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Darrel & Oliver's Cafe Maxx

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2601 E Atlantic Blvd, Pompano Beach, FL 33062-4939
+1 954-782-0606
17:30 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 17:30 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
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Cooper City
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Not much to say but AMAZING! always excellent on every level - food, menu (changes daily) staff, service, wine list, ambiance! Highly recommended!

Thank lovetospin
Boca Raton, Florida
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20 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is another place we have frequented over the last 30 years or so. For years it has been my choice of locations to celebrate my birthday. The last few years, I have to say it has not been what I recall but that's to be expected as staff changes occur both in the front and the back. It's a... More 

Thank charlesregal
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60 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a good restaurant is all about: warm welcome, convivial atmosphere, well-turned-out creative international cuisine, good service, big wine list. So many dinners here, I've lost count, and every time I say I'll be back. All this comes at a price, but rarely has there been a dish I wouldn't order again. Don't miss the tuna sashimi pizza or the... More 

1 Thank Richard J
New York City, New York
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62 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Every bite of our Sunday brunch was a treat. We started with drinks (a Bellini and a bloody Mary) with the caviar pie appetizer (imagine a "pie" with egg salad in the bottom, a layer of cream cheese topped with three types of caviar) served with toast. My guest had the lump crab and wilted spinach eggs Benedict with asparagus... More 

Thank RLissak
Management response:

I want to thank you for the kind words, it means a lot. We hope to see you again soon. Darrel More 

Philadelphia, PA
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ate brunch here today. The food was fabulous; five stars. The service was good, but not great; 3 stars. If you can tolerate a few minor issues (and really, I do mean minor) and you want incredible food, eat here. As someone with friends in the restaurant industry, I don't let service issues one time at one restaurant deter me... More 

Thank legalprincess
Management response:

Thank you for the wonderful review. We are working on making those other issues resolved. Darrel More 

Woodridge, Illinois
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219 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

What a great place! We had a pre-selected menu for a business meeting and it was really good! We had a small private room for 20 and it was just right. The serves was very good. The chef uses unique flavors to blend and create really good tasting food.

Thank Lisa2735
Management response:

Thank you Lisa for the kind words it is very much appreciated! Darrel Owner Operator More 

Tallahassee, Florida
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

This is an over priced bistro, the waiters have an attitude that they would prefer to be some where else rather than wait on the customers. The food is good but for the Price it isn't Great! I have asked other locals they feel the same way......

Thank Franny D
Management response:

Hi Franny; I hope that you will trust that your experience with us was highly unusual. I was upset to learn of your experience and hope you will accept my apology, and want you to know how much I appreciate you patronage. Would it be possible to speak with you on the phone to get more details about your evening... More 

Lighthouse Point, Florida, United States
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Cafe Maxx has always been a favorite but air had not been in lately. The space is smallish but very comfortable. Service was perfect and the meal was delicious. I recommend the Brussel sprouts and tuna sushi pizza to start. Everyone loved their meal from filet to snapper to my favorite...the Hog Snapper. Definitely will come back as soon as... More 

1 Thank Deborah D
Management response:

Hello Deborah; Thank you for the kind words. I am happy you enjoyed your experience with us! hope to see you again. Darrel Owner, Café Maxx More 

1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

We were recommended to go here by a friend's friend. It took more than 40 min to get our meals after ordering. The petite fillet mignon was delicious but everything else was mediocre to poor. My kids didn't eat their meals at all but the worst part was that we were still charged for their meals. Any decent "high end"... More 

Thank Travellar999
Louisville, Kentucky
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73 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

The service, atmosphere, and food all surpassed our expectations based on the reviews we read. Definitely someplace you need to try!

Thank mdq42
Management response:

Thank you for the kind words in your review. I so pleased that you enjoyed your experience here. Darrel, Owner More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$60
Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2601 E Atlantic Blvd, Pompano Beach, FL 33062-4939
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Broward County  >  Pompano Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 954-782-0606

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