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Margaritaville Cafe

500 Duval St, Key West, FL 33040-6553
+1 305-296-3070
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Ranked #182 of 346 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, 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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Mission Viejo, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

We thought that the original Margaritaville would certainly have some Caribbean music for atmosphere. Were we wrong! They had two guys playing live music which varied from Johnny Cash to whatever, They did try one older Jimmy Buffet song but failed miserably at that. How about some Bahamian steel drum band or something similar?? We decided to only stay for... More

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

Werner R - We are very sorry the live music during your visit wasn't what you were hoping for. We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback and we will share it with our team. We do hope you come back to see us in the future! Margaritaville Management Team More

Key West, Florida
Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

Just go there, get your Cheeseburger in paradise and never look back. My grandson ordered the chicken bites and fries...chicken overcooked but edible. I had the catch of the day platter, which was Mahi-Mahi...Just for you visitors...that's the default fish here and I doubt it was caught that day. It was overcooked and under seasoned and came with a big... More

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reddskyy - We are very sorry this is the overall impression you have of our food and atmosphere. We want to be your go to place and your first choice for dining and fun when you have guests in town. Your valuable comments will be shared with our team and taken very serious. Margaritaville Management Team More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 NEW

Went for drinks and to listen to the band, they were quite good as were the margarita's (as usual). Service was excellent, people watching was interesting.

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Fins Up, dianeharry000! Great to hear you enjoyed our live music, service and margaritas. Hope to see you back for more fun times soon! Margaritaville Management Team More

Plum, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 NEW

Yes, like so many others, had to have that cheeseburger in Paradise! Quaint, noisy, casual restaurant. The cheeseburger was so-so, but watching the big screen videos of Buffet's concerts and trips to entertain the troops was classic. Worth the wait, it's an iconic part of Key West. Their merchandise is conveniently housed right next door. Enjoy!

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jansto - We're honored you feel we are an iconic part of Key West! It's wonderful to hear you had a fun visit with us and we hope to see you back with us in paradise soon! Margaritaville Management Team More

Blandon, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Very good service, good food, nice atmosphere. My husband is a Jimmy Buffett freak and loved that this is the original Margaritaville! He enjoyed the music and videos playing in the background.

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Tamara M - Thank you for stopping by the original! We are thrilled you and your husband enjoyed amazing food, service and fun. We hope to see you again soon...Fins Up! Margaritaville Management Team More

Warrenton, Virginia
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72 reviews 72 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

I have been to Margaritaville in Myrtle Beach were it is extremely crowded, long wait and average food. This was totally different. They sat our party of 6 right away. The drinks were creative and delicious and the burger was the best that I had the entire vacation. It was cooked exactly how I asked for it. The service was... More

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VA_WOLF61 - Wonderful to hear our food and service pleasantly surprised you! We are especially happy our signature burger impressed you so much. We hope to see you back the next time you're in town! Margaritaville Management Team More

Winnipeg
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Music was blasting and videos were playing - What a fun place to be! I sat at the bar and had the corn and crab chowder, followed by the key lime pie. Food and service were excellent.

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Travelling_Zoomer - Love to hear you had fantastic food, service and fun with us! We are happy you were able to save room for our signature dessert too. Thank you for stopping in for lunch! Margaritaville Management Team More

indianapolis
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119 reviews 119 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Had lunch at Margaritaville yesterday. Did get seated upstairs no problems. The service was Ok. My wife and daughter had the burger with the gluten free bun. My wife ordered it well. She had to send it back since it was still pink. I had the catch of the day sandwich red snapper blackened. It was good. Did not have... More

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tuesdaypoolnight - We are very sorry to hear this was your overall impression of your visit. We don't want to lose you, especially since you are such a fan, so your comments will be taken very serious. Margaritaville Management Team More

DeSoto, Missouri
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

When we came to Key West, Margaritaville Cafe was on our "must do" list. We had a late lunch on a Thursday and got a table right away. The place was busy. The music, videos and decor helped with the Margaritaville vibe. Our Margaritas, conch fritters, salad and cheeseburger were all good. I was expecting the "Cheeseburger in Paradise" to... More

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Jim P - Thank you for making it a point to come see us while you were in town! We are very happy you had a nice visit and will share all of your feedback with our team. Please stop in again the next time you're in town! Margaritaville Management Team More

IL
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53 reviews 53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Go to Key West? Almost have to go to Margaritaville -- for food and/or drinks. We had lunch here and the food was good .. I had the crabcake sandwich and it was better than one I had at another restaurant. My husband had a cheeseburger and said it was delicious. Drinks of course ... Blue Margarita ... it was... More

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3ofusMens - Thank you for stopping in! We agree, you have to stop by whenever you're in Key West! Great to hear you liked our food, drinks and service and we hope to see you again soon. Margaritaville Management Team More

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