Pompano Beach Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Pompano Beach

April 14, 2018 Matilde Konrad

Sharing its warm, lapping waters with its Gold Coast neighbors Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale and Hollywood, Pompano Beach lives up to the promise in its name; miles of beach along the temperate Gulf Stream await the sun-thirsty traveler. Overhead Goodyear's Spirit of Innovation blimp patrols the blue skies. The surrounding area is home to enough links courses to keep an intrepid golfer very busy for weeks. Miami and Gold Coast attractions, sports and entertainment are all within easy access.
Things to do in Pompano Beach

1. La Vie Lebanese Restaurant

281 S Pompano Pkwy, Pompano Beach, FL 33069-3005 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover Moroccan, Mediterranean, Lebanese, Middle Eastern, Arabic, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch SGD 16 - SGD 50 +1 954-210-9818
Excellent
81%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 275 reviews

La Vie Lebanese Restaurant

We offer amazing Lebanese & Mediterranean Cuisine! Dishes are inspired by the fresh and local ingredients from farmer's markets mixed with our organic imported spices. The dining experience at La Vie is more than just ordering a meal and enjoying good company. It is a festival of rich appealing tastes, enticing colors, live music and warm Mediterranean hospitality. History Established in 2016. "La Vie Lebanese Cuisine" was born to express our desire to make you experience the true spirit of Lebanon, right here in south Florida. The interior design of La Vie is a celebration of the rich cultural interactions that have shaped the Levant, the Middle East, and the Mediterranean regions. Our executive chef's experience of food embraces many geographical and cultural boundaries. His dishes are inspired by the fresh and local ingredients he finds at farmer's markets to mix with our organic imported spices. Our menu is Irresistible, healthy and loved by every guest. Come visit us, and immerse yourself in not only good food and conversation, but in a vibe that truly captures the essence of Lebanon, right here in the heart of Fort Lauderdale.

Reviewed By louis Z

Deliciously enjoyable experience. Starting with our waiter, Omar. He put our group in a festive mood. He even brought over the beautiful bartender to verify the makings of a special drink request .The food is superb as is the belly dancing show and live music.Dear louis Z, Thank you so much for your wonderful review! Omar always does a great job exceeding our guests' expectations! We're glad you enjoyed it and we look forward to seeing you soon!

2. Sicilian Oven

2486 N Federal Hwy, Lighthouse Point, FL 33064-6812 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 954-785-4155
Excellent
67%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 230 reviews

Sicilian Oven

Reviewed By James P - Toronto, Canada

Really great restaurant. Not fancy, but nice! Had the BEST pizza ever. "the Boss" with pepperoni. Everything on the menu looked great. Also tried out a rice ball, as I have had those in other restaurants.....GREAT!
Service was great. Jonathon was friendly but not annoying. Welcomed us, told us about the specials, got our drinks, took our order, and got our food. Really friendly and nice guy.
Def. going back, probably going back LOTS of times, and told friends about this place.

3. Escargot Bistro

1506 E Commercial Blvd, Oakland Park, FL 33334-5751 Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards French, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch SGD 13 - SGD 39 +1 754-206-4116
Excellent
91%
Good
7%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 96 reviews

Escargot Bistro

French bistro serving authentic French recipes from 11:45am to 9pm, Tuesday to Saturday. Closed for Vacation in September.

Reviewed By JBT2 - Atlanta, Georgia

What a pleasant experience, worth a detour. Went as a guest. Had the Dover sole, wow, delicious special of the day. Fluffy, light, delicate flavor, perfect. Venue obviously populated with regular repeat guests. Owner/staff most welcoming. Service perfect. You won't be disappointed.Dear JBT2, Thank you very much for your review. We are happy that you enjoyed your dinner. Merci beaucoup ! Andrea & Didier

4. Cafe Brie

2765 E Atlantic Blvd, Pompano Beach, FL 33062-4941 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 954-532-7800
Excellent
70%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 128 reviews

Cafe Brie

Reviewed By ScubaJanet - Wisconsin

My husband and I have vacationed in the area for years and just discovered this cafe. After reading other reviews, I had to try the coffee and it was much better than I usually find at restaurants. We ordered way too much but packed a bag to take home. I had the fig and goat sandwich...fresh, delicious, unique! My husband had the corned beef and pastrami sandwich- huge and amazing. We also had “appetizers “ of fish dip and lentil soup, also both good. We will be back!

