Michele's

4.5
440 reviews
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$50 and over
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Steakhouse
Top Tags:
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romantic
Award-winning Michele’s® located above the Hotel Lobby in Dover Downs Hotel & Casino® offers unparalleled fine dining and is Dover’s premier restaurant, featuring an exciting gourmet menu of delicious prime steaks, the freshest seafood, special seasonal offerings and decadent desserts, all expertly prepared and creatively presented.
Between Michele’s famous jumbo crab cakes and house-smoked prime rib to a daily vegetarian option and a variety of juicy meats and poultry, we boast a fabulous array of menu selections for the discerning palate. To accompany your meal, our sommelier has endeavored to bring you the best selection of wines, matched to our menu and offering excellent value by the bottle or the glass.
Join us for a spectacular Sunday Buffet with an extraordinary display of hot and cold dishes including pastries, seafood, salads, omelets, waffles, a carving station and decadent desserts. Reservations recommended.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, Seafood, American
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Hours of operation
Brunch: Sunday: 9:30am - 1:30pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(302) 857-2151
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Jonathan Flamer
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
Dover Downs Hotel & Casino offers ample parking for your dining outings at Michele’s. We have 2,500 FREE parking spaces spanning the property from beginning to end for ample parking. The parking lot is well lit for visitors visiting us at night, and Security vehicles patrol all areas 24/7. If the parking lot gets a little busy for your comfort, please take advantage of our convenient Valet Parking Service where you can expect speedy, courteous service.
Additional
Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 440 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

I have been enjoying Michele’s for many years. I take my whole family

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

We have had dinner and brunch at Michelle's, both were excellent. The food is very good. The service is A++. We had Cindy as our server for brunch, she was pleasant, friendly, accommodating and very professional. I would not hesitate to recommend Michelle's or Cindy.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Very friendly hosts and severs. Hot rock dish makes for a great dining experience. Our sever Linda was exceptional.

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Was great place too eat our second time !!!!!!!!!!

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5.0Dined on July 24, 2018

My first time here..food was delicious!! I would definitely recommend and I would come back whenever I can..

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

It was excellent as always. We always enjoy ourselves and our friends also thoroughly enjoyed it.

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

The brunch is 2nd to none, best anywhere. Awesome service, food etc.....

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4.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Great Menu. Service was excellent Drink was ample. Dinner was well presented and very satisfying.

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5.0Dined on July 13, 2018

Michele's has great food and service. Thank you to everyone - Rebecca - Vita - Helena -

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3.0Dined on July 12, 2018

This was our first time at Michele's. It is lovely, however, my soup was cold. I sent it back. My filet mignon was without any seasoning at all and was told the chef prepares it that way. This was a special for $60.00 with a crab cake. The crab cake was scrumptious but the filet mignon was tasteless even with salt and some kind of gravy they brought us. To their credit, they took it off the bill but I would have rather had a good dining experience.

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2.0Dined on July 7, 2018

We were in the area for a Lacrosse tournament. Love steakhouses so wanted to try this out. Many things went wrong with the dinner, from bringing out salads before just one of our appetizers and not the other because the "crab cakes" were delayed, to the steaks coming out cold, to the disheveled bus boy moping around like he hated his job using cleaning spray to clean tables in the middle of dinner service, to the check coming and crab cakes still on the bill even though they were cancelled.

And finally the manager came over and checked on us, knowing everything that went wrong, and at the end of the day didn't really care. Most managers would have offered something comped, etc, but not here. Food was pretty good once it was warmed up. Obviously this is a poorly managed restaurant.

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

One of the better "date-night" restaurants in Dover.

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4.0Dined on July 5, 2018

The deco and ambience was very nice. The wait staff were very attentive and friendly. The food was very tasty. This was our anniversary and I wanted a really nice place and Michele's did the job. We would definitely go back for other special occasions.

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4.0Dined on July 3, 2018

Second time there and everything was good. This is a very nice restaurant for a special occasion. Enjoyed the atmosphere and the service was very good.

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4.0Dined on July 1, 2018

We have been to Michele's for Sunday Brunch on many occasions and have never been disappointed.

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5.0Dined on June 28, 2018

Always elegant and special! Great food and service.

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

My family and I have eaten at Michelle several times the food and service is Awesome.

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

The selection of food is great. Not all over the place but you have quality and variety. Excellent for romantic dates and quiet conversation. The ambience is good and the staff is very professional.

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5.0Dined on June 22, 2018

The four of us were in total agreement that the steaks were juicy, done to each individual taste, and most important, fork tender! I have raved before about the steaks at Michele's and they continually maintain their excellence. The service was impeccable, friendly but not intrusive. Looking forward to my next visit.

