Michele's

4.5
477 reviews
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$50 and over
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Steakhouse
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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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 477 People Are Saying
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BW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Made several visits to this gem of a restaurant. Attentive severs, food is excellent, hard to decide what dessert is most tempting and the individually prepared crepes are worth the wait!! Always satisfied with the eating experience.

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RH
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Thought Michele's would be a great option for a nice quiet meal prior to a concert we were attending at Dover Downs. Actually, overall I was not pleased. Ambiance was very nice. Our server was pleasant but overwhelmed as she was obviously serving too many tables. We waited a very long time for everything ordered, starting with our cocktails. We were not late for the show but only because I allowed an extra half hour with our reservation. Prices were ok- if all we ordered was ok. Two appetizers were good. The shrimp cocktail, which was good, was overpriced. $5 per shrimp and only three. I had to leave most of my prime rib which was NOT good. Very grisly and practically inedible as a result. I may have left the best half since I didn't get to eat it due to the very bad, untimely service. No take out - didn't want a doggy bag going into a concert so I will never know. My date had the lobster tail which overall was very good. We ordered two sides which were very good also. So in summary, maybe I should not have ordered prime rib! They need to manage the service much better. If I spend that much on a meal I expect to be able to enjoy it.

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J
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 1

Cafeteria seating, no style, no desire to return. Service was notable, food was less than something to write about.

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MD
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

Food was over priced. Very small and very few pieces of lobster in lobster mac and cheese. Onion loaf was soggy and under cooked. We received our drinks with the appetizer. Had to ask for rolls then had to ask for butter. This was not our first time here thought it would be a nice place to have our 21st anniversary dinner, but we were extremely disappointed.

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CS
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fabulous dinner and service and was so pleased that we got free desserts for our anniversary celebration- very nice. Can’t wait to go back!

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great brunch
Superb staff
Would like to go every Sunday!!

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SR
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

First time going to the Brunch. Definitely worth the money.

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MW
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Michele's is a fun place to go for Sunday Brunch. The food and beverage manager, Shaylis is friendly, helpful, courteous and above all professional. Sylvia who is the hostess is also friendly, helpful courteous and professional. She and Shaylis always make sure you are seated at a table of your preference. The executive chef is visible, and he is always checking to see what food is running low. He too, is friendly to the guests.

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MH
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

O.M.G.!!!!!!
Most awesome food-thanks so much and thanks Rebecca for being the best server in the Universe!
We came for our 44th Anniversary, so special, and will now make this the go to special place to take family and friends!
Thanks so much for having the best selection, it was actually overwhelming. Every item was phenomenal!
The desserts, just too much to grasp! We loved everything. It reminded us of dining in Paris. Plan on seeing us regularly!!

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Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and very attentive and professional staff !!!

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LH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

After reading earlier reviews I was a little worried. One person said the prime rib had a funny taste and they were correct the prime rib is actually smoked and not roasted like at most places so it is a different taste but very good. Bridget our server did a great job she didn't stand over us she was there when needed. I highly recommend you try the chocolate chip cheese cake - unbelievable ! I would definitely recommend.

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KW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

Overall it was pleasant. However our waitress had a bit of an attitude when we asked for a change in our food selection. As she was walking away returning the plate to the kitchen I can see her shaking her head out of disgust. I would come back however I would request a different waitress.

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BL
Baltimore
35 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We go to Dover Downs about every other month and the highlight of the trip is dinner at Michele's. We had steaks that were prepared perfectly. The server was great, friendly and prompt. We fine it a great way to dine and relax.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 4

Service was outstanding and the food was decent. Kinda expected a little more reflecting the price but overall it was good.

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BK
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

I have been going to this restaurant for over 15 years. Sadly, it has been going down hill every year in the past 9. This last visit was the straw that broke the camel's back! Went to take my mother out for her 77th birthday. I requested my usual server (Barry) who sadly has left the restaurant for a new job at the beach. I told the hostess that I have been coming there for years... I ended up with a server who spoke poor English, brought the wrong wine 2x, failed to clear the table of empty glasses and dirty dishes but when he did, laid the glasses on top of the dishes so they fell over and splashed mu clothes. Lobster tails were served in the shells instead of out or on top. Wine was served just moments before the main course hit the table. So very sad to see the demise of arguably the one time very best restaurant in the state of Delaware. Pretty confident that this was my last trip! (for the past 9 years) I had to drive 90 minutes each way to get here. Lone star steakhouse would have delivered at least a comparable meal for half the price.

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JO
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were exceptional. A great place for a special occasion or just to get together with a friend.

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j
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A great Sunday brunch. Very nice omelet station with local crab meat. Excellent prime rib, and cocktail (cold) shrimp & oysters.

