I'm a Canadian with deep Florida roots - spent most of February in beautiful Pompano Beach for all of my childhood and most of my teen years. What a surprise that my fiance had similar (wonderful) experiences with FL .... so we're seriously considering scaling down our wedding big time and coming down to Ft Lauderdale/Pompano next February to tie the knot.
Our family used to eat at Cafe Claude (I know, kind of a blue hairs dream but such amazing food...it's been more than ten years since I've been and my mouth still waters for the onion soup!) I've been having some trouble locating it online...does anyone know if it's closed? Or if they cater?
Also, there used to be a pretty cool restaurant on the big wharf on Pompano....still there? No one can remember the name..I don't know if we every knew it, actually....it was all "let's go to the Wharf for dinner tonight". Could be called The Wharf but who knows .... still there? Any good?
We know we'll have to eat at the Sage Cafe many times when we're there (SO AMAZING - go if you haven't already it's simply wonderful food and very reasonable prices for the quality), but it's not really a good option for our actual wedding/reception. We'd like something on or close to a private or low-traffic section of beach, with a reception for 25 - 50 guests. Open bar (of course) and quality food, maybe some local stone crab if it's the season, is pretty key.
Thanks so much in advance for your tips and suggestions - on restaurants, venues, caterers, options, whatever!!!!
Ahh the good old Pompano Pier area. I spent my first 9 years in Florida living just blocks away, from 1990-1999.
The place you are thinking of was called Fisherman's Wharf.
It is long gone, demolished.
But just for old times' sake, here a review!
We had our wedding at Sea Watch, on the beach in Pompano, 13 years ago...Outdoor ceremony and lovely private room which holds fifty. We added a steel drum band to the mix and it was perfect! Beth, the catering manager then (may be the restaurant manager now) is wonderful...Good luck to you!