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“Fantastic fresh seafood expertly prepared”
Review of Chef Michael's

Chef Michael's
Ranked #4 of 93 Restaurants in Islamorada
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $50
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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.
Reviewed February 9, 2014

If only it were on the water or had any kind of view...
But alas, it is still a wonderful restaurant

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1  Thank Melibrooklyn
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Reviewed February 6, 2014

Chef Michael's is not a huge restaurant but very cozy and a perfect place for a romantic dinner after a day of sunning yourself or fishing. We did both and enjoyed our dinner immensely.
Fresh fish caught daily is a staple in Islamorada but this place specializes in hogfish. Well, apparently none were caught the day we went there and it wasn't available. That just allowed us to try other fish dishes that were excellent. A great little place.

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Thank Rothmoth
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Reviewed February 2, 2014

Chef Michael's continues to exceed expectations! During our annual winter vacation in Islamorada, we always have dinner at this spectacular restaurant. This year, we decided to bring our own fresh catch from our fishing trip into Chef Michael's gifted hands. He turned a basic Sea Trout into a delicate, flavorful, taste sensation! We have come to expect exceptional quality in the food, but this year, the quality AND service was even more exceptional than usual. From appetizer to amazing soup (husband raved about the fish chowder), main course, Nutella dessert, and recommended white wine, it was an evening to remember. Our hosts and waitress Shell made us feel right at home. A must for dinner or Sunday brunch. Be sure to make reservations in high season.

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1  Thank Maxwellpants
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Reviewed February 1, 2014

Went to Chef Michael"s with my wife expecting great things and was not disappointed. The food was excellent. i especially enjoyed the thin sliced ahi tuna appetizer and of course the special attention we received from Chef Michael himself. Great restaurant, we will definitely be back.

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Thank 983CaptainDon
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Reviewed February 1, 2014

Salad was good, fish was dry, beef was stringy, hard to cut with a knife. Only had one bottle of sparkling water, then had to drink tap. After telling the waiter it was my daughters birthday, a different waiter shows up with melted ice cream and an unlit candle and says whose birthday is it? NEVER lit the candle. Then the busboy proceeds to stack the dishes from the table in front of me, on the table! This was supposed to be a special evening and it was an epic failure, aside from the 265.00 for four.

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5  Thank Lakurz
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