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“Gem!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Chef Michael's

Chef Michael's
Ranked #4 of 91 Restaurants in Islamorada
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $50
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Sunrise, Florida
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124 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Gem!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2013

Thanks again Trip Advisor readers for giving great recommendation. We came to Chef michael's following Trip Advisor and it was a hit. Great service, food was absolutely delicious...and yes, we will most definitely be back. Had the whole red snapper...ahhhh nothing beats a fresh fish made right. Loved every minute at the place...

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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florida
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Kids cooking class”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2013 via mobile

Wow, what a wonderful time. The kids loved the lamb chops, filet and fried spinach. The apple pastries there so good as well. Thank you Chef Michael for allowing us to learn some of your secrets.

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London
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136 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
“Outstanding service and great food - both times”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2013

Extra special regards to 'Chelle (?) who was such a great hostess, totally got our passion for food and wine, and her enthusiasm and love for the food made it an easy decision to come back for a second meal (even if it means a 20 mile drive each way - hey, that's a lot for us Europeans)

Food was great - lots of local fish, hogfish of course - with some interesting combinations of sauces. A bit heavy on the sauces, perhaps, very sweet/rich/salty and overwhelmed the subtlety of the fish particularly the sushi, but not atypical for our other meals in the US. Desserts great when you decide that holiday calories don't count! Interesting wine list as well :)

Relaxed atmosphere, and a great evening out. "Twice". On our list of places to eat again. And 'Chelle, thanks for your recommendation re Key West - fab!!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank DH76
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Trearddur Bay, United Kingdom
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212 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
“Fabulous Fish as it should be!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2013

The outstanding thing of this restaurant, as a gentleman travelling alone, I was not tucked away in a corner.
My food was fantastic as I took their advice.
I was made very welcome and not rushed in anyway.
I would love to go again with friends as it is in a wonderful spot with style.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Chris H
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Delray Beach, Florida
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
“Hogfish!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2013

If you want hogfish, this is the spot. Menu is somewhat limited but options for fish are great. No view but has a nice terrace to dine on. Wine list is good for the keys.

Visited October 2013
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