Michael's Cafe

4.4
1929 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
It is constant attention to detail that sets Michael's apart from the rest. The Dellis family welcomes you. Our commiment to quality, service and atmosphere are key to the success of our restaurant. We pride ourselves on the fact that the majority of our menu is homemade, using only the finest and freshest ingredients.

For outdoor dining please call the restaurant at (410) 252-2022

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • 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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1929 people are saying
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Steve
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday lobster night special is a terrific value. Great service!

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vipCozyandclassy
Atlanta
32 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Tremendous service. Great spot for fun great meal with friends or family. Could sit in bar area, patio or more quiet tables. Something for everyone. Crab cake was delicious. And sweet potato fries. Just the right amount of menu options.

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LoveFood
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The seating in the bar area is loud, as to be expected, the middle section is quiet so make sure you request it when making a reservation if you that is what you prefer. Food is always excellent and so is the service!

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Mikeydonna
Baltimore
40 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday Lunch Celebration! Staff was very friendly and enjoyed our "good time" too.

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vipLinda
Baltimore
89 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My absolute favorite Baltimore County restaurant

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Annie
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Tasty food and excellent service. What more could you ask?

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vipchewy
Baltimore
79 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant continues to prevail amid rough circumstances with Covid. Will continue to visit! Everyone there is working to their max. It is greatly appreciated by the patrons!

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vipDJLevy
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Waitress Elizabeth was so accommodating and attentive!

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LeeM
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service in this tough time for getting people to work. Bartender was great, he was really busy but very good. Table service was good.

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vipDmitriyK
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place never disappoints. The food was delicious. Always interesting specials.

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vipdavisj2
Atlanta
45 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

There were 5 of us. We had appetizers, entree’s and desert. Everything was excellent. Especially liked the soft crabs. Only negative on the foods was the Brussel sprouts. No one seemed to like it. Too much going on with the dish and a weird taste.
Mary was our server. Has worked at Michael’s for many years. She was very attentive and a pleasure to interact with.
All in all a very enjoyable dinner.

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vipBCRE
Baltimore
30 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brought my clients over to celebrate them closing on their new house. They loved it! Food and service we great. Thanks!

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vipThunder
Baltimore
20 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience2

Just had a burger which was fair.
Young server was very good and attentive. Ambiance was meh and that four chairs (fabric) at our table were worn and full of holes. Booth floors were worn, seems like most of the place was a bit long in the tooth!

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Edward
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

On a Thursday night, the restaurant was very crowded and the kitchen was slammed, which resulted in slow service. Our very young waiter was given to mindless expressions like "no worries," even as he stumbled over the rudiments of service. The kitchen had run out of prime rib, the evening's special. Nonetheless some dishes, such as fried green tomatoes, deviled eggs, soft shell crabs, and fish and chips were crowd pleasers. All in all, a comfortable and popular restaurant experiencing temporary post-Covid start up problems.

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patriciaB
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My brother and sister-in-law came into town from Sarasota to go to a wedding this Sat. As I live in Lutherville I thought they would enjoy a relaxing time Also my daughter came- I am at Michaels a lot with my condo group and we have a good time. Our dinner was very good and our waitress was wonderful- We all enjoyed a good time together

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DonnaL
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

not as good as usual- took a very long time just to get drinks when we were first seated and one of the items we ordered they were out of but didn't tell us until half an hour after we placed our orders-maybe just an off night so we'll try again

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HarveyH
Baltimore
18 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Had dinner with friends and talked up a storm. Nice to get back out to dinner. Michael’s was great food was excellent, service by Jamie was outstanding, and the crab soup was superb. It was the best crab soup a I’ve had in years.

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vipLynn
Baltimore
80 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Advertised Lobster night and for a 7 PM reservation they only had 1. Menu said fried green tomatoes and they were sold out. Crab cakes were mushy. Waitress tried her best but forgot everything. Drinks took a long time. We had to get our own flatware from other tables. She was around way too much except when we needed something.
This was not the Michael's we used to know.

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KatieR
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and excellent food! We all loved it!

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vipJD007
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Elizabeth our server was a ROCKSTAR! I don’t know why they seated us in the bar; I wanted the standard main dining room.

