Chef Michael’s elevates the Islamorada seafood foodie scene

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Written By Morgan Overholt

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Chef Michaels Restaurant Exterior

Chef Michaels is an upscale seafood restaurant located in Islamorada, FL (photo by Morgan Overholt/

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Our take on the upscale seafood restaurant: Chef Michael’s

If you’re looking for an exquisite gourmet dining experience, look no further than Chef Michael’s in Islamorada.

This world-class restaurant offers a wide variety of mouth-watering dishes that will tantalize your taste buds, with ocean views to boot.

Seafood Linguini at Chef Michael's (photo by Morgan Overholt/
Seafood Linguini at Chef Michael’s (photo by Morgan Overholt/

From seafood to steak, Chef Michael’s seemingly has something for everyone.

The restaurant’s namesake, Chef Michael, is a native of Islamorada. And his knowledge of the local seafood foodie scene is evident in his delectable dishes.

A medium Filet Mignon (photo by Morgan Overholt/
A medium Filet Mignon (photo by Morgan Overholt/

The menu is full of creatively-inspired local Florida Keys cuisine. It includes an extensive list of seafood, steak, and poultry dishes that are all prepared to perfection using locally sourced ingredients. And if you’re looking for something a little lighter, the salad menu is sure to please.

At the time of this writing, entree prices range from $20 for a plate of veggies and grains to $75 for a grilled prime NY strip.

A slice of Key Lime pie from Chef Michaels (photo by Morgan Overholt/
A slice of Key Lime pie from Chef Michaels (photo by Morgan Overholt/

In addition to dinner service, Chef Michaels also offers off-premise catering for private events, rehearsal dinners, weddings, business lunches and receptions.

Chef Michael’s is located at Mile Marker 81.6 on the Oceanside, just off the main highway on the “Old Road”. At the time of this writing, they are open Monday-Saturday from 5 pm-10 pm and closed on Sundays, July 4th, Thanksgiving day and Christmas day.

For more information on Chef Michael’s, or to make reservations, check out their website.

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Morgan Overholt

Morgan is the founder Morgan Media LLC, a graphic design agency and the co-founder of LLC – a media company that specializes in regional travel sites.