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Chef Michael's

81671 Overseas Highway, Islamorada, FL 33036
+1 305-664-0640
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good16%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (44 reviews)
“hogfish” (390 reviews)
“carrot cake” (59 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
81671 Overseas Highway, Islamorada, FL 33036
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Service was very friendly good not great, food was very good to fast but very good.[may be a service issue] The greeters need some work.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

When I booked our vacation I was very excited to come to Chef Michaels. My main goal was to eat as much hogfish as I could get and CM has by far the best hogfish with coconut rice I have ever had. One of the...More

Thank Nrosseau55
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Cassie, our server, was amazing. The food was great. The atmosphere was quiet and welcoming. A bit on the pricey side but well worth it when you have a server like Cassie.

Thank ltanzini
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

One of the best seafood meals we've had. Great selection, quiet and peaceful dining. Juliette fish dishes with amazing shrimp. Great entrees and good wine list.

Thank 25thtripoflove
Reviewed 5 days ago

I am almost leery of writing this review because every great restaurant I've found has become too well known and loses its charm. But this place is amazing, so I feel too selfish not sharing. This is literally the best fish dinner I have had...More

Thank Shelly M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As expected Chef Michael's delivered. We arrived early (5pm) and we beat the 6pm crowd. Prior to the entree we were seved a warm bread basked with three different types of bread. This was also accompanied with warm seasoned olive oil for dipping. For entrées...More

Thank 305kevin
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Chef Michaels for Sunday Brunch today. The Maitre D Vinny Bob was the most friendly and informative man I have ever met. He had a great sense of humor and would be an asset to any business. Our Waitress Shelly was efficient...More

Thank Pamela A
Reviewed 1 week ago

They make several amazing fish dinner's here. Definitely one of the more upscale, date night type places in Islamorada. They are none for their hogfish dishes and don't disappoint!

Thank Eric Z
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The place has a good vibe about it and is a good stop for a quick meal. We stopped by for brunch. The dishes are simple and nothing fancy but suprisingly tasty. From the steak to the hamburger, black bean soup and the "nutty" hogfish...More

Thank SharingIsCaring2013
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Make your reservations early, ask for a corner table, and prepare yourself to be wowed by Chef Michael and his wonderful wait staff.

Thank Roy H
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On Valentines Day, do you offer a set menu or can you order from the regular menu? Thanks
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
May I bring my own wine?
18 January 2017|
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Response from JTrocks | Reviewed this property |
Yes I believe the corkage fee is $ 15 per bottle
Is there a current menu online anywhere? The restaurant website has a link to menus, but it is broken, as is the Menu link here on TripAdvisor. We'd like to know the range of pricing for entrées. Also, we brought only t-shirts and shorts for this trip to the Keys... but I get the impression this is definitely NOT appropriate wear for this type of restaurant. Are casually dressed patrons welcome? Thanks!
11 September 2015|
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Restaurant Details

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