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Margaritaville Cafe

500 Duval St, Key West, FL 33040-6553
+1 305-296-3070
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Ranked #184 of 357 restaurants in Key West
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American, Caribbean, Hamburgers, Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville, once only a state of mind is now a state of being and a landmark on Duval Street. Margaritaville Key West embraces the mythical world defined by the insightful lyrics of singer/songwriter Jimmy Buffett for over three decades. Characters both local and from prose and poem create an entertaining atmosphere that brings to life the search for the legendary lost shaker of salt. If you are looking for the real Key West experience, you'll find it here with the island-inspired menu, those famous concoctions and live music worthy of the name.
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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We ate here our first night on the Island because it was Margaritaville. It was nothing special, food was so-so and service lackluster, price a little on the higher end. Definitely better dining options for less money. It was not very bust when we were there, yet our service was slow. Took forever to get our drinks refilled and when... More

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CourtneyGuestService, Guest Relations Manager at Margaritaville Cafe, responded to this review

tam2gab - We are very sorry this was the overall experience you had with us. We always want to be your first choice when you're in the area, so your comments will be taken very serious by our team. Margaritaville Management Team More

Warwickshire, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Went here for a mid-day cocktail. The bar staff were really friendly and the atmosphere was chilled but I could imagine it being a lot more lively at night. Overall it seemed like a cool place.

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Mark S - Thank you for stopping in for a cocktail! We are happy you had a fun and relaxing experience! Margaritaville Management Team More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

First time eating a Cuban and it was great. My son had the jerk chicken and it had no flavor whatsoever, very disappointing. One in our party ordered the nachos and it was enough for about 6 people!!! Overall good except for the jerk chicken.

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CourtneyGuestService, Guest Relations Manager at Margaritaville Cafe, responded to this review

KHD120866 - We are so happy you had your first Cuban with us and you loved it! We do apologize for missing the mark with your son's chicken and will pass along your comments to our culinary team. Thank you for coming in and we hope to see you again soon! Margaritaville Management Team More

Lihue
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39 reviews 39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We stopped in for some Margarita's and had lunch as well. The drinks, food and service were absolutely outstanding for our complete party of six adults. Good recorded music and videos as well. Much more intimate experience than other Margaritaville's around the country. Highly recommend stopping in here! Best Margarita I've had in a long time - and just had... More

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rjabel77 - Thank you for having lunch in Margaritaville! We are thrilled our food, service, atmosphere and, of course, margaritas all pleasantly surprised you. Come back again soon! Margaritaville Management Team More

Viginia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We hadn't here in almost 9 years. They were late opening up - Island Time I guess :). When they opened the doors the greeter was rude. I thought we had made a bad choice but the server more than made up for it. She was great with the kids even taking a picture of all of us. The burgers... More

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Mike B - Thank you for coming back after so many years! We are happy you had a nice visit with tasty burgers and cool concoctions in a fun atmosphere. Hope to see you again soon! Margaritaville Management Team More

Huntington Beach, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

As a major Parrothead I was very excited for my first trip to the "Orginal" Margaritaviile. Lots of character, definitely the smallest location being the first. Staff are friendly and provide a good time with the same menu standard across the chain. You can never go wrong with the Cheeseburger, of course, but there are a lot of great other... More

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Ian P. - Thank you for stopping by the original! We are thrilled you had a nice visit. Fins Up! Margaritaville Management Team More

Cottontown, Tennessee
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6 reviews 6 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The food was really good. The atmosphere was fun. I felt like I'd stepped back in time. Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves. Our waitress was so nice. Loved the music. Just a really fun place and got a great meal too.

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Theresa J - Great to hear you had fantastic food, fun and service during your visit. Thank you! Margaritaville Management Team More

Savannah, Georgia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Good food. We have the burger topped with spicy peppers. My husband and I shared it. Comes with fries. The crab dip app. was good. Rich. comes with toasted french bread. And of course good cold LandShark. A little expensive. But if you are on vacation why not?

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shannon w - Great choices off our menu! We are happy everything tasted good. Thanks for coming by on your vacation! Margaritaville Management Team More

Royal Oak, Michigan
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

So, yes, full disclosure: our family are Jimmy Buffett fans, and enjoy a chance to drop in on a Margaritaville restaurant when we can. As this was our first visit to Key West, of course we were going to check out the original location! We arrived in Key West early evening, so since we didn’t yet know the ins and... More

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Jon L - Thank you for all your visits to Margaritaville over the years! We are very happy you kicked off your holiday weekend with us and you and your family had a nice visit at the original. We hope to see you back in Key West again soon. Fins Up! Margaritaville Management Team More

Toms River, New Jersey
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We went as it is a Jimmy Buffet brand but it was nothing special. AC's Margarittaville is superior. Expensive for average food and drinks.

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CourtneyGuestService, Guest Relations Manager at Margaritaville Cafe, responded to this review

Leslie M - Thank you for your visit and feedback. While we have our own distinct atmosphere, you should expect the same great things from all of our locations, so your comments will be addressed. Margaritaville Management Team More

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