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Chef Michael's

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81671 Overseas Highway, Islamorada, FL 33036
+1 305-664-0640
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: A warm, inviting dining room with colorful local art adorning the walls...
A warm, inviting dining room with colorful local art adorning the walls. Small, sleek bar serving fine wine and beer. Tropical veranda seating for a lovely alfreso dinner or Sunday brunch. Fresh Local fish and seafood, Prime steak, attentive, friendly service.
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    Very good
  • 44
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  • 12
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  • 16
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
One of the best restaurants in Islamorada.

What a wonderful find. Chef Michaels food is top notch. The fish was cooked perfectly the service was amazing it is definitely The place to go to celebrate a special event.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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Ft. Lauderdale, FL
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

What a wonderful find. Chef Michaels food is top notch. The fish was cooked perfectly the service was amazing it is definitely The place to go to celebrate a special event.

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New Paltz NY
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We caught tile fish and brought to Chef Michael's so that they could cook it for us. The fish was so good and we will be back!!!!!

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We celebrated my husband's birthday here with a wonderful meal eaten on the "veranda". The seafood was prepared perfectly. We each ordered a different fish and shared. Either choice alone might have been too rich, but a little of both was perfect. We were glad to be sitting outside as the inside is very small, crowded and noisy. The wait... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Pricey but worth it. The food is amazing!! We got the prime rib, which was the best wr have ever had, and the seafood pasta which was to die for!! The pasta sauce was creamy but not too heavy. Huge wine selection, we don't drink wine but I'm sure you would find something on the three pages of the menu.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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59 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

The Grouper and the Tile Fish were both were very,very good. The seafood chowder is outstanding and worth the trip to this fine dining spot. It is pricey but the freshness and quality justify the expense.

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Vail, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Chose to sit at the bar and Robbie was attentive and knowledgeable about the food the wines and the area. Several choices of VERY fresh fish and thoughtful preparations. I had tile fish, my husband had the black grouper and we shared a "lick the plate" romaine wedge with a vinaigrette that makes me believe in red wine vinegar again!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I'd never had hogfish before, and was clearly missing out. Chef Michael's was a wonderful and quaint eatery, a must visit for exquisite fresh fish if in the area.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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61 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We visited again Chef Michael's restaurant while in the Florida Keys. Food was delicious and service was excellent. Jeff waited on us. We ordered the cerviche appetizer which was served in a coconut. We also had the grilled hog fish with rice and green beans. I think the green beans could have been cooked a little more, but everything was... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015 via mobile

This is wonderful restaurant serving delicious yellow tail snapper, hogfish and THE BEST conch fritters in the Keys! Please make a reservation and ask for Jeff to be your server....delicious bites.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

When I go on vacation, I spend a lot of time deciding where to eat as I love excellent food. The Thai lobster appetizer was what brought me to their doors and I was not disappointed. Their fish was cooked to perfection, and their fresh bread is delicious. They have great ambiance for a night without kids, and the bartender... More 

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Additional Information about Chef Michael's

Address: 81671 Overseas Highway, Islamorada, FL 33036
Phone Number: +1 305-664-0640
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Islamorada
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 15 - 50
Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Caribbean, Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 81671 Overseas Highway, Islamorada, FL 33036
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Islamorada
  • Phone Number: +1 305-664-0640

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 50
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Caribbean, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions

Description

A warm, inviting dining room with colorful local art adorning the walls. Small, sleek bar serving fine wine and beer. Tropical veranda seating for a lovely alfreso dinner or Sunday brunch. Fresh Local fish and seafood, Prime steak, attentive, friendly service.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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