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Michaels Restaurant
Michaels Restaurant

Michaels Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.michaelskeywest.com
  • Phone: (305) 295-1300
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner Nightly: 5:30pm - 11:00pm

    Requests for specific tables will be honored on a first come first serve basis. If a specific table is a necessity please feel free to call us at 305-295-1300 after 3:30pm.
    Thank you.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Steak
  • Executive Chef: Michael Wilson
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area (bar only), Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Michaels can cater any event from 20 to 200! You can expect our same attention to detail and excellence that you get when you dine with us! Let us make your special occasions out of this world!
  • Private Party Facilities: Michaels can accommodate groups from 12 to 30 in our intimate garden. Is your group larger? Our main ding room seats 40. Larger still? Rent out the whole restaurant for a truly memorable event.
  • Private Party Contact: Melanie Wilson (305) 295-1300

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Southard Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Michaels Restaurant
One of the finest Key West restaurants is nestled among the charming tropical back streets of Key West's Old Town District. Come discover a garden oasis where Chef Michael Wilson and his wife Melanie offer a classic menu with an island twist. Their emphasis on quality and service, coupled with casual island elegance, has established Michaels Restaurant as a favorite of Key West locals and visitors with discriminating dining palates. If you're searching for Key West restaurants, search no further. Treat yourself to a delicious dining experience outdoors in a relaxing Key West garden atmosphere or indoors in one of our two dining rooms. Michaels Restaurant is in Old Town Key West, near the corner of Southard Street- on Margaret Street. "From the first chilled martini to the last sumptuous bite of the warm chocolate volcano, Michaels will delight and satisfy. "Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Diner Reviews
  • "Great tasting food with very good service. We sat outside on their patio and found the ambience quite enjoyable. This restaurant is a few blocks away from the...energy of Duval Street so it's nice and relaxed. We recommend it."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "I had been threatening to have the meatloaf for 12 years, and finaly did tonite. Had the Lighter Menu portion and it was delicious. I won't wait that long again!"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "We have eaten at Michael's often, but not recently. The service was fine. The interior space is tired. The prices -even for Key West -are astronomical: $ 37 for a simply prepared local fish- $60 for a a bottle of Macon-are you kidding? I could eat at LeBernadin for about the same."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "This was our third time here and as always the service and food is wonderful. My wife is a vegetarian and has certain dietary restrictions there're always very accommodating in making sure she is able to have a great experience too. The restaurant is nestled in a house in Old town and that adds great ambience. Almost forgot the Key Lime Pie is really good :-)"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Fabulous time sharing such a wonderful restaurant with great friends. We had to add more guests at the last hour and were graciously accommodated. Brady as usual, was an outstanding server. We will continue to recommend this fabulous place!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The menu is varied so everyone can find something to their liking. The food is delicious and the wait staff are very nice. The pricing is also at a level for various wallets. A wonderful time was had by all. We go,at least once,every time we are in Key West."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Michael's is a lovely Key West restaurant and one of our favorites. We took our realtor to dinner to thank him for closing a deal for us. We arrived a bit early for our 7:00 p.m. reservation but were seated immediately. There were waitstaff milling around and they were attentive to other tables but no one checked on us. Perhaps they were waiting for the final member of our party to arrive but I don't think that is any sort of excuse not to check in with us. After about 10 minutes the busboy finally brought us water and bread but we still hadn't been addressed by the waitstaff. Finally, after 17 minutes of waiting, our waiter sauntered over to take our drink order. Service the rest of the night was spotty, at best. Food was fabulous"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Went to Key West for our 10th anniversary and choose Michaels for our anniversary dinner. We ate outside by the fountain, shaded and fans so perfect temperature. Fabulous wine list. We ordered crab cakes, steak and a shrip with pasta. Everything was amazing!! Great service without being pretentious. We will be back to Key West and back to Michaels."