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“Excellent food and knowledgable service” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Chef Michael's

Chef Michael's
81671 Overseas Highway, Islamorada, FL 33036
305-664-0640
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Ranked #2 of 82 restaurants in Islamorada
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.
Sarasota, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Excellent food and knowledgable service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2012

We really enjoyed Chef Michael's! We took our 3 children under 9 and all had a fabulous meal. There were 5 or 6 fresh fish options, most of which were local. The menu offered a variety of sauces/preparations for the fish and the waiter was very familiar with the fish and could provide lots of suggestions. There were also a variety of non-seafood entrees that looked delicious. The atmosphere was lovely, although not on the water/beach and we found the prices to be quite reasonable for a resort town. I would highly recommend Chef Michael's and wish we had enough time to visit a second time!

  • Visited March 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Miami, Florida
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“An extra slice of heaven found in "Paradise"”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2012

The food was out of this world--we had the Lobster Newburg and the Hogfish Ponchetrain (sp?) style. Both were terrific. The staff was warm and inviting. We also had apps: shrimp/conch fritters and escargot--both superb! Nice wine list--short, but paired perfectly with our selections. What we liked best: felt like we were dining in the chef's home, not his restaraunt. Haven't found what we like 'least'--guess we'll have to go back ;) This will definitely be our new favorite place! Not to be missed: the Chocolate Nutella Torte. It's to die for!!!

  • Visited March 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Key Largo, Florida
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Best food I have ever had in a Restaurant or home!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2012

This restaurant food was the best I have ever had and I have eaten out a lot! I had the New York Strip Steak with mashed potatoes, green beens and carrots. AWESOME!!! The house salad with the house dressing was spectacular! My partner had the hogfish and that was out of this world GREAT!

  • Visited March 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ct
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26 reviews 26 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Excellant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2012 via mobile

When we first stopped in to make a reservation for the following night I was a bit put out by the women we spoke to.all things went well the next night.The admiral cut prime rib was done to perfection with vegetables and mashed potatoes . My partner had the seafood pasta which she thought was way too heavy on the creme sauce.Excellent service by Sean and the waitstaff
The menu changes slightly every few weeks.Overall a great evening

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Walnut Creek
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Everything Chef Michael does is terrific!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2012

Chef Michael is creative, energetic & delightful! There is nothing ordinary about his cooking!

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