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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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  • 518
    Excellent
  • 114
    Very good
  • 43
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 16
    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
Fantastic dinner

The best dinner we had during our week in the Keys was at Chef Michael's. The food was excellent and the service was outstanding.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
Pat R
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River Vale, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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River Vale, New Jersey
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

The best dinner we had during our week in the Keys was at Chef Michael's. The food was excellent and the service was outstanding.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

My husband and I went to Chef Michael's for our 30th wedding anniversary and received the red carpet treatment from beginning to end. The entire staff was professional, courteous, efficient and really wanted to make our experience a special one. Our server, Shell, was absolutely wonderful and so knowledgable about the fresh fish menu and wine pairings. We had the... More 

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Islamorada, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Reservations for very small-indeed a tiny restaurant with no view, no atmosphere and no waiters who speak english apparently. We were very disappointed with our cramped table and the fact that every sentence had to be repeated because we didn't speak spanish and our waiter didnt speak english. The hog fish was just ok not impressed and the lobster tasted... More 

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Aventura
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

First time at Chef Michaels. Lovely patio decor, excellent food and service. We have gone to he keys for years and this is the first time we ate there.Its 3 years old. Food presentation and recommondations were perfect.. Everything about it was terrific. A lovely way to end our weekend!!

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New Castle, DE
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

It is not pleasant for me to write this review as Chef Michael's was one of our favorite restaurants until this most recent visit. I emailed the restaurant twice before writing this review but received no response. We took fish we caught into Chef Michael's to have it cooked since there are so many delicious presentations to choose from as... More 

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Islamorada, Florida
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Took my wife there for her birthday to have dinner with reservations after hearing the restaurant was good. Service was terrible, our waiter from Peru did not speak english well in addition to not being a very good waiter. We wanted drinks but he was more interested in stumbling through the specials. We were put in a very tight space,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015 via mobile

As a customer of Michaels, knowing that my parents were going to be in Islamorada this week, I thought it would be nice to send my parents there for Mother's Day. I spoke to David, the "one in charge" and purchased a gift cert. and told my parents to make a reservation and enjoy dinner on me. Unfortunately, when they... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015 via mobile

Exceptional from moment we were escorted to our table on the porch. White linen table clothes, attentive service staff, great wine selection, best fresh fish selection with no up charge for type of fish. Fish preparations and portion sizes were fantastic. Dessert from local pastry chef was perfect ending to the best meal in the keys we have had. All... More 

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Jackson Hole, Wyoming
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Was ok but the staff was sooo puffed up about themselves it was laughable. Tried to pass off Tilapia as Hog fish!

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Gambrills, Maryland
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103 reviews 103 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Small but delightful place to dine..menu is not large but what is one it is terrific.....Not a lot of tables,,,but nice ambiance.....you should have a reservation because its very popular....we ate there 3 times....and I believe they have a sunday brunch....

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?