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Michael's Cafe

$$ - $$$
Contemporary, American, Bar, Seafood
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2119 York Rd, Timonium, MD 21093-3110
10:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 am
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Lutherville Timonium
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Go to Michael's often, crab cakes are as good as it gets. Bartenders and staff are first rate. The appetizers are also outstanding, especially the fried calamari.

Thank danpY548TR
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped by here late one evening for a couple of drinks with my wife and a light meal. Cocktails were very good and so was the cream crab soup. Had a plate of blue point oysters that were delicious. Large, cleaned pretty well (little grit in a couple but nothing serious) and good presentation. We like our oysters on crackers... More 

Thank Don_Coleman
Lighthouse Point, Florida
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64 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Placed a take away order from Michael's Cafe, and found the person I spoke with friendly and efficient. Driving around the back of the cafe for parking, I found the entrance. The woman who brought me my order was wonderful while another woman at the register didn't acknowledge anyone or smile. We ordered shrimp & crab dip (delicious), a split... More 

Thank SYClark
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202 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

recently renovated this is still a very good place to eat and meat friends. They have added a new bar area and an outside bar and eating area. They do have valet parking. Good menu choices from burgers to salads to Prime beef dinners. Excellent crab cakes and crab soup.Went there during the week and ordered a house salad followed... More 

Towson, Maryland
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121 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What has happened to this place for service was really not good at all and for simple food that is not at all acceptable. Not sure what is really going on here but the disappointment for service was really the one that makes this review happening . We had to wait for 3 different people for a glass of wine... More 

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

We are so sorry about your recent visit with us. We pride ourselves on being the best but it seems we were far from it on this visit. I would like to know more about who your server might have been and I would like to have you back in to give us another chance. Please email me at steve@michaelscafe.com More 

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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had dinner at Michaels and it was so nice, the service was over the top. Our server was just perfect and she knew when to stop by and when we were engaged in conversation and needed our privacy. I love the booths for private conversation. We both had burgers my friend loves the burger mooing!!! I prefer mine medium -... More 

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

Thanks for the great review! Would love to know who your server was. If you can remember and have the time please email me at steve@michaelscafe.com More 

White Marsh, Maryland
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104 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food and service is great. Friendly staff. Food always hot and delicious. Great for a family outing or Friday night date night with your spouse.

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

Thanks for the kind review! More 

Bethany Beach, Delaware
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195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

We went for my birthday, for lunch/dinner at 3pm. Both had crab soup, one Maryland crab, one cream of crab, and their delicious shrimp salad platter, and it was as good as it always is. Service was friendly and efficient. Pleasant atmosphere. I forgot to photograph the shrimp platters because they looked so good we just dove in and ate... More 

Thank Mary Dot J
Steve D, Owner at Michael's Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! More 

Baltimore, Maryland
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257 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

We went for a late lunch/happy hour on a Friday afternoon. The outdoor space is very nice. Those working were not friendly and quite disinterested. I assumed they would have some great happy our specials, but they didn't. I had a grapefruit crush and a beer. My hubby gad a bourbon and a beer. We shared an appetizer of baked... More 

Thank LovetheBeach821
Steve D, Owner at Michael's Cafe, responded to this review

I apologize for the visit you had with us. We have coached those that were working during the time of your visit so that it hopefully won't happen again. Please email at steve@michaelscafe.com if there is anything I can do for you. More 

A TripAdvisor Member
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

Menu is extensive and the quantity/quality of the food is great. Staff, for the most part, very attentive and customer focused...there was one bartender in the old bar area that was a little crusty/obnoxious, but think he left. Try the lump crab anyway you like it...out of this world. Parking can be a little tricky depending on when you arrive.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Steve D, Owner at Michael's Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind words! We have Valet on most nights when we are busy. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $40
Contemporary, American, Bar, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2119 York Rd, Timonium, MD 21093-3110
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Timonium
  • Phone Number: 14102522022
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?