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“A hidden gem!”

Michaels Restaurant
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Ranked #32 of 444 Restaurants in Key West
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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. "
Fort Myers, Florida
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13 reviews
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“A hidden gem!”
Reviewed January 21, 2014

During our long weekend to Key West, it was recommended to dine at Michaels. We made reservations (highly recommend) for Sat evening. The service was prompt, the wine was tasty and the entree's fabulous! My boyfriend had the veal chop which was scruptous, I had the appetizer Scallops, with brie and port wine reduction, phenomenal!
Dining in the outdoor courtyard made the perfect setting. We will definately return to this hidden gem.....it looks as if it is a residence amongst the beautiful neighborhood.

  • Visited January 2014
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Manchester, New Hampshire, United States
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Many times in Key West our first visit here!”
Reviewed January 15, 2014

I am not sure what took us so long to go this this highly rated place but we ended up going back a second time the same week. Great food and service - Our server Dennis was great! Food outstanding!

Visited January 2014
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Hawthorne, New Jersey
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“black mold”
Reviewed January 15, 2014

While the food was exceptional, the outdoor dining area was covered with mold, especially near the fountain. The odor was disconcerting and drastically reduced the pleasure of the dinner.

  • Visited January 2014
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Gothenburg, Sweden
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“Go here for steak...”
Reviewed January 13, 2014

This is not the place to go if you're a vegetarian… But it was our last night in Key West, and Michaels had been recommended to us by friends so we gave it a try.

The steaks are amazing, the cooking not be be complained about, we love sitting outdoor in the back garden, they have high chairs for the smaller ones and all in all, it was a good experience.

The food is very good, but not "outstanding", for lack of a better word. The meat is what you come here for, the stuff on the side is not playing in the same league. Reservations are a must here.

  • Visited January 2014
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Key West, Florida
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“A Local's Favorite”
Reviewed January 11, 2014

Tucked away in a quiet neighborhood a few blocks off Duval, Michaels is one of my absolute favorite restaurants. The food is always delicious and often has my fellow diners and me moaning in delight with each bite.

Visited January 2014
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