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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” (43 reviews)
“hogfish” (397 reviews)
“carrot cake” (60 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
81671 Overseas Highway, Islamorada, FL 33036
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Reviewed 7 June 2016

Took our 2 fish catch to Chef Michael who turned them into something I have never experienced In my 61 years.Cooked 4 ways,with yellow `rice and steamed veggies added WOW WOW WOW!!! My compliments to Chef Michael and too his staff who,treated us like old...More

1  Thank Sam W
Reviewed 2 June 2016

got a few recommendations to try chef Michael's glad we did. very quite restaurant. began with ceviche- prepared so delicately fresh, clean nice serving size. ordered the seafood pasta dish loaded with shrimp. scallops, lobster perfectly cooked pasta with a lovely sauce that did not...More

Thank Nick T
Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

We had dinner expecting a first rate experience based on other reviews but we're disappointed to find a fairly average restaurant . The food was good but fairly predictable . For the prices paid we expected more. Our table had a number of different dishes,...More

1  Thank Bruce_and_Valerie
Reviewed 28 May 2016

We had brunch at Chef Michael's on our last day in Islamorada, and I wish we would have discovered it earlier on our vacation. The food was delicious and creative, and the service was excellent.

1  Thank 88Kam88
Reviewed 27 May 2016

Great food, nice people. Ate there twice in 4 days. Fresh fish. Had triple tail and hogfish. Great appetizers also

1  Thank fubbrl
Reviewed 26 May 2016

Wonderful restaurant especially since we brought in the snapper my son caught and they prepared it for us just the way we wanted it!

1  Thank Elizabeth B
Reviewed 25 May 2016

Ate here twice in one week. So good, we had to go back again. Great service, great atmosphere, and awesome food.

Thank Jmkrantz
Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

First class from start to finish. The tuna appetizer can not be missed. If hogfish is available, get it! The mixed nuts breading is unbelievable. The key lime pie was perfect as well. The only down side to this restaurant is the sides that come...More

Thank Alan G
Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

Excellent from start to finish! We finally had a chance to eat here last night during our visit to Islamorada. We chose to eat inside, which was small (only 8 tables) and tasteful. Service was professional and impeccable. We had the lobster and shrimp ceviche...More

Thank JerseyJulie2014
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Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

My daughter and I went and had a filet and seafood pasta bowl. Amazing! The seasonings are locally grown the fish freshly caught!!! So so good! Don't fill up on the bread!

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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
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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
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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