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Margaritaville Cafe

500 Duval St, Key West, FL 33040-6553
+1 305-296-3070
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Ranked #199 of 366 Restaurants in Key West
Price range: $0 - $20
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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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United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Obviously great selection of margarita cocktails Food options were ok good attentive staff served quickly I guess it could be replicated anywhere but we were in key west so had to be done

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Paw Paw, Michigan
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60 reviews 60 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

My wife and I stopped in here for an appetizer and drink. Overpriced and the food is just ok. Service was average and the place is needs a lot of repair and cleaning. But it is just and old bar but just not a welcoming place in our opinions.

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

Thank you for your visit and feedback! We sincerely apologize for leaving you with this impression. Your comments will be taken to heart by our team. Margaritaville Management Team More 

Spring Hill, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

We ordered a couple of beers, appetizer and sandwiches. The appetizer and mahi mahi sandwich were OK, but certainly have had better. Ordered a crab cake sandwich - lived in MD for years and know what a good crab cake tastes like and have experienced a lot of different variations both there and in other parts of the country -... More 

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

Especially since this was your first visit, it is upsetting to hear we left you with this impression. Our sincere apologies. Your comments about our food and value will be taken seriously. We do hope you give us a second chance to win you over in the future. Margaritaville Management Team More 

South Lyon, Michigan
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

We went there for drinks and appetizers for my husband's 40th birthday. Shrimp was overcooked, the bartender was horrible! Our waitress was very sweet and tried to make things better, but if you're looking for good food and good drinks - there are a lot of better bars on the strip.

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

While we are pleased you had great service, we sincerely apologize for missing the mark on the rest of your experience. Especially on this special occasion, this is not how we wanted your visit to go. Your comments will be taken seriously and addressed with our team. Margaritaville Management Team More 

ON, Canada
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110 reviews 110 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

oh boy...I aim to go to ALL Margaritaville's and on a recent trip to Key West I was lucky enough to go to Margaritvaville Key West for the sixth time!! Always the same, but different in that the music changes, the people change and my expectations change. But I am never let down!! We spend a couple of hours there... More 

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

Thank you for all of your visits to Margaritaville! We are thrilled you always enjoy great food, drinks, people and fun when you are with us. Good luck with your quest to visit the rest of our locations...Fins Up! Margaritaville Management Team More 

Wilmington, North Carolina
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48 reviews 48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

This place has really gone downhill since my last visit 10 yrs ago. Food tasteless and doesn't seem fresh. Surly bartenders even when not crowded. Spent about 90 min in there and not one Jimmy Buffett song. This used to be the place for parrot heads to make a pilgrimage, now it's just a trap for the cruise ship crowd.... More 

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

We are very sorry to hear our food, service and fun did not match the same experience you remembered. This is never what we want to hear, so we will address your comments internally. Margaritaville Management Team More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Had to try the nachos, extra salsa lots of it free! They could have fed 4 people , great waiter named Todd, 13.99 we wer stuffed after them!

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

Great choice! We are happy you liked our signature Volcano Nachos and friendly service! Margaritaville Management Team More 

Mahwah, New Jersey
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85 reviews 85 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

How could you come down to Key West and not stop at Jimmy Buffets bar. The atmosphere is fun, the music plays loud and the margaritas flow. Come try it, you'll like it!

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

We are so happy you feel we are a must while in Key West! It's great to know our margaritas, live music and fun never disappoint! Margaritaville Management Team More 

North Port, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Being a parroted I had to stop in. Just after we ordered, bang and the power went out. Our server can back to the table and said our order got in just before the power went out so we would be able to eat. The power was out from Marathon Key south. FPL got it back on within 10 minutes.... More 

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

Thank you for stopping in! We do apologize for the power going out, but we are glad it didn't hurt your overall experience. We hope to see you back for another tasty meal and some fun soon! Margaritaville Management Team More 

Linden, New Jersey
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The longer one stays at this restaurant, the louder the noise in the establishment is. People are definitely there for a good time and a Margarita. The food was secondary to the atmosphere. Of the menu items, I suggest a dish of nachos. They seemed to be the menu bargain and paired well with the drinks. There are better restaurants... More 

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

Thank you for your visit! We appreciate the feedback and will share it with our team. We are pleased you can always count on us for some fun and a margarita! Margaritaville Management Team More 

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Additional Information about Margaritaville Cafe

Address: 500 Duval St, Key West, FL 33040-6553
Phone Number: +1 305-296-3070
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Key West
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
Cuisine: American, Caribbean, Hamburgers, Seafood

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