Pompano Grill

4.7
402 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
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 402 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.9
food
4.7
service
4.4
ambience
4.3
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Noise · Moderate
89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Deanna
Orlando
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food and service was excellent. It was very loud, but to be expected in a small space. The tables are very close together so just keep that in mind if you are social distancing for COVID. Overall, it was great and we will be back.

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LauriB
Detroit
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. They have remodeled and there are a lot of hard surfaces, so be prepared for the noise. One of the best restaurants in Cocoa Beach. I highly recommend it.

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BobW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience2

There were 4 of us and our waitress was very rude and unaccommodating. We ordered wine and there was a 1/2 inch difference in the amount of wine in my husband's glass compared to the amount in our guest's glass. Also, she was not very helpful with the menu. The noise level was way too high for us, will not be going back.

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jerryd
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food3service3ambience3

We almost walked out. Mask and social distancing not a priority here. Ridiculously close tables,right next to each other maybe 2-3 ft. We will not return.

Pompano Grill
Responded 2 days ago

We are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your dining experience with us. ALL of our staff wear masks Restaurants are not mandated by Florida Law to have any sort of specific table distance.We would have gladly tried to move you to a different table or to our outside patio table had you expressed your displeasure during your visit. As we have clearly stated on our website, we do our best to accomodate everyone and if you don't feel comfortable dining with us that's certainly your choice.

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vipJamesM
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Pompano Grill and are glad they have reopened after COVID. They used their down time to renovate and upgrade the ambiance.

Pompano Grill
Responded 2 days ago

Thanks so much for your review, we appreciate your kind words

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Kelly
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

So excited Pompano is open again. The food and wine was excellent as always. The staff were friendly and helpful.

It was quite loud, can’t tell if it was just that evening or the acoustics of the restaurant since the remodel.

Pompano Grill
Responded 2 days ago

Thanks so much for taking your time to post a review.

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RichardF
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience3

I realize that with the COVID issue the restaurant had to remodel. Notwithstanding, they hired an excellent chef cook that loves to prepare spiced up meals. That is not too bad, and one can always request "no spices". However, the NOISE LEVEL was just too loud. Is it the fault of the lack of soundproofing or is it some patrons that love to talk VERY OUT LOUD so that everyone in the restaurant can hear what they are saying.

I would only recommend Pompano to a friend if said friend wanted an ambience of loud noise, lots of spice, quite expensive and NO hard liqour.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Priced high. Didn’t feel like our dinners were worth quite that high of price. Food was good.

We almost decided not to be seated when we saw how close the tables were during a pandemic.

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ThomasT
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! Shrimp and grits was perfect as was the creme brûlée. Service was prompt and attentive.

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SammyC
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The grouper over lobster and crab risotto was incredible.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy to see Pompano Grill back in business. Love the new look and menu. Food was totally on point.

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The renovation is quite an improvement. The menu has changed and has more variety. I had the wahoo special which was a huge piece of fish and I loved the accompaniments. It was a very thick piece of fish though and was mostly overcooked which was disappointing. The other two diners had the grouper special and it was perfect. They did not tell you the price of the specials so we had a bit of sticker shock when the bill came. I do love this place and maybe this will be some helpful info for them.

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LoriJimW
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the new place! Great decor and awesome new menu! Try it! You won't be disappointed!!

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NancyH
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pompano Grill is our #1 favorite restaurant in Cocoa Beach. We are soooo happy that they finally reopened after an extended shut down due to COVID. They did an incredible job on the new remodel and decor during their shut down. Jacke, Erika and the entire staff are all so nice and very knowledgeable of the menu and their wines. Many things changed on the new menu but the new refined selections did not disappoint. We always order whatever the specials are and have never regretted our decision. Nothing they have is average everything is always fresh and over the top. You need to save room for Jackie's fabulous homemade desserts (if you're too full get it to go). When we have out of town friends in town they always ask to go back to the Pompano and we are always happy to oblige.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pompano Grill never disappoints. This time we just enjoyed wine and appetizers. It’s great to have them back and I will always go there when I’m in Cocoa. In my opinion it’s the best restaurant on the Space Coast.

Pompano Grill
Responded on January 17, 2021

Thank you so much for the kind words and your 5 star review! We greatly appreciate your support throughout the years and especially during these trying times for all of us. Be well, Jackie Sampson Owner

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LynnG
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fabulous. Shrimp and grits so tasty, love the shisheido pepper starter.

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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
2 reviews
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
2 reviews
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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bobl
Orlando
4 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
2 reviews
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.

FAQs

Pompano Grill is rated 4.7 stars by 402 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.