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Chef Michael's

81671 Overseas Highway, Islamorada, FL 33036
305-664-0640
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Ranked #1 of 83 Restaurants in Islamorada
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $40
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, 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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English first
Columbus, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

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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Orlando, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Great brunch spot! The biscuits and gravy was great as was an omelet and hogfish benedict. I would like to return for dinner.

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Braselton, Georgia, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Even our grandson, had flavors he loved, especially the Escargot and Hogfish. My lamb shank was the best I've ever had and the desert was to die for, even though it was just apple straddle made with a twist. Bar needs to be expanded for additional drinks, but other than that, it needs to be the tops among those in... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I went to Chef Michaels for my honeymoon and they did not disappoint. The service, food, and attention was top notch. Shell and Mary made sure we had a most amazing evening. It was a special day for us regardless but they went out of their way to make it even more spectacular. Possibly the best dining experience of my... More

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Redwood City, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We loved the local hogfish and seafood selections for our meal and the fresh ingredients for appetizers and salads. Dessert options were delicious and we left feeling full and satisfied.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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116 reviews 116 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

On a recent vacation in Islamorada we were lucky enough to find Chef Michael's. Although we had many choices in the area, we decided to return for another dinner here. Most of our party of nine ordered the hogfish, prepared several different ways. Each dish was memorable. What a treat to find fresh vegetables as a side. The desserts? OMG!... More

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New Jersey
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72 reviews 72 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We made a reservation for Chef Michaels at 5 pm on a Saturday. We got there a bit early but the hostess met us outside and sat us at our table without making us wait. Our waitress was Shell and she was fantastic. She explained the menu in a lot of detail and very carefully, making note that since we... More

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Houston
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We ate here one of our nights in Islamorada. The hostess was not the most friendly person but that is the only negative of the entire dinner. The selection of fish is great and changes based on what the owner buys that day or the day before. The fish can be prepared in a number of ways. the waiter is... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Do not miss this intimate dining experience while in Islamorada. Knowledgable, efficient and friendly staff coupled with the best food you will eat. Incredibly delicious and if you think you cannot afford the price tag then go out and rob a bank, it's worth it!

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Palm Beach, FL
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80 reviews 80 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We made reservations an arrived on time to a warm welcome from the hostess. She located us near the bar and a rather noisy table. I asked if we could relocate and she immediately took us to another table. We started with the most fantastic conch fritters I've ever had. They were filled with chunky conch, and beautifully seasoned, rich... More

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