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Chef Michael's

81671 Overseas Highway, Islamorada, FL 33036
305-664-0640
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Ranked #1 of 81 Restaurants in Islamorada
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $40
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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.
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Florida
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62 reviews 62 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

I have to start this review by acknowledging the food at this restaurant is typically very good. The reason I am giving this such a bad review is based on a bad experience that we had this summer where the restaurant left us HIGH AND DRY. We had a very important business group of people coming in to visit us... More

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Tavernier, Florida
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5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Excellent service, one of the few places in the keys that has attentive and competent servers. Freshest seafood around and even a really good steak. Do your self a favor and try the best casual restaurant in the area.

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Islamorada, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

They need to bring it back to when they opened and Micheal cared something happened. I used to send every tourist that asked me where is a great restaurant. I would send them there. The last three meals were not so good. I wish they would Improve I still like the place and would like to return. But not for... More

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Macomb, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Excellent service, delicious food and good wine recommendations. We went back twice and even brought a couple we met while in Hawks Cay. The sommelier even recommended the best wine I've used so far!

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Flint, Mi
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Chef Michael is a local face and legend in his own right. I was excited to hear when he opened his own reataurant in my favorite place. His food is always amazing, fresh as you can get, and the hospitality can't be beat. If you want an authentic keys meal, come to Chef Michaels!

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Miami Beach, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Staff goes out of their way to make the dinning experience memorable. Bring your catch or select from their fresh one. You'll be back again for sure.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The food and service were great. I had the shrimp & greats and loved it. Could not eat it all big portion. My friend had French toast - amazing! Nothing like you've ever tasted.

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North Palm Beach, Florida, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This was such a quaint little restaurant! I loved the feel. Very limited seating so you'll need a reservation. Very well staffed and the food was phenomenal. Even the water was infused with lemon, orange, and lime! Would highly recommend.

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Very nice quiet place with excellent food and hospitality!!! We can't wait to go back. Wonderful wine choices and fresh catch

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Tampa, Florida, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

After having a very successful trip out on The Dirty Boat (review coming soon), my girlfriend and I had a ton of Mahi and fresh black-fin Tuna and decided we would check out which restaurants had the cook your catch option available. After reviewing a few places we decided on Chef Michael's and made a reservation, which I recommend doing... More

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