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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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10:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 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, 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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  • 547
    Excellent
  • 123
    Very good
  • 46
    Average
  • 13
    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
Excellent meal and service

I highly recommend Chef Michael’s. We had the hogfish prepared Juliette style, which was perfectly prepared and delicious. The Long Island duck was likewise well-prepared and wonderful. The service was great and the atmosphere very enjoyable – we sat inside as it was a hot evening! I would... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Pegali
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Tampa, Florida
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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Tampa, Florida
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106 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I highly recommend Chef Michael’s. We had the hogfish prepared Juliette style, which was perfectly prepared and delicious. The Long Island duck was likewise well-prepared and wonderful. The service was great and the atmosphere very enjoyable – we sat inside as it was a hot evening! I would definitely go back to Chef Michael’s and if you are looking for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Very small but nice restaurant, we went with a couple we met at resort it was there 3rd time there that week. Bartender catered to our needs and we thoroughly enjoyed our meal and wine. Had enough for leftovers lunch the next day. Fresh catch of the a must and steak was great also.

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Islamorada, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Anyone can have a successful restaurant in the Florida Keys. All you need is an ocean view rum and cold beer. But to be a huge success with nothing more than a view of the road, takes talent, phenomenal food and dedication. Chef Michaels is the number one spot for locals and visitors alike. Chef Mike and his son Christian... More 

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Key Largo, Florida
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12 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Way too expensive, ordered the best fish by reputation(hogfish), had this fish numerous times at other restaurants and it has been excellent. Not sure what happened, service not the best for a party of only two. Our Asian waitress spent much more time at the larger parties tables, neglecting us. We live here and are locals but will never return.... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

This was supposed to be the best restaurant in town,we were'nt impressed, it was my wifes birthday and they said they would lay on something special but they did'nt. food average.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Great food. Fish was amazingly fresh. Key lime pie was delicious. Sit at the bar for food reccomendations and great personal service!

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We have been coming to Islamorada for years and recently decided to try Chef Michael's for dinner. It is a small restaurant but nicely decorated with Keys motif. The best part of this experience, was our waitress Shel. She was wonderful, entertaining and extremely knowledgeable not only about the food but the wine. We started with Seafood Stew which was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This place is amazing... We really enjoyed our food!! From entrées to main dishes and dessert. Everything was fabulous... Even the service was good! My hubby ordered a hogfish lightly breaded with nuts "to die for". I also order the same catch, but grilled, and truly enjoyed it so much! Highly recommended, you won't be disappointed!! By the way, they... More 

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Emerson, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This was one of the better places we ate dinner at while on the island. Nice wine list and an appealing menu. Food was up and down. Some dishes were fantastic, others were overcooked and poorly seasoned. Nice wait staff but the food at Pierre s was better.

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Key Largo, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Just had another fabulous, delicious brunch at Chef Michaels. The Hogfish & eggs are delightful, and the French toast is enough for 4 people! I am a local & this place never disappoints.

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Additional Information about Chef Michael's

Address: 81671 Overseas Highway, Islamorada, FL 33036
Phone Number: +1 305-664-0640
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Islamorada
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
Average Prices: USD 15 - 50
Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Caribbean, Seafood

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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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