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“Will return.....”
Review of Chef Dooley

Chef Dooley
Ranked #26 of 225 Restaurants in Deerfield Beach
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Naples, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
102 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Will return.....”
Reviewed August 20, 2013 via mobile

Good atmosphere...great service and good food at a great price. We all enjoyed our dinner and the price was great. Four course dinner under 20.00 each with huge portions WORTH A TRIP .

Visited August 2013
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English first
Northeast USA
Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Great value, not so great food!”
Reviewed March 24, 2013 via mobile

On appearance it seems like a good value. Four courses for the price of your entreé. First the good:

The waitstaff was attentive! Good about refills and taking orders.

Bland soup began my meal. Decent next course of salads. Entreés were lacking in flavor. Maybe because the average age was 75, as one other reviewer noted.

Pasta with seafood seemed like a good choice. Sauce thin and somewhat bland. Others in our party didn't have any rave reviews either.

Desserts were fair tasting. Nothing stellar.

Can't say I would return or recommend, sorry.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“All surface.”
Reviewed March 24, 2013 via mobile

Oof. I went there tonight, 3/24/13, and while the decent enough minestrone…'soup,' if you can call it that, was well-ish made, no complaints on the run-of-the-mill Caesar salad, but the entree was the piece de resistance.

Chicken Parmesan. Simple enough, right? Chicken breast, lightly breaded, fried, slightly sauced and cheesed (verb?).

Nope.

What I got was clearly freshly harvested-from the icy depths of the freezer. A 1/8 inch thick 'chicken' "cutlet" (being generous here) DOUSED in sauce, slabs of burnt "cheese" gingerly slapped on top.

It had a distinctive, chewy cardboard taste. Maybe a fleshy texture? Who could say?

Cheap prices and pretty atmosphere does not a quality meal make.

NO GO. AVOID AT ALL POSSIBLE COSTS.

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Deerfield Beach, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
318 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“Good value”
Reviewed March 23, 2013

Food is good and you get a complete meal from appetizer to desert. Wait staff was attentive, but not overbearing. Food was plentiful. Too much to eat, took some home. The chocolate cake was fantastic. Important to make a reservation. Restaurant is small. Would go back.

  • Visited March 2013
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Deerfield Beach, FL
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Amazing food/service/price”
Reviewed February 14, 2013

I've been to Chef Dooley's twice in the last 6 months and it was outstanding each visit. This last time was for a 50th wedding anniversary celebration. I didn't think to make reservations since it's a local restaurant in an odd location. I forgot about the snowbirds being back in town! They were booked for the night but the hostess was more than accomodating and made room for my small party of 3. The service is great; someone is always near to refill glasses or answer questions - always with a smile! The food was 5-star!! I had one of the specials for the night which was Duck a l'orange. I've ordered this entree at some of the best restaurant's in Paris ... Chef Dooley's was so much better! Another person in our party ordered the Veal Chop special. It was so large and so juicy that she decided to take some home for the next night! The entrees are always interesting and the 4-course deal can't be beat! The starter course of escargot in a pesto sauce is delectable...I needed extra bread to soak up all the lovely sauce. The soups are average but with all the other trimmings, I can't see complaining. Their prices are right on target and this is a great find in a small Publix shopping center!

  • Visited February 2013
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