DelacaSeas Cafe

4.1
66 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood

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DelacaSeas Cafe Is the best cafe in Lauderdale by the Sea Kitchy Chic .Farm to Table locally grown produce and Fresh Seafood delivered daily Dont Forget about our Sunday/Champagne Brunch Beer and Wine Available. Ask about the Monthly Wine Dinners first Monday of the month. Catering Also Available .Please come join us for breakfast.lunch,dinner or our award winning sunday brunch. Celebrate the 20th anniversary pride festival! At DelacaSeas Cafe voted top 100 gay owned and operated restaurants in the United States
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dh1984
Miami
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My First time at DelacaSeas was so fun, stopped by for brunch with my family.
waitstaff was very friendly and food was great!

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vipRudynJeff
Miami
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food4service4ambience3

The best thing about this restaurant was the wonderful service we received from Michael the server who took care of us. He just recently started working there and was very attentive. The food quality was very good. So, you might ask why the two-star rating? Well, it goes something like this. We arrived on time for our 7:30 reservation to be told that the table was not available and with no expectation of when it would be available. We were treated as if we were a bother rather than a customer. A gentleman came out who appeared to be the owner, when we asked when will our table be available since we had a 730 reservation, he answered, “well everybody had a reservation for 7:30“ If it were not for Michael advocating for us to have a table, we would’ve probably never sat down and would have gone elsewhere. We were finally seated at 7:55 pm and we did not receive our meal till 9:00 pm.. It’s a shame because the restaurant is quite lovely, and we understand that a small restaurant can have a challenge meeting all its reservations. The point was the lack of care from the owner and frankly, we never even received an apology or even acknowledgement that they were not ready for us. There are so many great restaurants and choices at this price point (our meal for 2 was over $100) that we will not be back given the attitude from the owner. Not once did he apologize. It’s too bad he takes the locals for granted. When the hot summer days arrive, locals are the ones that would help him survive the doldrums.

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vipTimL
Milwaukee
17 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience2

When we arrived after making a reservation for 7:15, we were told that someone else had snatched our table

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PatriciaB
Louisville
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, and very gracious service. A favorite to return to each year.

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CherylR
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

3 out of 5 dishes were cold. $9 waffles were Eggos I’m sure. Hard and cold. Server was slow and inexperienced. Overpriced for what you get. Don’t waste your time and money.

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vipDunwoodydiner
Atlanta
51 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful little restaurant near the beach in Pompano area. Fish was fabulous. Large portions. Great service.

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ellesee
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A nice place for a quiet dinner. The crab cakes and snapper were delicious. Great service. I love the quirky decor.

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vipKevinC
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our favorite restaurants in lauderdale by the sea. The quaint decor (with vintage accessories) just adds to the total experience. Kudos to the chef for the excellent menu and preparation. Our server, Paul, was the best!

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Stavdog
Cleveland
24 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great place to eat. Very homey feeling and great friendly staff. My favorite is the Snapper Picatta.

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vipAndy
Miami
30 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Has been my favorite restaurant in the Fort Lauderdale area for several years. I visit it every time I’m in the area.

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Sheljohn
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here and loved the experience. Ambiance is lovely, like sitting in your grandmother’s dining room. Service was prompt and attentive. Had breakfast, which was delicious and prepared to order. There is both indoor and outdoor seating. Definitely a recommended restaurant and they take Open Table reservations.

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Stavdog
Cleveland
25 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have always found Delecaseas to be a wonderful dining experience. Our last trip we were disappointed in the Crab Cakes. But tonight it was back to normal. I had the special Brazino fish dinner and my wife had the Snapper Picatta. Both excellent. This place is highly recommended by us. Bypass the Crab Cakes, but everything else is superb.

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WGut
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

My wife and I both ordered the branzino. Mine was cooked perfectly, hers not so much. Brussel sprouts were delicious. Sauteed veggies we're drowning in sauce. Beet salad excellent. Key Lime tini & Chocolate Mousse were both really good.

JG
vipJuliaG
Miami
27 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining at Delacaseas is like having dinner at a favorite relative's house.
Food is consistently delicious and Paul is a wonderful host.
Always look forward to our next meal.

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KarenS
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great food but under staffed. Consider it worth the wait for a
delicious meal.

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vipJennT
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Colleen is an outstanding & creative chef. Go for the food (not the decor)

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frank
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Wine pairing dinner. Wines were ok not great or even above average. Food was excellent with red snapper licorice my favorite

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Stavdog
Cleveland
25 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We have been here several times. Food is always excellent, except last night my wife and I thought our crab cakes tasted a little fishy. We don’t think the crab was fresh. Our friends meals were delicious. They had veal and salmon. We will be back, but we won’t order the crab cakes again.

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KimberlyS
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely night at DelacaSeas. The food and service were great. Highly recommended.

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vipSvoyager11
Orange County
37 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Very quaint small restaurant, with a bed and breakfast feel to it. Interesting menu, with a number of intriguing breakfast items (4 types of eggs benedict, etc.). Service reasonably attentive and more than willing to do the little extra things - bring an extra scone, or sausage patty, to suit the most finicky guest (i.e. my brother).

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous, intimate, friendly, delicious, warm, special, small dining paradise. Our waiter was knowledgeable, helpful, and attentive. Even met the chef! She came over to chat, served our food, and made certain that our dining experience was special. Looking so forward to our next visit! Thank you Colleen.

