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1735 S. Military Trail, Deerfield Beach, FL
954-427-1666
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good value

We found Chef Dooley by accident. It was very crowded for dinner and I was told by the hostess that generally you need to make reservations. However, they had a table for 2 that was empty and we were seated after waiting nearly 10 minutes for it to be cleared and reset. As others have said, the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 10, 2015
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richmond ri
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23 reviews 23 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We found Chef Dooley by accident. It was very crowded for dinner and I was told by the hostess that generally you need to make reservations. However, they had a table for 2 that was empty and we were seated after waiting nearly 10 minutes for it to be cleared and reset. As others have said, the deal here is... More 

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St. Neot, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We are from the UK and were staying in Florida fir three months. It was my birthday on 19th December and two neighbours if ours suggested we went here for my birthday. The food was excellent and the choice and prices were some of the best we have had in Florida. Very understated from the outside but you enter and... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Don't call and make a reservation on answer machine, they don't call you back as asked to confirm, had to call them back to confirm, food was rushed as they were busy, and took dishes away while we ate

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Chef Dooley on military trail in Deerfield has outstanding Italian dishes. 4 course dinners include soup and salad, entree, dessert and coffee or tea. Very reasonable with an average dinner price of $20 per person. Excellent service with attentive waiters. Love the entire experience.

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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69 reviews 69 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Chef Dooley is a great place to go if your looking for a complete meal. You get an appetizer, salad, main entree, desert and beverage at a fair price. The food is well prepared and the service is very good. This is one of my go to places in Florida ( over 30 miles round trip but worth it). My... More 

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Huntington, New York
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222 reviews 222 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Chef Dooleys is a very busy local restaurant with great value for your money...they give you a four course meal which includes appetizer, soup, main course, dessert and coffee. The food is good, not excellent. The service is good, but no smiles from staff. The portions are large, but flavor is missing. The tables are crammed in together so you... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We were a party do five who made reservations several days in advance. The restaurant calls on the set date to confirm the time and the number of guests. About a half hour before our time we had to call to inform the restaurant that. One of our party was caught in traffic so we would be about 15 minutes... More 

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I call this restaurant a formula restaurant because they have the same dishes and same specials every week. Most of their dishes are good and some are excellent. They usually give you a four course meal which they foolishly reduce to three courses on holidays. You get an appetizer, soup, main course and desert. Coffee and tea are included. I... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We are snowbirds in Florida and this is our favorite go-to restaurant with friends. They specialize in a four course Northern Italian feast - appetizer, soup, main course, dessert & coffee or tea. The quality of the food is excellent and the portions, very generous. Reservations are a must during season, especially on the weekends. Closed Mondays. I agree with... More 

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

I can only say that this was a delightful evening. The restaurant is charming, if a bit old fashioned, with tile and mirrored walls lined with French posters. Soft lighting and a quiet ambiance. Tables far enough apart for conversation, service excellent, portions very large. Had the 4 course meal. We started with the Minestrone soup (needed a bit more... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1735 S. Military Trail, Deerfield Beach, FL
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Deerfield Beach
  • Phone Number: 954-427-1666

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  • Cuisine: Italian

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