We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Nice Surprise” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Darrel & Oliver's Cafe Maxx

Darrel & Oliver's Cafe Maxx
2601 East Atlantic Blvd., Pompano Beach, FL 33062
(954) 782-0606
Website
Menu
Update restaurant details
Ranked #21 of 298 restaurants in Pompano Beach
Price range: $41 - $80
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Philadelphia
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Nice Surprise”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

My husband and I joined another couple for dinner here recently and had a great meal. We had not been there for years. The atmosphere is relaxed and comfortabl,e but the food is at a gourmet level. Our starters and entrees were all delicious. It is a great sign when you don't think you could ever replicate the dish yourself. They also allowed us to linger at the table and talk instead of trying to push us out. The service was just right. I will definitely go back and would recommend it.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

98 reviews from our community

78% Recommend
    55
    22
    10
    5
    6
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Deerfield Beach, Florida
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Best little find in Pompano”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Amazing Chef. Love the small cafe feeling. For food and service of this standard, it's a great find. I have been dining here since 1992 and have never been disappointed. I read reviews often and have to defend the staff and the owners. If I feel ill after a meal, it's usually from drinking.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Pompano Beach, Florida, United States
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Fantastic Restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

I have eaten at Cafe Maxx numerous times. I have never had a meal that was not excellent. It's a bit cramped inside, and a little noisy. If you're looking for something intimate, I wouldn't suggest it. If you're looking for a great meal, you can do no better.

Visited June 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
New Hampshire
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great for a Special Occasion”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

We ended up at Cafe Maxx because every other restaurant in the area had a long wait. I found Cafe Maxx using my iPhone. The reviews were good and they could seat a party of 5. We were celebrating my birthday, and wanted a nicer place. The menu is very unique, but also very pricey. The service was attentive, but the manager that night seemed more interested in having drinks at the bar. He never came around and did not even acknowledge us when we left. The food was excellent - fresh and well-prepared. No one in our party was disappointed. The waitress and kitchen were a little unsure about how to handle a dairy allergy. They were not sure what ingredients were "dairy," but once I explained it, things were fine. For the record, eggs are not dairy. Milk, cream, butter, cheese are dairy. Overall, it was a very nice evening. I would go back again.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Chicago
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
“A suprising and delicious menu”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

We went to Cafe Maxx, as a party of 8, based upon a recommendation from someone who lives in the area. The restaurant was located in a strip mall and we almost drove past the site, not expecting this location. The menu was fresh, creative and all in our party had selected something different for the entree. All had remarked that their selections were delicious. The only downside was in the "speciality beer menu." In our party we had people from Massachusetts, Illinois, Indiana, Washington state and Pennsylvania. We decided to try some of the various brews from the different geographic locations. We had tried to order 4 or 5 different listed beers, only to have the waitress come back to the table and say "we're out of that brand". At one point, a member of our party had asked for a second round, only to hear the "that was the last bottle" and would you like to try something else. So, I would only recommend some sort of inventory control or a re-vamping of the beer menu.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Darrel & Oliver's Cafe Maxx also viewed

 

Been to Darrel & Oliver's Cafe Maxx? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Darrel & Oliver's Cafe Maxx, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.