Michele's

4.3
419 reviews
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$50 and over
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Steakhouse
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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 419 People Are Saying
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 3 days ago

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 7 days ago

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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4.0Dined on May 20, 2018

As always, Michele’s is the perfect place to meet family and celebrate a birthday.

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4.0Dined on May 15, 2018

We have been to Michele's many times and are never disappointed. My recent birthday dinner with my husband was excellent. Our waitress Veda was very knowledgeable , efficient and friendly. The brunch on Sundays is outstanding and we have brought many friends and visiting family to enjoy the food, atmosphere and service. I highly recommend to anyone looking for a fine restaurant in Delaware .

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Really enjoyed Sunday Brunch ... great food and service.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Brunch at Michele's is always a treat. Staff is always friendly and the food was exceptional.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We celebrated Mothers Day at Michelle's. The lighting was a little low but manageable. The food, as always, was excellent!

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Fantastic food and service. We’re going back soon!

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Great meal at Michele's on May 5th. Wait staff were very polite, attentive, and helpful. Good selection on the menu. Would definitely visit again.

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

What an enjoyable evening! Making reservations was easy, and we were able to get within 15 mins of desired time. We arrived early and were immediately seated. Waitress was personable and attentive. Had the NY Strip, which was aged and cooked to perfection, possibly one of the best steaks I have ever eaten. Picked my favorite dessert- the creme brûlée- totally awesome. Had a surprise playing, due to it being my birthday.
Would definitely recommend Michele’s !

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4.0Dined on May 3, 2018

Excellent service from Michael, prime rib was delish and my friend enjoyed the wedge salad and the shrimp and scallops over grits.. The lobster mac and cheese side was good, but there was no lobster in it,,,

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

The food selection and quality was outstanding. Our waitress was friendly and efficient.
We had very special interactions with our adjacent diners. What a wonderful atmosphere!

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4.0Dined on April 28, 2018

This was a birthday dinner. The ambiance was peaceful and the staff was very pleasant. The food was delicious.

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2.0Dined on April 27, 2018

I visited this place for the first time on a Friday evening during what would usually be a dinner rush (about 7pm). There was no wait and the place was relatively empty and quite. By the end of my night I understood why. The restaurant itself was really beautiful, well lit, and clean. However, the waitresses were unorganized. I had two separate waitresses introduce themselves and try to take our drink and meal orders which led to some confusion. Food came out at a slow pace. It was obvious food had been sitting under heat lamp for a bit before the waitress/servers actually got it out to us. 5 star prices, 3 star food. They had extremely expensive food and small portions without the high quality that you would expect in this sort of place. My risotto was undercooked and crunchy when it should be creamy. They charged us $4.00 for some chopped onions on a steak. The value was not there for the price like you would expect in most higher end restaurants. I spent about one hour and forty minutes here and $140 for two people to eat. I wouldn’t spend my money here again.

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5.0Dined on April 24, 2018

Service was excellent; food and drink were outstanding.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

I've dined at Michele's for their Sunday brunch five times and it's always wonderful. I've never had a bad experience. The food is delicious with lots of variety. There's an omelet station, a crepes & waffles station, a carving station with prime rib and ham, a cold bar with seasoned, deveined shrimp, oysters & clams on the half shell and lox (with all the accompaniments). There are also several ready-made hot dishes to choose from including lamb chops, a personal favorite. Don't even get me started on the dessert bar! So many choices, so little stomach.

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2.0Dined on April 20, 2018

I was not impressed at all. Had to sit on a couch on pillows and was not offered another table with chairs. Small steak for a 14 0z.

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Enjoyed another lovely dinner at Michele’s. Food was delicious. Mark was an excellent waiter.

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

As usual, the food and service met my expectations.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Service was excellent, both from the individual table waitresses and the serving line servers. A step above most restaurants in our area. Food quality and variety were excellent as was the presentation. Lastly, the layout of the brunch in multiple rooms, each of which was decorated differently, made for an interesting and quiet ambience. This was our first time, but certainly not our last.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

My family and I drove truly enjoy Michele’s. From the food to customer service to quality.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Food was fantastic. Highly recommend the sea bass, the crab cakes and the lobster Mac. Our server Mark was phenomenal and made our experience very memorable.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Always good food and good service. We were seated on time and waitress arrived almost immediately. We really like the brunch plenty to choose from everything is excellent.

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