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About 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. "

532 Margaret Street
Key West, FL 33040
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Steak

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.

Cross Street:
Southard Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(305) 295-1300

Website:
http://www.michaelskeywest.com/

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!

Executive Chef:
Michael Wilson

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

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Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

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Michaels Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Bar Seating (14)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
Special Occasion (14)
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Great for Outdoor Dining (14)
Good for a Date (13)
Good for Anniversaries (13)
Romantic (13)
Cozy (12)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Notable Wine List (10)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Casual (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Authentic (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Business Meals (3)
Fun (2)
Healthy (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Organic (1)
Seasonal (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 2 days ago

As always a must when we are in Key West!!! Thank you again Moses for great service.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Key West)·Dined 5 days ago

We were visiting key West. The staff was very helpful with dining suggestions. The service was excellent, and food was off the hook.

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 (Key West)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Always excellent, when in KW we try to visit Michael's....top notch!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 5, 2017

Great all around. Nice wine list. Beautiful spot and gardens. Not overcrowded.

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·Dined on December 5, 2017

This restaurant has become hit or miss. We have eaten here numerous times over the years (locals) and are sadden by the inconsistency. Tonight's meal 2 of the 4 meals were not good. The meatloaf was dry and burnt so we sent it back and replaced it with the Smoked Chicken Penne Pasta. Another meal was a filet ordered medium rare and was almost well done. Our server was polite and attentive but with so many consistently great restaurants here in Key West this one will move down on our list.
We will eventually return but it will be awhile before our next visit.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 4, 2017

We choose this restaurant after reading all the great reviews on their veal chop. How I looked forward to this entree. After taking our drink order, The waiter immediately informed us there were 2 menu items not available tonight, the veal chop and the porterhouse steak and of course my husband wanted the porterhouse. This is very disappointing and unacceptable for an upscale restaurant.

Tags: Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Bar Seating
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Service was excellent and food okay. The menu has been changed and both my wife and I would have preferred the old one. There is no longer and Duck or Rack of Lamb on the menu which was disappointing,

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Great Beer, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Key West)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Outstanding as always, love the new menu and Moses is the best.

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

We were very much looking forward to a celebratory birthday dinner at Michaels after reading a number of favorable reviews and getting advice from our hotel concierge- however, a group of three adults, a school age child and a toddler ruined our meal - and from the stony glares on the faces of the adults at the 8 other tables - we were not alone. The baby shrieked throughout the meal - management was nowhere to be found and the wait staff did nothing. Service was spotty - the food was disappointing. The chocolate lava cake was good and the sparkler to mark the occasion was a nice addition- but too little- too late.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Michael’s was wonderful! The service was great and every bite that I had was delicious! Best meal we had in Key West by far!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Aside from the pasta the rest of the meal was bland and uninspired. The restaurant held great promise but considering the cost we walked away disappointed. Not bad just not memorable.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 30, 2017

It has been a couple of years since we last visited Michaels. We would visit often on our annual trips to KW but our last visit was less than enjoyable. The big problem was that the noise level was at a sports bar level where we could not carry on a conversation. Shouting at each other made us frustrated and anxious to leave. The server understood and apologized, but powerless to do anything about it. With so many other choices nearby, we decide to avoid Michaels until this year. We decided to give it another chance because the food was always great even though the atmosphere had deteriorated. This time the atmosphere was more like the Michaels of old. However, post-Irma issues seemed to have hit Michaels like most restaurants in KW. While the staff made a good attempt at being attentive, it appeared they were understaffed like most other restaurants. The server failed to tell us that they were out of NY Strip prior to taking our order. The food was excellent, the staff did their best, but Michaels has not regained the excellence they had years ago. We will not make it a priority to return but will probably try again in another couple of years.

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Food was excellent! Service was terrific. We always visit Michael's when we are in Key West.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Key West)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Been going here for years. The food is always consistent, the menu is great. Service is always exceptional.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 27, 2017

We are locals and have been to Michaels May times. We had reservations and arrived on time. We were treated quite rudely by the matre de and shown to an inside table,even though there were tables available in the garden which we were told were being held for other customers. We were seated in fairly empty room with a loud child in it. They left only to have another family with an even louder child seated at the same table. Our waiter was very nice and the rest of the staff was great. It will be a long time before I eat at Michaels again. The person who seared us was so rude and uncaring.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Michael's remains perhaps our favorite restaurant in Key West. We like the outdoor patio. The filets and veal chops are excellent. Nice belt and house salads with a very good wine list.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Consistently at the top of the dining scene in Key West, great service and food to match

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 22, 2017

As always, Michael’s is a great tried and true dining experience. They get it right year after year.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Great as always!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 19, 2017

We are regular diners @ Michaels during our annual multiple month stays in Key West. Over the years, Michaels has become our favorite "go-to " restaurant. We love the low key ambiance, the staff and, of course, the wonderful food. We have NEVER been disappointed!

Our first Saturday night dinner upon our arrival each year in Key West is Michaels and our last Saturday night dinner before we leave is Michaels...with several more in between.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 16, 2017

4 diner's. 4 appitizers surperb. 4 meals surperb
We come to key West every year and micheals is always a top choice

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 (Key West)·Dined on November 16, 2017

The hostess was friendly and very accommodating/ Our server was very helpful with the menu. we appreciated her suggestions and they turned out to be delicious. We enjoyed the outside fountains and dining. Excellent out of the way place. Will certainly go again.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Key West)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Quiet outdoor ambience where many locals seem to gather. Especially for a special occasion. Great menu that emphasizes prime beef, exquisitely prepared & lovely salads and fresh seafood. Excellent drinks and a first class wine selection. Good variety of desserts.
A must visit!

