In town for the sales and looking for someplace new and different to eat, shop or visit? Let the TDN help!
Following up on our popular Best Bets on the Jersey Shore series during Breeders' Cup week,
TDN subscribers now regularly recommend dining and shopping options to our out-of-town readers.
Michael’s Café Raw Bar and Grill (Baltimore, MD - Dining)
2119 York Road, Timonium, MD
Type: Seafood, specialty Maryland crab and happy hour!
If anyone has attended the Timonium Sales or
Timonium Race Track, more than likely they have dined
at Michael’s Bar and Grill. It is a stone’s throw from the
Timonium Sales Pavilion. It has been a family owned and
operated restaurant for 24 years. When people arrive in
Maryland, what is the first meal they always want?
Michael’s is famous for their “World, (not country,
city or state) Famous Crab Cakes.” My grandfather
owned a seafood store years ago in Baltimore. These
crabcakes are just as good as the ones he use to make.
Big lumps of backfin crab, all crab meat. No stuffing or
breading. If seafood isn’t for you they also serve steaks,
veal, pastas, salads, soups, and burgers. Michael Dellis
continues his Mother and Father’s tradition for serving
good food by having the majority of the menu being
homemade. Finally, for those horsemen looking to
quench their thirst after a long day at the sales,
Michael’s offer an excellent “Happy Hour”. Any type of
drink you want, they can make. (Remember it’s directly
across the street so you won’t have to drive, but you
might need a crossing guard to get across York Road.)
-- GEORGANNE HALE, Maryland Jockey Club
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