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“Seafood was great” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Chef Michael's

Chef Michael's
81671 Overseas Highway, Islamorada, FL 33036
+1 305-664-0640
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Ranked #1 of 82 Restaurants in Islamorada
Price range: $15 - $50
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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. Fresh Local fish and seafood, Prime steak, attentive, friendly service.
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Seafood was great”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012 via mobile

Food was delicious. A bit expensive, but everything around there is. Seafood was excellent.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Coral Gables, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Amazing restaurant in Islamorada”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012 via mobile

My family and I went to Chef Michael's and from the moment we walked in it was truly a great experience. The server made our kids feel welcome and offered them etch a sketches to play with. Our appetizers were delicious, we had the tuna tataki and the conch fritters. My husband and I had the triple tail, but cooked differently. I loved my preparation, the Adriatic. Seriuosly, the fish was delicious, out of the park good. The dessert was also incredible... the six layer carrot cake. The cake was probably the best I've ever had. Overall, I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone traveling to the Keys. You will not be disappointed.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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miami, fl
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Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Yummy!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

It was by accident that we tried Chef Michael's after reading reviews on trip advisor. We were unable to get into the Morada Bay restaurant - lucky for us. We arrived at 9.15pm and they agreed to serve us (the kitchen closes early). The food was fabulous. It was all very fresh, great flavours with a Southern feel to the dishes. The service was excellent, polite, and attentive. We had herb crusted grouper, crab stuffed yellow tail snapper with a delicate curry sauce, shrimp and scallop linguine and the best carrot cake for desert that we have had in a while. The wine selection was also appropriate and reasonable. We will certainly return to this restaurant on our next visit to Islamorada.

  • Visited July 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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“Wow - excellent dining experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012 via mobile

Great meal, great service, great staff. Very fine dining experience. The fish was wonderful. I saw a few people order the 28oz bone in steak and was amazed at the size. Really a top class meal

The dining room is not huge 10 tables so call ahead for reservation. They have outside dining but I wouldn't want to miss the atmosphere and attentiveness of the staff. They have a nice wine and beer selection but no bar.

I'd recommend to anyone who wants a special night out!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Jacksonville, Florida
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Good food and service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

Nice ambiance, food was great. If you love fresh native fish, this is the place.

Visited July 2012
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