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Chef Michael's

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81671 Overseas Highway, Islamorada, FL 33036
+1 305-664-0640
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10:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
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Sun 10:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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New Jersey
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2016

Awesome dining experience. Suggest sitting at bar for great wine and food recommendations. I am a food and wine snob and this checked all the boxes.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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122 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2016 via mobile

We had the Hogfish, which is what they are known for here, and we were not disappointed. Try the Julianne style. It was perfect. We topped it with the key lime pie. Great meal. Good service. Go here. Make a reservation first. It is packed and they have run out of Hogfish on occasion.

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Groningen, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2016

If you love seafood, real fresh local seafood, than this is the place to be. Sit and dine at the bar and follow the advise of David. We had a blackened tripletail and a sauteed wahoo and had a great dining experience.

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2016 via mobile

Upscale dining on Islamorada, Chef Michael's offers fresh seafood & great service. Staff was friendly and food was very good, apps, entrees & dessert (carrot cake stole the show). The devil is in the details and a few small things prevented this from being a five star review. They were out of Hogfish which is their specialty. Ok, this is... More 

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21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2016 via mobile

We came here to celebrate my husbands 40th birthday and my 34th birthday (same day!). We had an excellent meal here and because it was our birthdays we had desert on the house and got sang to which was lovely. There was a great choice of fish and the servers had extensive knowledge of the food and gave great recommendations.... More 

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2016

Recommended by Cheeca Lodge. Food was good, wait staff was attentive and the wine list was reasonably priced but overall Chef Michael's was only average compared to other places we dined.

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Hamburg, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2016

Start with ceviche served in a fresh coconut shell then enjoy fresh seafood offered in a variety of styles. Entrees $24 and up. Generous portions served over garlic mashed or other choices & fresh vegetables. Extensive wine list at wide range of prices. Excellent dessert choices. This is a very small restaurant with an eat at bar and seven or... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2016 via mobile

My fiancée and I came here with a large group (18 or so) on vacation from New Orleans (a place known for it's food). While our table was a later than the time our reservation was for (the party prior to us stayed awhile), Frankie, our server, kept us informed of the situation, which he hurried along as best he... More 

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South Glastonbury
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2016 via mobile

Small place big no huge experience. Dave you were great. Sit at bar. Talk to Dave. Food was excellent. Impeccable service. Don't mess with other restaurants. This is the one. See you again somewhere.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2016 via mobile

The star of the show is the Hogfish Snapper. This is the only restaurant that I have been to that has it consistently on the menu. There are many choices for the preparation. Simple is the best. This is a white flesh meaty and sweet fish. Don't spoil the flavor with too much stuff on it. The appetizers are great.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$50
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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Burlington, Ontario
New York City, New York
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Loveland Co
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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?