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Michael's Cafe

2119 York Rd, Timonium, MD 21093-3110
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Ranked #3 of 37 restaurants in Timonium
Price range: $5 - $25
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Description: 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.
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Mesa, Arizona
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

I ate here while on visiting on business. The oysters were excellent. I also tried the local beer and enjoyed it! Servers were friendly. The only downside is that the place is a little busy, even on a Wednesday night. I would recommend making a reservation to avoid a long wait. Overall, food was excellent and I would definitely visit... More

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Timonium, Maryland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

The hot turkey sandwich I recently had at Michael's was, bar none, the absolute best I have EVER had (and that's saying something since I'm 71 years old)! Slow roasted, succulent turkey served open-faced with homemade gravy and your choice of mashed potatoes or french fries with cranberry sauce on the side. Pure bliss, it just doesn't get any better... More

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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

We arrived on Mother's Day with little hope of getting a table for two but they seated us at a booth in the bar and provided us with a bar menue. The service was excellent and the Maryland Crab Soup and the broiled carcakes sandwiches were the best. We would gladly return if we were in the area and have... More

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Hanover, Pennsylvania
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

A friend treated me to lunch at Michael's. I grew up in Philly and still live in PA and have never understood the fuss about crabcakes...and the ones I've tasted have pretty much convinced me not to order them. Well--this was different. It was all crab, seasoned well, succulent and downright delicious. I also had an excellent glass of sauvignon... More

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Plattsburgh, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014 via mobile

Seafood dishes including crabcakes sold out at 8pm. Asked for help for assistance in obtaining cab as out if town. Wrote phone number down on napkin and said good luck. Rificuloud

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Top Contributor
120 reviews 120 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

We held our daughter's wedding rehearsal dinner here. On the menu was filet mignon, crab cakes, and chicken marsala. Everything was wonderful! The service was also top-notch from beginning to end. The only slight improvement could be the response time to email inquiries. They were extremely flexible with our guest numbers, which was appreciated as many were travelling from out-of-state.... More

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Went to Michael's with a friend for a Wed. night dinner. We were seated for at least 20 mins. before a server came to the table and asked if anyone had been to the table yet. When we answered no, he said "oh I guess I'll take your table then". Service was slow and inattentive. Michael's has a large menu... More

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Personally I like Michaels cafe even if it is a bit pricey. The food has always been very good and I like that they offer choices on the menu so you don't always have to order a meal and two sides. A lot of the time I'll order just appetizers and a salad. The cream of crab soup is pretty... More

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30 reviews 30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We were being treated by clients, so I cannot vouch for the value but suspect this place is not cheap. However, they ordered for us - Lump crab appetizer (could have just eaten three of these) and crab cakes - which are nothing like any crab cake you have been served anywhere in NA (unless you live in the Chesapeake... More

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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Annual March trip to a well attended show at the Fairgrounds has brought us to Timonium again for the 11th year. With hotels filled due to the show, most near by dining includes a table wait. Did it right and had reservation the first night. Food was right on the mark and they do serve a very large amount during... More

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