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“What a great discovery..”

Michaels Restaurant
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Ranked #35 of 447 Restaurants in Key West
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$31 - US$50
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Southard Street
Description: 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. "
Oregon
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150 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
“What a great discovery..”
Reviewed 23 November 2013

We've been in Key West 10 times and found Michaels for the first time. How could we have not known about this restaurant? I googled fine dining restaurants instead of the usual casual (and good) KW restaurants. Michaels popped up and great reviews (but, there is always a couple naysayers). It's close to Duval but, about a four block walk (due North). It's on a side street of Southard on Margaret. It is a classy looking restaurant with outdoor seating as well as, inside air-conditioned. The attire is dressy casual, which means no shorts or jeans, although we saw them, too. Not nice for this restaurant. A very ample menu with a large variety of different foods. All the way from seafood, steaks, chicken, pasta and even meatloaf. The full bar area had a great selection of different and high end liquors. The wine selection was great, too. One thing that was really neat is that they also had a smaller appetite menu, with a great selection. We opted for that section. The caesar salad was delish! We shared a key lime pie for dessert, made in the Key West style. They don't advertise a lot, and don't have to. It's a word of mouth restaurant and by the time we left most tables were full. A super restaurant for a special and delicious dinner. Michael is the owner/chef/creator. He has surely created a peaceful, romantic and delicious restaurant!

  • Visited November 2013
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Virginia Beach, VA
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“Great Food+ Location AND Service!”
Reviewed 23 November 2013

I think this is a hidden gem. Suzette was our server / bartender (we had the fondue). She was great- took all of her suggestions and they were all spot on! Great spot!

  • Visited November 2013
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ft myers fl
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“not your tourist trap”
Reviewed 20 November 2013

everything about this restaurant exudes elegance. the staff, the atmosphere, and most of all the food and presentation.off the beaten path but well worth seeking out

  • Visited August 2013
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Greenfield, Indiana
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Went with the Tried and True”
Reviewed 20 November 2013

Our knowledgeable and friendly waitress offered some very enticing specials for the evening of our visit but we opted for the two items on the main menu which were classified as "Master's Chef Classic Peoples Choice Award" winners. My wife went with the "Michael's Veal Chop" and I went for the 8 ounce version of the "Filet Al Forno". Both were excellent, perfectly prepared and presented. I sincerely wish I could remember our waitress's name because I would directly complement her here for her choice of a Pinot Noir that perfectly complemented my filet. Some might think Michael's is a bit on the expensive side but from where we were sitting it was a great value.

  • Visited November 2013
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“First time there - going back!”
Reviewed 17 November 2013

A real treat! The four of us all ordered seafood and it was all perfect! Excellent service and ambiance. Call ahead for a reservation.

Visited November 2013
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