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Cafe Maxx

4.8
4.8
1312 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Fine dining establishment for almost three decades. Since 1984, Darrel and Oliver's Cafe Maxx has been delighting patrons with their innovative, award-winning cuisine. This landmark restaurant destination is the premier dining choice among South Florida's power brokers and gourmands, who desire impeccable food served in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Stylish yet unpretentious, Cafe Maxx offers a hip outside patio, a cozy bar and an energetic dining room.

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2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 27 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 10:30 am–2:45 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (954) 782-0606

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    NOW YOU CAN BRING CAFE MAXX TO YOUR EVENT!! Cafe Maxx provides full catering services to the South Florida are from small intimate groups in our private dining room to large scale events off property. For more information on catering and special events, please contact us at 954-782-0606

  • Private party facilities

    We have a private room called the Wine Room, which can hold a maximum of 30 guests. A minimum of 10 guests is required to reserve the room. Wifi is available and we have a screen for your convenience. However, we do not have a projector or any audio/video equipment. The room is wheelchair accessible. We require a 72-hour cancellation policy. Please note that we do not have a pre-fixed menu. For more information on special events, please contact us at 954-782-0606

  • Neighborhood

    Pompano Beach

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,312 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Fort Lauderdale

    American

  • Fort Lauderdale East

    Innovative

  • Fort Lauderdale East

    American

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  1. C

    lyndaC

    Columbus

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for brunch on the way to drop off friends at the airport! Everyone loved their food!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing as always
  3. DD

    DanielD

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service is always great. Love this place
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, drinks, and service were outstanding!
  5. D

    Dina

    Fort Lauderdale

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb! As always! Never disappoints, and new menu items are amazing!! dessert is a must!
  6. E

    Ellyn64

    Orlando

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    This is a lovely restaraunt. The food is consistently good. The service is usually pretty good, there are a few waiters that need to listen better.
  7. PF

    PhilipF

    West Palm Beach

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just spectacular!!!!!! Love this restaurant!
  8. LL

    LadyL

    West Palm Beach

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant needs one word...PHENOMENAL. My absolute favorite restaurant. The cuisine is world class spectacular.
  9. D

    Daphne

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    I always love dining at Cafe Maxx. Never had a bad meal yet.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food & service!!! We can’t wait to go back!!
  11. k

    kenl

    Chicago

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful spot. Old fashioned looking place. Service is superior , as is the food. Best dining experience in the area. They really know what they are doing. TRY THE SHORT RIBS !!!!!!!!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful food and perfect service. Many diners were obnoxiously loud, but you can’t prevent that!!
  13. JC

    JoeC

    Naples

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Food by Great Chefs
  14. a

    annes

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    went in for dinner alone and sat at the bar. was made welcome from the start.
  15. FL

    FLBARB

    Fort Lauderdale

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Birthday celebration on a very busy in season Saturday night! Happier when it’s off season but the food was delicious as always!
  16. CL

    CindyL

    West Palm Beach

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to Cafe Maxx for my husband’s birthday. We had a perfect evening. We requested seating near the TV’s so we could watch a NFL playoff game. We were accommodated. Our server was very attentive and the food we ordered was spectacular.
  17. P

    Paul

    Louisville

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Some things were excellent and some missed the mark. The pizza tuna sashimi was amazing. However the flounder and snapper entrees we over cooked and dry. Service was great and my cocktail was strong. Including tip we spent over $200 and for that much money it should have been perfect.
  18. ED

    EDizzle

    West Palm Beach

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best meals in a long time. The Tuna Sashimi Pizza was outstanding and fun. Great to share. Also really enjoyed the Crispy Brussels Sprouts.The main courses specifically the Tuna AB's Triple Tail dishes were great and the pasta dishes were perfectly prepared. The Vanilla Bean Crème Brulee was amazing!!! Don't walk but run to Cafe Maxx. I can't wait to return!!!
  19. CM

