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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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.2

ambience

3.9

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (43)
Casual (41)
Bar Seating (32)
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Good for a Date (31)
Great for Lunch (30)
Good for Groups (29)
Special Occasion (29)
Great for Outdoor Dining (26)
Good for Birthdays (24)
Good for Anniversaries (22)
Happy Hour (19)
Business Meals (19)
Vibrant Bar Scene (19)
Sunday Lunch (19)
Great for Brunch (18)
Comfort Food (17)
Worth the Drive (13)
Fun (11)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Cozy (9)
Hot Spot (9)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Late-night Find (8)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Live Music (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Live Sports (5)
People Watching (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Romantic (5)
Seasonal (5)
Authentic (4)
Great Beer (4)
Healthy (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Tapas (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined 5 days ago

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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·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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Good food and good, attentive service.

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vip
 (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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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Went for our anniversary, did not have a table in the dining area. Had to have dinner in the bar area. To noisy for a anniversary. But the food was excellent. Still would recommend for dinner.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Casual
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Entrees tasted ok. Did not have available a number of things on menu. Server was very good and polite. Apologized for restaurant shortcomings.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on November 10, 2017

First time for dinner . Have enjoyed lunch several times prior. Delicious meal s. My husband raved about the Calamari. Excellent service --Emma was terrific.

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 (Greensboro)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Sorry entrees Prime Rib was certainly not Prime Beef, not even Choice ,cut and tasted like Good.

Fish and Chips no way it was Cod ,it looked and tasted like Talipa. Drink prices were up their and Skimpy.

Service was good but the above items will tell us thats it for Michaels Cafe.

Tags: Happy Hour
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 9, 2017

It has been 10 years since I have been back to Michaels. It was always a special place to come and eat their crab cakes....and used to go there 6-7 times a year when I was working in Baltimore....was very dissapointed as there was more filling in the crab cakes than before and not as tasty...receipe must have changed or they are skimping to keep prices down. Shame....

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Second time I have ordered N Y Strip medium rare and both times over cooked!! Chef should know how to do this properly! I didn't send it back but next time I will . Other meals in our group were very good.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Casual, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Fun, Business Meals, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Waitress very good.noise level terrible.
Meal good. You can't control rude, loud customers-too bad.

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

We always love to come to Michaels for any occasion. Doesn’t have to be a special event. We don’t live close so each time is a treat. They do so many unique things with their food. The presentation is very professional and pleasing to the eye. Always looks lovely when served. All staff is friendly & accommodating

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Passed by for years but never stopped in before. Restaurant was packed on a Saturday afternoon, but they are large enough to accommodate. Brunch menu's healthier options were all great. Acai Bowl and Banana Split yogurt fruit granola sunday. French toast was delicious. Eggs bene with filet/gruyere was a pass unfortunately- grey bland filet and under poached eggs with runny, still clear whites. English muffin texture was doughy, soggy and undertoasted. Otherwise, service was super friendly ( albeit, not terribly fast) and food was otherwise generally good with a few true bright spots. Anywhere with such a large menu usually struggles to do it ALL well, so you just have to order well. Original section is definitely dated, but I would love to come back and sit in the airy and light addition with friends for a drink. Cocktails looked promising!

Tags: Casual, Kid-friendly
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 2, 2017

My least favorite experience there. It was below average at best. Very disappointing from my standpoint.

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·Dined on November 1, 2017

We enjoyed a great meal. One of our party members is vegan and they had nice options for him. Service was wonderful. Highly recommend!

Tags: Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 1, 2017

My husband took me there for out 21st Wedding Anniversary and I would definitely recommend Michaels Café.
The food was great but our server Samantha was even better -- we enjoyed the attention and bright personality she provided not just to use but to other diners that were in our area.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Quick Bite, Kid-friendly, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Fun
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Staff at Michael’s is outstanding, and the food is excellent. We are never disappointed.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Everything was absolutely delicious & you can’t complain about the bottomless mimosas for only $11.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

The food was very good. My steak was cooked a perfect medium and was delicious. The cream of crab soup was also full of lump crab and very tasty. This is our special occasion place as the prices are pretty high, but always excellent food, always.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Michael’s is a good place for a business lunch because the food is good and the servers are attentive.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 27, 2017

October 28 was a fun night at Michaels. We went for a birthday dinner and all the staff was dressed for Halloween. They looked great. Crab cakes were delicious, one of the best in town. Fun night! Staff was wonderful and attentive.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Brian was our server and he was very nice. Food was good and the booth seating was very comfortable.

Tags: Seasonal, Romantic, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Three of us went to Michael’s Cafe on a Thursday afternoon and couldn’t believe how crowded it was - I was very glad I had made a reservation. Our server, Skyelar, couldn’t have been nicer or more professional. Two of us had chicken salad sandwiches and I had a shrimp salad wrap that was delicious. Each sandwich was accompanied by a pickle spear and home made potato chips smothered in seasoning. We also shared an order of fries that arrived very hot and not greasy. We’ve gone to Michael’s several times for dinner but this was the first time we’d been there for lunch but it definitely won’t be the last time.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Disabled Access, Great Beer, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Live Sports, Great for Lunch, Casual, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 24, 2017

As always Michael's is very dependable with good food and service. It is a great place for lunch and we always sit in the bar which is a bit busy and loud but more casual than the dining room. I have been going there for years and always enjoy it.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Our waitress, Karen, was super. My sandwich was OK but it was partly my fault as I had read the description wrong and asked for some changes which did not turn out for the best.
So my food was just OK; my husband's sandwich very good. The fries again just OK
We split a piece of cheese cake which was absolutely excellent.
So mixed review for Michael's.

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 19, 2017

The two people in our party who had steak were immensely pleased--as was the one who had rockfish. But the one who had oysters was disappointed and thought the were overcooked.

We got a nice the quiet table (booth as requested). We were celebrating four birthdays--and were delighted with the complimentary cheesecake desserts. Than you!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 15, 2017

The food was excellent, but the service was horrible! Our waiter seemed to have too many tables. We asked for things several times before receiving them. It took a long time for him to take our order. Then we waited a long time for the food to arrive. We had two small children who were amazingly patient during the whole time.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We weren’t offered a chance to eat in the dining area only bar area. . Food was ok. Not great. Crab cake was good have had better.

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·Dined on October 13, 2017

We went to see the band Barefoot Johnny's and we were pleasantly surprised by the whole experience. It made the hours drive to get there very worthwhile.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 13, 2017

We had a very nice time. The food was great. Great service too. A bit pricey, but we chose entrees instead of sandwiches.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries
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