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“Food was good, but location is terrible”
Review of Pompano Grill

Pompano Grill
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Ranked #30 of 167 Restaurants in Cocoa Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $38
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Takeout
Description: We are a small family owned and operated restaurant! We pride ourselves on using the finest ingredients - our fish is fresh - never frozen! We offer a variety of dishes to satisfy any palate - Our specialty is our preparation of fresh locally caught fish, we also offer a variety of seafood, steak & chicken dishes as well as pasta and vegetarian dishes. We cook from the heart and serve all of our guests as if they are family! Reservations are suggested.
Reviewed July 9, 2014

While we enjoyed the food, it was quite good, the restaurant's location was unfortunate and not very nice inside. It is very crowded and it is awkward. But the food, while expensive, was tasty-the sauces were real nice and the fish cooked nicely. They did not have 2 of the menu items that we had specifically gone there for so that was disappointing. We were with several other couples and we were not very hungry so we decided to share a meal...well, they charge $7.00 to share a meal. I had not even asked if there was a charge because the area, location, and facilities certainly did not warrant such a charge, at all! That was a disappointment and we will probably never go back, it just did not have a nice feel about the place.

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1  Thank Lesliemomof6
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Jacqueline S, Owner at Pompano Grill, responded to this reviewResponded July 10, 2014

Thank you for your candid review. We do apologize that you were not please with decor and atmosphere and size of our restaurant. We are undergoing some much needed renovations and redecorating - so I do invite you to stop in and see us again!

We pride ourselves on our fresh local - never frozen - fish - having said that - we do run out of fish from time to time, and we are sorry to disappoint our guests in any way. I would encourage you to call ahead and "reserve" a particular menu item - so we assure that we will have it on hand when you arrive.

I would like to also comment on the "share" fee - I apologize if your server did not make you aware of this $6.95 fee (which is optional) - Our share fee of $6.95 gives each diner a full sized salad, a plate with half portion of each entree including our fresh vegetables, pasta, rice or garlic mashed potatoes. I do wish that you would have brought this to your servers attention the night of your meal - we would have gladly removed this charge from your bill, since you were not notified. It really gives us a chance to assure that our customers are 100% satisfied.

I invite you to try our restaurant again, ask for me personally, and I will treat you to one of our outstanding appetizers, and let us know how you like our new decor!

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Reviewed June 29, 2014

With a diverse set of seafood options from shrimp to fish is truly astounding. The tile fish and lion fish we had was prepared amazingly with almondine sauce and the garlic mashed potatoes were to die for. Been a regualr for a while now and it's definitely the perfect place to go for fresh seafood.

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Reviewed June 28, 2014

A friend suggested we go try Pompano Grill so the four of us head over there. Small place, about 3 miles from where we live and did not even know about it. Entered the restaurant , and we were greeted with "do you have reservations?" Yikes, we thought wow, need reservations, and never heard of it... Well they were full, but had one large table for a party coming in a bit later. Asked it minded sitting there and we did.
To sum it up, food was fantastic, service the same, portion size also fantastic.
The Coconut Shrimp was to die for, especially with the Banana sauce they made to go with them. I had the Triple Tail which was done perfect, and another had the Tuna which was extremely fresh and cooked perfect.
The Caesar Salad which comes with the meal was yummy, with plenty of fresh shaved parmesan cheese.
If you are in Cocoa Beach, or close by, try the little out of the way eatery!!

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2  Thank dizneyman
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Reviewed June 1, 2014

My wife, her sister and I went to Pompano Grill for the first time while we were in Cocoa Beach. What a find! The staff was attentive and very friendly. The seafood was terrific! We are from Maryland and pretty picky about seafood.We will return next year for sure. Cocoa Beach has a lot of great places to eat, but this was exceptional.

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2  Thank BobinMD
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Reviewed May 28, 2014

This place was recommended by the manager of our rented condo. Very small and intimate, which we liked. The food was just wonderful, and the service great. Definitely on my list of favorite restaurants.

2  Thank MFeinhals11
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