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "This place was recommended to us and I am glad we came. The service was great and the food was amazing. It made for such a good night out for my wife and I."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "We 1st went to Michaels for our wedding dinner 4 years ago, we wanted to go back for our anniversary dinner and again it did not disappoint. Amazing food with flavor that knocks you off your feet, great service from our server Kim. It is an eloquent yet comfortable spot."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Maybe we were tired from being in the sun all day or the late reservation that we booked but this was a good but not great dinner. I think it started with having a hard time finding a place to park that wasn't reserved for the local residences. Our table was in the middle of the restaurant and we were surrounded by parties of 4 and 6 that were not talking in whispers. the service was solid but off just a little to result in a 3 star rating rather than 4. My award - winning veal chop was tasty but being stuffed with a very salty ham did not suit my taste. However the grouper that my wife had was very tasty. I would go back and give it another try."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We had an incredible experience at Michael's. The restaurant is in what appears to be an original Key West style residence, with charm and character, inside is a formal dining room and outside is cozy Key West style raw bar feeling seating. The food was delishious, meals original yet grounded in Key's traditions; we recommend the Seafood Jambalia. The service was perfect, great smiles and friendly interactions. They were constantly attending to us, but didn't make it a distraction. Great place for a special occasion. We can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "Excellent food and great service, too. Stop making me type 50 characters."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "This was the second time that my family ate at Micheals, and it was worth the trip back. The menu had a great selection of items from steak, veal chop to seafood. I had the scallops with brie with a port wine reduction as an appetizer, and it was fabulous! I had the macadamia crusted mahi as my main course, and that too was outstanding. My husband had the veal chop and my kids had steak and pasta and they throughly enjoyed their meal."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We went to Michael's for our anniversary dinner and it was great. I would recommend this to anyone visiting the key west area in the future. Great food, good service overall good experience!"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "As a local I have dined here many times. I like taking visitors here because I know they will get a great meal and it's a true example of a classic neighborhood gem. Hidden away among historic homes, the neighborhood is delightful to stroll through. The staff is awesome, many have been there for years and make the experience all the better."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "we went to key west for a weekend getaway . I researched some restaurants and Michaels had a great reputation. It did not disappoint. The atmosphere was charming, the service was great, and the food outstanding. the chocolate volcano for dessert is a must"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Had dinner here while on vacation and celebrating daughters 21st birthday. Food was fabulous! My husband says its the best piece of steak he's ever had . Outdoor patio was a nice change ; except for the few flies which I guess can't be helped. Service was great and all of our meals were outstanding. Definitely will be back next time we are in Key West. May choose a table inside though."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Wonderful dinner. Especially liked the lite menu. Wish we would have been offered indoor seating. Quite warm to be seated outside. Fans weren't enough for our group. Kim our server was fantastic."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Michael's is one of many reasons I make the annual trek to Key West. Over the years, I have eaten at a lot of very fine dining establishments. Michael's continually remains at the top of the list. From appetizer to dessert, your tastebuds will be overjoyed. This year, a newbie joined our dining group and the scallops were so wonderful that it nearly made her cry. ; ). If you're in Key West, DON'T miss Michael's!!!"