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ConnieK
Portland
11 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place, great service, and awesome food. This is a small place you wouldn't easily see so it seems like a hidden gem. I had the market special which was branzino fish with fresh brussel sprouts that was cooked perfectly. I also had the beet salad and key lime pie (deconstructed). It was all a feast for my taste buds. Loved it and will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Greta place , friendly staff and a unique experience

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was nicely prepared and the service was personal and friendly. A good neighborhood vibe in a place that emphasizes repeat business.

We will return.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice small restaurant off the main roads.

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vipBrie
Miami
78 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a lovely find! This is a simple restaurant with a casual beach feel, and the food is outstanding! The service was great, and even the chef came out to see how everything was.
We do not live in the area but it is definitely worth a drive!
Thank you!!!

PJ
vipProfJo
Miami
120 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Collett and Paul cooked and serve a marvelous dinner. The crab cakes are probably the best in South Florida . A recipe that a behind the scenes part time chef Carlos may have influenced. The rack of lamb in a demiglace sauce on risotto was delicious. A decent ordinary Montpulciano was a good pairing. Finish with a deconstructed key lime pie, when added to the catch up conversation with the staff, made the dinner! This is a neighborhood gem for fine dining fare and simple elegance. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and catering, Delacaseas Cafe is a Lauderdale By the Sea dining treasure. Located downtown & just north of Commercial Blvd, there is ample new public parking is next door. Treat your taste buds and visit them.

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frank
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambiance and service are terrific. Food is great Colleen makes a great cobbler and Paul makes you feel at home. A must go to all in area

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vipAndy
Miami
30 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely great restaurant. I’ve been there for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The food is exceptional. My favorite restaurant in south Florida.

JG
vipJuliaG
Miami
27 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have often dined at Delicaseas and we are never disappointed. Food is consistently delicious and service is very pleasant. Usually Paul takes care of us, but this time we had the pleasure of meeting Carlos as our server. He was efficient and very pleasant to. talk to and we had a wonderful and memorable evening.

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vipfrequentdiner
Miami
32 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in every way...service, food, presentation! Very personable dining experience. Highly recommend!

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vipAndy
Miami
30 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By far the best restaurant in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea. Great food, fun atmosphere, nice people! I highly recommend it!

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diningout
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the food, service, and ambience. I recommend the restaurant highly.

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Twshore
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice Sunday brunch at DelacaSeas! Menu is not huge but is varied. Everything we had was quite good. They also had a brunch special, but we stayed with the lunch menu. Service was friendly, and good. We will be back soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We were sat near the kitchen were we heard the microwave door slam open and close the entire meal. They had no children's menu or changing table in restrooms to start. We ordered the Brussels caesar which had no flavor and was just weird served warm. I had Snapper, my husband Scallops and my daughter chicken marsala. All meals were flavorless and absolutely disgusting. My mash potatoes looked reheated several times my 2 year old spit them out. It's sad we wanted to try a new place close to home and were just so disappointed. Are server looked homeless and on drugs and the food was horrible we will never return!!

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vipAnnemarie
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently great food. My 'fussy' friend had the branzino, an evening speacial and loved it. She took home an order of crab cakes for the following day and was thrilled. They were loaded with crab meat and delicious. I had chicken marsala, a house favorite and favorite of mine. Parking is a pain right now, but there are plenty of places to park within a short walking distance.

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SueBee
Miami
33 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience2

The dinner menu was limited and the prices were high for the venue. The place is going for cutesy but the prices are too high for cutesy. The food was mediocre. My friend had to return her chicken dish as being inedible. Had looked forward to eating there but will not return.

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vipAnnemarie
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I hosted a small dinner party for 10 and it was outstanding. I worked with Pauly to come up with a menu that would appeal to the group of foodies I would be dining with. We started with large, ice cold shrimp cocktail, a beautiful selection of gourmet cheeses and homemade bread, antipasto with imported meats, olives, peppers, etc. There was a table set up with a selection of red, white and blended wine. This was serve while we waited for all guests to arrive. Once seated we had a delicious meatball appetizer, followed by a porcini mushroom risotto and field of greens salad. Main course was sauteed red snapper and chicken masala served with garlic mashed potatoes and fresh vegetable. Strawberry shortcake birthday cake and my special request to Pauly 's was for his secret recipe blueberry scones (that were served hot.....i thought I was in heaven). Truly a great local restaurant that makes you feel like you might be sitting in a European cafe. Warm, comfortable,friendly staff make you feel at home. I have been for breakfast, lunch, dinner and the once a month wine dinner and have never been disappointed. A great local place with fresh, delicious food.

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vipfrequentdiner
Miami
32 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best chicken marsala I've ever had! Be sure to save room for the homemade cobbler dessert, amazing! Small, quaint, intimate restaurant. Nice selection of wine by the glass $9. I would definitely recommend and we'll definitely be returning guests.

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vipLindareads
Miami
20 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

This was our third trip to Delacaseas and it was as good as the first time. The menu is small, but the presentation is very nice. They do offer several specials, but the prices on those can be relatively higher than the offerings on the regular menu. They have a small selection of wines, but they are fine and reasonably priced. We will definitely return.

FAQs

DelacaSeas Cafe offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (954) 958-0907.

DelacaSeas Cafe is rated 4.1 stars by 66 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.