Michael's Cafe

4.4
1985 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 1985 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
22 reviews
Dined 4 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Fantastic service from Brian our waiter. Great value. We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very please with our dining experience from start to finish.

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vipRaymond
Grand Rapids
20 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Very poor service, from the hostess to our waiter. Very little was up to par.

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Stuey
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service!! Would definitely recommend to friends!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

consistently outstanding!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jake was a great server and it was a wonderful meal!!

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Ruthreview
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall2food3service5ambience1

I made reservations for dinner, but when we arrived, we were placed in the bar. They were kind enough to move us when requested. The tables were close together and the restaurant was extremely noisy. The food was ok. The service from Bryan was wonderful. He checked in frequently to make sure had everything we needed.

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Aelsa
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Consistently great food! Would recommend for any occasion.

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Margarita
Baltimore
17 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

I know crab prices are up but the price of a small crabcake was steep. Ordered a side salad. It was tiny and only had a few pieces of cucumber and one cherry tomato on a few mesclun greens. Disappointing

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vipSteve
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Birthday dinner, our server was the BEST!!!!! Food was excellent! Great night. Open another restaurant in Katy, Tx. They would LOVE you and the food!

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vipTomh
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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RickyM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service on a very busy night. Smooth waiter. Best rockfish dish ever, great ribs, terrific appetizers. Reasonable bill. Good wine.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Food and drinks were delicious. Our server had difficulty remembering our order and kept forgetting after being asked multiple times in the row.

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Wolfman
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

the prices are decent. the food was very good as was the service. our server was pleasant and attentive. the noise level was moderate but at times louder but that was expected since it was lunch time on a Saturday. all in all, our dining experience was very good. I would absolutely go back and recommend others give them a try.

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vipabiy
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful neighborhood restaurant.

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JudithO
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff are friendly, accommodating and attentive. Food is always good and nice selection. Prices are reasonable. Parking is good, with overflow across the street.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food2service5ambience5

The waiter Jake was awesome. He was very attentive and professional.

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vippaula
Baltimore
17 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Michael's used to be one of my favorite go to places. However, food is not that great anymore. Keeping trying it periodically but it continues to disappoint.

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vipFoodie
Baltimore
48 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Food was served at room temperature instead of hot. Sent it back, still not hot.

Meanwhile, the noise (in the main dining room from behind the wood wall) where bus people put used dishes, etc. was unbelievable. They just slam down whatever they are delivering, completely oblivious to people on the other side trying to enjoy a meal.

Very disappointing evening.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. I'll definitely come back

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Lainey
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We have going to Michael's for many years. We have never been disappointed. We used them for our daughter's rehearsal dinner and everything was outstanding, great service, great drinks, great food, we even thought it was better than the wedding! Highly recommend Michael's for lunch, dinner, and especially, a rehearsal dinner!

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MattT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our service was great. The food was very good. I would go again,

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite spots. The Brussels sprouts are to die for. Sonia the Seafood club and Crab Cakes.

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vipSaraH
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We got filets, ribs and rockfish Nicholas and loved everything. My husbands steak was over done, then under done, then jussst right. Everything tasted like we expected tho. We started with tuna tartar and French onion soup which were both fantastic. The appetizers came out quickly, but it was an hour after that that our entrees came out. Which was a bit ridiculous. And then with my husband’s steak being redone twice, it took even longer for his dinner. The manager was on it and rectified it both times. They took it off the bill, which I was glad about. They also brought out a delicious slice of cheesecake for my friend’s birthday.

Overall, taste of the food and service were great and we would come back again.

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Sandy
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for lunch with friends. Salads with grilled salmon were delicious. Everyone loved it there.

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vipAnneP
Atlantic City
31 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Haven't eaten at Michaels in years. Went for lunch and sat outside. I ordered the ChopHouse Salad with steak, steak to be cooked medium rare. The steak was cooked well done and so tough it was difficult to eat. I regretted ordering the steak on the salad as the salad was delicious but the steak ruined it. Not impressed.

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vipMichaelP
Baltimore
54 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Thursday is Prime Rib night and we were really impressed. The piece was approximately 7" x 4" x 2" , tender and cooked perfectly. It came with delicious mashed potatoes and green beans (thankfully not "haricots vert"). Also the fish & chips meal was excellent.....a nice thick piece of cod with minimal batter, NOT all batter and minimal fish as I've had elsewhere.
The only negative was that neither meal was really warm and certainly could have been warmer.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
75 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Two for lunch—promptly seated upon arrival and greeted by server. Simple but tasty meals for both of us. Always enjoy dining here.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a bad experience at Michael’s a few years back. I gave it another chance and it has been 5 star since. Lauren called to talk to me about the bad experience I had over there and she was professional, very concerned and eager to fix the problem and ever since I have had zero complaints. Food is great, atmosphere is awesome and I love the brunch. Even with Covid the outdoor seating was just as nice as being inside. Whenever I want to go somewhere nice with friends that is close, we always pick Michael’s. Thanks!

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RickD
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I took my wife to Michael's for her birthday. Our meal and server were outstanding. Will be back soon!
Rick Dusek

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ChicagoJohn
Baltimore
95 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were great as always. Lovely early dinner in a Sunday.

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MoniqueW
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place, haven’t had nothing that wasn’t good yet.

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JasonF
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

This was a favorite restaurant, but I think the busy crowd stressed the quality of the meals and the service level. Maybe I will come back during lunch and not dinner.

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vipKitty
Baltimore
39 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience2

We asked for indoor seating in the main dining room. Our reservation was approved. When we arrived we were told that the main ding room was totally reserved for a large party. We ended up sitting at the bar, where it was too loud. A very bad experience on a busy Saturday evening. Not at all what we expected.

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vipabiy
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great drinks, great service.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
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 on October 13, 2021
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
10 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
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 on October 10, 2021
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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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 1985 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.