For outdoor dining please call the restaurant at (410) 252-2022
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Petite Crab Cakes
Crab Cake Platter
cocktail, fries and side salad
our famous jumbo lump crab cake & shrimp salad, applewood smoked bacon, lettuce, tomato, Duke's mayo, choice of bread
The dim lights and quiet atmosphere was a relaxing venue for our anniversary dinner.
We ordered the Shrimp and Grits and the Crab Imperial. Both dishes were wonderful. The Shrimp were large, the grits yellow and accented with corn, bacon and green onions among other seasonings. The crab imperial was beautifully done in a cast iron baking dish that held the heat for the luscious lumps of crab in the creamy sauce. Both tasted perfect. The bartender made a fine French 75 to toast our anniversary. Great meal
The food was very slow in coming to the table. Half-priced hamburgers was the deal of the day and it appeared that the kitchen was prepared/focused on those orders.
Enjoyed the food and the server was very attentive to all of our needs. She came back to the table several times to check that we had what we needed. Refilled drinks when empty, without prompting.
Very loud in the new bar area
Enjoyed an amazing soft crab platter
Greeter, waitindividuals, and support staff all personable and capable. Food excellent. Nice Prosecco was neither punishingly dry nor cloyingly sweet.
I like the food at Michael's, but the knowledge and courtesy of the staff is lacking.
Great food as always. Michael's never disappoints, and the crab cakes are excellent as always.
Great food and service. Seated in the bar area. A little loud, but to be expected. We did not ask to be moved.
Ask price of specials: Surprised that 2 soft crab dinner was $38!!
We hadn't been to Michael's in many years. The food was great - the whole experience was great. Won't wait as long next time to go back. Was surprised how hard it was to get a table. Had tried for a weekend reservation and couldn't find anything available. We were there on a Tuesday evening and the place was packed which surprised me - for a Tuesday.
despite an empty dining room, I was kept waiting for 10 minutes and then seated in the bar where it was knee deep in people. The manager told me to go to another restaurant if I didn't like it. It was so backed, people were standing all over the room. Conversation was impossible with my guest. The crabcake so overcooked it was black. it tasted like a can of old bay seasoning-so overspiced it was completely inedible as were the green beans-so overcooked. Waitress ignore us.
A miserable experience, never to be repeated.
Good food: cream of crab/MD crab, stuffed shrimp, wings and shrimp and grits all were amazing... it was a crowded Monday evening however the staff did as well as expected. I enjoyed my 1st visit and would definitely come back
Always a good go-to on the north side. Fantastic crab cakes, excellent fish. Even the wings and ribs were winners!
Phenomenal crab cakes! Enjoyed the ribs and crab cakes. Crab cakes had huge pieces of buttery crab. Get the broiled. So much less grease!
Food has definitely gone downhill especially shrimp salad and crab meals
Great way to spend Mother's Day with family. Will our waiter was the best.
Mother’s Day celebration with family
Great waitress, food, and service. Would 100% come back.
First and last visit to this place!!! I made a reservation for 7pm but didn't get a table until 7:30pm. They sat my party of 4(an African American family) in the corner and forgot about us. I ordered the crab imperial which was just ok. My husband got the half rack of ribs and crabcake, the ribs were tough and the crabcake was mushy with a lot of filler.
My sister was satisfied with her cream of crab soup. My father had the fush and chips and he said he'll NEVER return. Everybody was served cold french fries. But this was kicker, they brought the check while we were eating, didn't ask if we wanted dessert and had an attitude if we asked for something. I'm praying that no one spit in my food but I can't be sure. It was a very disappointing experience and I'll never, ever, ever, ever return. Sorry about not having photos, I think we were all in shock about how terrible everything was and totally forgot to about pics, you didn't miss anything special. Enter at your risk!!!!
Delicious rock fish and oysters served with a smile and efficiency by Cisco.
Always a great time at Michaels. The food is always delicious, the staff always prompt and friendly. We always stop at Michaels when in the area.
Loved Michaels! This was my second time dining here and loved it just as much as the first. Sadly they were out of everything we wanted to order but the backups were amazing! Will be back!
