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“Fabulous Steaks” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Michaels Restaurant

Michaels Restaurant
532 Margaret St, Key West, FL 33040-7134
305 295-1300
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Ranked #37 of 339 Restaurants in Key West
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Fondue
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Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic, Entertaining clients, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Southard Street
Description: One of the finest Key West restaurants is nestled among the charming tropical back streets of Key West's Old Town District. Come discover a garden oasis where Chef Michael Wilson and his wife Melanie offer a classic menu with an island twist. Their emphasis on quality and service, coupled with casual island elegance, has established Michaels Restaurant as a favorite of Key West locals and visitors with discriminating dining palates. If you're searching for Key West restaurants, search no further. Treat yourself to a delicious dining experience outdoors in a relaxing Key West garden atmosphere or indoors in one of our two dining rooms. Michaels Restaurant is in Old Town Key West, near the corner of Southard Street- on Margaret Street. "From the first chilled martini to the last sumptuous bite of the warm chocolate volcano, Michaels will delight and satisfy. "
Jacksonville, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Fabulous Steaks”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

We found out about Michaels during an online search and based on the menu and other reviews thought we'd give it a shot. Michaels was WONDERFUL from the moment we arrived throughout the evening. We had reservations for 9pm and the hostesses greeted us very warmly and seated us immediately. I had the 6oz filet and my boyfriend had the pork chop...both were amazing! Our waiter was fabulous...very friendly, knowledgeable and patient. We would definitely visit Michaels on our next visit to Key West! Suggestion...when making reservations, request outdoor seating...the ambiance is perfect!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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37 reviews 37 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“A nice place to dine”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

We have eaten at Michaels twice. The first time was wonderful. The second time, not so much. We were there in the early evening, around 6 pm, and the restaurant was not hopping yet. I think that since we were early that things just were not up and going yet in the front of the house nor the back of the house. It was a special occasion, our anniversary. The food was good quality, the service was OK. We expected better than OK at Michaels. We will certainly give it another try. The reputation of Michael's is excellent and our first meal there was memorable. I hope the third meal we have there will be memorable as well. See you in November.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Nice restaurant but service not typically American”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Michaels is a nice restaurant but the impression conveyed is that if you're not a regulkar they'd prefer you getting bitten by the Mozzies outside.
Our meal was really nice. My wife's starter artichokes with parmesan arived cold. It was repaced with a smile but our starters were completely out of synch. We should not have been billed for this starter $12.95. A small point but as we were billed - no tip. reataurant should wise up and throw its hands up when its wrong.
Not a reason not to go but service is more than smiling and pouring lots of ( very welcome) iced water

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Lovely”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

What a find - great location, you could miss it as so tucked away. Shared a beef carpaccio - John's favourite find on our trip. Scallops for me - excellent! Couldn't fit in a dessert but the melting chocolate cake sounded devine.
Only query I had was that I had been looking forward to a fondue but was told we had to sit at the bar - didn't really want to do this with a 3 year old. Nevertheless great meal!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Lake Placid, Florida
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75 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Another excellent meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013 via mobile

Returned yet again as had a craving for a nice steak and red wine and this is one of the best places in key west to get it. They were out of my favorite wines but suggested a great replacement. Apps were excellent and charcuterie tray nice flavors. The veal and steak were done to perfection and service was superb. Great options for inside or outside dining.

Visited October 2013
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