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About Michele's

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.

1131 N. DuPont Hwy
Dover, DE 19901
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Seafood, American

Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Sunday: 9:30am - 1:30pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(302) 857-2151

Website:
http://www.doverdowns.com/dining/restaurants/Micheles

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.

Executive Chef:
Jonathan Flamer

Additional:
Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Michele's Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Quiet

83% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (32)
Good for Anniversaries (23)
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Good for Birthdays (21)
Good for a Date (20)
Cozy (19)
Romantic (19)
Great for Brunch (18)
Worth the Drive (12)
Business Meals (11)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Good for Groups (10)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Casual (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Authentic (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
People Watching (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Fun (3)
Healthy (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Seasonal (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Hot Spot (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

This was our first experience with Michele’s. We went for Valentine’s Day and both ordered the Sea Bass special. It came out over crabmeat and with veggies and mashed potatoes. I took one bite of my fish and it was rancid tasting. I even had my boyfriend smell it, it had a strong smell of ammonia. He had me taste his to compare and his was just fine. I hate to complain about food, ever, because i myself was in the restaurant business for years. I felt like I had to say something, in case it was a bad batch of fish.
I had purchased a Groupon for 2 for the Grand Prix menu, almost a year ago. Never used used it so it had expired. When I tried to use the Groupon, only for the amount that I paid for it (not for the Grand Prix special), I was told that I could not use it and had to use it on the Grand Prix menu (even though it was expired and Groupon states that the amount paid never expires).
The server was incredibly sweet and did an amazing job. Great service and she had them remove the bad fish from our check.
When we received the bill, I couldn’t believe the price that they were trying to charge for a small piece of sea bass! $55. I could’ve gotten filet and lobster for that price!
Probably will not be returning again

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·Dined 3 days ago

My husband and I had a wonderful evening, with our busy schedules we were finally able to relax and enjoy each other's company while having a quiet dinner. We will return. The food cooking on top of the lava rock was amazing.

Dawn Bussey

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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·Dined 4 days ago

The food was delicious. The service was good but the waitress was very attentive , but it took a long time for the food to come out. She said it was because everything is made fresh. It did taste fresh

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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·Dined 7 days ago

The food was of very high quality, presented very attractively, and at the appropriate temperatures. We went to the Sunday Brunch which was extensive and the items were continually refreshed.
Among the more notable items were tiny lamb chops, prime rib, oysters and shrimp, and the desserts were varied, numerous and delicious.
A very good value was the pitcher of mimosas for $17.50 vs. $5.50 for an individual drink. And if you can't finish it all (which you won't be able to unless you're a party of 4 or more) they will put the excess in cups to take home.
Very good value, well worth going to.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on February 9, 2018

Service was excellent t!! Waitress was extremely personable!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion
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·Dined on February 6, 2018

We had a wonderful dinner at Michelle's to celebrate a birthday. The menu options were varied and the food was delicious. We were very satisfied with our visit.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Casual
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·Dined on February 3, 2018

Very expensive. Dinner for two $180.00 and $30.00 for a bottle of wine that costs $9.99. Very disappointed !!!

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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Very pricey and ribeye @ $42 not tasty. Menu says it comes w/fried potato. It should say a garnish of a potato chip..

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Loved the entire experience. The Sunday Brunch buffet was fantastic. There were so many choices and such variety, it would take me several visits to try everything. The items I managed to sample were all delicious - from the omelets and bananas foster french toast to the lamb chops and pork osso bucco. That's a rarity for a buffet. Everything tasted great!

I very much enjoyed the decor and the atmosphere - tasteful, intimate and quiet. It's the perfect place for quiet conversations and intimate meals. There were people seated at the tables next to us, but everyone kept their conversations quiet. It's the type of place that suggests muted conversations.

Lastly, I'd like to acknowledge our server, Helena. While we didn't require much service, she was there every time we needed something. She was very attentive without being intrusive.

I'd recommend the Sunday Brunch to anyone looking for the experience I just described. I'm definitely going back the next time I'm in Dover, DE.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Michele's was great as usual. Food was perfect as was the service. We go to Dover Downs about once every two months and make Michele's a must each trip. Yes, the prices are high; but, you only get what you pay for. The food and experience are well worth the price.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We enjoyed our 44th anniversary dinner and plan to return next year for our 45th. Cindy, waitress, was wonderful. We've recommended Michelle's to family and friends. Thanks for everything.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Seasonal
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Rather a disappointment. Our waiter was a young fella who tried very hard but obviously did not have the training to deliver the kind of service expected in a restaurant of this genre and price point. Food was okay.... Not bad but nothing memorable. Lobster bisque was flavorful and nice texture. Potatoes au gratin were very good. Steak, not so much.... Not a quality piece of meat. I ordered it "Pittsburg Rare" and it was delivered blackened with so much spice I couldn't taste the meat. Can't say I'm in a hurry to return.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 24, 2018

That was not my first time at Michelle‘s....every time I had gone the service, the food everything has always been wonderful so I recommended it to my family for my sisters birthday , they were five of us , as we walked in there was a tall older waiter , I think his name was Mark was annoyed that we were five minutes early also our table was round which was very nice the conversation is so much easier with a round table but it was right outside the kitchen , there wasn’t another soul in the restaurant it was just us , we asked if we can have another table ,everyone of the servers seem to be annoyed that we asked .... needless to say that put a bad taste in my mouth because I recommended Michelle‘s .....my family felt a uncomfortable that they weren’t welcome ... at the end of the evening with the waiter that we had who was very very nice at least he had a smile on his face , everything turned out well but the initial approach was very uncomfortable .....

