Pompano Grill

4.8
386 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
We are a small family owned and operated restaurant that pride ourselves on curating a beautiful blend of ambiance, service, and food that is cooked from scratch. Pompano Grill offers a variety of dishes to satisfy any palate and to celebrate any life moment, or just celebrate life itself. Our specialty is our preparation of fresh locally caught seafood. We also offer a variety of meat and vegetarian dishes in the form of small and large plates. We cook from the heart and serve all of our guests as if they are family. Come and join us at our table for dinner, see you soon!

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 386 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.7
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KatieF
Orlando
10 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cute little gem in Cocoa Beach! Delicious food including fresh seafood. I highly recommend the escargot appetizer, it was fantastic!

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LisaF
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the most fabulous evening celebrating a new promotion with a friend.
The yellow fin tuna appetizer was amazing!
I chose the shrimp & grits and my friend had the scallops -- which we both shared...not disappointed - absolutely delicious! So full, no room for dessert.
This was our first visit here and plan on returning....SOON!
Small and intimate, lovely staff -
Highly recommend Pompano Grill.
Be sure to make reservations.

Only negative was limited parking (small lot) as this is a popular resturant.

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vipCaptainDoug
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic small restaurant in Cocoa Beach. Awesome food and great service. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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vipArchie
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Pompano Grill is the best restaurant we have eaten in Cocoa Beach. Known for their seafood, but their meat and pasta dishes were also delicious. Good wine list and reasonably priced. Very professional and friendly service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and experience was exceptionally good. Each horse was well-made and well presented. It all tasted great and we were looking for a signature dinner for our time in cocoa Beach.

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DeborahN
Atlantic City
7 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Special birthday

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious hot and served in a timely manner. Generous portions.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is amazing. Service awesome
We’ll be back

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RichardR
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service and quality and taste of food was beyond expectations. Wine selection varied and affordable.

Desserts are made daily and are superb.

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JenniferP
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic, cooked to perfection. The calamari was tender and crispy. The escargot very different but lovely blended flavours. The steak was cooked to perfection and very flavourful. Would definitely go back.

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JenniferT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice evening. Good food and service.

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Bob123
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Have been several times, the food and service are always outstanding. Nice cozy little place. Very unassuming from the outside but don't let that fool you. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is the best food in the Cocoa Beach area!!! Wait staff is just fantastic. Overall it was a awesome experience that I highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always great food and service

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SteveD
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our favorite restaurants in Cocoa Beach. We love the intimate setting and atmosphere. The food is just outstanding. The service is impeccable and the Key Lime Pie is the best in the state! Highly recommend this restaurant! Reservations are a must!

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TreyO
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great as well as the service. I would recommend.

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AndyS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing. Escargot app, shrimp and grits dish and scallops were delicious. Definitely recommend.

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RandallS
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience2

The food was truly excellent. Appetizers to the entres. The noise level in the room was very loud. Certainly not intimate. Kind of one medium size room filled with tables and chairs. It's a shame because many similar restaurants have been able to create much more quiet and fairly intimate settings. The service varied from a very nice and very helpful women who took us to our table and brought us our bottle of wine to our waitress who seemed much more interested in her friends hanging around outside where she spent a lot of time. When she did show up she didn't seem to be interested in providing the service typically received in a small restaurant specializing in more expense gourmet meals.

Overall, I would recommend Pompano Grill to friends due solely to the food but caution them to set their expectations a little lower for the rest of their experience.

Pompano Grill
Responded on February 18, 2020

I do apologize that you felt our service was lacking on your visit. My daughter (your server) was involved in a very serious car accident on Wednesday and because we are a small family owned restaurant, she came in and worked, even though in severe pain. We are happy that she is alive and the guests at the door were long time customers who were concerned as well. While I'm not making excuses for your experience, unfortunately it is not a typical experience that you had. Again, our apologies.

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MichaelB
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

We were late being seated. After being seated we waited 10 minutes and then had to summon someone to find a waiter for us. It was like we were invisible. The waitress asked if we wanted bread and we said yes. We received our salads asked for bread three times and never received it. Before we finished our selves our entrée arrived. It was not a good experience

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Been twice and both experiences excellent.

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Sole
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We had a great dinner date! The service was okay, a bit forgetful of a few things we asked for, but who doesn’t have a bad night sometimes! The food and dessert were very tasty, original and good portions for their value. The upgrades were surprisingly expensive, but worth it. Overall we had a lovely experience and will for sure come back!

