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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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10:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 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: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Local cuisine

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  • 508
    Excellent
  • 113
    Very good
  • 39
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
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
Came highly recommended to me, and I'm highly recommending it to you!

Chef Michael's came highly recommended by a well-traveled friend with a discerning palate and appreciation for great food -- and it did not disappoint! We spent our last night here, celebrating a great week in the Keys before returning to the tragic 30-something degrees in Ohio. We just went... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
Jana M
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Columbus, Ohio
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  • Local cuisine
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Columbus, Ohio
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Chef Michael's came highly recommended by a well-traveled friend with a discerning palate and appreciation for great food -- and it did not disappoint! We spent our last night here, celebrating a great week in the Keys before returning to the tragic 30-something degrees in Ohio. We just went ahead and emptied our bank accounts into this meal, but it... More 

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Miami, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

The food was outstanding! We are definitely coming back; the bread pudding desert was so delicious and worth the calories! This was the best seafood dish I've ever had. The waitress (Michelle) was so pleasant and knowledgable she made our first visit to Chef Michael very enjoyable. We will be back soon!

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Annapolis, Maryland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Lovely place with wonder food and a great bartender, Dave! We had a maple bacon "cronut" and a lobster and asparagus omelet- of course accompanied by a Bloody Mary and a killer red sangria. Heading back for dinner tonight- the wine list is stellar and dinner menu looks scrumptious. We are here for a week...Chef Michael's may be our go... More 

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Marlborough, Massachusetts
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47 reviews 47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Lamb chop special was excellent. Chef Michael's is #1 for a reason. My only complaint, when I made my Easter brunch reservation I was told that they would be closing @ 2pm so I had to take a 1pm reservation - they in fact did not close @2pm and continued business all day. I wished the person on the desk... More 

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Chef_Michaels, Owner at Chef Michael's, responded to this review

Hello, I am so happy to hear you enjoyed our Sunday Brunch, it's become a popular "Sunday Tradition" for many locals and returning visitors, I am sorry if there was some confusion about our hours of operation on Sunday, we serve Brunch from 10am until 2pm then dinner from 5pm until 10pm. Please allow us to pamper you again soon.... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Amazes me every time I go. Very creative preparations of the most popular native fish. Try the hog fish if you have never tried it. You won't be disappointed.

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Toronto, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Staff was very helpful and accommodating. Place is not huge which is a bonus in this case. Food was great. I would come back for the hogfish. Great selection of craft brews as well. Something for each beer drinker.

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Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We came here with a large party (celebrating wedding scheduled for 2 days later). Excellent service from both the bar and food service staff. It was very pricey compared to other Keys dining - but I had read the reviews and was prepared for that. Very well prepared food. I highly recommend!

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Waretown, New Jersey, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

while spending our 2 months in Islamorada, we decided to try Chef Michael's...everyone we spoke to said it was the best. every year, my husband and I take each other out for our birthday dinner. hubby's bday is jan 1 so we waited until the keys to celebrate. we both ordered the hogfish and had it prepared different ways. both... More 

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Tavernier, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

My husband and I had a fabulous dinner last week at this restaurant. I had the Admiral Hogfish and it was the best fish entee I have had on many years. Absolutely delicious. My husband loved the duck. They have a great wine list. If you like chocolate, you must try the chocolate mousse cake. Loved the conch fritters, too.... More 

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Raleigh
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Do not stop here! The food is okay at best. The menu items for brunch range from $7 to $16, with steak and eggs, hogfish benedict, and tuna tataki being the most expensive. One of their specials was duck eggs and they raved how they were from an employee's duck and they were so good. They were worse than any... More 

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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

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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?