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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: Breakfast, Dinner, 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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  • 47
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  • 14
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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
Excellent

Me and my future wife visited on September the 1st food was a delight and the host David was a joy we turned up late in the evening after being turned away rudely by another well known restarant across the street the whole experience made our night

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Prescott, Arizona
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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Prescott, Arizona
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Me and my future wife visited on September the 1st food was a delight and the host David was a joy we turned up late in the evening after being turned away rudely by another well known restarant across the street the whole experience made our night

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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Our first meal on the island and *THE BEST*!! Great ambience, wonderful service and the food was second to none! Can't wait to go back!

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Fine dining at its best, service outstanding, food INCREDIBLE!! A MUST do if traveling to Islamorada, make reservations and inside during the summer is a better choice we sat outside tons of fans all over the deck.. The service and food are worth the heat!!

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Norwalk, CT
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

You can't beat the customer service at this restaurant. My boyfriend's prime rib was a bit salty. The server (at my boyfriend's insistence) tasted it and appeared mortified. Our party of 6 was comped dessert AND all of our alcohol! For sure this is a restaurant more for foodies than most. Try it for yourself!

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

Sadly we didn't even manage to taste the food here! We had been recomended this place for a special last dinner in Islamorada. Firstly our reservation was lost by the host and while they tried to sort this issue (albeit slowly with little enthusiasm for the booking) we went to the bar. I'm not sure why they even mentioned there... More 

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FORT LAUDERDALE
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This was far and away our best meal on the island, if you have not had Hog Fish, you should have it hear, very romantic. The fritters were delicious, and carrot cake for desert. Don't miss this gem.

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Choctaw, Oklahoma
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

My husband and I have travel alot of places and have tried many restaurants on our journeys. And, we love to enjoy good food and wine! We both agree this has to be one of our VERY FAVORITES!!! Everything was perfect and SOOO YUMMY!! The steak was cooked to perfection! The potatoes that accompanied the steak were amazing!! The hogfish... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

My family was having a get together in Islamorada and we returned to our favorite restaurant, Chef Michaels. Our hogfish was delicious as was our strip steak. David, our bartender, suggested outstanding wine to complement our meal. Love this restaurant.

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

We are locals and we love Chef Michaels. You need reservations, it's frequently full even on weekdays when everything is dead in the keys. It's expensive, no way around it. But they serve pretty large portions. We typically get a couple of appetizers and then share the meal. They give the kids these old fashioned etch-a-sketches to play with which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

On our foodie road trip through the Keys we rated this one of the best restaurants. The Hogfish Ponchetrain was amazing. Comfortable upscale atmosphere, excellent service, and "Peace, Love, and Hogfish".

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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: Special occasions, 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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