5. Fish Shack

2862 NE 17th Ave, Pompano Beach, FL 33064-6869 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 954-586-4105
Excellent
69%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 800 reviews

Fish Shack

Reviewed By Stephen D

Talk about little holes-in-the-wall--maybe 25 seats--and lines of waiting customers, all spewing compliments of how much they love this place! There's wonderful friendliness of both the patrons and the staff: couldn't be nicer and more accommodating. Why you would order a burger here in fish country is beyond me but, hey, there are those who still don't like fish of any sort, I guess. You will have some new and different choices, like, hog fish. And everything is prepared to order.

6. Cypress Nook Bavaria Haus Restaurant

201 E McNab Rd, 201 SE 15th Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33060-9317 (Formerly Cypress Nook Restaurant) Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol German, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch SGD 13 - SGD 33 +1 954-933-7311
Excellent
69%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 471 reviews

Cypress Nook Bavaria Haus Restaurant

The Bavaria Haus is a local hidden treasure full service German-American restaurant. Since 1958, this free standing restaurant resembles an old style house and cottage. Hugh oak tree canopy covers outside dinning patio. Self parking in our lot.

Reviewed By Malibured3 - Coconut Creek, Florida

A friend of mine burst into my house several months ago singing praises for the restaurant. Being curious, we had dinner there Saturday night. My friend was spot on. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. I had the Traditional Wiener Schnitzel and my Mom had the hamburger. Both cooked to perfection.

7. Calypso Restaurant

460 S Cypress Rd, Pompano Beach, FL 33060-7136 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available American, Caribbean, Seafood, Bahamian, Jamaican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 13 - SGD 39 +1 954-942-1633
Excellent
62%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 449 reviews

Calypso Restaurant

Reviewed By Trixie C - Pompano Beach, Florida

This restaurant maybe small but they sure put out great meals. We ordered off of their fresh catch and specials board. We got the smoked fish, stuffed Mahi and Blackened Mahi. The fish was so fresh it just melted in your mouth. Delightful!
It's nothing fancy but they have a cool, feel -good vibe. We loved it! Also the owners are super nice. It's in a small shopping center so on Friday night you might want to get there early.

8. Miyako Japanese Buffet

1157 S Federal Hwy, Pompano Beach, FL 33062-7066 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Chinese, Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +1 954-783-8883
Excellent
63%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 170 reviews

Miyako Japanese Buffet

Reviewed By RabidSpartanFan - Mt Pleasant, MI

We went here a week or so ago at 7 pm on a Friday night. Short wait of about 10 minutes. Huge selection of sushi, crab legs, steamed clams, mussels, shrimp (fried and peel ‘n eat), hibachi grill, though we were so full that we never got there at all. Many delicious desserts cut into bite size pieces so that we could sample several. We loved this place. Service was attentive and pleasant. Our dinners were around $23 per person and worth every penny. Caveat: There are signs up all over that they will charge a $5 fee if you waste plates full of food, so choose wisely.

9. Gianni's Ristorante

1601 E Atlantic Blvd, Pompano Beach, FL 33060-6750 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +1 954-942-1733
Excellent
67%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 580 reviews

Gianni's Ristorante

Reviewed By Idania60 - New Jersey

Gianni's was a convenient meeting place for a friends reunion. We had a reserved round table and received gracious service throughout our long lunch. Portions were generous and the food was very good.
We started with shared appetizers of fried calamari, eggplant rollatini, and meatballs. The snapper piccata over spaghetti special was excellent as was the cannoli.
We loved our experience.

10. The Rusty Hook Tavern

125 Riverside Drive, Pompano Beach, FL 33062 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Buffet, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards American, Bar, Seafood, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner SGD 20 - SGD 39 +1 954-941-2499
Excellent
58%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 384 reviews

The Rusty Hook Tavern

Reviewed By hollyhbarnes - Houston

We enjoyed our dinner here, but there really nothing "tavern-ish" about it. They don't have tavern food, and they don't have much of a beer selection. They do have fresh fish in a variety of preparations, and a respectable kids' menu, which we appreciated it. However, the "market vegetable' that came with our fish dishes was bland rice. It seems like the restaurant doesn't know what it's supposed to be. If you go into it expecting fresh grilled seafood and a decent wine list, it's worth a meal. If you're expecting fish and chips and a craft beer, I'd try somethine else.

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