    ChristineM

    West Palm Beach

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Cafe Maxx and have been going for years! Food is amazing and great quality! The entire staff goes above and beyond to make every experience memorable!
  20. KM

    KatieM

    West Palm Beach

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing, as always! Service was fantastic!
  21. B

    Bml9s

    Miami

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are frequent diners at Cafe Maxx and love the atmosphere and amazing food. Everything on the menu is 5 out of 5.
  22. KC

    KathyC

    West Palm Beach

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It is always a pleasure to eat at Cafe Maxx. It is very high end but with that being said, everything about the experience is high end. The ambiance, the service and, most of all the food. They are always on their game and, for me, the highest standard of excellence.
  23. JH

    JohnH

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great brunch with an eclectic menu.
  24. MM

    MisterM

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always Cafe Maxx has out done itself again!
  25. L

    Lexy35

    Western NC

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and the service was great! I recommend Cafe Maxx.
  26. JF

    JosephF

    New England

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quality fresh and delicious food with menu that changes daily, Carla was a great and pleasant server. Pricey but worth it. Will be back again!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best restaurants in the area. SOOOOOO glad e stopped here. all the food was so amazing we went crack the next ninny.
  28. JS

    JimS

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant never disappoints. The fact that they have been in business as long as they have speaks volumes. I've been eating here for 20 years or more and it is a perennial favorite. Not a bad item on the menu!!
  29. AT

    AlyT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    we love the food and the wait staff - and the drinks are amazing !
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    19 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Had heard quite a bit about Cafe Maxx, decided to give it a try. Food just wasn’t tasty and mixed drinks were like drinking shots. Crowd seemed old and service as well as food was outdated. Not a place I will visit again or recommend.
  31. MB

    MichaelB

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was packed for NYE and we still got outstanding food and service.
  32. D

    susanD

    West Palm Beach

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We loved the food & the service was excellent. It was a wonderful meal... luxurious even..
  33. B

    Bill1234

    West Palm Beach

    109 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    109 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Regular menu on New Year’s eve. All food was excellent as usual. Service a bit off, getting water and bread, but overall not an issue
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    94 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    94 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great. New Year’s Eve was good- not over done and annoying.
  35. RW

    RaftermansWords

    Fort Lauderdale

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been dining at Cafe Maxx for the last 15 years, usually 3 or 4 times per year. It is always an outstanding dining experience.
  36. LB

    LizB

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed a perfect meal at Cafe Maxx, our go-to restaurant for special occasions! We started with the sashimi pizza which was delicious. Our server was friendly and attentive.
  37. MB

    MonicaB

    Fort Lauderdale

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Menu is changed daily. They always have several options of fresh local fish. Cafe Maxx is one of our go-to restaurants because it is consistently great. Tuna pizza is a must
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience with fantastic food, but pricey.
  39. r

    rgbrody

    New York Area

    83 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    83 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and service. They serve promptly without rushing you.
  40. r

    richard

    Miami

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    we were there on Christmas eve. sevice was amazing, Food was awesome. small cozv atmosphere.

FAQs

Cafe Maxx offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (954) 782-0606.

Cafe Maxx is rated 4.8 stars by 1312 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 27 times today
Google Map for Cafe Maxx

2601 E Atlantic Blvd., Pompano Beach, FL 33062

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Pompano Beach

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 10:30 am–2:45 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (954) 782-0606

  • Catering

    NOW YOU CAN BRING CAFE MAXX TO YOUR EVENT!! Cafe Maxx provides full catering services to the South Florida are from small intimate groups in our private dining room to large scale events off property. For more information on catering and special events, please contact us at 954-782-0606

  • Private party facilities

    We have a private room called the Wine Room, which can hold a maximum of 30 guests. A minimum of 10 guests is required to reserve the room. Wifi is available and we have a screen for your convenience. However, we do not have a projector or any audio/video equipment. The room is wheelchair accessible. We require a 72-hour cancellation policy. Please note that we do not have a pre-fixed menu. For more information on special events, please contact us at 954-782-0606

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