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Michaels Restaurant

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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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Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, 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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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
Best Steakhouse on Island !

Seriously the best steaks in Key West. We go every year and are never disappointed. Prime steaks from Allen's of Chicago. Comfortable surroundings in an old house. Limited parking in a neighborhood.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Braselton, Georgia
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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Braselton, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Seriously the best steaks in Key West. We go every year and are never disappointed. Prime steaks from Allen's of Chicago. Comfortable surroundings in an old house. Limited parking in a neighborhood.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Despite visiting Key West several times, this was our first visit to Michael's. It came highly recommended by our go-to restaurant "advisor" at our hotel. (He has never missed for us!) Despite its setting in an ultra-casual location, the service and food were anything but ultra-casual. Drinks were excellent, food presentation elegant, and the wait staff extremely attentive. This is... More 

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Rockland, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

this restaurant was recommended by taxi driver....tried to get into 2 other places and we're glad we didn't...definitely try the short ribs....excellent...good service...small place so make a reservation....we were lucky and walked in.....probably because it was 9 PM...should try it

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

I had the fried oysters and scallops with brie for starters (shared the starters with my companion), Michaels stuffed veal for main and pumpkin cheesecake to finish up. The waitress chose classic wine pairings with a chardonnay for the starter, a pinot with the main and culminating in a very generous glass of Taylors tawny port with dessert. The scallops... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This was our first visit to Michael's. Great, cozy atmosphere. Super friendly wait staff that really took care of us. Never a need to ask for a refill of water or wine. We had the crab stuffed lobster special - it was divine! The lava cake with ice cream was the perfect ending. We will go back next time we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

The people at Michael's were great and were very sensitive to my food allergies. Everything we had was great, especially the strawberry specialty cocktail. Expensive,, but good quality!

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Michael's restaurant is a good place for a nice dinner. It has a relaxed ambience with high-quality food. The food is a bit expensive, but delicious. We had two steaks cooked perfectly and the service was really good. They also have a large selection of desserts, if you have a sweet tooth. Michael's is a perfect place to take your... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Great food, great atmosphere. Lovely indoor or outdoor seating. Our party of 10 was loud, but they put us in the wine room, where the closed door muffled our raucous laughter. Try the meatloaf.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This place is a little on the expensive side but the food is very good. Started with seared tuna stack and its fresh and well presented with balsamic reduction. Had signature stuffed veal chop - it was juicy and crispy on the outside. At the table we also had the filet and brisket meatloaf and berkshire pork chop special. All... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Key West is packed with outstanding restaurants and Michaels is ok but you can do so much better elsewhere for the prices you pay here. The duck was sub-par. The oysters had potential, but couldn't salvage the meal.

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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, European, Fondue

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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