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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: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, 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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  • 560
    Excellent
  • 126
    Very good
  • 47
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 17
    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
Good Food, Poor Service

After eating here last year, we were excited to visit Chef Michael's again. We knew to make a reservation, and we were seated upon arrival. We ordered the Hogfish (ponchatrain) and the seafood linguini and both were delicious. The only complaint (and it's a big one) we had was that the service... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2014
Harley7733
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Michigan
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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Michigan
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

After eating here last year, we were excited to visit Chef Michael's again. We knew to make a reservation, and we were seated upon arrival. We ordered the Hogfish (ponchatrain) and the seafood linguini and both were delicious. The only complaint (and it's a big one) we had was that the service was terrible (I won't mention our servers name).... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Food was fantastic. Don't miss the seven layer carrot cake. We sat on the veranda to enjoy a lovely evening breeze.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

My husband and I have been traveling to the Keys every year and he always wants to try new restaurants while I like to stick going to my favorites! We tried walking in without a reservation on a Friday night but were turned away because they had no open reservations (good sign that they are busy). We made a reservation... More 

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North England
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87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

We enjoyed a great experience at this restaurant. We received from our host great advice on the food and the drinks, all of which were excellent. They particularly pride themselves on their fish, and rightly so. My wife is not usually very adventurous with fish, but the available alternatives of fish and cooking methods were explained so that she could... More 

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Brooklyn, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

This is must stop while in the Florida Keys. We have experienced outstanding food and service on multiple occasions dinning with Chef Michael. Great quality on steak and seafood all perfectly prepared at a fair price.

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Key Largo, Florida
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48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

I live in the Keys and have had the opportunity to eat there several times, sampling several soups, fish and vegetarian dishes, as well as deserts. I've found the food to be good to very good, but never quite excellent. The staff can be uneven. On our last visit, our 3rd, we had an early reservation. When we walked in,... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Food was freshly prepared and perfectly flavored. Chef Michael even created a custom appetizer with our catch from the day's fishing trip - spectacular! Menu had great variety and service was warm and efficient. The kids' menu satisfied three different palates happily, and was delivered on the back of an Etch-a-Sketch! Plan on going more than once - you won't... More 

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Morges
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

family with 2 kids (8 and 10) - we found this restaurant on trip advisor and what a nice surprise! Best food during our Florida holidays ! Everything was perfect and the staff very very nice ! Kids loved their kids meal (poultry and hamburger) with some vegetable and rice. We loved our fish - very tasty and fresh. The... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 via mobile

This was such a great way to spend Easter! We were greeted by some very nice hosts and our server was very nice and knowledgeable. Our meals were soooooooo good and so pretty! Had the French Benedict and it was to die for. Also had their yummy white sangria. We ordered dessert but they were out of the one we... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Finally got our act together to book a table on advance and were treating warmly as soon as we set foot on the steps. A lovely greeting and welcome as we were led to our table and then Shell our waitress took over. She was terrific - enthusiastic and knowledgeable as well as friendly and fun. She obviously loves her... More 

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?