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Michael's Steak & Lobster House

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(22 Reviews)

6209 Eastern Ave, Baltimore, MD 21224

(410) 633-6485

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Today: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Regular Hours

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Neighborhoods
Southeastern Baltimore, Joseph Lee, Eastwood
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Michael's Steak & Lobster Hse

Michaels Steak And Lobster House

Categories
Steak Houses, Greek Restaurants, Mediterranean Restaurants, Seafood Restaurants, Barbecue Restaurants, Family Style Restaurants, Restaurants
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Parking: Free

Cuisines: Mediterranean, Barbecue, Greek, Family Style, European, Steakhouse, Seafood, Continental

Price Range : Average

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BrookeD199

06/07/2012

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best italian cold cut ever!!! Brooke

best italian cold cut ever!!!
Brooke from Drive Now

nydestinygirl

05/01/2012

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EVERYTIME I GO TO MICHEAL'S I ENJOY!

I LOVE THE SERVICE ALSO THE FOOD IS GREAT I HAVE NOT COMPLAINED NOT ONCE . VERY FRIENDLY STAFF . LOBSTER / STEAK . CRAB CAKES ARE OUT OF THIS WORLD! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK I TRAVEL FROM OWINGS MILLS AREA .. I LOVE THE WEEKDAY SPECIALS TOO .
THANKS FOR THE LOVELY SERVICE AND ROSE IS AWSOME

Donna and George Hardy

09/04/2011

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WOW... Best Prime Rib, Largest, Great Taste... WOW!

Best Prime Rib, Largest, Great Taste for 20.00 Bucks and a craft of Burgandy Wine for $7.00. One 1/2 a glass at another place is $8.00. My husband and I both had great diners all totaled at $57.00 and some change. We will be going back. Oh Yeah....
Thanks Michaels for taken care of your neighbors.

Donna & Gerorge Hardy
from Dundalk.

MooGoo

01/01/2010

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Good seafood

The last time we went here the lobster dinner we had was one of the best I can remember in a long time.

Hey Hon

12/06/2009

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Best meal I've eaten in years

If you've never had *real* crab cakes, Michael's is THE place to try it. They're nearly softball-sized so very much worth the price and they have the perfect blend of seasoning. I grew up in B'more and moved around the country so trust me when I say no one outside of Maryland has a clue about crab cakes. There's no breading in these so it's 100% pure lump backfin crab meat - just the way crab cakes were intended. I come back to town several times a year and make a point to visit Michael's (yes, it's that good). On the last visit with my wife, I made a point to tell the server it was the best meal I've had in years. For lunch, we had the crab cake burger and the shrimp bisque was roll-your-eyes-in-back-of-your-head good.

This restaurant is owned by the former chef of Jimmy's Seafood (Dundalk) so even the steamed crabs are just about perfect. I've also had the steaks and I'm a carnivore by nature so I can tell you they're absolutely mouth-watering. I always order steaks medium rare and they've been tender and juicy here. One visit to Michael's and you'll be throwing rocks at Phillip's Seafood and the like.

I don't understand these shoe-leather comments and complaints about disinterested servers. We've never experienced that here as it's always been friendly and I would recommend it to anyone, especially if you want to impress an out-of-towner (friends, family, colleague, etc.) with what a real crab cake (or steamed crabs) are supposed to be like.

bluedog2

10/13/2009

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good bread, steak tasted old

The server acted like he wanted to be anwhere but there. The filet tasted like it had been around too long. Afraid to eat it that I might get sick. The cole slaw wasn't fresh--wasn't even cold. Not clean looking, either, and neither was the bartender or server. Will not go back.

Peebie

09/16/2009

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Don't waste your hard earned money

What good is a lot of prime rib if it's too tough to eat?? We ordered the 24 oz. prime rib special and after the first bite we knew we had wasted our money. We had to fight with it to cut it! It's not like we asked for well done, it was medium rare, and yet, it was tough as shoe leather. We'll never go back. Only a handful of people there, that should have told us something. Save your money and go to a better place for decent prime rib.

Meateater

07/10/2009

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WOW!!!

The prime rib here is just as good as the one The Prime Rib serves and for half the price. My wife loved her crabcakes as well.

Unklefester65

04/04/2009

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Don't be fooled!

