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Chef Michael's

81671 Overseas Highway, Islamorada, FL 33036
305-664-0640
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Ranked #1 of 84 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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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Islamorada, Florida
Senior Reviewer
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
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Orlando, Florida
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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