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·Dined on November 10, 2017

We arrived for our reservation and were told our table wasn’t ready & to stand over the bar if we liked—15 minutes later the bartender took our drink order. Thirty minutes after arriving promptly for our reservation, we were shown to our table. Bread & water arrived however the table had no bread plates set for use. The waiter finally greeted us after a 10 minute wait at the table. The menu was interesting and the food presentation was appetizing. The waiter placed the wrong entree order for one in our party and therefore that meal didn’t arrive for 10 minutes after everyone else had begun eating. The waiter was very apologetic and comped 2 desserts for our table. Michael’s Restaurant came highly recommended by our hotel concierge and while the food was great, the overall experience was less than satisfactory. We were disappointed in our dinner experience and luckily had another night in Key West to enjoy a very memorable dinner elsewhere.

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 (Houston)·Dined on November 10, 2017

We go to Michael’s every time we are in Key West. The food is good and the location makes for an enjoyable dinner.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Key West)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Michaels is always good. Love the “half” portions. That way you have room for dessert.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Portion sizes terribly small for the price. When we complained about the portion of the grilled octopus they did remove it from the bill. The meatloaf was excellent and that portion was fine. Chicken Picata was a very small portion. The other platters fell short of quantity .

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·Dined on November 7, 2017

We love coming here and highly recommend it to anyone looking for a delicious meal with an attentive wait staff. We’ve never had a bad meal here.

Tags: Disabled Access, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for Groups, Authentic, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Romantic, Cozy
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 (Key West)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Service was great food was ok not anything I would be like omg I’m craving this from there kinda deal.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 27, 2017

as always food and service were outstanding. Mahi Mahi was delicious and the smoked chicken pasta was yummy!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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 (Key West)·Dined on October 25, 2017

i did not like the new menu - too "normal" key west, not fancy. no special wine list etc. looks cheaper... besides all good. bartender fantastic as usual

Tags: Bar Seating, Cozy
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 (Key West)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Have heard about this restaurant for years. We decided to finally give it a try. We always enjoy dining experiences in Key West. Service was very slow, even by fine dining standards. Food was underwhelming as well as under done. While I waited for my steak to come back, it was ordered medium, was served very rare, I had a tastes of a fellow diner's fish and had a mouth full of bones. There was a large party across the room, perhaps this caused the wait for our dinners, but a restaurant of this supposed caliber should has been able to handle it. Will skip Michaels when next in town. Too many other great places in Key West.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Michael's is hidden away in a residential neighborhood so it's a bit off the main tourist area, about a 10-15 minute walk from Duval Street. Our server was efficient and the staff was attentive and pleasant. The potato soup special was one of the best bowls of soup I have had, and the French Onion Soup and BELT Salad were delicious as well. The 4 oz. filet mignon was cooked well and tasty though the sides were not particularly memorable. The roast beef sandwich came out almost rare but the server immediately offered to cook it more; it was flavorful though a bit fatty. The veal chop was tasty as well. They had a delicious-sounding list of fondues available, but be advised that if you are interested in the fondue menu, it is only available at the outside bar tables. Overall, the meal was good and the service was very attentive. Definitely order the soups!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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 (Miami)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Justin made our dining experience SPECTACULAR!!! He was consistently available but not overbearing. He was eager to offer suggestions and very knowledgeable about the menu and rum list. We dined within weeks after Irma and was pleasantly surprised at how well everyone was recovering (or at least appeared to be). We LOVE that the menu offers smaller portions allowing us to sample multiple dishes on the same occasion . The food is superior. This is now on the top of list of favorites in Key West( we live in Marathon) We will certainly make sure Justin is there next time.

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 (Key West)·Dined on August 31, 2017

We always look forward to coming home to Key West to spend time with special friends at one of our favorite restaurants. The staff here is awesome for cocktails are out of this world and the food is amazing

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Spicy, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch
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 (Indiana)·Dined on August 29, 2017

I have to be honest. The only reason we visited was that I had earned a $50.00 Open Table Gift card and Michael's was only one of 4 restaurants that I could use it at in Key West. It was lovely. We sat indoors since the temps were very hot and humid. We heard from several locals that the steaks were really good there; but I have a very hard time paying those prices when we are perfectly capable of grilling out top quality steaks at home. I LOVE meatloaf and always want to try other peoples versions and I understood that it was Michael's mothers recipe. It was very traditional; nothing outstanding or note worthy but a good portion of comfort food. My husband really wanted Coconut Shrimp which is only on the appetizer menu. He asked if he could have that in a dinner and they said yes, but they DOUBLED the appetizer itself which resulted in WAY too much food. They did not serve it with the typical dipping sauce until we asked for it, and that was much needed as the Shrimp without some type of sauce was too dry. Our server was great and suggested a really nice bottle of wine which we enjoyed immensely. All in all it was a pleasant evening but if you're looking for something more adventurous in Key West, I would try some of the more ethnic offerings.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 27, 2017

No,no and no.( ambiance was the only ,O.K)........................:...........................No

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 27, 2017

A nice neighborhood place. Service was very good. Food adequate but not worth the $ in my opinion. When I spend almost $50 for a steak, I expect an outstanding cut and received a lesser grade. Don't know if I would retry on my next visit to Key West given the many options in old town.

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·Dined on August 25, 2017

Third time at this establishment and like the previous times dining here the cocktails, food and ambiance were outstanding. This restaurant will remain a staple in our future visits

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Key West)·Dined on August 22, 2017

One of Key West's best restaurants
Service is outstanding
Food is always delicious

Tags: Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Cozy
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