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Michaels Restaurant

4.3
2240 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Perfect For:
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
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. "
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Steak
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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.

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(305) 295-1300
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AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Michael Wilson
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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!
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Cross street
Southard Street
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Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 2240 People Are Saying
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80% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Get the meatloaf! What a wonderful restaurant. We enjoyed everything we ordered and loved the atmosphere and the company.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Food was very good and atmosphere was amazing. Next time have to save room for deserts. They looked delicious.

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2.0Dined 3 days ago

We were looking forward to dining at Michaels after reading the great reviews. We were greeted by a very pleasant hostess who showed us to a table on an outdoor patio. It was quaint, relaxing and romantic. Our server was very nice but our food was delivered by others who kept getting our order wrong. Often taking it to another table.
I ordered a cocktail which was so watered down with ice that it had no taste. The wine we had for dinner though was very good.
Now the meal- mostly inedible. Octopus chewy with bad taste. Fish dry and over salted. Side dishes poorly flavored. So disappointed. And very expensive. Overpriced for quality and quantity.
Maybe used to be good or maybe inconsistent. So much has happened since the hurricane. I hope they improve- otherwise, could not recommend.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Love this great restaurant in a neat neighborhood. The quality of food and service are excellent. Easy walk from so many boutique hotels! The gals at the hostess desk so welcoming.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Food was good, my wife’s fish daily special was a little dry but my mahi mahi was excellent. Very good experience overall.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

We go there at least once every time we are in Key West and actually we went twice on this trip. Staff is excellent and very friendly and the food is some of the best I've ever had. And we have eaten all over the country.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

We Love Michaels!!!
Great food drinks and wine .
Prime steaks

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2.0Dined 7 days ago

Ok. Many better spots

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Excellent as usual. You can't go wrong with Michaels Restaurant whatever the occasion.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Great food. Loved the ability to order a smaller sized dinner entree. Lovely, congenial hostess. Wayne is a wonderful waiter. All staff are friendly and customer focused

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4.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Great food. What I liked best was that I could order 1/2 portions of many of the entrees. I rarely finish my meals at restaurants so it was nice to clean my plate. Unfortunately we were seated inside, near a table of 6 VERY loud, VERY obnoxious men. They were so bad that 3 tables requested to be re-seated in the garden. Our server was quite upset and clearly not having a good evening. They probably should have been asked to leave, I feel certain the entire restaurant would have applauded. Will definitely go back.

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3.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Too many better restaurants in Key West to go to Michaels again or to recommend it over others like Seven Fish, Little Pearl, or Nine One Five. Quite pricey -- I think $40 for Red Snapper & basic sides is a bit much. Some dishes you can have as "half" or "full" but our waitress's description of each was not adequate. While it does have outdoor dining, it's not much more than wobbly tables & chairs outside. We didn't have the experience expected based on the reviews we read.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

In town for the week, visited Michaels 2 years ago. Had such a great experience we had to go back, and we weren't disappointed. We love this place, very nice ambiance, quiet, romantic. Staff are top notch, drinks are excellent. I wouldn't recommend children. The steaks were excellent. The price is fair, and the outdoor seating very nice. Had a decent selectiin of wines as well. Overall, excellent. We highly recommend Michaels!

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Michaels is one of our favorites not only in Key West, but anywhere. Been coming there for many years. Once again the wait staff was friendly and attentive and the food outstanding.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Michael’s is the best restaurant on the island!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

After nearly 20 years, this is still among my two or three favorite places in all of Key West! Great food, staff, cocktails and a comfortable atmosphere make this a must dine experience on the Island!

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

We had a great meal at Michaels. Our waiter Justin was very attentive. Really liked that you could pick a smaller size for most entrees.

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4.0Dined on April 5, 2018

The food was overall good the staff was friendly and service was good. I had the salmon dish and the port wine reduction that was used took over the dish a bit more than my liking but the salmon was cooked wonderfully and the mix of rice and veg was perfect.

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4.0Dined on April 4, 2018

We arrived early for our reservation and were sat immediately in the outside courtyard. We had cocktails, salad, and appetizers but no full meal. The salads were very good but a bit overdressed, and the large rustic wedges of onion could have been a bit smaller. The "house" salad had a women's name that escapes me. The Caesar Salad was well prepared and a bit overdressed as well. The Appetizer of filet was large to bite and could be considered Rustic as well. the bread was thin, the fried onions and Filet we more than a bite or mouth. The flavour was good, the cocktails were excellent, the service lagged a bit, perhaps the early time and no meal put the Server off, but she was not as attentive at the end of the meal as was the case when we arrived.
I would recommend Michael's, I was quaint and otherwise a pleasant time.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Overall fantastic!

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Great ambience, food was wonderful as were the cocktails. Definitely will return again.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Amazing food every time. My favorite place for a great steak in Key West

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1.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Never had a bad meal in Key West until I went to Michael's. Steak was over cooked to med well instead of med rare. Sauce for the coconut shrimp was so hot it was unpalatable.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Food and service was excellent. All family members enjoyed each bite. The desserts were a perfect ending. Yum!

