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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
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW 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!

Thank Missy R
Norwalk, Connecticut
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42 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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 

Thank wgardellajr
Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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!

Thank Emily2432
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent service and outstanding fresh food! If your looking for the best restaurant in Islamorada, I think Chef Michael's is it. Can't wait to go back. I had the duck and my guy had the fish special. Thank you waiter Frank!

Thank Pam G
Brentwood, Tennessee
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Chef Michael's expecting a higher level of dining, and that is what we got. The gentleman and young lady who greeted us, and the entire wait staff, were gracious and attentive. Our server recommended several wines, but each rec was for the most expensive in its class, which felt a little "upsold". We shared the hogfish "ponchartrain",... More 

Thank jawbreaker_12
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This culinary destinations slogan(above) is more right when you switch the order and spelling . . . We had a Piece of Hogfish and we Loved it. The assortment of toppings/treatments for their fish dishes is as varied as the type of fish they serve. This wonderful place is not about the sweeping views and ambiance but rather about excellent... More 

Thank Joe S
Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I were here 3 times for dinner during our stay in Islamorada. We were staying nearby at the Cheeca Lodge and found the food at Chef Michael's far superior! The ambience was great and the waiters were very helpful with the fresh fish specials on offer, as well as the various options for preparation. Tile fish was... More 

Thank DB8134
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome fresh fish selection with multiple ways it can be prepared. My wife had the Pompano fish which was fantastic and my lion fish was great. Service was outstanding.

Thank John V
North Carolina
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I did not make my reservations early enough, so we had to settle for a 5:00 p.m. seating on a Friday night. The conch soup was wonderful, my husband had the cobia and was pleased, I had a half order of the lion fish and half order of the hog fish and had my sauces on the side - very... More 

Thank saradeer
North Kingstown, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Chef Michaels is a true delight . Specials always include a selection of freshly caught fish. For the non seafood eater the selection is small but adequate. Be sure to make a reservation as most evenings it is chuck full. They offer beer & wine only. So cocktailers beware . You can taste a rather diverse selection of wines to... 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
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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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New York City, New York
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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?