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 20, 2018

I enjoyed the setting, however there was a group of guys there that were very loud. I ordered my steak well done and it was a little pink. I didn’t send it back because the table next to me had the same problem. However , I would love to come back but can’t afford to spend that kind of money and only be able to eat half of my steak.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Great place. Very well set up, loved how it was decorated, it is fantastic for a romantic date night.

Awesome food, awesome staff. It is a little pricy, but so worth it. We don't splurge often, but I'm glad we did here.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Slow service. Waiter was nice enough but unattentive to our pre theater time constraint even though we allowed 1.5 hours for dining, we waited 45 minutes for bread and water. Then at the one hour mark, our salads came but not what we ordered. Told him to take salads off the bill and just bring the entrees. I had to search out our waiter and the manager to explain my overall disappointment and ask “what the heck is the problem?”. All he could do was apologize. Manager did comp the entire meal, but that was not our goal. That’s never our goal. I will pay for good food and service all day long. Entrees were just okay- 2/5 stars. Better restaurants at this location (Dover Downs Hotel and Casino).

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Excellent food and service...It was our anniversary and they treated us royally...

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We went for my wife’s birthday it was a really nice restaurant

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 7, 2018

A great selection of food for brunch, scrambled eggs, eggs benedict, omelet station that included crab meat, bacon & sausage, lamb chops, prime rib, stuffed pork, pasta, salad, crepes, shrimp, oysters, smoked salmon, fruits, waffles and an assortment of pastries & desserts. No one should go hungry here. Staff was cordial and attentive. We were not rushed at all. Arrived at 10:30, left at 2:15. Highly recommend for Sunday brunch.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We love eating at Michele's, dinners on Thursday evenings and brunch on Sundays. They always have a good selection of food. Our server, Katie, always is so attentive and delivering services before we ask for them. I will note that the brunch price has increased since the last time we were there however, it is still within a valued price range. We will return again on our next visit to Dover, DE.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Vegan, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We ordered the Hot Rocks Steak and was not disappointed. My wife had the 8 oz Fillet and I had the 10 oz Strip Steak. With Hot Rocks, you cook your order at your table on 500 degree hot rocks. It was fabulous. Service was good from Mark and we had a lovely time.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We had dinner here last New Year's Eve and loved it. Everything was great this year also except for the bar service. We ordered a second round of drinks and it took a very long time for them to come. I understand that this was a special occasion but I think they just needed more help.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Early New Year's Eve dinner. This was our first time but will not be the last. Great looking menu and comfortable warm ambiance. My lady enjoyed the lobster tail while I had the sirloin. We decided against cooking it ourself on the hot rocks but will try that next time. Good waitstaff, good service and reasonably priced.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Had a wonderful time and my daughter from Florida was very impressed and will be returning and will stay at the hotel and eat at Michele’s.

Thank you

Tags: Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Felt rushed required to order appetizer same time as meal. Meals arrived exactly when last bite of appetizer was put in mouth. Had told waitress we did not want this to happen she said policy sorry.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Everything was wonderful from start to finish! Service was friendly and efficient.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Disabled Access, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 26, 2017

My wife and I were very impressed, our waitress Cindy was exceptional, she made our visit a reason to come back, as a matter of fact we would like to bring my mother-in-law who will be 94 Years young in April for her birthday. As for the food it was awsome, we had the Hot Rock filet. Thank you, see you again soon.
Have a Happy New Year.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Been here many times before but on 12/26 you could tell the full time help was not all here , it was a average but in pass always 4or 5 Star the place also needs update starting to look dated

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Waitress was great and the food was fantastic!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Beautiful atmosphere. Lovely decor. Very kind and professional staff. Very accommodating! Enjoyed our meal! And the staff can sing 😄

Tags: Business Meals, Casual, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Good for a Date, Authentic, Kid-friendly
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 21, 2017

The food was outstanding and the service was excellent.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Birthday Celebration

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 16, 2017

The French onion soup was delicious and Michele’s signature salad was good. My lobster over cooked very disappointed.

Tags: Cozy
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 13, 2017

We go to Michele's about once a year as a special treat. The food and service are always perfect. No rush - allowed to "dine". It is worth the price.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 10, 2017

We go to Michell's Brunch every time we come to Dover Downs. It was and always is outstanding. Great food and great service.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 10, 2017

You’d be hard pressed to find a better meal at a better value in Dover than brunch at Michele’s. It’s worth every penny and never disappoints.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 8, 2017

We were quite disappointed. We were seated and it was 15 minutes before we saw a server. Caesar salads were unusual, but ok. Meals were served moments after the salad -- feeling rushed (the dining room was half empty). And the entrees were cold, and were not supposed to be. I had the shrimp and crab -- the shrimp were overcooked and tough. Husband had the smoked prime rib, which he enjoyed. We rarely saw our server ...which we could not explain. When we finished our dinner, the table was never cleared. For the price, the evening was a disappointment. I expect more from an establishment that touts fine dining.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Food and service were very good.... cocktail glasses were on the small side and overall very pricy for the area. Had the Rack of Lamb. It was done to perfection.... Shrimp Cocktail was great, but only came with three Shrimp.... jumbo, but should come with at least one more. The Cream of Mushroom soup was exceptional.....

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Best meal I have ever eatin. Everything was cooked to perfection. Extremely satisfied!

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Fun
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 1, 2017

I’ve been there many times over the years. They were wonderful, upscale good food and good drinks. The past few visits have been disappointing. The food has been flavorless and the bartending has been horrible. At this point, I’m not sure I’ll be returning. The atmosphere and customer service are wonderful though.

Tags: People Watching
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