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500 Duval Street, Key West, FL 33040-6553
(305) 292-1435
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dessert, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 286
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  • 107
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  • 71
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Can't Beat The Original

When in Key West, you must experience the Key Lime Pie and Lemon Drop Martini. When we got off our cruise ship, we grabbed the peddy cab (bicyclist) and off we went. This is the first of Jimmy Buffet's restaurant chain; and you could definitely tell. Busy with people enjoying themselves for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
slovelee
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Las Vegas, Nevada
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
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Oviedo, FL
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Went with a large group last Saturday night. We were seated upstairs and had a good time listening to the music. We were a large group and the service was pretty slow. The cheeseburgers were not great, very overdone to our taste. Wings were very hot and many in our party enjoyed those. Nacho appetizer was a huge plate and... More 

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patm - Thanks for stopping by! We value your feedback. Margaritaville Management Team More 

Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Visited Key West with my mom for a few days. She is one of those people who will pick a chain restaurant over a local gem any day. So we ended up here for dinner one night. I was disappointed as there are so many fun and interesting places to eat in Key West. The service was average and a... More 

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DeerBio - We are sorry to hear we failed to impress you. Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. Your comments will all be taken seriously by our team. Margaritaville Management Team More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

It's not about the food, but atmosphere. Any true Parrothead must be able to say they have been here at least once. Cheeseburger in Paradise!

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Jon S - Thanks for the review! We hope to see you again soon. Margaritaville Management Team More 

Las Vegas, Nevada
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

When in Key West, you must experience the Key Lime Pie and Lemon Drop Martini. When we got off our cruise ship, we grabbed the peddy cab (bicyclist) and off we went. This is the first of Jimmy Buffet's restaurant chain; and you could definitely tell. Busy with people enjoying themselves for lunch and enjoying the Buffet music and videos.... More 

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slovelee - Thank you for stopping! We appreciate your feedback. Margaritaville Management Team More 

Bellingham, Washington
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

The margaritas were tasty and the Nacho Volcano was very good. Service was reasonably good. The atmosphere is a bit tired -- with a music video of various Jimmy Buffet concerts the only diversion.

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Serendipity_Steve - Thanks for stopping by and enjoying our margaritas and nachos! Margaritaville Management Team More 

Mocanaqua, PA
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

If you like Margarita's, this is the place you want to live. The Perfect Margarita on the menu is for aficionados'. Simply Superb. Bartenders are very accommodating and friendly. The food menu has something for everyone. Next time I'm here I will have one of each margarita on the menu.

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Clinton Township, Michigan
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is nothing like the one in Las Vegas. It is the normal bar type stuff and a higher price than what you would expect. I think most people go just to say that they were there.

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CGood0209- Thank you for stopping by! We value your feedback. Margaritaville Management Team More 

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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We love going to all Margaritavilles' we stumble into, from the one in Hawaii, Las Vegas , and to several in the Caribbean. We usually make it a point to go to the one in Key West since it's the original one....but on this last visit, it just didn't seem like your typical Margaritaville! The host seemed like she didn't... More 

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JLMPerez2011 - We are very sorry this is the experience you had with us. This is never what you should expect from us, and we want to be your first choice for food, drinks and fun in the area, so your feedback will be taken seriously. Margaritaville Management Team More 

Toms River, New Jersey
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We stopped in to Margaritaville Cafe to have a bite to eat and a drink. The atmosphere was fun. There was a band playing fun music. A lot of the people there were up dancing. The nachos were amazing.

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Sharon R - Thanks for coming by! We are happy to hear you had a good experience. Margaritaville Management Team More 

Airlie Beach, Australia
Top Contributor
335 reviews 335 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
219 helpful votes 219 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We dropped in for a drink and a meal. We started with margaritas which came quickly but were just average standard, so we moved on to eat elsewhere

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croftonmelbourne - We are sorry to hear our margaritas missed the mark for you. This is not the impression we want to leave you with and do hope that you will give us another chance in the future. Margaritaville Management Team More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 500 Duval Street, Key West, FL 33040-6553
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Key West
  • Phone Number: (305) 292-1435

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Caribbean, Seafood, Hamburgers

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene
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

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