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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” (44 reviews)
“hogfish” (398 reviews)
“carrot cake” (60 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
81671 Overseas Highway, Islamorada, FL 33036
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11 - 20 of 1,248 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Again, Trip Advisor comes through. Found Chef Michaels and went on my birthday. From start to finish the food and service was outstanding. My wife had Hog Fish and I had Prime Rib. Both dishes were cooked to perfection and our server "A" was terrific....More

Thank AFPagano
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We recently spent 8 days in the keys, 4 in Key West and 4 in Islamorada, so we had the opportunity to eat at a number of restaurants and this one was the best, by a good margin. These people know how to cook fish....More

Thank DJA1972
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our party of 10 had a delicious dinner at Chef Michael's. Everything we ordered was outstanding - appetizers, main courses, and desserts. Even the dinner rolls were wonderful. Service was excellent. We were celebrating a special occasion - this restaurant was perfect.

Thank jgclark34
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent fresh seafood preparations. We sat at the bar visiting with DVe the bartender and the other patrons. Very enjoyable evening and the food was excellent

Thank Mfandml
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing experience! Probably One of the best restaurant that we have been so far! Shelly our server was the best! The gentleman in the front door who also took our reservation was sweet and amazing too! The food and the place simply perfect!

Thank MariadelosAngel... O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An abundance of flavors to choose from when choosing your Hogfish's prep. You cannot go wrong dining here! Very small dining capacity so reservations are a must!!

Thank Loucious
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Chef Michael's is one of the best places to eat in the Keys. Whatever the catch of the day is, and there is always a variety of fish available, get that. There is always a great fail special and the desserts are awesome. The staff...More

Thank Bodeyzafa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fresh fish! Creative preparation! Service is acceptable but not outstanding. Ambiance is very much " the Keys". A tad overpriced.

Thank Serviceprof
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Best ala cart brunch I've ever had. I eat Chef Michaels brunch at least 2 times a month. best biscuits n gravy and French Toast. Always has really good specials. the staff is very friendly from Vinny at the host stand to the bussers. I...More

Thank michaelgrewe2003
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Husband & I had a beautiful dinner here on our way to the keys. We split the trilogy. 3 different fish prepared 3 different ways. Tuna, yellow tail & mahimahi.. delicious. Such great flavors of all the fish and a great dipping sauce.

Thank fitbod
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Ann M
21 July 2017|
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Response from Stephen B | Reviewed this property |
No, the restaurant does not sit on the water. However it is a delightful setting. The outdoor space is Island themed.
28 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
17 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
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic
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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