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“Great restaurant” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Michael's Cafe

Michael's Cafe
2119 York Rd, Timonium, MD 21093-3110
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Ranked #8 of 36 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.
Baltimore
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43 reviews 43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Great restaurant”
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 good here too. And be sure to sign up for emails as you'll get a coupon for a birthday crab cake, which are among the best in town.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Toronto
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52 reviews 52 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Crab, crab and more crab”
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 Bay area) almost pure crab and a little something to hold it together, all the size of a half a softball. Excellent salads, lively place with TV's and drinks everywhere and we were there on a sleepy Wednesday night.

Visited March 2014
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“RETURN TRIP (TWICE IN TWO DAYS)”
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 the evening hours. A bit slower in service than other visits, but worth the wait.
Couldn't get enough of a good thing and returned a second night for dinner, paid the price for not making a reservation this evening, about an hour until we were seated. Will probably do a repeat next year.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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63 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Great go to”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

80th birthday party for my mother-in-law, a group of 12 service was great , all meals served correctly MD crab soup is the best, brunch menu still available at 1pm. Surprised birthday girl with a cheesecake with a candle

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Timonium, Maryland
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68 reviews 68 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Michael's Cafe”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

This is a neighborhood go to restaurant for great crab soup and shrimp salad. My husband always gets a full dinner and has never had a bad meal.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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