Michael's Cafe

4.6
1849 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

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Mother's Day Menus & Specials

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Starting May 9, 2021

For all holiday reservations Michaels Cafe requires a $50 deposit. If guests cancel within 48 hours of their reservation or neglect to join us for their scheduled reservations the deposit will be non-refundable.

What 1849 people are saying
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EllenJ
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Service was very slow. For the prices I expect more. However, food was very good. Steaks were perfectly cooked.

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PamB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

They were quite crowded for a weeknight, but our 6:00 reservations, got us seated, promptly, in a booth, as requested. We went overboard and ordered 3 entrees. My husband got the braised beef short rib & the crab dip. I got the Oysters Rockefeller
and the Rockfish Nicholas, but they were out of rockfish & substituted Mahi-Mahi.
I have to admit, it was a little dry. We also ordered the crab cake platter, with fries
and slaw. Everything was superb (sans dry fish) and we can't wait to return to try other
menu items. I must say, many restaurants (no names) offer Jumbo lump crab cakes &
are famous for them.....but, these are not only Jumbo lump, but they have a seasoning
that makes them very tasty. I have always swore they have the best crab cakes. Our server, Brian, was outstanding, not only in service, but friendliness & knowledge.

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sharont
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Service was very poor. Had to get the manager Jeff to assist who was very nice. Only bar tenders waiting tables and had to leave the table to place wine order. Will not be back.

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MarieT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will was wonderful and very attentive. Made the evening special for our family. Thank you.

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vipJay12802
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

I don’t like seating in the bar area. The server Laura was very nice

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
49 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was wonderful; however, one of the guests ordered a seafood club and was delivered a "standard" club. The server was "new" and did not check back after the food was delivered by another staff member. As a result, the bill reflected the seafood club and had to be reduced since we could not locate her to address the issue in a timely manner. This is the first time that this type of error has ever occurred and hope that the server has learned from this?

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CaptainObvious
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food came out quickly and tasted fresh and delicious! The staff was friendly and knowledgeable, and provided good recommendations.

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vipATimmons
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a neighborhood favorite that never fails to deliver excellent food and service. We know we will never be disappointed.

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vipJoanAJb
Baltimore
38 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Covid is taken into all the services at this restaurant.
No bread given with dinners anymore.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Food isn’t bad. Small portions for some things and very large for others. Not a place i’d go all the time but definitely good sometimes when you just need somewhere to go.

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vipMiascott
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ms Mary (our waitress) was amazing! The food was great!

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SteveM
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From start to finish our evening out at Michael's couldn't have been any better ! Mary made sure we were well taken care of. The drinks, wine and meals were spectacular along with my companion for the evening out. Combine desserts and a couple of celebratory flutes of Champagne and that made our Anniversary memorable.

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BettyA
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always say Where should we go to lunch? Always go back to Michaels because food is great and service is friendly.

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Shms
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service is consistently great at this Michael's Cafe. Have been earing here occasionally for decades.

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vipLaura
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After a slightly shaky start, and an assist from the manager, this was a fabulous dinner. I had the apple and walnut salad and a single crab cake with sweet potato fries. The salad was fantastic. The apples were crisp, the glazed walnuts balanced perfectly with the blue cheese, the field greens were fresh and the dressing was just right. I am now somewhat disheartened: this was the best crab cake I have ever had in my life, but being from another state, I may never have it this good again. My waiter Aaron rocked. I highly recommend Michael’s and now have to figure out how to arrange another trip to Baltimore so I can come back.

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JenniferP
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Come here often, always great food and service. Never have had an issue with either

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
71 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Promptly seated upon arrival and greeted by server. Standard and tasty luncheon fare for our party of three. Nice to get out of the house for three seniors. Server was friendly and professional.

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vipJohn86
Baltimore
35 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Perfect for the application

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AlmaH
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Our reservation was 10am and it took 15 minutes to get us seated. We did not get a menu for each adult so when I asked the hostess for 2 more she told me I could look it up on my phone. I explained I preferred a hard copy and a man intervened and gave me these. Although we were 6 it took until 1050 to be served. We had a 3 and 5 yr old with us who were getting impatient. I didn't expect this considering we were the earliest reservation. Mention of birthday and anniversary celebration was noted on the reservation but nothing was ever acknowledged by the restaurant.

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AlyssaC
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious. Great brunch and drinks and service. Loved the outdoor seating.

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ChicagoJohn
Baltimore
90 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The cheesecake we got to go was a bit in the small side for the price. The Salmon entree was fantastic though! B+ experience.

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vipLinda
Baltimore
87 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always excellent food and service

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The manager, Emma, was very helpful in making sure we had the best experience. She moved us to a quieter table and brought out a special treat for our anniversary.

The food was amazing. I had split level crab soup and stuffed shrimp—probably the best I have ever had.

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Diddy
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Table for 2 was small. But we managed. Tables were a bit to close for me related to pandemic and just over all privacy.

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patriciat
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service

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vipDmitriyK
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been to Michael's many times, never disappointed. Fiancé said that she had the best Eggs Benedict ever at this place.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance my family love it one restaurant where we go and never have nothing to take back home food is delicious

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AnnaN
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

It is very nice and chill place to hang out or have an event

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SimoneO
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was good. I went for brunch and will try for dinner another time.

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vipBabavic
Philadelphia
58 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

The 2 crabcake platter was very good. Cakes were seasoned well with not too much filling. Cole slaw was outstanding.
My burrata salad was awesome with fruit alongside and seasoned toast triangles.
We were seated in the bar area although we had reservations . COVID seating??? It was extremely loud. We will specify for the dining area next time. Quiet.
This was our first time there so we did not know this.
Benjamin our server was very good. That boy moved!!!
We will return I am sure when in the Timonium area.

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vipsquashed
Baltimore
29 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Very helpful server.
In main dining room; so loud difficult to talk.
Had crab cake platter.
Have to request sauce, salt!
Cold fries/ limp
Coleslaw ok
Crab cakes can not compare to
Pappas, or even Ocean Pride; would not order again
My friend & I had 3 different wines... all at appropriate temp. & ok price.

Have been to Michaels many many times before... always at lunch...
Better experiences then.
Will never try a Friday @ 5pm again.

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vipTerriP54
Baltimore
28 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Loved being back.

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JACKSON
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was good service was excellent

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vipAlways
Washington DC
54 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a great night, great steaks, great half price wine value, and our waitress, Danielle was superb

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
20 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great environment

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PattiK
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We go here every March 7th since we met there on March 7th 1995. Every year I make a reservation. Some times I explain the story of our meeting. But each time there is little to no celebratory fanfare. This time as we were leaving a staff member slipped a card on our table that said happy anniversary. She said nothing as she did so. How about offering a dessert to share. Or have the server at least say “happy anniversary”. We sat in the bar area in a booth so I understand our server was doing double duty - but overall this time was just an ok experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience and very kid friendly we will go back to visit

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TammyD
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Cream of Crab soup is delicious! Save room for dessert too!

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vipTroyD
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! Food and service were amazing. Go you will not regret it.

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WillM
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was great.
I think a bit overpriced but delish.

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 4.6 stars by 1849 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.