My husband had crab cake & ribs which was equally outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and Dennis was awesome!Her service was perfect.

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vipLolly
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Slow service , skimpy sandwiches is not the Michael’s i know and love. It must be the trying times all restaurants are experiencing. I’ll be back but not for a while.

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vipBrandonR
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience2

Food was very disappointing. We love going to Michael's and was disappointed in this visit. It took over 30 minutes to get our food and we never received the soup we ordered. We were there for Brunch. My meal was sausage gravy and biscuits. It tasted like the kitchen dumped all the salt they had on my meal. My wife wanted extra crispy bacon and got cold, fatty, limp bacon. Our potatoes were cold. The waiter kept apologizing about the wait times but we never heard from the manager. The tables next to us had conversations on speakerphone the whole time. It was not enjoyable and an expensive brunch.

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FormerHbgresident
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We ate in the main bar area. The food and service was good and we'll go back. The air conditioning was really cold, though, and it made it difficult to get really comfortable.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Patrick was outstanding and everything we ordered was delicious. Definitely will be back, and highly recommend requesting Patrick!

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HenryL
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience5

We’ve dined at Michael’s many times, and the food and service was always excellent.
Yesterday, I got a reservation using your website.
I specifically requested standard (not bar, not high top) seating.
I also mentioned that we were coming fit my wife’s 65th birthday, and asked for that to be noted.
When we arrived, we were warmly greeted, and PROMPTLY TAKEN TO THE BAR TO BE SEATED AT A HIGH TOP.
I told the hostess I had requested to be seated at a table in a dining room, where she then led us.
The food and service after that were up to your normal high standards, but no mention was made of my wife’s SIXTY-FIFTH BIRTHDAY.
I was expecting more.
If your staff doesn’t pay attention to the requests on your website, then maybe you should just take phone reservations.
Not happy.
Pretty much let down.
Henry Lingenfelder

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Davemi
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great crabcakes. The bar is fun. Lots of TVs and b-more sports art.

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MichaelH
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience3

We waited along time for our food, once it came out was not hot,didn’t send it back cause didn’t want to wait 30 minutes again service was great

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MindyS
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

michael's cafe was great, i had to change my reservation twice, no problems. the service was fast, employees were very friendly, food was amazing. good value, huge booth, highly recommend!

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MrLur90
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an excellent experience. They seated us promptly, the food was excellent, and the server was attentive but not intrusive. They even read the note from open table that it was our anniversary and they made sure to acknowledge it without us bringing it up. I look forward to returning soon.

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Bryan
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good, portions not a big amount for the price. Service was excellent. Drinks very good.

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PhilP
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Food not up to what i expected

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Food is always consistent here. The hottest and staff are

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DanielleF
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was very welcoming and attentive. Will definitely be going back. Wings were delicious. Crabcake was good as well. Shrimp and grits were flavorful.

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MarkA
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. Had made reservations for 7:00. Would recommend this restaurant

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DanielleS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff and food amazing as always! We love coming to Michael's!

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bkbwob
New England
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Food and service were good. Do not sit in the bar—— too noisy!

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JomarieT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Grew up in Balto. When come back from California, always stop at Micheal's at least once for crab cakes. Yummy. Thanks Sherry for being a great server.

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vipLaurieC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Our server was wonderful and the food was delicious. It was, however, very loud.

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ErinR
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Food is a bit overpriced for quality. Bar/hightop area had a handful of kids running around screaming very loudly for about two hours.

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DebbieO
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

It took over an hour to get our good. The waitress never apologized for a Friday. Never checked to see if we needed anything. She was very dry and inattentive

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Michael's Cafe using the Order Online button. Michael's Cafe also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (410) 252-2022.

Michael's Cafe is rated 4.4 stars by 1959 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.