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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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Fort Mill, South Carolina
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Almond crusted hog fish was very good. Husband a the special which was three different kinds prepared three different ways. One of the best places we ate dinner while visiting. Highly recommended.

Thank DeniseDave
Bethesda, Maryland
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121 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We always sit at the bar and hope that David will be working as his big personality and wide knowledge base are part of the attraction! They have a good selection of reasonably priced wines and he is happy to let you try several to find one (or two!) you want to order. I had the baby crispy whole lion... More 

Thank CMcD77
New Jersey
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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Made reservations after reading the stellar reviews, and Chef Michael's surpassed our expectations. Lovely outdoor seating on a side veranda & very courteous, knowledge staff contributed to a special evening. The highlight was the incredible food, all expertly prepared. We ordered the fish trio for a sampling that included the lion fish, a delicate fillet encrusted with nuts and accompanied... More 

Thank GlobeTrotter428
ft. lauderdale, United States
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44 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Small place with excellent food, I had the seafood pasta and it was unbelievable , Wife had braised lamb shank and kids had filet mignon- everyone thoroughly enjoyed! good little wine list as well- only thing bring your wallet! but well worth the price- only place to get upscale food ! Definitely be back!

Thank Rick A
New York, New York, United States
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We ate here on our first night in Islamorada and we loved our first Keys culinary experience! So many options for you to choose how you want your fresh fish to be prepared. You choose from a list of about 10 fish from the catch of the day. So fresh! We would recommend the mixed nuts with mango sauce option.... More 

Thank Elizabeth R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to Chef Michael's tonight for a friend's birthday dinner. What an amazing evening. From start to finish the evening was a 10+. Our server, Shelly, was personable, knowledgeable, and helpful. We stayed with appetizers..A special, Lionfish, was phenomenal.. cerviche was great (lobster and shrimp served in 1/2 coconut shell).. Rack of lamb, cooked to perfection; mutton snapper excellent,... More 

Thank Diane F
Oxford, Michigan
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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Make sure you make reservations for this popular restaurant! The Keys are awash with great sea food but Chef Michael's takes it a step further! We tried the Lion Fish appetizer which came whole (don't worry poison sack was expertly removed) and the taste was amazing! My son (who is not a fan of fish) ordered the Hogfish and still... More 

Thank Susan H
Sarasota, FL
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great service and amazing food! We couldn't have had a better experience and will definitely be back! I even asked why doesn't anyone around just serve a grilled lobster tail and before I could finish the sentence, they said "with garlic butter?" I said YES! He said no problem, coming right up! Love this place and coming from Sarasota, FL... More 

Thank CaptainMorgan75
East Lansing, Michigan
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71 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Again, Chef Michaels did not disappoint. I enjoyed the mutton snapper - Adriatic style. It was excellent. Sitting at the bar is always entertaining. Although you need a reservation for the bar! Nice wine list. Great service.

Thank Sambo2359
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love this restaurant. This is one place that we always go each time we take a road trip to the Keys. We were staying in cheeca Resort. We had another wonderful meal at Chef Michael's. Food was fresh and service provided by Luis was wonderful. The host was very gracious and expressed "how wonderful it was to see us"... More 

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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, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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
1 month ago
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?