By Becki Coffy
Last week, my husband and I decided to stop in at Galuppi’s restaurant on Federal Highway in Pompano Beach. Galuppi’s is open to the public seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. with later hours on Friday and Saturday nights. They offer breakfast, lunch and dinner, and a full bar.
Galuppi’s serves a wonderful Sunday brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. that includes freshly made-to-order omelets and Belgium waffles. Eggs and potatoes, bacon and sausage, a carving station and peel-and-eat shrimp are also on hand. Salads and pastries round out this lovely meal — all for only $14.95. The dining area looks out onto a pond, a bridge and fountain overlooking the golf course. It’s a wonderful place for a special occasion or just to give yourself a treat.
The regular breakfast menu offers everything from eggs, waffles, and sausage and biscuits to the Lumberjack — three pancakes, a slice of grilled honey ham, two bacon strips, two sausage links, two eggs, toast and home fries or grits — sure to satisfy even the hungriest of customers!
Lunch, served from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, offers a host of choices, including 11 appetizers. Sandwiches, from the classic burger and hot dog to tuna melts, the French dip, pulled pork and the ever-popular turkey club are all available. Several unique and traditional salads complete the selection. Special lunch menu from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. includes half a sandwich and a cup of homemade soup for only $5.95.
Chef Aaron Bender has created a wonderful variety of entrée selections. Crab cakes, shrimp scampi, fish and chips, and Snapper Française are just a few seafood choices. There are many chicken and pasta dishes, and for the meat lover in you, veal, steak and lamb. The Mahi Oscar is presented on a bed of rice pilaf and topped with a crab cake, asparagus and hollandaise sauce. The sesame seared tuna, served with artichoke risotto, asparagus, soy and wasabi sauce is the most popular item on the menu. It is seared to perfection and presented beautifully.
Galuppi’s is now offering a “Lite Fare Menu” all day, every day. This menu includes lunch and dinner choices of salads and entrees from the regular menu, with smaller portions — all between $6.95 and $9.95, including grilled mahi, Chicken Française and 5 oz. top sirloin, among others.
Come to Galuppi’s for all special occasions. Their catering staff is clever, creative and efficient. Holidays are special events. 22 flat screen TVs ensure the best view of football games, especially FSU games. Galuppi’s also participates in local fundraisers to help their community.
The next time you are looking for a restaurant with reasonable prices and a large selection of wonderful food, try this distinctive spot. Galuppi’s is at 1103 N. Federal Hwy. in Pompano Beach. Until we eat again…