Cafe Maxx

4.8
922 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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4.7
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4.3
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100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipShawneeLynn
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great atmosphere. We will definitely be back!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, ambiance, music, and Greg was the best waiter! Loved the experience and will definitely be back.

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vipMrFoodie
16 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great dining experience. Food was fantastic, service was outstanding and the overall evening was extraordinary. Seriously one of the best restaurants in South Florida and I’d recommend to anyone who is looking for a great restaurant, a special occasion and incredible food!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic...apps to desert were perfect

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent experience overall. Friendly staff, beautiful and delicious food. Highly recommend!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
70 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had not been here in a few years.
Coming back we regretted our lapse of loyalty. Food was absolutely great- solidly great. Fresh, very well prepared, properly seasoned and simply a delicious, well prepared meal like we remembered it. They are Keeping up with the current food trends, and we again have to say how much we really like this restaurant. All through the years, all through the changes, it remains true to good food. It deserves every award it has ever received. Very hard to find a restaurant that can compete with this one for consistent, well prepared, delicious food.
And, Oh, the chicken cordon blue- best my husband ever had ( we travel around the world and he tries it everywhere it is served!) So, ok, we just love this place.

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viptripmom
8 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was perfectly executed. Flavorful, fresh and inventive. Good drink pour. Attentive service. Cannot wait to go back!

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vipbeauoli
157 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We love it .... time and time again we’ve eaten here .... over 10 plus years. Wonderful food.

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Albert
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was wonderful. Our salads were crisp snd fresh. My lamb chops were prepared to perfection. My husbands ribeye was the best he’s had. Desserts were amazing! Creme brûlée’ was a bit different than I’m used to but still delish! The apple tart was also scrumptious. Pricey, but you get what you pay for. Ambiance isn’t the best and a neighboring table was super loud, but that’s no ones fault.

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vipFloridaguy
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Always great food. Service was wonderful as well.

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BAMjr
6 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful. Jane, our server, is the very best!

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great selection of food, great quality food, and excellent service.

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vipclive
16 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A busy Friday night with out of town guests. All impressed with the interesting and sophisticated menu. All were pleased with their choices. Service was quite good. But maxx is a bit crowded and noisy. Makes for lively dining. For dessert one of my guests could not decide on the bourbon bread pudding or the pecan pie. I encouraged him to get both and take home the left overs. They were so good no leftovers went home. A good oops.

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IrwinB
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food is terrific. Prices are high but the food is top notch. Service was excellent but not intrusive. Ambience leaves a bit too be desired.

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vipJoyZ
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner! Delicious!!

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Card
Austin
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Max never disappoints - excellent food and service. However, the prices have really escalated and will cause me to think twice before returning.

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Robert
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and great service. Nice to see everyone including the staff not wearing a mask.

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RalphD
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything from entering the restaurant to leaving was as perfect as possible! Recommended!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always phenomenal!

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vipQueenie
67 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food
Pleasant waiter

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

The ambiance was definitely dated.... from the 1970’s. The service, about the same. An old guy, rushed and could care less about making us happy. The food.... ok but, I could do better at home. The house specialty for a fish dish was loaded with mash potatoes and wilted vegetables. The very small piece of snapper was well cooked. The wine the suggested was suddenly unavailable.... the salted caramel ice cream on the ‘daily’ menu was also unavailable. So, make your own decision!!!! Lots of options!

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ChrisH
8 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Super disappointed with pretty much everything.
This place used to be amazing. Probably will not return.
My food was SO salty I could not eat it. Sent back started because it was so salty and was told by waiter- you know capers are salty- dah! So don’t add salt on top of.
Scallops over salted to inedible.
Screwed up dessert order. Creme brûlée was awful, separated eggs, crust burnt black! “ I’ll let Chef know” WTH is that?
Again super disappointed.

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babsyinblue
30 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was AAAAAMAZING!!! Everything was perfect. The outside seating was quiet and lovely. The staff was tentative and accommodating! Highly recommend and I will definitely return! The wahoo, scallops, risotto, rib eye, cornbread, vegetables, octopus and brussel sprouts and all of the desserts were delicious and perfectly cooked. The presentation was beautiful.

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PattyM
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Max is always delicious! Its one of our favorite resturants and it never disappointments.

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Bml9s
4 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for dinner with some good friends and the food, service, and ambience were incredible.

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BarryW
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and experiences at Café Maxx have always been great.

We plan on visiting often.

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vipBDDC
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Restaurant. Not the typical tourist place and definitely worth a visit. Great food and great service. Highly recommended.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat in the back room which was quiet and perfect for a special occasion celebration for 4. We shared shaved octopus, fish tacos and tuna sashimi pizza for appetizers. All were outstanding!
For dinner we had elk, duck breast and mahi. Incredible!!
Extensive wine list with lots of pricing options.
We will definitely return on our next trip. I’m already thinking about what I’ll eat!!

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vipbeauoli
157 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Hadn’t been since before pandemic -about 14 months. Food is always good. Extensive selection .... but a bit disappointing this time. Ofcourse will go back again but not as great as I remembered

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vipSusan
Atlantic City
12 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Although the restaurant is in a strip mall, Maxxs food was the best we have had in the entire 6 months we were in FL.
Although no one came over to serve our table for quite a long time, we finally got someone’s attention and then the server was relatively good. BUT that being said, it’s the food you must go for.
The caviar pie appetizer was divine! And enough for 4-6 people to share. Next, the heart of Palm/fennel salad was fresh and delicious. I had the small portion of seafood pasta with fennel and it was scrumptious. My boyfriend had the maple salmon and enjoyed that as well.
Be warned. The noise level was high. But it was a Friday night between 7 and 9. And it was packed!
Definitely will return next year!

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vipDocMLou
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience1

Sat outside. UnbeArable traffic

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service excellent as always

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vipDocr
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best restaurant inFL

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vipOU812
Mississippi
29 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Maxx never disappoints! The food is wonderfully prepared and the service is always stellar. My husband loves the tuna pizza and my favorite is the caviar pie! There is a reason this restaurant has been here for many years...... because it is excellent!!!

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vipasbej
Milwaukee
30 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nondescript location but excellent food and service. We shared a tuna sashimi pizza, very unique and delicious. Not cheap, but out of this world delicious food!

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vipCarolB
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 22 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food.and service. Very creative presentations The best meal we have had in FL
Will return next season.

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vipMichaelB
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants

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vipLydiaK
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious and great
Cozy dining room and amazing creative menu with ingredients you recognize

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful flavors and fresh ingredients

FAQs

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

Cafe Maxx is rated 4.8 stars by 922 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 bookings at the moment.