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Michael's Cafe, Timonium, MD

Michael's Cafe

4.4
4.4
2466 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Reinvention and attention to detail have kept us in business for 40 years. We are honored to serve our community. See what our team, led by Chef Santos and our General Manager Chad, has to offer you. This restaurant is our home and we treat our guests with this philosophy in mind. Thank you!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 26 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Seafood, American
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon, Sun 3:00 pm–8:30 pm Tue–Thu 3:00 pm–9:15 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–10:30 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–6:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (410) 252-2022
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Santos Zelaya
  • Catering
    Give us a call or visit our website for our catering menu.
  • Private party facilities
    We would love to host your next private event in one of our private dining rooms. Please contact events@michaelscafe.com for more information.
  • Neighborhood
    Timonium
  • Cross street
    York Road and Timonium Road
  • Parking details
    PLEASE USE OUR VACANT LOT SOUTH SIDE OF RESTAURANT FOR ADDITIONAL PARKING
  • Entertainment
    EVERY WEDNESDAY 7PM AND EVERY FRIDAY 9PM
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,466 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Baltimore Suburbs

    Hot spot

  • Baltimore Suburbs

    Most Booked

2,467 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    120 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    120 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lunch with two friends. Promptly seated. Service was very good. Nice menu. Good time as always
    Michael's CafeResponded 4 days ago
    Glad you think of us as one of your go-to places. We hope to be for years to come!

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  2. Surprised

    Washington DC

    29 reviews

    2.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Honestly, I usually Love this place! But perhaps because it was a holiday, it left a subpar taste in my mouth. I brought my mother along with other family and friends with me and to share dinner here on Mother's Day. It took over an hour and a half for our food to come. When it did my steak was supposed to be medium. Well it was bleeding. I actually ordered the steak and cake which includes a crab cake. After the waiter verified my order multiple times telling me that that was the most popular of the day and I would enjoy it. When I advised him of my missing crab cake he tells me I didn't order that. It was absolutely weird then once I reminded him multiple times again, they finally got the crab pack out. My son ordered grits with his steak. Grits never came until we were actually paying the check. My sister ordered salmon which was supposed to include succotash that wasn't to her liking so she did change it to Fries. So overall she was satisfied. But my friends who ordered the single crab cake with french fries and coleslaw one of their plates had cold fries on there and we could not understand how and why. Would I come back again? Yes because the crab cakes are the bomb. I cannot take that away from them but they will never get my money again for steak that's for sure. It was way too expensive and did not meet the expectation of quality or taste. And I definitely would not return on a holiday. If you want a good crab cake. This is the place to come but I would refrain from coming on a holiday. No to Steak
    Michael's CafeResponded 7 days ago
    You deserve to have your faith in us rewarded. It certainly does not sound like your trust in us was rewarded last night. Thanks for giving us that chance but please let us apologize for falling short. A restaurant such as others should not stumble when cooking something as important as a steak, especially when we are sourcing some of the best beef a business can buy. Thank you for your time. We hope your mom had and okay Mother's Day regardless.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Mother’s Day brunch was very enjoyable! The food was delicious, from the omlet to the prime rib to the seafood, and the fresh fruit and vegetables, all beautifully displayed. There were so many dessert choices including Taharka ice cream. Our server, Anastasia, was welcoming and attentive. It was perfect!
    Michael's CafeResponded 7 days ago
    So glad you had a nice experience with us celebrating all the moms out there. Anastasia is a great part of our team. We hope you got to try a little bit of everything on the buffet. Thank you!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Saturday night of Mothers Day weekend. Very busy! Service was a bit slow, especially with getting our initial drink order to the table. Our waiter was knowledgeable about the food and very accommodating. Michael’s never disappoints!
    Michael's CafeResponded 7 days ago
    Thanks for cutting us a little slack. Glad your server was able to hang in there and make it happen for you and your party. Thank you for relying on us for a good experience!

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  5. AWilliams

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Shrimp and grits were salty but the place was clean and staff was nice.
    Michael's CafeResponded 7 days ago
    Thanks for your review. It's always nice when you notice how clean an establishment is, isn't it? We hope to wow you with our food the next time you dine with us.

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  6. MichaelP

    Baltimore

    72 reviews

    4.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The cod sandwich & fries was excellent, except they should reduce it to "Fish & Chips" with a side of tartar sauce. The piece of cod would be fantastic by itself without the brioche roll & pickles. The Lobster & Fried Zucchini was mostly salad greens and not worth the $33 price tag.
    Michael's CafeResponded 7 days ago
    Thank you for these notes. We consider any opinion. We hope you have a good day.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Ok…..redemption!!!! On 2/18/24 terrible overall, but I gave em a second chance and they did not disappoint! The service was stellar! The hot crab dip with crusty baguette was delicious! The steamed whole lobsters were awesome too! Thanks!
    Michael's CafeResponded 7 days ago
    Redemption is a powerful thing. Thank you for giving us another chance. Have a great day.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Brunch was very good Lobster roll sand. And crab cake Benedict and eggs Benedict just wish the menu had more choices
    Michael's CafeResponded 4 days ago
    Glad you enjoyed what was ordered. We add new items periodically hopefully we will by the next time you visit during brunch.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Key West

    45 reviews

    4.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The crabcakes were great, but on a very busy Saturday the room was very noisy and the waiter was overworked. We'll return during times that are less busy.
    Michael's CafeResponded 7 days ago
    We hope to get the chance to wow you again sometime. Thanks for leaving us a review.

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  10. Donald

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food, prompt service, and smooth atmosphere. Thanks.
    Michael's CafeResponded 7 days ago
    Thanks, Donald! So glad we could give you an enjoyable experience. Rely on us for that anytime.

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Michael's Cafe using the Order Online button. Michael's Cafe also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (410) 252-2022.

Michael's Cafe is rated 4.4 stars by 2466 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 26 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Michael's Cafe

2119 York Road, Timonium, MD 21093

Additional information

  • Cross street
    York Road and Timonium Road
  • Neighborhood
    Timonium
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon, Sun 3:00 pm–8:30 pm Tue–Thu 3:00 pm–9:15 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–10:30 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–6:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Seafood, American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    PLEASE USE OUR VACANT LOT SOUTH SIDE OF RESTAURANT FOR ADDITIONAL PARKING
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Santos Zelaya
  • Entertainment
    EVERY WEDNESDAY 7PM AND EVERY FRIDAY 9PM
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (410) 252-2022
  • Catering
    Give us a call or visit our website for our catering menu.
  • Private party facilities
    We would love to host your next private event in one of our private dining rooms. Please contact events@michaelscafe.com for more information.
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