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Chef Michael's

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81671 Overseas Highway, Islamorada, FL 33036
+1 305-664-0640
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Centerville, Ohio
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78 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was too hot to sit outside so we sat at the bar. That's when the fun began! We ate with locals and asked them for their favorite dishes and each of us ordered a different entrée to share. The Hogfish by far is unique-flash fried and delicately delicious. The Cobia fish was tender and flaky and the Grouper was... More 

Thank Katie L
Islamorada, Florida
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We really enjoyed our dinners! We brought our just caught snapper and the chef made 3 amazing different fish dishes served family style. The rice and veggies were terrific too! . We also enjoyed a wedge salad that was perfect to split. Both evening we had fabulous food & wine! Service was excellent!

Thank SQJacobs
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3 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We go to Islamorada often since we have a condo there. We've tried most of the restaurants in the island and Chef Michael's will go to our least favorite restaurant from now on. I don't even know where to start. I guess I will start when we called to make the reservation. The only time we could get a table... More 

Thank Ana V
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Enjoyed a nice dinner at Chef Michael's. Somewhat pricey but was the best meal we had during our stay. The steak and fish was excellent.

Thank soxfla
Charlotte, North Carolina
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went to Chef Michael's on a recommendation and had an enjoyable meal. Do make a reservation if you plan on going, we had to make a reservation for 9pm when we called the day before to book. The service was average and less attentive than expected for a place of this price point and reputation. The portions were HUGE... More 

Thank Heather T
Miami, Florida
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99 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is one of the best restaurants in Islamorada with a cute outdoor patio. Note: if you have a large group, seating is limited unless you sit on the outside patio. The selections are varied but the fish dishes are what you should try. Michael's is known for their whole fried hog fish which is fantastic! They also have a... More 

Thank canegirl
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My wife and I had dinner there at the recommendation of Casa Morada and we were not disappointed. In fact, we returned the next night for an equally pleasant meal. We sat at the bar both times and enjoyed it. Good wine and conversation. We did not return a third night in a row (thought we'd try somewhere different), wish... More 

Thank Armando R
Vero Beach, Florida
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an excellent restaurant with wonderful seafood options as well and meat dishes. The service was also very attentive/

Thank gamma2015
Austin, Texas
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48 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a lovely dinner at Chef Michaels in early July. I had called ahead to be sure that they could accommodate my vegetarian wife. The man who answered the phone enthusiastically answered yes and made a reservation for us. When we arrived we were treated like royalty. The food was very tasty and plentiful. We had the leftovers from... More 

Thank Austinowl
Boulder, Colorado
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We celebrated my birthday very cute restaurant. They have a wide selection of preparation of local fish and a good wine list. The fish I had was absolutely delicious and my wife's seafood pasta was divine. They also had a great kids meal selection and delicious desserts. Service was courteous polite and helpful Quick tip: The atmosphere is much better... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $50
American, Seafood, Gluten Free
Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?