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Excellent food with even better service. Our waiter, Moses, was gracious, attentive and extremely accommodating! First vacation in Key West, we will make Michael’s a stop each time we come back in the future!

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2.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Michals came highly recommended to us, so we made a reservation well in advance . Unfortunately , we were seated inside, which was deafeningly loud, even though there were several tables on the much quieter patio that never filled while we were there. We were basically unable to converse.
The service was friendly and prompt, but the wine list was not great and they were out of the wine that we wanted.
Our dishes were uneven, at best. The grilled octopus was properly poached and tender, but under grilled to the extent that the person who ordered it couldn’t get beyond the flabbiness of the skin. My beet and arugula salad was fresh, but devoid of any dressing whatsoever , so Iborrowed the lemon from the aforementioned octopus. Another diner wanted the snapper, which they were out of, and the mahi ordered in its place was seriously overcooked. My veal chop was perfect, and the rum cake for dessert was a triumph .
With so many great restaurants within a few blocks, we will probably not try Michaels again for a while, and when we do go, we will request a table on the patio.

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3.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Disappointed. We usually love Michaels
Steaks were over cooked and waiter was inattentive

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Dinner was good. We had the Mac Nut Mahi Mahi. The fish was delicious. It came topped with rum soaked bananas. They were a little strong. Our waitress Mary was attentive and fantastic. The outdoor patio was nice. I would eat here again.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Delicious and beautifully present dishes. Fresh and memorable. Great service and so nice sitting out on the patio. Highly recommend. It’s a hidden gem!!!!

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

6 of us had a nice get-together at Michaels. We asked for outdoor dining and were seated at a quiet table in the back. The ladies appreciated the “light” portions and the men enjoyed the full sized dinners. Snapper, steak and meatloaf were all great.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

5 star all the way! Food, Service, atmosphere...we always love it at Michaels!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

The best dinner we had during our week-plus stay in Key West. Superb service from
Justin who attended to our questions and explained much about Key West. Just an all-round wonderful evening. We will be back next year when we return. -- Rich Schap










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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Great food, wait staff was very attentive! Great vacation experience!

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1.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Spent last 5 anniversaries with Michaels and we tell everyone we know it’s a must visit place. This year a couple friend of ours said they took our advice a booked Michael s for their celebration they waited 30 minutes to be seated for their reservation then another 30 for their bottle of wine. after a hour there salad had not been served and several couples had left got up and walked out. When they advised there waiter enough was enough he advised the would have pay for it because they ordered it. Need I say it got ugly. When we arrived for our reservation we were promptly seated just to have the same experience . waited for a drink order and then waited for the drinks while several groups left in discuss of the service and food. waiter came back to take our order before he brought our drinks when I asked were our drinks were he rushed off and brought them back in another 15 minutes . I just ask for the check he ask if we would take our drinks to go so someone else could have our table . I refused I enjoyed my Cadillac margarita and my wife enjoyed her wine and we left never to return again

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

All time favorite restaurant in Key West! Return every year. Service and food is top notch. Highly recommended, an absolute must if visiting KW!

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2.0Dined on March 17, 2018

What has happened to Michaels? This place used to be one of our favorite restaurants. Last night, the salad was wilted and tasteless, the chicken picatta dry (some of the toughest I have ever tasted), and when my husband's surf and turf arrived, it was the wrong order. Once his dinner came, he noticed his filet had been butterflied. One half was cooked perfectly (medium rare), but the other half was way past medium rare (well done). My husband did say however that the portion of the steak cooked correctly was excellent, and the shrimp was delicious. The carrot cake we shared for dessert was very tasty but had the consistency of pudding more than cake (very strange). When the manager asked about our dinners, we shared our disappointment in the meal. His response, "thanks for telling me."
We definitely won't be back anytime soon. Something has changed!

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1.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Meal sent back - sautéed fish way over cooked - served with cold rice . Waited over 40 minutes for a record of fish only to have it over cooked as well- lax attitude from manager who said “ it was a busy night”. Pathetic.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

We met people the night before who had eaten at Michael's and recommended it so we gave it a try. Having two options on the menu for a small plate or a full size portion was the biggest draw for me. Generally portions are too big for me, never leaving any room for dessert. I got the small filet that came with mashed potatoes, kale and spinach. Happily, I had room for the rum cake for dessert!

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Have been meaning to try Michael's for years and finally did it with my brother and S-I-L who were visiting. What a great restaurant. Cozy and great ambiance in a beautiful neighborhood. The ladies loved that you could get 1/2 portion of several of the entree selections. Service was fantastic and it was much appreciated that we were not rushed and allowed to linger. The only drawback we saw that could catch a visitor from out of town (and did not affect us because we knew better and walked) is that parking anywhere nearby is a challenge. But even if you have to walk from across town, it's worth it!

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3.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Got there and didn’t know about open table reservation. Sat us down anyways. To sum it up, you used to get a lot more food and higher end. Portions way down and prices same. (Had French onion soup and their signature meat). Aps came out all together rather than spread out. Huge wait between aps and main.

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