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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

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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

4.4

value

4.1

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Quiet

85% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (18)
Good for Anniversaries (17)
Special Occasion (17)
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Quiet Conversation (17)
Great for Outdoor Dining (16)
Cozy (15)
Romantic (14)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Bar Seating (12)
Notable Wine List (10)
Casual (9)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Authentic (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Business Meals (5)
Fun (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Healthy (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Tapas (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Organic (1)
People Watching (1)
Seasonal (1)
Spicy (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined 3 days ago

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

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Great as always!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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 (Tampa)·Dined on August 21, 2017

Highly recommended for anyone in Key West. Been going here for 12 years!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Quick Bite, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on August 21, 2017

Amazing. I got the snapper and my husband the veal chop. Both were outstanding. We sat at the bar and our bartender, Ricardo, had the best suggestions and was wonderful. My only suggestion would be more variety with the Cabernet wine selection (I'm partial to the reds ;)) and we wish we had seen the fondue menu! Overall ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on August 21, 2017

Overall a wee bit disappointed.
Appetizers were very good. The fried oysters were some of the best I've had
The snapper special was very well presented with a nice sauce and balance to the sides served.
Service however was just ok and not really friendly.
I was pleased to see they had Hangar 1 vodka which makes and excellent dry martini for those who like that.
In summary, food was very good and well presented but the ambience and service diminished my experience.
Tim

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vip
 (Key West)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Always an excellent experience! Completely consistent. Your favorite dish is just like you remembered it. As a local, I recommend this restaurant frequently . A must try.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on August 18, 2017

One of our most favorite restaurants on the island! Love! Love! Love!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Groups
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·Dined on August 17, 2017

Food is always excellent. We like to sit at the bar and it's always fun. Friendly people. Bartender has been there for 17 years. Nuff said

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Orlando)·Dined on August 15, 2017

Excellent food and service! Met our expectations of fine dining.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy
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·Dined on August 14, 2017

I had the count shrimp. It was the best shrimp I've had in a long time.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Tapas, Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Key West)·Dined on August 12, 2017

great service and ambiance is good inside or outside.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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·Dined on August 11, 2017

The food and the service were both outstanding. Michael's came highly recommended and did not disappoint. We can't wait to return!

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Key West)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Me and my wife go every yr that we visit key west..amazing food,quiet outdoor setting...must haves are the duck and volcano dessert..it wont dissapoint

Tags: Romantic
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 (Indiana)·Dined on August 10, 2017

VERY PLEASANT EXSPERIENCE, WOULD GO THERE AGAIN. WAITRESS WAS VERY ATTENTIVE.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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 (Key West)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Very good food, the wait staff needs some training, not quite up to its ranking but certainly a pleasurable dining experience.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Have been here many times and we ALWAYS love it! Great food, wine, staff and atmosphere! Long standing gem :)

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Healthy, Casual, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Fun, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (London)·Dined on August 8, 2017

The restaurant used to be outstanding. Unfortunately you can't rest on your laurels. The restaurant needs to be spruced up and the wait staff more attentive. The kitchen needs help. Both entrees were sent back. The Snapper had a salty cream sauce (not edible). The meatloaf dish was terrible. No kitchen should ever send out food "looking" so terrible.
The waiter was apologetic and both the new orders of Salmon and Snapper entrees were pretty good.

Tags: Cozy
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·Dined on August 6, 2017

We were expecting great food for our 35th anniversary dinner in key West. Everyone told us Michaels is the finest restaurant on the island. When we booked the table, we indicated it was for our 35th wedding anniversary.
The food was fine, nothing special especially considering the price. I ordered the short ribs and my husband ordered the Cowboy
The staff was very formal and did not recognize the occasion.
The restaurant is in need of some sprucing up.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on August 5, 2017

It was the best steak we have ever had! It was so good we ate there twice while we were in town. We had chops and fish and it was all excellent!! We judge our vacations by how good the food is and this food made it our best Key West vacation!!!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Authentic
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