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vipkoukla2
Baltimore
25 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Our server was lovely and the food was great. Prices were higher, that seems to be the general trend but the place was freezing! We let the server know and she tried to adjust the temperature but the a/c was blowing directly on our heads throughout our meal! Two of us had headaches afterwards.

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vipKaye
Baltimore
22 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

If you need an accessible restaurant, I would suggest going elsewhere. While the ramp for entry was visible behind the restaurant, the ramp was blocked off. When I reported this to the hostess, she was unconcerned. Luckily my guest could handle the few steps to the front door, but it was slow and scary, especially going down on the way out. In addition, the restaurant is so noisy our waitress had a hard time hearing us!

This being said, I had a wonderful crab cake sandwich with terrific chips. Given the current price of crab, I did not think the cost was over the top.

In summary, the food and service are great. The lack of noise control and inattention to accessibility make it the wrong choice for some.

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Sandy
Baltimore
47 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Michael's is right across York Road from the Maryland State Fair Grounds and I have been there many times for lunch and dinner. The menu offers a wide variety of food and beverage choices and the prices are all reasonable. My friend and I both enjoyed the standard burger with fries, and it will not be long before I am back there again.

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Karl
Baltimore
18 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was not as good as past visits, in addition they were out of multiple items. We were initially uncharged for a side that was indicated by the waitress as included but she did remove the charge. Perhaps Monday is not a good night to visit.

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Marilyn
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious crab cakes: wonderful diversified menu: All four guests enjoyed the
various meals we had. Would recommend highly

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michael’s Cafe was recommended by a close friend of ours, and we were not disappointed! The food was great. The atmosphere and service both complimented each other and made for a very enjoyable evening. Keep up the great work and approach! Thank you!!

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vipchewy
Baltimore
80 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our meals. Great service and good food!

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Aguilar
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice atmosphere. Service and food was excellent.
Keep up the great work!

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SavanaS
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Father’s Day lunch was great. Brian waited on us and was fantastic.

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HowardG
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I got the Caesar Salad and it was very good. Just the right amount of dressing and not too sharp of a taste. We both ordered the Chicken Francaise which is lightly breaded chicken and pasta in a lemon butter sauce. We both thought it was delicious.
Our waitress was very nice and didn't rush us through dinner. It was a very nice experience.

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vipAlways
Washington DC
54 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

After having five recent really nince dinners and lunches I touted Michaels highly to my friends. We were vey disappointed on several fronts. Although the kitchen was very busy and things slow, when the calamari came to the table it was cold and rubbery. I metioned this to the witress; but, I should have been more adamant as to its lack of quality. Towards the end of the meal and some lingering the resturant was cleaning up. My friend overhear the server tell another server that she could leave but for the______ in the table behind; as, her boyfriend was waiting for her in the car. I had ordered coffee and was never offered a refill as the waitress just disappeared and never even came for the check. I had already filled out before the above events and did not revise to $0 as my freind didnt tell me as to what she overheard until after we left. Very disappointing and I am back to the Capital Grille for enteraing buusiness clisntes, which is a weekly event. The check for 3 was $275.0; not cheap and crtainly not worth the expense. .

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Anniversary
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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viprichW
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

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.

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CAROLYNC
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience4

I HAD THE CALIF TURKEY SANDWICH ABOUT A MONTH AGO & IT WAS GREAT.
ORDERED THE SAME SANDWICH & IT WAS NOT GOOD AT ALL.....CHICKEN SEEMED
TOUGH AND THERE WAS NO FLAVOR AT ALL (NOT THE FIRST ONE THAT I HAD).

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jake
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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.

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adamz
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The quality of the food is not back to pre-COVID levels. Servicer was inattentive and make several mistakes with our order. Did not see the owner or his wife. Hope things will improve but food is still good overall.

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vipJaniceB
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very loud in the new bar area
Enjoyed an amazing soft crab platter

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vipSusan
Baltimore
28 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wonderful dining experience! Had a great time and enjoyed dinner very much.

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WilliamY
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Greeter, waitindividuals, and support staff all personable and capable. Food excellent. Nice Prosecco was neither punishingly dry nor cloyingly sweet.

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Griffin
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

I like the food at Michael's, but the knowledge and courtesy of the staff is lacking.

FAQs

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 4.4 stars by 1929 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.