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Michael's Cafe

2119 York Rd, Timonium, MD 21093-3110
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Ranked #3 of 36 restaurants in Timonium
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Price range: $5 - $25
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 am
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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69% Recommend
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English first
Cockeysville, Maryland
17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Michaels was always one of my favorite places for crab cakes. Until now. I went there for lunch in late July and was more than ready for one of the big delicious crabcakes. What a disappointment! The crab cakes wasn't awful, but it was far from the fabulous crab cakes I have eaten there in the past. The service was... More

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Timonium, Maryland
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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

I'm not a huge fan of buffet's so having a good brunch menu that's different from a lunch menu is awesome. They have unique waffles, Eggs Benedict (with crab meat and fried green tomatoes - my fav), really good sweet potato fries, plus many other yummy delights. They also have a bloody mary with old bay around the rim and... More

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Timonium, Maryland
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36 reviews 36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Food here is typically decent and can often be quite good, so much more than other bar-restaurants. The crabcakes are always good choice, as is the seafood club, fried green tomatoes, burgers, and fish choices. But have had mixed service here from time to time (from a surly bartender to an indifferent and mostly absent waitress). While the large bar... More

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Miami, Florida
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77 reviews 77 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We returned for dinner during our annual trek to Baltimore. This time, we sat at a table in order not to risk the bad service at the bar, last year. The service was better, but the food was not consistent with past quality. In particular, the crab cakes were undercooked-- what a disappointment!

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Salisbury, Maryland, United States
16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I'm from Berlin MD near Ocean City, MD and I thought the crab cakes were phenomenal!! Oysters for a buck a shuck were delicious:). I will be returning there tomorrow night! Amelia was my server at the bar side and she was on top of everything!:)

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This restaurant-bar is in our neighborhood and offers excellent food, drinks and has an outside patio. I don't know why they call themselves a cafe- to me it is an excellent seafood restaurant ( many fresh choices every day) and a very lively sports bar scene. There menu covers everything from the many fish choices , to steaks, burgers, salads... More

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Came for brunch as I've heard good things. Hubby ordered Capt Crunch French Toast which was delicious. He's not a fruit person so we skipped the fresh fruit and raspberry drizzle but it didn't matter. That was a solid 4.5. However their bacon was horrid and tasteless. Coffee was very watered down. Very disappointing. I ordered the Shrimp and Grits,... More

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Colorado Springs
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31 reviews 31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

The food here is fantastic. Crab cakes were amazing! Ate here with a group and everyone was very pleased. The atmosphere is nice, but our server was rushed and our food took a long time to come out. I would still go back in a heartbeat.

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Wilmette, Illinois
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57 reviews 57 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Really- the crab cake was unbelievable. And we also had soft shells that were great. I thought the bill was pretty reasonable considering we were there with 5 of us. All of the food was very good and the service was friendly and professional. It is a bustling place with many people and lots of choices. I love the maryland... More

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Mesa, Arizona
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

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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