Michaels Restaurant

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$31 to $50
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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. "
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OpenTable Diner
Key West
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

This place is not open

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PatriciaO
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This restaurant is closed. There is nothing to review. Open table needs to update their site with this information.

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vipMilesaway
Chicago
42 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED. PLEASE UPDATE LISTING

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vipDeanG
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Had wide range of food from steak to meatloaf to mani and all was delicious! Definitely recommend the Our Salad!

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vipMarkL
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night out with family

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Laura
Key West
4 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I really enjoyed our experience at Michael's. The food was delicious and service was excellent. Cliff was our waiter. He was friendly, welcoming, knowledgeable, and attentive. We will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

two birthdays

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience2

Food and service was outstanding. It was extremely warm and uncomfortable inside the restaurant and I saw people leave because of this.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Can’t recommend Michael’s or understand how it is considered a “ good spot “ for dinner. Food was poor, ambience is outdated, and service was fair. Dinner for 3 came was over $200 without tip . Very
limited menu. Don’t mind paying for a good meal , we wanted to feel my money was well spent....Not happening at this place.

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vipPhutzee
Philadelphia
41 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have not been at Michael’s for quite sometime and was pleasantly surprised with the improvements to the menu, food, and service.
Still a little pricey but cannot complain.

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Maureen
New England
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food was very good, I had the grouper and my husband had the lamb chops. We sat outside and the outside area is a little run down.

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burgmeister
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service!

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vipDeboli
Miami
20 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

We visited Key West for our 20th Anniversary and had enjoyed Michael’s on a previous occasion. I checked “Anniversary” on the Open Table app but that was not acknowledged. Ordered a Caesar’s Salad but it was warm and soggy. I was upset afterwards that I didn’t send it back and actually paid for it and the rest of the meal as well. My filet was raw instead of medium rare and had to send it back. Vegetables were cold. The service was non-attentive and slow. I wasted 5,000 well earned Open Table Points on a $25 dining reward for a very mediocre meal. Very disappointed in the whole experience at Michael’s on what should have been a special night.

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vipDavidS
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

I haven’t been going because the food has been disappointing but I tried it again to see if it had improved. The food was very disappointing again. I’m done, I’ll spend my money elsewhere.

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GaryD
Tampa
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our 25th Anniversary in Key West and we’re looking for a nice restaurant for dinner. Michaels did not disappoint! The service was impeccable, and the food was excellent. The best Key Lime Pie in Key West by our unofficial testing. Definitely would come back to Michaels the next time we come to Key West.

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MattJ
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very attentive, good recommendations. Michal came & checked on us. Kind enough to allow a picture.
Worth the price.

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vipNaplesgirl
New Orleans
15 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Michaels for my husbands birthday and we had a wonderful meal. The host and hostess made us feel immediately welcome and Isabella was an excellent waitress. We had the beet and goat cheese salad , steak frites, snapper and warm chocolate lava cake for dessert. Everything we had was excellent !

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner at Michaels has always been an exceptional experience. We have been visiting for almost 20 years. The food and service keeps getting better. In addition to all of our routine favorites we tried carpaccio. This dish was totally out of our realm. Try this mouthwatering dish. It will also expand your pallet! Key Lime luscious with whip cream. Not overly sweetened. The best in Key West. Say hello to your tentative bartender Mike. Lovely fine dining. ENJOY!

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Julie
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience2

This was our second trip to Key West and returned to Michaels. Everything runs at a fairly slow pace but there's nothing to be in a hurry. Our waiter , Cliff, was very friendly and gave great suggestions. The house salad is the best salad I've ever had. My partner chose the smaller potion of
shrimp pappardelle which was excellent. I chose the small portion of macadamia crusted mahi mahi . It was way over cooked and dry and not as good as the first time I had it. Cliff graciously had the whole meal replaced and the manager was very apologetic. I was also given a very generous slice of Key lime pie to compensate. A fabulous dinner would be salad and the pie. The pie was delicious! Michaels is a nice quieter place with great food and friendly service. It is also nice that now most entrees are offered in half size portions.

