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Chef Michael's

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81671 Overseas Highway, Islamorada, FL 33036
+1 305-664-0640
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun 10:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Enjoyed our meal here. The food is of a high standard, and of course you pay for this. the service is good. This is a friendly restaurant.

Thank hgbe
1 review
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Laura needs to go. The food was amazing, one of the best steaks I have ever had, but her service left a lot to be desired.

Thank Amanda W
Tracy, California
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very good food, staff was very attentive. I would recommend this as a must if you are visiting the area.

Thank colette209
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Not sure I've ever been so "dismissed" by a server. Wow. Four friends here to have fun and enjoy good food yet our server was actually disdainful. No patience for discussing the food or answering our questions. Really disappointing. Killed the vibe, made the meal uncomfortable. Owners, you can do better!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

(see my review of the Kaiyo Grill, Chef Michaels is next door) This restaurant was perfect. The food was great, tasty and interesting. The server really knew his stuff and was able to help us decide what to try - even with seafood we'd never tasted before. We loved both of our dishes - definitely the clean plate club at... More 

Thank kcurio
Carmel, Indiana
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Chef Micheal's did not disappoint. The fresh fish selection made it hard to choose! We tried the Lionfish appetizer just because it was a first - very fun! The hogfish, wahoo & yellowtail were very good. My husband ordered the whole snapper which was good but slightly overcooked. We had excellent service and enjoyed our evening. We would definitely recommend... More 

Thank Queenievk
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113 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We liked our first evening so much that we returned a second time. Several different fresh fish options are available with various preparation choices. The Fish is absolutely delicious!!! They also offer lobster and steaks as well as some other choices. There is both inside and outside dining. The patio area is very pleasant on a nice evening. Service was... More 

Thank Kamainatraveler
Marathon, Florida
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was hesitant to go to Michaels this year for my birthday since my last experience had not been a good one with the service. The food is always superb! There was a large party going on this same night, and once seated, we never gave it a second thought. The service was attentive and friendly. The food outstanding. And... More 

Thank Sheryl34347
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Never disappointed with the dining here. Incredible food, excellent service, and cozy relaxed atmosphere. A top dining experience in Islamorada. Also a fantastic wine selection by the glass or bottle.

Thank bdubu2000
Islamorada, Florida
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went for my birthday, with my husband, my daughter and her boyfriend. Everyone was super friendly, Michael the Chef his food is amazing, Vinie he is super friend they all made my birthday super special.

Thank _dayeod2013

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 50
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
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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Burlington, Ontario
New York City, New York
3 months ago
Loveland Co
over a year ago

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?