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Michaels Restaurant

4.4
4.4
2625 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
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. "

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • 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.

  • Phone number

    (305) 295-1300

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Michael Wilson

  • 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

  • Neighborhood

    Key West

  • Cross street

    Southard Street

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

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

What 2,625 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Key West

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2019

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    This place is not open
  2. PO

    PatriciaO

    San Diego

    1 review

    1.0

    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.
  3. M

    Milesaway

    Cincinnati

    69 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED. PLEASE UPDATE LISTING
  4. DG

    DeanG

    Key West

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    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!
  5. ML

    MarkL

    Philadelphia

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great night out with family
  6. L

    Laura

    Key West

    4 reviews

    5.0

    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!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    two birthdays
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    3.0

    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.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    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.
  10. P

    Phutzee

    Philadelphia

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 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.
  11. M

    Maureen

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    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.
  12. b

    burgmeister

    Orlando

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and service!
  13. D

    Deboli

    Fort Lauderdale

    24 reviews

    3.0

    24 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.
  14. DS

    DavidS

    Phoenix

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 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.
  15. GD

    GaryD

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    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.
  16. MJ

    MattJ

    1 review

    5.0

    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.
  17. N

    Naplesgirl

    New Orleans

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 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 !
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 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!
  19. J

    Julie

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    4.0

    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.
  20. AR

    AldenR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food, intimate setting. Owner and staff very friendly. Enjoyable experience.
  21. TR

    ThomasR

    Naples

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 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.
  22. K

    Katie

    Key West

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    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.
  23. JM

    JoeyM

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    5.0

    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.
  24. D

    Dumplins

    Baltimore

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 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.
  25. JM

    JasonM

    Boise

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food. Owner came to our table a couple times to make sure everything was perfect
  26. BW

    BenjaminW

    Houston

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A fantastic restaurant in a beautiful setting. Always enjoy coming back here.
  27. SG

    ShaneG

    Charleston

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Steak was perfect
  28. HE

    Happy2Eat

    New York Area

    45 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 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!
  29. DC

    DavidC

    London

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 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.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    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.
  31. M

    Mark

    Poconos

    12 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 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.
  32. A

    Annie

    New England

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 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!!
  33. M

    Murph

    Key West

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love going to Michael's. Food tastes amazing. Great atmosphere and the owners are awesome!
  34. GC

    GregC

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    3.0

    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.
  35. A

    Annie

    New England

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and ambience. Our server Rafe was delightful. Half portions were perfect for a later dinner.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious! Beautiful setting.
  37. AD

    ArtD

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    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.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    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.
  39. JO

    JOHNC

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We visit Key West yearly and Michaels is on our GO TO list
  40. MB

    MichaelB

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2019

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    Gone downhill since last visit, not sure why. Have been going there for last 6 years.

FAQs

Michaels Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 2625 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Southard Street

  • Neighborhood

    Key West

  • 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.

  • Cuisines

    American, Steak

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Michael Wilson

  • Additional

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

  • Phone number

    (305) 295-1300

  • 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

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