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5.0Dined on June 21, 2018

Once again we had a great dinner at Michele's - Sea Bass and Hot Rock Steak are some of our favorites - thank you!

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4.0Dined on June 21, 2018

I thought the atmosphere was relaxing and cozy. My daughters had a bottle of red wine which they said was excellent and reasonably priced. My daughters had the braised ribs, very good. I had the salmon, again very good. I even took an order of lobster mac and cheese home to try. Desserts out of this world. We had a wonderful evening and will certainly come again since we are reasonably local.

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5.0Dined on June 21, 2018

We arrived a few minutes early for our anniversary dinner. Our table was ready but when the hostess saw my wife has mobility issues she changed our table to one more convenient and with space o park her rollator. The food was delicious. I recommend the the “hot rocks” filet...you cook your steak at your table-one slice at a time. It’s cooked perfectly and each bite is hot and delicious. Also available with shrimp and scallops. Drinks were not watered down as some places do. Service was prompt and efficient, not to mention friendly. A wonderful evening.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Love the staff

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2.0Dined on June 10, 2018

There was a time I liked Michelle's and was quick to recommend it to others. The price has gone up again and the quality of the food is terrible as well as the selection. The only thing that day that tasted really good was the young man who prepared the crepes very nice young man who took pride in preparing his food and the brunch chefs should have that same integrity. The experience didn't meet my expectations at all. It was money and time wasted.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Server was great..food was AWESOME..Nice BRUNCH!!!!

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

We love going to Michele's. Friendly staff and wonderful food!

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Love dining at Michele’s great chef food is off the chart. Service is also very good, Sunday brunch is the best , but this time we had dinner it was fantastic, the place needs a new interior out dated chairs from the 80s sit too low in chair the place looks not appealing for date nite for what you are paying but worth the taste of food I just wish they would remodel

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4.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Overall nice place for a quiet dinner. Food had excellent flavor though my braised beef ribs was cold in the center. My wife’s lobster tail was perfect Cindy was a excellent server and made our visit very pleasant.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Love the food and service. I would recommend for everyone who love eating great food.
great service and GOOOODDD Foods

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4.0Dined on June 2, 2018

The surf and turf, the steak and crab special and the creme brulee were truly outstanding.

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

I was most impressed with the cleanliness and presentation of the food.
We both found the grapefruit slices extremely sour. Even adding sugar did
not help.

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3.0Dined on May 31, 2018

2nd visit, food delicious, service low average. Waitress brought my food, never once checked back with me. Finished my meal, no waitress in sight, finally saw her in a side room taking other orders. Pushed my plates to the side in hopes that she would see that I was ready for my check, 10 minutes later she showed up at my table. Really ruined the experience.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

We were pleasantly surprised with the experience. Food was very good and there was a great selection for brunch.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

As usual, everything was great. I did mention that the bacon was not crisp as usual and here the chef sent out about 6 slices of very crisp bacon. It was great. ( I kept telling the family that joined us how good and crisp the bacon was.) Everyone enjoyed their meal and we had a great time.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

I selected this restaurant, because it was our wedding anniversary. My omelet was delicious. However, my wife, thought the bacon was too salty, the french toast with the maple syrup was too sweet, but she liked the lamb chops and potatoes. Otherwise, she was pleased and that was the most important factor. Thank you.

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4.0Dined on May 27, 2018

A beautiful casino restaurant, nicely appointed. Love the charger plates and the way the dinner plates nestled inside. Michele's salad was lovely but a bit overdressed for me. Chilean sea bass was delish! Crab cakes really good too. My friend loved the smoked prime rib. Shrimp cocktail was a little skimpy for $15, 3 shrimp. But the shrimp were large, at least u-10's and were cooked perfectly. Hated the cocktail sauce however. It wasn't the typical chili sauce horseradish variety. It was more like a spicy barbeque sauce and none of us liked it. I've been to this restaurant before and will continue to go back. It is the only fine dining establishment I have found in Dover. A bonus on Thursday nights, ladies night. Half price main courses for women.

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5.0Dined on May 24, 2018

I had the crabcakes as a meal and it was delicious

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5.0Dined on May 24, 2018

Elegant ambiance, quite, great for special occassions. We were here for my son’s 18th birthday. Wonderful service from our server Linda. Linda was very attentive to our needs and made sure we have a perfect and memorable celebration for my son’s special day. We will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on May 24, 2018

It was a very enjoyable experience. Good friend, excellent food, lovely surroundings.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Food was good as always, however, we love the omelet station and usually there cooked perfectly. Unfortunately, we experienced burnt ones this visit. Furthermore, I would encourage explaining to discruntled employees that the meat carving station is not where you should be vocal about your negative remarks towards your colleagues.

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