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Chef Michael's

81671 Overseas Highway, Islamorada, FL 33036
+1 305-664-0640
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good16%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (47 reviews)
“hogfish” (409 reviews)
“carrot cake” (60 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
81671 Overseas Highway, Islamorada, FL 33036
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281 - 290 of 1,260 reviews

Reviewed 13 July 2016

Fresh fish,amazing dishes. Nice surrounding.very helpful staff. Overall very good experience. I recommend this restaurant if you like fish.

Thank Mic P
Reviewed 10 July 2016

My wife and I recently stopped by for dinner at Chef Michael's. It was fairly unremarkable. There are far better options for dinner in the upper keys. The fish preparations are very heavy; most of them involve covering the fish with shellfish and/or heavy sauces....More

3  Thank MontyFan
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

So glad we stopped in here.... I will be talking about this place forever! The host and hostess are absolutely adorable! They worked us in a couple hours later, as we showed up without a reservation!! Our waiter Luis was the finest, and the man...More

Thank gypsy_wind48
Reviewed 9 July 2016

During a recent visit to Islamorada, we had the pleasure of dining at Chef Michael's. Eight of us convened at a lovely table out on the patio just as the sun was setting. The strategically placed quiet oscillating fans cooled the mid-summer evening air. Our...More

Thank Jayne G
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed a fabulous dinner for eight on Thursday, July 7th. Everything, from the appetizers to dessert was delicious and beautifully presented. Tempura asparagus, fried green tomatoes, chop green salad, ceviche served in halved coconuts, followed by seafood pasta (huge, it fed two people), whole...More

1  Thank Bbpalmcity
Reviewed 9 July 2016

I have been coming to Islamorada for many years and always have an issue finding exceptional food. Well, I finally found it at Chef Michael's. Not only was the food amazing, but the bartender (we sat at the bar), was incredibly knowledgeable about the food...More

Thank weisslhp
Reviewed 9 July 2016

The food was wonderful... I had the hog snapper and it was fantastic. My husbands salad was terrific... I will go back! Great location near our hotel.

Thank jennifer r
Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

Went with 3 others Fathers day weekend. Started off with civiche , conch fritters, tuna app and black bean soup. My soup was to die for. Others like the tuna app so much that they ordered a second one. Had the cobia for my main...More

Thank sharktagger1972
Reviewed 5 July 2016

Everyone in our group loved their meal. As a vegan, I was very impressed with the dish the chef made for me. It was a huge platter of roasted vegetables (seasoned and cooked perfectly), with a mango curry sauce and rice. Others in our group...More

Thank luvsbooksandhistory
Reviewed 4 July 2016

Called 15 mins ahead to reserve a sunday brunch at Michael's. Turned out to be one of the best brunch. The atmosphere is gardeny in the patio/verandah. The food portions were good. Recommend it for the Keys vacationers.

Thank bocaraton15
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Ann M
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Response from Bob S | Reviewed this property |
Close to the water - they make you feel like your part of the family
29 January 2017|
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Response from JTrocks | Reviewed this property |
It is the regular menu. I also know that You will need reservations (305)664-0640
Bernard D
18 January 2017|
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Response from JTrocks | Reviewed this property |
Yes I believe the corkage fee is $ 15 per bottle

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 50
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic
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
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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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