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AldenR
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, intimate setting. Owner and staff very friendly. Enjoyable experience.

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ThomasR
Naples
4 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great service. Quaint restaurant minus the craziness of Duval street. Veal chop is scrumptious and the meatloaf delicious. Appetizers are great too. Highly recommend.

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Katie
Key West
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was like sitting on the beach in Barbados with a local chef cooking up his best traditional recipes as we sat on an old bamboo chair with our toes in the sand.

The waiter was great too.

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vipJoeyM
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was very accommodating and made us feel at home. The owner approached our party and asked how things are and checked back after dinner to make sure everything was as good as we expected. We recommend this restaurant to all who travels to Key West.

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Dumplins
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the special. It was pan seared black grouper over mushrooms and artichoke hearts with roumalade sauce. Amazing! The grouper was the best I’ve ever had. Rob had the lite version of meatloaf. Quite tasty. Michael’s version of a wedge salad is topped with delicious house made buttermilk blue cheese dressing. Salad was cold and crisp. I had a reward for a free dessert for my birthday. We chose the carrot cake handmade by Melanie. Really yummy and moist. A terrific dinner.

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JasonM
Boise
5 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food. Owner came to our table a couple times to make sure everything was perfect

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vipBenjaminW
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fantastic restaurant in a beautiful setting. Always enjoy coming back here.

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vipShaneG
Charleston
12 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Steak was perfect

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vipHappy2Eat
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

For a restaurant that has received 5 star reviews I strongly disagree. Clearly the chief isn’t in the kitchen overseeing the food preparation but rather cleaning up tables.
Our friend specifically ordered a well done steak entree but after two attempts had to just give up and refuse his dinner. What doesn’t the kitchen understand about well done? The waitress was also a disappointment being more interested in taking a check to a table near by whom she said had a pregnant woman sitting at then correcting the kitchen’s grilling errors...
Don’t bother unless you want to pay top dollar for a mediocre dining experience. YOU CAN ONLY MAKE A FIRST IMPRESSION ONCE and Michaels is far off of a 5 star restaurant!

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DavidC
London
18 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We regularly visit this restaurant and always enjoy a high standard . The restaurant seems to offer better value than in the past. Their veal chop is awesome . Full of locals which is always a good sign.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Used to be one my favorite places in Key West. Now they struggle to cook a steak. Don’t go unless you are ok with being disappointed.

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vipMark
Poconos
11 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Server needed training. One person on the group was gluten intolerant and the waiter couldn’t bother to have a piece of mahi mahi grilled as requested. Food was ok. Micheals isn’t fine dining like it used to be What a shame. Hoping Michaels gets back on its game.

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vipAnnie
New England
9 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time in 5 days! We loved the food and the ambience! So relaxing. We sat outside both times and loved it!!

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vipMurph
Key West
18 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love going to Michael's. Food tastes amazing. Great atmosphere and the owners are awesome!

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GregC
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

I have eaten at Michael's on several trips to KW. The service and ambiance have changed. I like the option of small plates. The service was lackluster at best. We were seated inside, when asked if we could be accommodated outside, I was told no, meanwhile several open tables outside remained opened during our entire meal.

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vipAnnie
New England
9 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and ambience. Our server Rafe was delightful. Half portions were perfect for a later dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! Beautiful setting.

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ArtD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Michael's would have been our favorite restaurant in Key West. It was essentially perfect...until my wife's and my fish specials arrived. Mahi Mahi and shrimp, but it was so overcooked, it was like eating breadcrumbs. What a shame. If you can't cook things well, you shouldn't serve them. And for $300 (with tip and a modest bottle of prosecco) - note that we were with our two children as well - you'd hope that the food is cooked the right way.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We were greeted by chef and owner Michael at the entrance. Excellent service, excellent food, excellent dining experience.

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JOHNC
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visit Key West yearly and Michaels is on our GO TO list

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MichaelB
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Gone downhill since last visit, not sure why. Have been going there for last 6 years.

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