My guest and I were seated at a table in the bar area (not by request). The table was great however it did become very loud because of a nearby group as our dinner progressed. It took a little long for the server to come by for the initial greeting. We ordered cocktails and an appetizer. Drinks arrived in a timely manner but the appetizer took longer than it should have. We ordered a salad and entrees once the appetizer was finished. The salad never came and when the entrees arrived there were no condiments with the meal. The server did not do a check back so my guest went to the bar to ask for condiments and asked for a refill on his drink, also informed the bartender about the salad. The bartender brought the condiments and drink as the server came to check on us, informing us that the salad would be out shortly. We finished our meal, still no salad. We cancelled the salad and asked for the check. The food was good however the lack of urgency from the server and slow food times made our experience not enjoyable, especially for the price. My guest works in upper management in the restaurant industry and we have both been in the business for 10 years so we do understand things happen, but it is unacceptable to not deliver an above average experience with the price per plate at this restaurant. At least get a manager involved if there are issues going on behind the scenes causing delays.
Food is good but nothing special, pretty standard offerings.
We made brunch reservations and were seated in the outdoor seating area, which is BEAUTIFUL! I mean, Michael’s did not skimp on that section at all. It was about low 50s, but there’s heat lamps all over and above the bar — literally my favorite part. Inside was packed, but there were only 4 of us outside, 2 separate parties. The bartender, Robyn, was AMAZING! Very sweet and *ahem* generous with her product. We had an incredible outing and will definitely be back, especially looking forward to the happy hour specials ($1 wings?! Yes please!). We even got Robyn’s schedule because I’m perfectly okay with giving her all my money, ok? Also, yes, the actual food itself was really good too. Order the chicken & waffles and mentally thank this review later ❤️
Delicious food, excellent service, and a relaxing and enjoyable experience.
Service was excellent. The food was good but not great. Nothing really memorable. Our party had crab cakes, rockfish, calamari and several other dishes.
Even though we had a reservation, we waited for quite a while and then we were exiled to the back room next to the bathroom. Not much for ambiance.
Best restaurant in the area!
Our server, Mary, was a gem. The restaurant was very crowded and Mary had a number of tables to serve. We never had to wait for her to take our order, refill drinks or whatever. She anticipated what the group would need and brought it to us without having to ask.
She was able to easily divide the tab into individual checks.
All of this was done with good grace and a positive attitude.
Food was good, service was pleasant and inviting and the atmosphere was very laid back
Michael's Cafe is our go to place whenever we have friends visiting.
Atmosphere was nice and inviting. Food was delivered promptly. Upcharge for fries that were basic shoe string fries was a negative.
Service was very slow. For the prices I expect more. However, food was very good. Steaks were perfectly cooked.
They were quite crowded for a weeknight, but our 6:00 reservations, got us seated, promptly, in a booth, as requested. We went overboard and ordered 3 entrees. My husband got the braised beef short rib & the crab dip. I got the Oysters Rockefeller
and the Rockfish Nicholas, but they were out of rockfish & substituted Mahi-Mahi.
I have to admit, it was a little dry. We also ordered the crab cake platter, with fries
and slaw. Everything was superb (sans dry fish) and we can't wait to return to try other
menu items. I must say, many restaurants (no names) offer Jumbo lump crab cakes &
are famous for them.....but, these are not only Jumbo lump, but they have a seasoning
that makes them very tasty. I have always swore they have the best crab cakes. Our server, Brian, was outstanding, not only in service, but friendliness & knowledge.
Service was very poor. Had to get the manager Jeff to assist who was very nice. Only bar tenders waiting tables and had to leave the table to place wine order. Will not be back.
Will was wonderful and very attentive. Made the evening special for our family. Thank you.
I don’t like seating in the bar area. The server Laura was very nice
Food was wonderful; however, one of the guests ordered a seafood club and was delivered a "standard" club. The server was "new" and did not check back after the food was delivered by another staff member. As a result, the bill reflected the seafood club and had to be reduced since we could not locate her to address the issue in a timely manner. This is the first time that this type of error has ever occurred and hope that the server has learned from this?
The food came out quickly and tasted fresh and delicious! The staff was friendly and knowledgeable, and provided good recommendations.
This is a neighborhood favorite that never fails to deliver excellent food and service. We know we will never be disappointed.
You can order delivery directly from Michael's Cafe using the Order Online button. Michael's Cafe also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (410) 252-2022.
Michael's Cafe is rated 4.5 stars by 1897 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.