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532 Margaret St, Key West, FL 33040-7134 (Southard Street)
305 295-1300
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5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dessert, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: One of the finest Key West restaurants is nestled among the charming...
One of the finest Key West restaurants is nestled among the charming tropical back streets of Key West's Old Town District. Come discover a garden oasis where Chef Michael Wilson and his wife Melanie offer a classic menu with an island twist. Their emphasis on quality and service, coupled with casual island elegance, has established Michaels Restaurant as a favorite of Key West locals and visitors with discriminating dining palates. If you're searching for Key West restaurants, search no further. Treat yourself to a delicious dining experience outdoors in a relaxing Key West garden atmosphere or indoors in one of our two dining rooms. Michaels Restaurant is in Old Town Key West, near the corner of Southard Street- on Margaret Street. "From the first chilled martini to the last sumptuous bite of the warm chocolate volcano, Michaels will delight and satisfy. "
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  • 48
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Always a special event

Absolutely nothing to dislike about this restaurant. We work this into our schedule every time we are in Key West. Intended to dine at a table, and have a pre-dinner cocktail at the bar. The service was so great and friendly at the bar, we decided to stay there for dinner. Great service, great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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Tierra Verde
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Absolutely nothing to dislike about this restaurant. We work this into our schedule every time we are in Key West. Intended to dine at a table, and have a pre-dinner cocktail at the bar. The service was so great and friendly at the bar, we decided to stay there for dinner. Great service, great food, great atmosphere.

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Cherry Hills Village, Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We love the atmosphere and the food at Michael's, an institution in Key West. I appreciate it's location off the beaten path of Dual Street. I've never had a bad meal here. The people are welcoming. Michael's is always a good choice.

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London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

loved the food at this amazing restaurant. the menu was very interesting and seasonal. The wine menu was even better! everything was according to our liking, the vegetarian options on the menu was fantastic too.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This restaurant was recommended by our B&B and it didn't disappoint! I had the filet and it was cooked to perfection and was delicious! Although they may "feature" their beef entrees, 2 members of our party had the seafood crepes and that was very tasty as well. Kim was our waitress and was most attentive and gave us great service.... More 

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Jensen Beach, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We had made reservations for dinner to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary. What a mistake and disappointment. The table was in the corner of the garden close to the hostess desk, no tablecloth and uneven chairs. The pepper seared tuna appetizer was less than average and the coconut shrimp were overcooked. The veal chop was full of grizzle and very... More 

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Nassau, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Last time here was over 10 years ago. Michaels was good then and it is still good now. Food, ambience, service all very good. We had snapper meuniere and cowboy rib eye for entrees, which were excellent. If you like fine dining but don't like to dress up , this place is for you.

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Columbia, Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

What a great way to end a long day of touring Key West! Cocktails, of course, followed by a superb Artichoke Parm appetizer and the Beet Salad. Our server, Rob, recommended a very nice white wine to complement the Snapper Meuniere entree, which I highly recommend. Service was excellent, especially in a major tourist destination. Never rushed, thoughtful recommendations. A... More 

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Wall Township, New Jersey
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Wow does not even do this place justice. The staff at the bar is awesome. The food is outrageous. The beef carpaccio is the best I've ever had. Get off Duval and eat here you won't regret it.

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Kennebunk, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We had a week touring the Keys and dinner was always the end of a perfect day. No cheap eats - a nice cocktail, wine with dinner and a seafood menu. Michaels topped our list and we had several wonderful restaurant experiences on this trip. We had an extremely hot and humid day touring Key West and were quite wilted.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Great food with a wide range of appetizers and entrees. The chef special tile fish was awesome. Like most restaurants here, they serve key lime pie. Theirs is fabulous. Don't miss this delightful restaurant.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 532 Margaret St, Key West, FL 33040-7134
    (Southard Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Key West
  • Phone Number: 305 295-1300

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Fondue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business, Romantic, Entertaining clients

Description

One of the finest Key West restaurants is nestled among the charming tropical back streets of Key West's Old Town District. Come discover a garden oasis where Chef Michael Wilson and his wife Melanie offer a classic menu with an island twist. Their emphasis on quality and service, coupled with casual island elegance, has established Michaels Restaurant as a favorite of Key West locals and visitors with discriminating dining palates. If you're searching for Key West restaurants, search no further. Treat yourself to a delicious dining experience outdoors in a relaxing Key West garden atmosphere or indoors in one of our two dining rooms. Michaels Restaurant is in Old Town Key West, near the corner of Southard Street- on Margaret Street. "From the first chilled martini to the last sumptuous bite of the warm chocolate volcano, Michaels will delight and satisfy. "
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?