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Chef Michael's

81671 Overseas Highway, Islamorada, FL 33036
305-664-0640
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Ranked #1 of 82 restaurants in Islamorada
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $40
Cuisines: American, Caribbean, Seafood, Steakhouse
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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
Fairhope
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Fresh and delish! Presentation was great as well as s the service. While staying at Cheeka Lodge it is must .....so convenient.

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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We found Chef Michael's after reading Trip Advisor reviews. They were all true! The food is absolutely some of the best in the keys! If you are tired of the fried, ho hum food you've been getting everywhere else, go enjoy a delicious dinner with outstanding service at Chef Michael's!

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

We dined at Chef Michael's on our last evening in Islamorada. Both the food and service were exceptional. It was our first time trying hogfish, one of their specialties, and it was absolutely delicious. My son had the prime rib and, again, it was superb. It was truly melt in your mouth. Our server, Shelley, was kind, professional, and knowledgeable.... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

This was our second visit to Cef Michaels and now an annual stop on our way to Key West. They always have such a great selection of FRESH off the boat fish and a great menu. This time I had the triple tail fish which I never had before in my vast knowledge of salt water fish. The service is... More

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Amelia Island, Flroida
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

The service and the food were truly outstanding at Chef Michaels. We recently purchase a 2nd home in Islamorada and have been dying to try the restaurant we had heard SO much about :) it was truly amazing and certainly lived up the hype. The wine list was extensive and our server Christopher assisted us in perfectly pairing our wine... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We had an incredible experience-- the food, the setting, the service all amazing and over the top. Shelly was our server and she made the night completely personalized. She paired our food and wine perfectly, made excellent recommendations, catered to our children, and was a complete delight. It was the last day of our vacation, so we celebrated the trip... More

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Fairhope, Alabama
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Our charter captain recommended Chef Michael's to us while in Islamorada. This has got to be one of the best restaurants we've ever eaten at, and we travel A LOT! Wait staff is so very nice and helpful. Best ceviche I've ever eaten! My husband ordered the bone-in ribeye and we could not believe the size of it . .... More

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Asheville, North Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Wow!! I've eaten at A LOT of fine restaurants, and they pale in comparison to this place. It's laid back, but very nice. Ordered wedge salad, and could've bathed in the vinaigrette! The rock shrimp bisque was amazing. Rich, deep, and flavorful with those succulent shrimp. Seafood pasta was huge and very very good! I can't imagine what could be... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Many places in the Keys for great food. Been dining for 20+ years in the upper keys. My wife has declared this to be her new favorite restaurant and I can't disagree. Only down side is there is no scenic view. But for an evening meal......you won't find any better.

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West Palm Beach, Florida, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

When we arrived at Chef Michaels we asked to be seated outside, on the deck. We enjoyed a nice breeze and friendly service. We were told the specials for the night, including the fresh fish. We enjoyed the Lobster Ceviche which was amazing! We also order the Hog Snapper which tasted like it was just caught before dinner. This is... More

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