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EL
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We didn't feel this place had any value, the food was overpriced and not exceptionally favorful, service was OK

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D
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were seated immediately, thanks to our Open Table reservation. We had a room to ourselves. Food was excellent, perfectly prepared. Service was appropriately attentive, only interrupted our conversation once that I noticed. Really enjoyed the “hot rocks” filet, where your steak is presented raw on a hot volcanic rock, and you cook it yourself. It kept the meat hot throughout the meal. Surf and Turf was excellent, with the lobster dwarfing the filet. Delightful desserts - including the “Happy Birthday” painted on the plate of my dad’s cheesecake. Not inexpensive, but well worth it for a special occasion.

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LH
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

My friend and I were there for dinner on Friday night. Prime time at 8pm and the place was empty. There were people at 3 other tables and that's it. This place is huge! I'm surprised our conversation didn't echo. The menu had steak ( my friends fav, which is why we went), seafood, 1 pasta dish with chicken and 1 pork chop. Being allergic to fish and seafood, I had the pork chop. It was beautiful, but dry. My friend ordered scallops with her steak and got only 2 lonely scallops on a plate, see them in the back of the steak pic. Pricing is what I'd expect to pay at Ruths Chris and just a little bit less than Peter Lugers. Everything is a la carte, so plan on dropping a LOT of cash to eat here. Service was good, but with only 1 table to handle per server, how hard could it be?

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d
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Brunch for daughters bday
Good selection
Great service
Lots of variety

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r
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

SORRY BUT I WAS DISAPPOINTED IN MY FOOD THIS TIME,MY PRIME RIB WAS TOUGH AND TASTED FUNNY, CREAMED SPINACH ALL CREAM, CREME BRULEE WAS MARVELOUS. I SENT MY PRIME RIB BACK. WOULD GIVE IT A TRY ANOTHER TIME THOUGH, RESTAURANT WAS VERY PLEASANT.

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CL
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Very classy place, server was friendly, food was amazing, quiet place and very welcoming. We shall go there again.

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AP
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dining experience was great as usual. We always have brunch at Michelle's when we are at
Dover.

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M
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Sunday Brunch

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DJ
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing atmosphere and food. The best Sunday Brunch in 100 miles.

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J
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Met with friends for Sunday brunch and enjoyed another great meal! Really enjoy the brunch - many great options to choose from and good service.

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B
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Steaks were over-cooked. The waiter did offer to replace them. The quality of the meat was not reflected by the price. The restaurant has a nice atmosphere but I would not recommend it for steaks at least.

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OT
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sunday Brunch

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My waitress Helena made my birthday very special. My wife and I really enjoyed the whole experience! The meal was excellent. Can't wait to do it again.

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MW
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved the food and the service was great. Very nicely seated and very comfortable. The decor was very good. Staff were pleasant and knowledgeable.

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G
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Rebekah was an amazing waitress! The food was good! Every staff member we encountered was friendly and accommodating!

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MW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

My husband and i were there to celebrate our two year wedding anniversary. I wish i could remember our server's name; she really helped to make our experience a special one. On top of that, the food was very good and the ambience comfortable and cozy...perfect for a romantic date. We will be happy to visit Michele's again soon.

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JK
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food & ambiance
Decent pricing for meal
Complimentary dessert for Anniversary

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LG
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have dined at Michelle's many times for dinner but had never been there for Sunday brunch before. WOW! The selection was amazing. There were five or six stations. The first was a seafood/salad/crepe station. I didn't have a crepe but I watched the chef making them to order and they looked and smelled amazing. The seafood section included raw oysters and huge steamed shrimp. Next was a section with salmon in dill sauce (amazing), lamb chops, and lots more. Next was a station with made to order omelets, scrambled eggs, eggs benedict, and a good selection of breads. Next a section of sausages, bacon, and beautiful pork loin stuffed with sausage (OMG!). There were other items sprinkled in (I know I got tortellini with lobster sauce somewhere!). And finally there was a long section of fruits and desserts. For comparison, the selection was about the same size as the casino's buffet but the assortment was much more refined and special. Little pillowy sausage and squash puff pastries that melted in your mouth, fluffy macaroons and pretty little cakes, I could go on and on. And a big pitcher of mimosas was the perfect beverage to accompany this great meal. Finally, I have to mention the service. It is always stellar at Michelle's, but a special thanks to our server, Veda, who was so attentive and sweet - just awesome. We will definitely come back for brunch again!

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JB
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

We ere celebrating my husbands birthday. The chilean sea bass was delicious.

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BL
Baltimore
36 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We go there for fine food each trip to Dover Downs. This time we invited 2 Family members to join us for dinner. They have a fine selection of adult beverages. The food was great as usual. They also accept players' comps from the Casino. It was a great evening.

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G
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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

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J
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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DW
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

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

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