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Cafe Maxx

4.8
4.8
1265 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

7:00 PM


Booked 24 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 1,265 people are saying

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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
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Fort Lauderdale

    American

  • Fort Lauderdale East

    Innovative

  • Fort Lauderdale East

    American

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  1. JS

    JohnS

    Phoenix

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Best Stone Crab claws I have ever had!
  2. B

    Bradt

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Had dinner with my girlfriend for her birthday. Food was amazing, a little Pricey. Service could have been better. We were to full for dessert because we ordered to much, however the server could have brought over cookies or something with a candle to Sing HB
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All was amazing the food and the service
  4. SW

    SylviaW

    West Palm Beach

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was looking for a special place to meet some special friends. I hadn’t been to Cafe Maxx in over 10 years since I no longer live in the area. The team did not disappoint. Attentive but not hovering, perfect timing with our entrees and water glasses always full. A lovely and successful evening all around. Kudos Cafe Maxx!
  5. FT

    FirstTimers

    New York Area

    65 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always exceptional meals here. We We’re happy to know that some entrees came in appetizer sizes for the smaller appetites in our party. The salads, pasta, salmon, and snapper were incredible. Thank you!
  6. RF

    RhondaF

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We wouldn’t have Thanksgiving dinner anywhere else. We absolutely love that we discovered Cafe Maxx. We went back and ate again Friday evening. Can’t wait til next time we’re in town.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It takes a lot to impress me on the taste and preparedness of my steak. Most restaurants even quality ones just don’t get it right but Cafe Maxx exceeded my expectations. I think I can qualify this as one of my best steak eating experiences. Seasoned perfectly, cooked perfectly, A plus plus to the Chef.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always great food.
  9. j

    juliev

    West Palm Beach

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Our service was amazing, the food was incredible too. The only issue was thar the tables were so close together you were touching chairs with the person behind you. You were eating dinner with your family and the table next to you. Thank goodness the servers and food were EXCELLENT!
  10. MS

    MarkS

    Miami

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I drove up here from Miami. This is my favorite restaurant in South Florida. Fabulous food!
  11. CW

    CindyW

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cafe Max never disappoints. Another amazing meal!!
  12. JL

    JasonL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great meal at Cafe Maxx. Have been going here for 20 years
  13. JD

    JohnD

    West Palm Beach

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service1ambience4
    The food is always good but they had a large party and didn’t have enough help poor planning
  14. j

    jfs226

    Fort Lauderdale

    243 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    243 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Always delicious. Shared the experience with a person from out of town. He always brags about places in his home area, but Maxx blew him away. Bar order was perfect. I was so happy to see that my vodka gimlet that no one can make properly was PERFECT. Appetizers were different from the standard fare. Snapper tacos, and a seafood cakes. Every evening is a different menu. There are always a few of their famous classic items on the menu. I had the tuna with udon noodles, husband had the duck confit. He is a duck lover, my daughter a shrimp and scallop dish. Our out-of-town guest.... the Snapper madeira. This an old Cafe Maxx tried and true staple. Deserts do not disappoint. Apple tart with Cinnamin ice cream and caramel sauce was the winner. The only problem the waitress never introduced herself. We already have another reservation.
  15. h

    happylocals

    New England

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A favorite of ours for many years. Never disappoints, and was consistent this weekend! There was an event nearby ( drone show) that backed up traffic making us almost a half hour late ( along with many others). You would never know it after being seated. It was relaxing being there. Service professional and excellent. If kitchen was overwhelmed , you would never know it. Menu is amazing, and our selections really excellent: Amazing ravioli appetizer that we split. lamb chops,(me) and yellowtail snapper(wife). One of best diners we had in along time. Looking forward to returning.
  16. ES

    EllenS

    Washington DC

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always satisfying. Never disappoints. The food was sumptuous. Carmen, our server, gracious. And wonderfully accommodating.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our go to place
  18. BB

    BrBgirl

    New England

    42 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    $726 for 5 of us. Outrageous prices. The food was average at best. Not worth the money. Our server, Ricardo, was outstanding. The best thing we ate was the lava cake. Delicious!
  19. HG

    HeidiG

    West Palm Beach

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the appetizers to the deserts to the service!!! Excellent!!
  20. DL

    DeannaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is always wonderful. High quality ingredients and the flavors are always exquisite. Service is great!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    Slow service, extremely hot
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as usual!
  23. A

    Alan

    Miami

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding as always!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday dinner
  25. RM

    RobM

    Baltimore

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great first time experience dining at Cafe Maxx last night. Food was excellent! Our server, Ricardo, was great! We will be back. :)
  26. AF

    AaronF

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good was awesome. Service was knowledgeable and prompt.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    For me, one of the best restaurants in Florida, yes that’s that simple
  28. B

    Bocagolfer9121

    West Palm Beach

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant is great for all !! Good is exceptional and the service is superb. Our waiter went above and beyond to make our birthdays a very special occasion.
  29. RF

    RodF

    Fort Lauderdale

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Definitely over priced I was a little disappointed from what I heard. Service was great everything else was ok.
  30. SF

    SkipF

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Outstanding as always. Best tuna pizza ever. Bread pudding dessert to die for. Asked for quiet table and given nice intimate table for 2
  31. DV

    DonVito

    Jackson Hole

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have been coming to this restaurant over the course of many years. They never disappoint. Their menu is always changing so one is never bored with it. The wait staff are professional and the food is presented beautifully. Great wine menu & someone is always well acquainted with wine selections. I highly recommend this restaurant.
  32. SM

    ShaneM

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    food, service and ambiance was amazing
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Aniversario
  34. s

    sailfish

    Key West

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Everything was very good. Our waiter could have been more attentive. Our drinks sat empty for awhile.
  35. KM

    KatM

    West Palm Beach

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food as usual. This is the best restaurant in the area.
  36. E

    Elyssa

    Fort Lauderdale

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We never have a bad experience at Cafe Maxx, it’s one of our favorite places to go! We’ve introduced our friends and they love it just as much. The food is amazing but the servers make it even better. It’s almost as if they love their job. They are the best!
  37. TE

    TaraEduardo

    Fort Lauderdale

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb! Absolute fine attention to every detail. From the gorgeous hostess and hospitable handsome host, to our charming sharp waiter and busman. Our waiters suggestions all detailed and we’ll appreciated. The ambiance is lovely, nice lighting atmosphere and easy to have a conversation. I had a mezcal old fashion our waiter highly recommended that was incredible! Found out the drink was created by tequila expert Phillip Ward in 2007 in East Village NYC. My tenderloin steak out created most beautiful f the best American steak houses I’ve been to. I’m a cowgirl who enjoys an over the top steak. I originally told the waiter I wanted the cowboy steak and he responded; that’s a big steak! L O L. I was joking but happy with the 3 peppercorn filet cooked to perfection buttery medium rare! Omg Im still drooling over it and let me tell you that smoky Mezcal paired well with the steak potatoes and veggies! Husband has the black grouper and our guest had the shrimp scampi. All claiming over the top! Look forward to our retune visit!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was delicious although the appetizer portion size was very small (1 shrimp and 1 scallop) and expensive.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love Cafe Maxx! Food is consistently amazing. Service was wonderful even with a full dining room.
  40. BY

    BrooksY

    Caribbean

    35 reviews

    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great.

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 1265 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 24 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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