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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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“brunch” (47 reviews)
“hogfish” (411 reviews)
“carrot cake” (60 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
81671 Overseas Highway, Islamorada, FL 33036
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Reviewed yesterday

Good food you need to make reservation or you wont get in or have an hour or more wait, very nice place, excellant food

Thank Joanne C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been spending summers in the Keys for 12 years. There was another restaurant further south that I swore by because it had good food. This summer a friend recommended Chef Michaels and I am glad they did. This is by far the best...More

Thank Rick F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best fish in lslamorda, i eat there 2 nights in a row,sat at the bar and joined the david bartender fan club the food is amazing had hog fish,lion fish and lobster,all outstanding, put this on your must go list

Thank Maryellen K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Last night I went to Chef Michael's, and that was the best decision I've made in a long time. I had the Chilean Sea Bass with capers, key lime, cream sauce, and I don't remember what else, but it was delicious! The coconut jasmine rice...More

Thank relyongrace
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been here a dozen times (we're locals). The food is always very good, but this last time it was like everyone was cranky for some reason. The 3 girls at reception were in conversation and ignored us as we came up and when...More

Thank incognitoDiver
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were surprised with a toast for our anniversary. Our waitress was so sweet explained thing beautifully. I had the whole hogfish fried the whole meal was out of this world!

Thank ivettecenteno
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our 4th time visiting Chef Michael's. The previous 3 times were absolutely fantastic so our expectations were very high. The restaurant did not disappoint us. I've always ordered fish as my main entre, but this time I ordered the cowboy steak. It was...More

Thank LRG71
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We started with the lobster tempura. Absolutely amazing. I ordered the triple tail prepared Adriatic. The flavor and cook on the fish was spot on. My wife had the hog fish and was raving over every bit. Well worth the money if you like fresh...More

Thank BobbyBFromNYC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Quite simply one of the best meals I have ever eaten. My hogfish was cooked to perfection, the crab and key lime butter accompaniment were sublime and even the rice was perfect. I have spent a lot more in many places and not enjoyed my...More

Thank KevinandWendyB
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved my experience at Chef Michael's. The manager was very attentive since we had to wait for our table; prior large group were so comfy they did not want to leave :) The bread service and oil dip was delicious. The escargot was flavorful however...More

Thank Peggles75
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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
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
18 January 2017|
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Response from JTrocks | Reviewed this property |
Yes I believe the corkage fee is $ 15 per bottle
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Restaurant Details

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