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Michael's Cafe

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Tue, 19/02

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Certificate of Excellence2017 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Contemporary, American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings

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kentucky buck
bulleit bourbon, fresh strawberries, fresh lemon, bitters, ginger beer, simple syrup
moscow mule
tito’s​ vodka, ginger beer, fresh lime, ginger syrup
green hat navy strength gin, antica vermouth, campari, sorel
old fashion
old​ scout bourbon, blood orange liqueur, fresh orange, bitters, sugar, cherry
chardonnay copperidge, ca
white zinfandel copperidge, ca
pinot grigio copperidge, ca
merlot canyon road, ca
cabernet copperidge, ca
lamarca, italy
voga, italy
santa margherita, italy
14 hands, wa
boordy, md
$2 each
blue point oysters, ny
plump, clean, crisp, slightly salty
$2 each
battlecreek chincoteague, va
medium bodied, bold saltiness, mild sweet finish
$2 each
warshore pungoteague creek, va
medium bodied, mid-range salinity, mild sweet finish
ask your server for additional recommendations
seared ahi tuna
finest grade sushi available; served over a bed of greens w/ wasabi & aioli sauce
apple & bleu cheese salad
tossed w/ mesclun, iceberg, caramelized walnuts, onions & red peppers topped w/ a champagne vinaigrette
wedge salad
iceberg wedge, chopped red onion, cherry tomatoes, fresh bacon bits, & crumbled blue cheese dressing
caesar salad
fresh romaine tossed w/ our homemade caesar dressing, croutons & parmesan cheese
greek salad
assorted greens, feta cheese, kalamata olives, onions, green bell peppers, tomato, cucumbers & anchovies; served w/ our own greek dressing
house salad
fresh assorted greens, tomatoes, cucumbers & carrots
shrimp salad
tuna salad
fried green tomato stack
fried green tomatoes topped w/ crabmeat & lemon buerre blanc
crab & shrimp dip
a rich & generous dip served w/ fresh baked garlic bread
your choice of grilled w/ lemon aioli or fried w/ marinara & thai dipping sauces
crab cake appetizer
four​ bite size crab cakes
ducktrap smoked salmon
served w/ red onions, capers, toast points & horseradish sauce
choice of buffalo, old bay, honey bbq served w/ celery sticks & bleu cheese dressing
sauteed mussels
in​ white wine, butter, fresh garlic & shallots
asian ahi tuna
seared & served w/ seaweed salad, ginger, wonton crisps & wasabi sauce
colossal crab cocktail
the largest lumps of crab available; served w/ horseradish sauce, cocktail sauce & lemon
char broiled oysters
half dozen, topped w/ parmesan & romano cheeses & served w/ garlic bread
cup $5.5
bowl $6.5
maryland crab
cup $6.5
bowl $7.5
cream of crab
cup $6
bowl $7
split level crab
a mix of maryland crab & cream of crab
cup $4.5
bowl $6
5oz $15.5
10 oz $30
crab cake sandwich
voted baltimore’s best! all jumbo lump crabmeat; broiled or fried
shrimp salad sandwich
jumbo pieces of steamed shrimp; made fresh daily
oyster sandwich
fresh​ & large; hand breaded & fried to a golden brown (seasonal)
grilled chicken sandwich
marinated in a light seasoning
seafood club
our​ famous jumbo lump crab cake & shrimp salad w/ bacon, lettuce, tomato, mayo & american cheese
club sandwich
turkey, ham or both, served w/ bacon, lettuce, tomato, mayo & american cheese; on your choice of bread
deluxe burger
10 oz. of our secret beef blend; served w/ your choice of toppings & fries
crab cake club
our famous jumbo lump crab cake w/ bacon, lettuce, tomato, mayo & american cheese
tenderloin sandwich
with choice of lettuce, tomato, mayo & onions; served w/ fries
lauren’s deli delight
roasted​ turkey breast, lettuce, avocado, coleslaw, pepper jack cheese, basil mayo on pumpernickel raisin bread
steak & cake
5​ oz. jumbo lump crab cake & 7 oz. filet mignon
filet mignon
the finest cut of aged usda prime beef (7 oz.)
new york strip
the finest cut, aged usda prime beef (13 oz.)
single (5 oz.) $18.5
double (two 5 oz.) $32.5
crab cake platter
single $19
double $32
blend of lobster meat & jumbo lump crabmeat
fried oysters
fresh, large oysters, lightly hand breaded & fried to a golden brown (seasonal)
fresh catch of the day
ask your server for preparation choices
colossal crab cake platter
one 10 oz.
asian tuna
sushi grade tuna encrusted w/ sesame seeds w/ shrimp in an asian glaze & served w/ julienne vegetables & rice; served rare only
baked crab imperial
a​ generous portion of jumbo lump crabmeat topped w/ imperial sauce
stuffed shrimp
broiled jumbo shrimp stuffed w/ crab imperial
chicken chesapeake
chicken breast topped w/ crab imperial
chicken marsala
sautéed​ w/ mushrooms & marsala wine; served over rice w/ one side
chicken francaise
sautéed in lemon, butter, wine & herbs; served w/ two sides
It is constant attention to detail that sets Michael's apart from the rest. The Dellis family welcomes you. Our commiment to quality, service and atmosphere are key to the success of our restaurant. We pride ourselves on the fact that the majority of our menu is homemade, using only the finest and freshest ingredients.
US$ 10 - US$ 40
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Contemporary, American, Bar, Seafood
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been going to Michael's for many years and always had top notch food and service. The last two times, the service and food was at best, mediocre. The menu has recently changed, and definitely not for the better. The beer glasses smelled dirty...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank gibarbie01
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to Michael's for lunch and once we received the menu we were reminded it was Restaurant Week. Michael's had a very nice Restaurant Week Lunch special. We had Maryland Crab soup and the shrimp salad sandwich. Both were very good. We topped it all...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Richard S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Michaels is under new management and buying local produce! I really appreciate this from a localvore perspective. Josh, the head chef, has been trained by some of the best chef's in the area who focus on using local sustainably grown ingredients! Thank you! MIchaels has...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank OakSpringFarm
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Met friends for drinks and dinner in the new bar area. Every bourbon we ordered was $1.75 more than the listed price on the menu we were given and the online menu. The prices are not low to begin with, but we don't appreciate being...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Carolyn H
Reviewed 6 January 2019

What happened here?! The menu has shrunk DRASTICALLY, prices have exploded (crab cakes, don't even think about it) and they charge for ice in your "well" drinks!!!!!!! Good bye.

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank shrlmass
Reviewed 24 December 2018

This one has been around for many years. I never had a bad experience or meal there. The crab cakes are as good as they have to be in Maryland. Anything less would result in a food riot. Plenty of seating, bar area, places for...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Reviewed 12 December 2018

My wife and I had dinner here on our way to stay in Baltimore. The meal and service were so good we stopped on the way home for dinner again the next night.

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank wgoud2500
Reviewed 26 November 2018

The only reason I did not give this place 1 star was the hostess that seated us was very sweet and friendly and a server (waitress who was not our waitress helped us a few times because our server a gentleman was no where to...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Lastrin818
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Michael's has consistently been one of the better values with consistently good food in the north Baltimore suburbs. It's been in business for over 25 years and has always been a solid value with very good food, a wide variety and reasonable prices. However, the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Sterling C
Reviewed 31 October 2018

From reading other reviews, I would agree that the menu has limited choices. The restaurant itself has a nice decor. Service was good but our food took awhile to arrive. Nothing that warranted a complaint to the wait staff, but still a little slow. The...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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