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Darrel & Oliver's Cafe Maxx

2601 East Atlantic Blvd., Pompano Beach, FL 33062
(954) 782-0606
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Ranked #21 of 302 Restaurants in Pompano Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $41 - $80
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Deerfield Beach, Florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Café Maxx is one of my very favorite restaurants. Great for special occasions and equally a fun place to eat at the bar. It would be hard to find a more friendly place to spend an evening. The food is ALWAYS memorable. It is one of those places where making a choice is always challenging....sharing plates is what we often... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I have always loved this restaurant. I have been coming to this restaurant for decades. It has never disappointed me. Darrel, the owner, greets us and is genuine and down to earth. He makes our dining experience extra special. This restaurant is a classic. It's greats to just go to the bar for drinks and apps or a special friends/... More

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Pompano Beach, Florida, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Intimate atmosphere and excellent food. I have never had a disappointing experience at Cafe Maxx. Highly recommended for special occasions.

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Pompano Beach, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Great place for a foodie! Menu changes weekly, but can't go wrong with staples like the tuna sashimi pizza and onion crusted snapper! Look for the awesome summer $35 wine tastings too!

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Pompano Beach, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Must try the Sashimi Pizza appetizer and onion-crusted snapper! All the food changes nightly and is ultra-gourmet

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Fort Myers, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

My daughter and I went to dinner for her birthday on the recommendation of her boss. The wait staff indicated that Cafe Maxx was in its 30th year, suggesting a model for customer satisfaction. We had a delicious bottle of wine, a '10 Leviation Meritage for $80. from their very extensive (and accurate) wine list, Our entree's were the three... More

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Boca Raton, Florida
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

On March 22 our party of four ate in Cafe Maxx. We thought we would get superior food and service and neither happened. Our dinners consisted of Salmon, Wahoo, Shrimp and Duck and none were especially good with the Wahoo and the Shrimp being very poor. Our two desserts were Apple Tart that was terrible and Key Lime Pie that... More

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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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85 reviews 85 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Overall an excellent experience, a little pricey but worth the price.This is the place for a special dining experience and a romantic dinner if you are foodies.The trio of tournadoes and duck were outstanding.Salad was perfectly dressed, flat bread and breads were great. Dessert was terrific and large enough to share.Coffee was just like the islands.You will need a reservation... More

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London
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

There was no warmth in the greeting and the service was very impersonal. The food was decent but unnecessarily rich. If you like creamy and heavy food this is the place for you. The furnishing was nondescript. It felt like eating in an early 90s restaurant. It was not as good as it should have been.

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ft. lauderdale, florida
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56 reviews 56 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

Had a nice evening planned at Cafe Max and considering we haven't been there in years we were really looking forward to great food but were totally underwhelmed The apps were very good but the main courses were not so great. Hogfish, a local delicious fish was dry and not very hot considering the plate was very hot ,which leads... More

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