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Chef Michael's

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81671 Overseas Highway, Islamorada, FL 33036
+1 305-664-0640
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17:00 - 22:00
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Sun 10:00 - 14:00
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Mon - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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New York City, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Chef Michael's was a wonderful experience for us. From the very friendly doorman (whose name escapes me), to Luis our waiter who was very detailed in what was on the menu that night. The food was just delicious and from start to finish. I can't wait to go back again. Make this a prority on your list when stopping in... More 

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Thank mariequigley23
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great dining experience with professional wait staff. Limited menu with four or five different fish presentations. This was our best dining experience in the Keys. Recommend and will return again. Owner offered champagne cocktails for us, to celebrate our Anniversary.

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Fort Myers Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really! From the hostess greeting us to her saying good bye it was great! The focus is on customer service and great tasting food. We sat on the patio and it was wonderful. Surrounded by Chef Michaels orchids and other plants you forget you are close to the main road. Peace, love and hogfish is their motto of sorts and... More 

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Weston, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Another year another great meal, very consistent service and food, any fish or seafood dish will be a success. Great beer and wine selection. They accommodate large groups very well, you can tell they have done this before.

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Thank Julio2509
Chicago, Illinois
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Second visit and may I say this place does not disappoint!!! Food, service, ambiance all are top notch, my husband and I asked is Chef Michael was interested in franchising!! Ashleigh was outstanding her descriptions of the local fish to us northerners really helped us pick the perfect fish for us. I myself had the porterhouse special and all I... More 

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Thank aharris157
Detroit, Michigan
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I would give the food 5 stars and the service 0 stars. If you go and end up with Ashley as your waitress I would suggest you change tables and request Randy or Frankie. Ashley was abrasive, abrupt and obnoxious and was not knowledgeable about the menu. She did not have any interest in serving us. Aside from the horrible... More 

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Point Pleasant, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We come to town for our anniversary each year and this is where we celebrate. The food is always fresh and fantastic. The service is very good with recommendations and such. Just love this place!

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Thank JnLDe
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The most amazing dinner and it was so wonderful because of Frankie! Don't miss this restaurant for an opportunity to be served by Frankie!

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Charming, fun atmosphere. The plastic chairs i guess comfortabke enough but incongruent with overall upscale experience. professional server, Randy. Enjoyed my mixed nuts prepared hogfish, with mango sauce, with fried spinach, rice sides. Romaine salad to open was very good, my wife enjoyed her house salad. Blackened hogfish was excellent. Be reminded it's wine and beer only. It's deserves to... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Holy cow this place is good! Definitely on the pricey end, but the lamp lollipops were so delicious and my husband loved his hogfish. Even the sweet potatoes were to die for! We can't say enough good things about the food, and our server Juan was so friendly and recommended things around the island to do. Great little place!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 50
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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
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.

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Burlington, Ontario
New York City, New York
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Loveland Co
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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?