Cafe Maxx

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762 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
4 reviews
Dined 15 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Menu selection was fabulous! Great dinner! Thank you!

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vipteleskimochic
Miami
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience2

We orders the 3 course dinner special for $45 per person, thinking the portion sizes would be the same as the regular menu’s dishes, but they arrived less than half the size. The waitress didn’t mention they to us, nor did the menu say it. I also was very specific about how I wanted my salmon cooked, and it arrived opposite of that. Disappointed this time...

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vipPhyl
Atlantic City
52 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delightful. Beautiful presentation. Delicious combinations great choices and top quality. Highly recommend.

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vipjfs226
Miami
220 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Another great meal at Cafe Maxx. Cocktails were amazingly crafted, most . When we ordered our wines, the pour were true pours. Nothing skimpy.

We began our dinner my husband the Beef Carpaccio. I had the caviar pie. I don't eat beef but he said it was great. Caviar pie, very rich in texture, but oh so tasty. Robert had the duck and I the scampi. Both were excellently prepared and a true pleasure to consume.

Key lime pie was as always great finished every last crumb. This is a lovely restaurant to celebrate an occasion. Try it you will not be disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went Cafe Maxx for brunch and it was outstanding. Tuna pizza appetizer was wonderful and just the right size. Not to big to fill you up.
I had the country style eggs Benedict with sausage gravy that was delicious. Hubby had the shrimp and grits that he enjoyed. Service was spot on. Server was friendly and a pleasure to chat with. Will definitely be back!

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NONEED
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Overall, my experience was Great! I feel the service was good, but could have been better. Being a Woman of color in an environment that looks to mainly serve lighter tones. It's almost like I had to prove I was privileged as the others. I made it my priority to tip 20%... in cash.. has you know that was probably a total surprise.

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vipTaliG
Miami
22 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

We’ve been coming here for 21 years. My husband took me here on our 2nd date and it’s always been special. This place is for the truly gourmets at heart. The cuisine is second to none.

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DougG
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

If you are looking for a "go to" place for consistency and quality this is it. I can't think of a better choice for a date, special occasion or everyday goodness!!

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vipjrtt
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food & even better service!

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vipHansL
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The oysters appetizer were super delicious. Also had the caviar pie which was excellent but couldn’t finish it all and still have room for main course. Main course was stuffed ravioli = excellent. Lamb chops equally excellent except one chop was undercooked. Overall a fantastic place for a great dinner.

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vipculinator
Miami
29 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday brunch had many unusual dishes and the 4 different dishes we each had were all delicious. I can recommend the crab frittata which is what I ate. Service was friendly and efficient as always.

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vipOU812
Mississippi
22 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Maxx never disappoints! The service and food are top notch! Thanks for always making every dinning experience exceptional!

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vipKris
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect dining experience; always.

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Britbrit
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We came in for dine out Fort Lauderdale for a friends birthday. We were excited to try the filet that was listed on the menu. We sat down and got the dine out menu and the filet was not there. We asked our server and she showed me a 58$ filet that was on the regular menu. I was very disappointed. I asked the owner and he said the filet is too expensive to have on the dine out menu. So why was it listed. I feel like it was a bait and switch. I ordered the 58$ filet and it was terrible. I won’t be back. I also host large parties and I will not bring my customers here.

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vipWendyj
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Wonderful! As always!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Ordered the foie gras and it was overcooked. Then ordered the onion crusted snapper and it came out raw...RAW! Also ordered the rib eye, medium, and it came rare. So all had to be sent back and remade which took a long time. They did nothing to rectify except offer an apology. We called to speak to the owner, as they claim they care about their customers. We left our number and never heard back. It was a pathetic experience for a fine dining restaurant and we will never go back.

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Dani2015
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and amazing service

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MM17
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food and service in South Florida—by far !!!!! Darryl and Oliver operate a best in class restaurant

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
20 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent food and service! Great job in such difficult times......we hope it’s around for many more years to come.

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Jamie
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Tuna Pizza, as always, was awesome! Our server was very friendly. The bartender was super fast and my drink(s) were delicious!

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Dani2015
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Always amazing food

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time at Cafe Maxx

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vipBenLap
Miami
112 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Did the Crave menu for $45 (3 courses) and as usual, it was very good. They spaced tables out very well.

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vipMarkB
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just an amazing small restaurant! Food is always outstanding and well as their service.

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vipIcupeekin9
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing as usual The food is the best here Oliver and Darryl are amazing Thank you for an amazing time. Tom our waiter was also great.
Will be back soon

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vipKriskiss
Miami
29 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have never had a bad meal at Cafe Maxx. Everything is so good and they are so consistent. This is our “go to” restaurant for special occasions, date night, and when we want to treat ourselves to a guaranteed excellent meal!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Food so good. Restaurant tired looking...could use an update. Service was awesome

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DawnC
London
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a pricey place so we only go for special occasions. However, the food is outstanding! I had the filet and every bite was bliss! Service is also very attentive but not intrusive.

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vipHeatChick
Miami
120 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service, delicious food and amazing desserts! So happy to finally get out and have a wonderful meal! We always recommend Cafe Maxx to our friends and family!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my friend Carlos birthday and we went to dinner to celebrate. Menu was creative and delicious, great wine list, and service was on point as always. Will be coming back soon!

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vipNicholeC
Miami
19 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food was unbelievably delicious!

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vipJanie
Miami
47 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For 36 years this has been my # 1 choice to spend a wonderful special event or date night. I absolutely love the sweet onion crusted snapper, Caesar salad and raspberry martinis! Cafe Maxx is 5 stars!

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vipTinas
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Caviar pie is a classic!

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vipChip
Central Coast
25 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent time as always and so great to hear the excitement at the Maxx being back!

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vipRobertB
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fabulous as always!

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OpenTable Diner
6 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great experience. First time I’ve been and seated in a booth. It was perfect, cozy and it buffered some of the noise from the other people in the restaurant. The meals were excellent as we’ve come to expect. Thank you.

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vipWendyj
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best food in Broward. Best bartender, Ron.....and you feel likes it’s your cozy neighborhood spot. My fav

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vipDeborahR
New England
11 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

We had to ask for more bread 4 times. Food was amazing otherwise. Sashimi pizza amazing as always. Brussel sprouts were yummy as was calamari and mussels.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service.

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vipBill1234
Miami
92 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Special Birthday celebration with friends on a Saturday night.
The food was excellent, as always. Lamb was a little undercooked (ordered medium rare, came v rare)
The service was indifferent. Water glasses not filled.
Bread requested 3 times.
No one came to check on us for 15 minutes after our meals were served.
Not the usual service at one of our favorite year round restaurants.

FAQs

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

Cafe Maxx is rated 4.7 stars by 762 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.