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WilS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a very peaceful, ambient, tucked away spot that my wife and I truly enjoyed. Our server and the staff was very welcoming and always smiling. Restaurant is not too big, it's just the perfect size for us to have a romantic dinner. I did notice there was no background music - I love listening to smooth jazz in this type of atmosphere - very faint and not too loud. The food was great - it would be much better if the menu had more options for a pescatarian (which my wife is). Wonderful time overall.

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Brittany
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a great experience dining at Pompano Grill. We highly recommend it! The service was fantastic, the food was amazing, the whole experience was so perfect. We can't wait to come back! It is small and quaint inside, which means the servers can really make sure your dining experience is wonderful. It is the perfect place for a romantic evening or a girls night out. They have a huge wine list and a unique menu. The staff truly makes your meal an experience. The chef, with advance notice can accommodate dietary needs.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience3

The food was awesome. Friendly owner as she stopped by our table to check on us. A little pricey but you get what you pay for. I will definitely go there again soon.

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Tomonthebeach
Orlando
29 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is a neighborhood gem. It is nestled off the beaten path - so leave home with your GPS if not a local. Some out-of-town friends suggested we go there as they remembered finding it their last vacation to the area years ago. It is quite small and intimate and parking can be a challenge, but the staff are very gracious and professional. The food (mostly seafood) is superb. Everybody's dinner got a rave reaction. Reservations are a prudent option as there is no waiting room. Though we had a reservation we had to wait outside for 10 minutes till our table cleared out. Had it been cold or rainy.... But, it was well worth the wait.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were visiting the area and happened upon this place by chance. The food is outstanding—I had the fried green tomatoes and shrimp scampi dinner. Excellent. The wine list is exceptional and includes old world selections that are wonderful. Would definitely highly recommend.

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Anne
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a wonderful restaurant. The service is always attentive and the food is always superior.

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RobertJ
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Highest quality wine list and knowledge make this place easy to return. Very well prepared seasonal fish dishes and premium quality beef cuts attract me, look forward to visiting again.

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DorothyL
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We so appreciate Jackie and Erica. They pour their heart and souls into giving you the best dining experience. The food is consistently delicious! Their wine list is outstanding. If you enjoy desserts as we do, Jackie’s pies and cakes will top off your evening. We are grateful for Pompano Grill!

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Bethiebeth
Baltimore
42 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable! Excellent food and service.

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MartynT
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall3food2service1ambience3

Trying to emulate top end facilities and nowhere near same.
No liquor license, very loud, condescending and dominating wait staff(at our table - others were better) and cold food served.

Will not return

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lw7050
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Lovely ambiance and great food! Service was wonderful. Broad wine list and several unique offerings. Quite enjoyable!

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CindyE
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband I were celebrating my birthday. We had a table for two in the front window, with a HBD sign on it. Our meals were divine - halibut & scallops, lovely bottle of pinot grigio, and creme bruillee (also with HBD msg). The ambiance, quality and presentation of meal, and excellent service by Erica were amazing. I was, truly, Queen for a day!

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vipSpecial
Memphis/West TN
23 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I booked our dinner based on ratings from Open Table. Wow, were we surprised! Everything about Pompano Grill was wonderful. From our calamari appetizer through desert was fantastic. A true gem.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a wonderful dinner on a busy night with a full house and two birthday parties, but aside from some buzz we were served promptly and given excellent service. The fish was delicious as were the amazing hot Brie appetizer and the yummy salads. Everything, including a fabulous and extensive wine list, made for a first rate evening. I can see why some are calling this the best restaurant in the region! The seafood was cooked perfectly.

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AnneR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We enjoyed our first visit to Pompano Grill. The food was delicious. It is very small, which we enjoy, however it was very loud. Also, they were not ready for us at our reservation time. In addition, we waited quite a while for our dessert. They were gracious and gave them complimentary. Overall, I would definitely return.

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Katdance27
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the fried green tomato appetizer that was delicious. I had the shrimp and grits and my husband had the risotto...both were excellent. The owner, Jackie, makes the deserts and the key lime pie was great!
Overall our experience was a 10 and we would definitely go back if we are ever in that area again!

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2fordinner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Wonderful food, wonderful service! Very noisy! Delicious Keylime pie!

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Jeff
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you love fresh fish, this is the place to go.

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VirginiaSojourner
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food, good service, a bit pricey; if in Cocoa Beach (not a great destination in and of itself) this is the best place for a special meal.

FAQs

Pompano Grill is rated 4.8 stars by 386 OpenTable diners.

Pompano Grill does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.pompanogrill.com/.

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.