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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 358 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Waitress helpful with menu selection. She even took our picture! The food was good. It was a great evening.

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West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We stopped in because it was really hot and wanted a drink. This place is the definition of a tourist trap. Unless you need to get a T-Shirt, do not even bother. We both had margaritas. It was poured from a slurpee machine and was entirely too sweet. I have had better margaritas from Chee-Chee's and they aren't even in... More

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Evans, GA
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47 reviews 47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

I stopped in Margaritaville because of the tourist attraction draw. I consider myself a margarita connoisseur. I LOVE margaritas! So, of course, I HAD to have a margarita at Margaritaville!! Worst margarita EVER!!! I couldn't even drink it. I threw it away. So disappointing. I did not eat there so I can't comment on the food.

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

Twinzmom40 - We take our margaritas serious, so it is upsetting to hear we missed the mark with you. Your comments will be addressed with our bar team and we hope you give us another try to impress you in the future. Margaritaville Management Team More

Green Bay, Wisconsin
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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

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

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

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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51 reviews 51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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CourtneyGuestService, Guest Relations Manager at Margaritaville Cafe, responded to this review

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

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

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