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Went there for our 20th anniversary. I had the Allen Brothers filet it was awesome!! My wife had the scallops and they were delicious!! Freya was excellent! "
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Excellent food, service and ambiance. Inside or outside is charming dining."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Wonderful meal. We always try to make reservations at Michaels whenever we are in Key West."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "My husband and I enjoyed the out door seating. Our artichoke appetizer was fantastic, along with a delicious meal and great wine. I would recommend Michael's to anyone visiting Key West."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "We were greeted and seated immediately for our reservation. Staff was attentive. I had been before but only sat at the bar with appetizers. This time got to enjoy a full meal. We started with the scallops & brie. Outstanding. Not to be missed. Our entrees were both very good - the garlic mashed potatoes were fabulous. My veal chop was very good but not "special". I would definitely go back. Quite a number of entrees looked interesting and want to go back a few a few others."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "My favorite place to eat in Key West. Steak is superb every time. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Food was ok but the service was poor. Our server (Robert) was not at all motivated, and not wellcoming. Too bad since the place is fine and well located"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Michael's was recommended to us by the crew of the Fury when we went snorkeling, and it did not disappoint. We dined on 5/28/14 and found the food, service and ambience outstanding. The soothing music from Siriously Sinatra helped to set a romantic mood. We have already suggested Michael's to other vacationers at our resort! "
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "It was our first time dining at Michaels, but had heard about it for years. It was our anniversary. The atmosphere was great, waitress was very professional, and the food was just right. Will def recommend to friends "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Michaels is one of our key west favorites. We booked again this year for a special occasion and quite frankly it was disappointing. On the day we made the reservation, the phone # didn't work so we booked online. There was no place to request a table outside so we were given a table inside. After we were seated we realized that the table extension hinge was broken, leaving the end piece of the table resting on the lap of the person in that seat. No apologies were offered - the waiter merely said that he thought that would have been fixed by now. Near the end of our meal a family with two small children who were quite loud we're seated at the table next to us. again, no apologies. Food & wine were ok but overall not a good impression"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Our dinner at Michaels was very nice. We would have preferred to sit outside but I did not ask for a table outside when I made our reservation and hostess let us know! As others arrived they asked for a table outside and the hostess had the same response to them. Then another table was broken so they asked to be moved so the waiter went to the hostess and asked if there was another table for them and he came back and said all tables were reserved. Mind you there were 3 other tables available inside for 4 they could have been moved. The minute we walked in and approached by the hostess it left a bad feeling. The hostess is to greet with a smile! When we left there were 3 tables that were never taken outside and others inside I let her know!"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "We dined here on our first night in key west. Definitely a great find! The food was fantastic ( we had the black grouper and a beer salad), the cocktails are fun without being your run of the mill drinks. Ask to eat outdoors-the patio is super romantic!"
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "Been arround for years and still a Key West favorite. The garden is a must. Very romantic. The nightly specials or the seafood dishes are the way to go. Have been here many times when in Key West and would highly recommend it for a romantic dinner."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Best steak ever! Loved everything about Michaels. Would definitely go back next time we are in Key West and would highly recommend!!! "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "My husband and I have been coming to key west for years and this is the first time we dined at Michael's but it will not be the last. Service, the ambiance outside and food were all outstanding. Loved the martini presentation it was great!"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "We found the restaurant charming but the food quality was lacking. Our mistake was not to stay with the entrees for which Michaels is so heavily recommended. I had smoked chicken, she had a salad with seafood. Should have gone with the steaks. We sat next to the fountain, which splashed water onto one of the seats throughout the meal. The staff was attentive and friendly, but somehow it seemed they were not all that happy with their jobs. Overall, this was one of those non-memorable meals and evenings -- but, in fairness, we should give it another try before writing it off as just another okay restaurant. "
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "We ordered off the lighter menu. It has perfect size portions and a great variety. The chocolate volcano cake was delicious."
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "We ate here last year for our anniversary and it was great. This year(5/2014) we came back and the food was average. Also, there was a table of 6 next us that was loud drunk and obnoxious. Our waiter provided us with a comp for the appetizer at the end of our meal which was very thoughtful, however, our anniversay evening was already ruined because of 2 hours of loud, obscene people. We will not return...not because of the situation, but because our food was substandard for what we paid. Also, I realize that the people next to us were consuming large amounts of wine( which translates into a very large profit) however, the management should have addressed the rude people so that everyone else in the room could have enjoyed their meal."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Fabulous on all counts!! The beef carpaccio and the scallops starters - and the cocktails (especially the ruby slipper) were to die for!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Very loud seating inside due in part to a group seated in the corner. Some people asked for and received a Patio table to escape the racket. However not enough Patio tables for all. The noisy table attendees were in some way connected with the Song Writers Festival so Management was evidently willing to throw other Patrons under the bus. We were very disappointed and truthfully found the food average."
    Dined on 5/11/2014