We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Chef Michael's

81671 Overseas Highway, Islamorada, FL 33036
+1 305-664-0640
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good16%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (76 reviews)
“hogfish” (413 reviews)
“carrot cake” (60 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
81671 Overseas Highway, Islamorada, FL 33036
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (1,315)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 1,277 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

The food was really good maybe excellent, but whilst good food is essential for a restaurant to succeed, it’s not the only ingredient – and the other elements were, unfortunately, poor. Is this a fine end restaurant or a sports bar? It thinks its fine...More

Thank Simon C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been to Chef Michael's in the past and wanted to revisit this culinary delight in Islamorada. From the greeter at the door to our server, the pleasantness was only the beginning of our delightful evening. The wine list is extensive and our server...More

Thank patty0303
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had read good reviews and decided to try Chef Michaels during a weekend in the Keys. Service was great. They had 4 different freshly caught fish to choose from among daily specials. I like the set up of the menu where after choosing a...More

Thank teteritta
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

As a local, this is my favorite go to for a nice dinner or brunch. It is a little pricey (what isn’t in Islamorada) but is ALWAYS worth the price. I have had many of the specials as well as ordered off the regular menu...More

Thank Alena M
Reviewed 21 October 2017

Great food and ambience. Numerous creative preparations of a variety of very fresh fish. I fish is not your thing, the steaks and lamb shank are excellent and measure up to NYC standards. Table service is relaxed but very professional, however dinner at the bar...More

Thank N1349JPadams
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Let's be honest. You're not going to Key Largo for the food. So saying it's the best of Key Largo, and it really is pretty good, is like saying she has fresh breath; for a dog. Chef Michael does some very good preparations, and the...More

Thank Jason L
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Love love the food. Small Place but perfect for a intimate dinner with the family, in my case my husband, my son and I. Great service, food was delicious. This is our 6 visit and definitely we will come back.

Thank Jany O
Reviewed 13 September 2017

My husband and I vacation in the keys ever August and every time we say: "We should try that place" then never do. Well this year, we did, and oh so wish that we had gone sooner. The food is GOOD. We had a wonderful...More

Thank DJ913
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Elegant restaurant specializing in locally caught fish. Their Hogfish is their speciality which was delicious- I'd order it again!! Key lime pie was divine. Highly recommend this restaurant that has friendly island service and a strong seafood menu. Nice place to get dressed up to...More

Thank CanadianMountie
Reviewed 2 September 2017

Visited the restaurant for the first time to celebrate my birthday few weeks ago. The dinner was fabulous, the wine was great, and our server was wonderful until....we were rudely asked to leave because they had other customers waiting. There were other tables available. Plus,...More

1  Thank tinnochka
Nearby Restaurants
Mangrove Mike's Cafe
1,878 reviews
1.06 km away
Bob's Bunz
902 reviews
.10 km away
Morada Bay
2,157 reviews
.24 km away
Nearby Attractions
Florida Keys Brewing Company
380 reviews
.18 km away
Hurricane Monument
226 reviews
.12 km away
Library Beach Park
73 reviews
.20 km away
Gallery Morada
26 reviews
.12 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Ann M
21 July 2017|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from Bob S | Reviewed this property |
Close to the water - they make you feel like your part of the family
28 January 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
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|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from JTrocks | Reviewed this property |
Yes I believe the corkage fee is $ 15 per bottle
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$50
Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
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
  • E-mail
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.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing