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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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“hogfish” (422 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
81671 Overseas Highway, Islamorada, FL 33036
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As a first time visitor in Islamorada, I spent my three day journey visiting this part of Florida looking for the local favorites without knowing that a hidden gem was literally two steps from our hotel Cheeca Lodge. First of all, let’s start with David...More

Thank Vanessa1083
Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose this restaurant because we were looking for some great fresh seafood and it didn't disappoint. We had reservations for outside on the patio but we moved to inside because it was just too hot and muggy last night. Our waiter Shelly was fantastic...More

Thank RickSFlorida
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are looking for an elegant place for dinner in the Upper Keys, it can be a bit difficult. Chef Michael's is one of the few that balance the island feel with higher end dining. I've enjoyed their experience several times, and every time...More

Thank jffknapp
Reviewed 1 week ago

We love coming here every time we are in Islamorada and it is in walking distance from where we stay. (Cheeca Lodge) We first enjoyed a Sunday Brunch and had Hogfish and eggs YUMMM!! Then made a reservation for Wednesday night for two bar seats...More

Thank Lisa K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice place to eat for an upscale experience but don't feel obligated to dress up. Small setup but very quaint and initiate. We ordered the Julien Hogfish and the seafood pasta that was on the featured list. Both main dishes were very good, but the...More

Thank Eliza D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent fresh fish, prepared in many different styles. My favorite was the Mixed Nuts encrusted. Great black bean soup. Michael's also serves beef, but we did not try any. Indoor dining, as well as an outside screened patio for dining. Small bar inside. Ask for...More

Thank Dennis B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I went here during our visit to Islamorada and had a wonderful time. They were able to sit us inside right away after our last minute reservation call. The waitress we had was friendly and attentive and very knowledgeable about the menu....More

Thank LBAqua
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were seated on the veranda and it was outstanding, from start to finish. We had a great Wedge Caesar to start, the peppered NY streak was awesome and prepared perfectly, same goes with the filet. We will return on our next trip. Reservations recommended...More

Thank michaelnti
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came to Key Largo to have a relaxing few days and celebrate my birthday. Knowing the laid back nature of the area, we wanted to make sure we found a nicer restaurant for a birthday celebration. We found Chef Michael on Yelp and made...More

Thank LShap22
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want fresh fish , this is the place to go. There is always a good variety to choose from, and the hogfish is excellent. The starters and desserts are also recommended.

Thank deke19
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Ann M
22 July 2017|
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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
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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, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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.
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