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Margaritaville Cafe

500 Duval St, Key West, FL 33040-6553
+1 305-296-3070
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Ranked #188 of 362 Restaurants in Key West
Price range: $0 - $20
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 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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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

I am a Buffet fan, I always eat in one of his restaurants, if they are around. The service was awesome. My wife has a severe seafood allergy, let the waiter know, and he said they have different fryers just for seafood. The manager then came out, and advised the same, just to let us know that they are taking... More

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Idaho
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

The atmosphere is this place was fantastic. My mom and I got soup and margaritas and both were totally delish. The only reason for the low score is the bathrooms. The main bathrooms are up a flight of stairs, which is fine with me. However, my mother would not have been able to climb that high. She had to ask... More

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New Jersey
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71 reviews 71 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Didn't eat here but did go to the bar we all liked the margarita's here. Also, since this is the original margaritaville cafe, it has a lot of charm to it unlike the larger ones around the country. The live music was good too. This is worth a drink stop.

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Queens, New York
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43 reviews 43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We had to stop there while in Key West but wish we would've just passed this place by. Talk about tourist trap! The food and drinks are Kew West prices but definitely not worth the money as I had a better piña colada at every other place other than here. I ordered the crab cakes at 2 PM on a... More

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Fleming Island, Florida
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134 reviews 134 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

We stopped by around 4:00 when apparently there was a shift change. Alittle confusion as to who the server was. Hostess not very welcoming. Server we ended up with was awesome. Three of us received our dinners at the same time while the other one followed five minutes behind. Great atmosphere. Wanted key lime pie but they were out of... More

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

Thank you for coming by! We do apologize for this first impression, but we are so happy you ended up having a nice visit with great service and food. We hope to see you again - we owe you a slice of pie! Margaritaville Management Team More

Chesapeake, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

We felt like it was a landmark of sorts so we HAD to go! The "cheeseburger in paradise " was EXCELLENT! I really liked the atmosphere with the music on the TV's and the staff was very good.

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

We are glad you stopped by for a Cheeseburger in Paradise and some fun too! Thank you for coming in! Margaritaville Management Team More

Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

While I love to shop for Margaritaville items, their food is not up to par. We almost always eat there every trip to Key West but do not plan to go for a long time. My husband's Club sandwich was average, but the chicken on my salad did not taste good & the lettuce was old. I stacked all the... More

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

While we are pleased you continue to enjoy shopping at our store, we are very sorry the food missed the mark for you and we were not able to fix the issues while you were with us. All of your comments will be addressed with our team and our culinary staff and service team will take your feedback very seriously.... More

Illinois
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138 reviews 138 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

It was very crowded when we arrived. Didn't really wanted to wait to get in. Just bought a shirt and left

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

Thank you for stopping in! We are sorry we didn't get to serve you a cool concoction or a tasty meal, so we hope you come to see us again in the future. Enjoy your shirt! Margaritaville Management Team More

Houston, Texas
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59 reviews 59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

we stopped in for one drink, ended up having a few!! bar tenders were very friendly! They had a live band that night and they were great!! Always a good time!! ANd they had football on thats always a plus!!

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

We love that your one drink turned into a night of fun in Margaritaville! We are happy our friendly service and music kept you with us! Margaritaville Management Team More

Cape Coral, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Of course, fellow Parrot Heads will need to stop by, be it for a meal and/or a drink or twelve... it's a staple, just remember it's not the only place in town...

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

Thank you for always stopping by for a drink or a bite to eat when you're in Key West. Fins Up! Margaritaville Management Team More

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