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Michael's Cafe

$$$
Contemporary, American, Seafood
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2119 York Rd, Timonium, MD 21093-3110
14102522022
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10:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Bar scene, Families with children
Description: It is constant attention to detail that sets Michael's apart from the rest....
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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  • 53
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    Very good
  • 31
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  • 25
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    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A Friday evening

Pleasant atmosphere which can be cozy & private or party. The wait staff is attentive & friendly in all areas... dining room, patio & bar. The food is better than average.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
John S
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Timonium, Maryland, United States
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Timonium, Maryland, United States
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Pleasant atmosphere which can be cozy & private or party. The wait staff is attentive & friendly in all areas... dining room, patio & bar. The food is better than average.

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Thank John S
Lutherville, Maryland
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74 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago credit card Amex Card Member Review

Michael's has been a staple of the Timonium dining scene for a long time. They completed several expansions and now boast multiple dining rooms and multiple bars, each with a different "personality." During the spring and summer, their outdoor dining is a gem, but even during the snowy winter, it is a warm and inviting place inside. They have soups,... More 

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Thank ebrotman
Steve D, Owner at Michael's Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! More 

Towson, Maryland
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1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Walked out they lies about the time to be seated we are regulars at this place and I will not go back. Very disappointed and to pay $9 for a crown royal on the rocks to sit for over an hour is unforgivable

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Thank Scott B
Steve D, Owner at Michael's Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time and writing a review. I am sorry that you were not able to be seated fast enough. It is not our policy to lie about wait times and I assure you that is not what happened. We simply try to give our best estimate, but several factors come into play including the fact that some... More 

Lutherville Timonium, Maryland
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant has had massive remake over the past 4 years. The result is excellent. Out door grill area in just great in Spring, Summer and early fall. Service is snappy and attentive. The manager has been on top of Michael's operations for almost 2+ years. He really makes a big difference. Great music on weekends

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Thank C. K
Steve D, Owner at Michael's Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind words! More 

Rotonda West, Florida
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

This area was a mid-way meeting point for a group of 6 high school friends, and we picked this restaurant because of many previous good experiences. I'd made reservations on line (a great convenience). We arrived a little before our reservation of 12, and nobody came to the hostess station for quite awhile. Eventually, a waitress took us to our... More 

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Thank 496LCMB
Steve D, Owner at Michael's Cafe, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for taking the time and writing such a kind review! More 

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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

This old school restaurant is the ideal place for your graduation lunch or dinner. It is comfortable and casual, though the menu offers plenty of upscale fare. You can wear anything and you won't be embarrassed by bringing your grandparents who talk too loudly. Some of the food is actually DIVINE and the drinks are HUGE. The prices are totally... More 

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Steve D, Owner at Michael's Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for such a kind review! More 

Ellicott City, Maryland
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

My sailing club uses this for their monthly Happy Hour. Very nice atmosphere, good service, a popular hangout for the locals. The food is good, not great - the menu is typical American cuisine. The staff comes across as professional and attentive, wanting to make your visit enjoyable. The atmosphere is fun, customers cheerful. A good place for a casual... More 

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Thank ChesapeakeSkipper
Steve D, Owner at Michael's Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! More 

Marietta, Georgia, United States
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82 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

Has lunch after daughter graduated from college. They got us in an hour early from reservation in a large bar booth. We ended up liking the booth better, cozy and cool. For was great. Had a few appetizers like coconut shrimp, calamari and onion rings. All fried and decedent. Table had everything from steak to crab cakes and oysters. No... More 

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Thank Chris H
Steve D, Owner at Michael's Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for such a kind review! Hope to see you soon but expect to see just as much Ravens memorabilia on our walls in our Original Bar! More 

Freeland, Maryland
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

They have cafe in their name for a reason. This place tries to pass themselves off as a mid-upper scale establishment. We went here this past Thursday evening (12/10) with a party of five adults. When we got to the hostess station, the hostess simply pointed to a table and said "you can have that table right there." She handed... More 

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Thank AABeyer
Steve D, Owner at Michael's Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time writing a review. I apologize that the hostess was so unprofessional. This is not acceptable and I believe I have corrected this. A lot of times our dining rooms have an energetic sound level because we are a busy restaurant that succeeds at providing upscale casual food, drink, and service in an upscale yet comfortable... More 

Maryland
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79 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

I was in town for Business and had done some research on this restaurant prior to arriving so I was looking forward to checking it out. I visited on a Friday evening during Happy Hour and both bars were very busy. I found a seat at the bar and was immediately greeted by a bartender. The staff was very nice,... More 

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Thank mplsings
Steve D, Owner at Michael's Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for such great review! More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2119 York Rd, Timonium, MD 21093-3110
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Timonium
  • Phone Number: 14102522022

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 40
  • Cuisine: Contemporary, American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Bar scene, Families with children

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?