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Darrel & Oliver's Cafe Maxx

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2601 East Atlantic Blvd., Pompano Beach, FL 33062
(954) 782-0606
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 72
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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This is one of the best meals I've had [and I eat in a lot of different cities]. We started with Tuna shushimi pizza - amazing, on to the most favourable salad and main courses of shrimp and sea bass. For desert we had a warm chocolate cake. the flavours were bursting from our palette. Service... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
David C
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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121 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Pompano Beach, Florida
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I've eaten here a few times without incident. Usually at slow times. My daughter decided to take me for brunch on Mother's Day 2014. We arrived 10 minutes before our reservation time. Even though the restaurant was half empty the hostess had to contact one of the owners on where to seat us. The owner looked at us and said... More 

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

This is one of the best meals I've had [and I eat in a lot of different cities]. We started with Tuna shushimi pizza - amazing, on to the most favourable salad and main courses of shrimp and sea bass. For desert we had a warm chocolate cake. the flavours were bursting from our palette. Service was great, Ambiance great,... More 

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Brook Park, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Our family has been dining at Cafe Maxx at least once a year for the past 25 years; my inlaws lived really close to Cafe Maxx and would take us there each time we came down with our girls. When my daughter was planning her beach wedding (for her grandfather's sake), she immediately wanted her small, intimate wedding reception dinner... More 

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Pompano Beach, Florida
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

We originally planned to go the Houston's on the Intracoastal nearby but when they told us the wait would be 1.5 to 2.5 hours (!) we decided enough is enough and called Café Maxx and learned that they would be able to accommodate our party of nine. It was expensive, yes, but a recent inheritance covered the bill handily and... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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243 reviews 243 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Cafe Maxx in Pompano is housed in what used to be a drug store at the end of a strip mall. But this place has been turning out wonderful meals for many, many years. On a recent visit, It was nice to see that its standards had not diminished in the least. All of our dishes (swordfish, snapper, steak) were... More 

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This was our first time at this restaurant. Birthday surprise from my boyfriend. Excellent service. Everyone was polite. Waitress was very attentative. The food was delicious. A friend recommended it to my boyfriend. This is going to be our new spot. Only one thing, such a nice restaurant in a such a weird place.

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Florida
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70 reviews 70 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

celebrated a birthday with friends. We went Sunday for brunch. I had the eggs benedict and it was delicious. I have been thinking about when i will return. The bloody mary was pretty tasty as well.

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atlanta georgia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

From the moment entering the restaurant and noting the scratched up outdated appearance to the wood of the existing outside booth next to the waitress stand the evening does not measure up. In the crowded upscale Fort Lauderdale restaurant market Cafe Maxx did not earn another repeat visit, The service was very good. The ambiance was just ok as was... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Each year me and my girlfriends travel to Pompano Beach and visit one of our favorite restaurants in Florida - Maxx's Cafe! We are always pleasantly greeted and remembered by Darrel at the door. On many occasions we sit at the bar with Ron, who is one of the best bartender's around. He makes our grey goose dirty, and cosmopolitan... More 

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New York City, New York
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98 reviews 98 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015 via mobile

Came back to this hot spot because every time were in Fla. on vacation we stop here for a bite. We sat at the bar that seats around 8-10 people. Getting directly to the point: the food was good, but Bar Service sucked! The bartender did not have a personality - he was as dry and stale as the bread... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2601 East Atlantic Blvd., Pompano Beach, FL 33062
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Pompano Beach
  • Phone Number: (954) 782-0606

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 41 - 80

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?