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Michael's Restaurant

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312 Clark St, Auburn, NY 13021
(315) 252-6194
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4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Tue - Sat 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Visitor rating
  • 55
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
NOTHING better!

Simply put, Michaels is the best restaurant in town. Very cozy family run business, been around for years. simple salad with oil vinegar & blue cheese is excellent, sauce is unique and delicious. Very very hard for me to not order veal parm ever time, it's that good! Thin and so tender and it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
lgeisinger
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Auburn, New York
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Auburn, New York
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Simply put, Michaels is the best restaurant in town. Very cozy family run business, been around for years. simple salad with oil vinegar & blue cheese is excellent, sauce is unique and delicious. Very very hard for me to not order veal parm ever time, it's that good! Thin and so tender and it covers the plate, always leftovers! The... More 

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Thank lgeisinger
Auburn, NY
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60 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Feels like you are in NYC with NYC food and atmosphere. The owner and his wife make sure they greet every table. Their menu is outstanding. The veal in to die for. Great salads. Cant go wrong ordering from their specials or off the menu. You wont be disappointed.

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Thank lovethecaribbean23
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Good Italian-American menu. One of our small city's oft-forgotten high quality restaurants. Small, somewhat formal, the food is moderately priced. You'll be happiest if you stick with the Italian offerings. Note: if you're "big," in any sense of the word, things can be tight in this little restaurant (hence, the 4 star rating). There are so many good to great... More 

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Thank James K
Penn Yan, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Food very good but very pricy. OMG a tiny salad just lettuce one grape tomato and a couple slices of carrots.$4.95. Give me a break. Italian food and sauce was excellent. If you take kids be sure to ask for kids portions. Cute little place friendly as well.

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Thank Thomas P D
New York
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24 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

We have been to Michael's for dinner many times. It is our "go to" place when we want a great meal in a quiet, relaxed atmosphere. The food is delicious and the service is prompt and very friendly. Duffy, the owner, goes around to each table to ensure that everyone is enjoying their meal. The ambience is warm and cozy... More 

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Thank JamaicaRiu
Woodbridge, Virginia
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135 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

The outside may look like your ordinary neighborhood restaurant, but the inside is while linen and cozy. we just wanted salad and appetizers for dinner, but even they were more than we could handle. We wanted a combination of salad they did not have on the menu, but no problem, the wait person and the chef made exactly what we... More 

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Thank MacTexas
Syracuse, New York, USA
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

This is definitely one of my favorite restaurants in Auburn. Small, but cozy restaurant with delicious food. My favorite is the veal parm, it is absolutely delicious!

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Thank gus9984
Auburn, New York
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

My favorite all time restaurant! Duffy the owner and Franny make you feel comfortable. The ambience is the best. And the food is beyond delicious!!!

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Thank jodi b
Crystal Lake, IL
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99 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

We were staying in Auburn for two nights and ended up eating dinner here both nights. On our first visit we were waiting to be seated and two customers who were leaving told us we were in for a real treat. They were right! That night it was a little cold and the chef had prepared stuffed green peppers, which... More 

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Thank GrandpaTuba
PA
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015 via mobile

Food was good but please sit at a table. The booths need a complete overall as you sink right in until u feel springs prodding you in multiple spots. Service was good

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 312 Clark St, Auburn, NY 13021
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Auburn
  • Phone Number: (315) 252-6194

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?