We walk in the door and immediately notice the weather worn home made ""No Smoking Sign the screams from the entrance way"". Wow was that the first thing we notice. I thought a scent of fine eats would have been the first thing we noticed?
We were placed in the first booth across from the bar. Now the table was about 8 inches shorter than the length of the booth. This meant my plate would have been slightly to the right to keep it on the table. We asked for a table after that. 20 minutes later we were led to our table in the middle of this cramped dining room. Felt like a factory lunch room. Keep in mind that all the above took around 20 minutes. We sat there and watched the Manager talk with buddies at the bar. He was wearing Blue Jeans and a long sleeve blue shirt with the tails hanging down. ""He made no effort to assist his waitstaff, or check on the customers who have just been moved to a new table for good reason. He did not move from the Bar while we were there. When we were leaving this ""Manager"" was sitting at the bar with his legs across 3 bar stools, ""Feet up on the last"". All he needed was a pillow for his head- Glad someone was cozy!.The waitstaff had there hands full. It was 30 minutes before she got our Drink order. It took this long we ordered everything at once. At this point we were ready to walk out. NOW, Waitress did not know what a baked potato ""LOADED"" meant. She was confused about everything. She did not check on us until I called her over due to a BLEEDING COW ON THE TABLE.
The Food-Well I ordered the 40 oz Porterhouse Steak for around $20. You would expect a salad or soup for this price and when I asked for a ""Loaded baked potato"" I was told that it came with Butter and Sour Cream only. Waitress told me I would pay for each additional topping. I settled for the Baked Potato ""as is"" with something called Greek Beans (Green Beans from a can with Tomato and Onion added"". These sides came in apple sauce bowls like you get in nursing homes. SO! for the $20 I got a baked potato with Butter and Sour Cream, ""Greek Beans"" and a 20 oz chunk of meat. Now, If I had it my way the steak would have been cooked on a Grill with Salt and Pepper and some seasoning. This is not what happened! I ordered my steak Medium Rare and got BLEEDING!. The steak was big but I could tell it was tossed on a flat top griddle. Oops, I had to send it back to remove the moo. The waitress returned in about 5 minutes and I knew it was still Rare. Sure enough, I cut the steak in the center and found BLEEDING AGAIN. She took it and I jokingly said why not use the microwave!..SHE DID!! and I got a $20 steak finished in the microwave after being sent back 3 times (by the way, NO SIGN OF MANAGER). It was after I WENT and got some A1 ""Myself"" that I could finally eat my steak. You see during the re-cook's I had to eat my side dishes to keep up with the other guests at the table. The Steak was tender on the outside!. Woo Hoo
The Review-If you are a senior looking for a budget meal ""DON'T DO IT"". If you want a nice dinner with Baltimore Local Flavor ""Don't Do It"", and if you want a restaurant the excellent Management, Great Servers, and Meal for your Buck.....DO NOT DO IT. I had a horrible dinner and I would expect more from a local landmark restaurant. You can't rely on over sized steaks to make your restaurant. These days people have a choice when they dine. Managers should check the tables, tuck the shirt in, pay attention to whats going on around him, and make a memorable experience so guests will return. The Wait Staffs job is the anticipate the needs of the guest and create an excellent meal so guests will return. One things for sure,...I wont. The Broadway Diner is just up the road. The Food is Excellent, It was featured on the Food Channel, the wait Staff work hard to please, and you get more for your money. BEWARE!!!!

ycats1125

02/20/2009

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Steak Lovers This is the PLACE FOR YOU!

Everyone who likes steak and a great deal, this is the place to go! The specials through the week are good as well! On Thurs. it is STEAK NIGHT, 40 OZ. of Prime Rib, T-Bone or Porterhouse... with 2 sides (of course). Some Thurs. it can get pretty busy so try and have patience, the longest I have waited is 30 mins. It is DEF worth the wait though. Service is not too bad neither! I have taken several out of towners as well as family that has came from as far away as Africa & London and they all have LOVED it!

Goggles321

02/15/2009

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Quality food, great prices

$17.95 for a 40 oz bone in prime rib with 2 sides. Not much more to say. Lobster and crabcakes are great too.

mmbabiak

10/20/2008

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great great great food

Best crabcakes I've had in a restaurant EVER. Our waitress was very friendly. My husband and i both got steak, it was ok but underseasoned. We would defintely go back.

Husker93

10/15/2008

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Neighborhood prices - quality food

One of my favorite steakhouses on the East Coast. Quality cuts, get there early on nights when steaks are on special as they are known to run out of prime rib on occasion. Tommy, who usually works as host, is great to talk sports with, and the service is straight out of blue-collar Baltimore. You get plenty of food, as the sides can take up as much space in your tummy as the prime rib.

An excellent night out and one of my favorite places to get a steak in Baltimore.

bridget61

05/06/2008

Overall
Professional/Personal

Michael's is a small resturant that is based on a close knit enviornment. When eating there for the first time, I was very impressed with the amount of food I received as well as the reasonable prices.

achesney

04/15/2008

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Terrible Customer Service

My husband and I had a terrible experience at Michael's. Not once, not twice, but three times! We went back three times because the specials (Thursday night 40 oz prime rib!?) sound like a great deal and we wanted to try them. Each time they were sold out of the prime rib by the time we sat down - even after we'd checked with ""management"" to assure they'd have prime rib for us. We are not picky people and we are pretty reasonable - their hostess/manager is terrible. (She must be related to the owner!) The place is not fancy or clean - I agree with some of the other reviewers - but we were willing to overlook that. I will never go back there, and I will tell anyone that will listen to me about my experiences there. DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME OR MONEY.

natsullivan

10/19/2007

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they serve cake with mold

They served a cake that was filled with mold. We ate almost the whole thing before we realized it. We are color blind and didn't notice it. The manager only took off the price of the cake and 2 ice tea.

mikel_13

08/15/2006

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Big Steaks!!!!

If you like steaks this is the place for you. The steaks are big and they are good. Get here early it does get crowded and kind of small inside. Definately worth your time.

lbiars

07/14/2006

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This place is freakin great....

$18 for a 40oz piece of Prime Rib- are you kidding me? You get the same steak for $35 at FLemings or Ruth's Chris. Steaks and crabcakes are the best around. I think I got a decent bottle of Cabernet for $28 as well.

marianne mai

01/07/2005

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Excellent specials!

The food and appetizers are great. The food portions are large. The only negative I have to say is that the drinks such as beer and wine are over priced.

I enjoy dining there.

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