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Margaritaville Cafe

500 Duval St, Key West, FL 33040-6553
+1 305-296-3070
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Ranked #191 of 360 Restaurants in Key West
Price range: $0 - $20
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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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Orlando, Florida
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58 reviews 58 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

If there is a Margaritaville in a city that I am in, I will stop by for a margarita or 4. I have only been to three but I have a great time every time. I had my first Diablo burger at this restaurant before it was rolled-out to all the restaurants and thought it was a GREAT burger (I... More

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Jasper, Texas
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

There were about 2 dozen adults drinking many margaritas and I cant think of a better place to do that tan the original Margaritaville. I am a huge Parrothead and I love to go to Margaritavilles when I travel. This one is great because it isn't as flashy as most of the others. It is more of a bar feel.... More

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

Thank you for coming by! We appreciate all of your visits to Margaritaville and are so happy you had a great time in our paradise. Hope to see you back for more fun soon. Fins Up! Margaritaville Management Team More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Stacy, you and your staff knocked it out of the park! Thirty of us had a wonderful time. Staff kept everyone served with drinks. The food was great. Letting my guest choose from the Cheeseburger in Paradise menu was the best. Being able to have our own bar and bartender upstairs was another hit. I have been asked to make... More

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

We are so happy you and your guests had a fun, memorable and delicious retirement party in Margaritaville! We will share your kind words with our team. Thank you for choosing us and we do hope to have you back year after year. Margaritaville Management Team More

Fort Myers, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Just wanted to say I had a margarita at Margaritaville. It was a good drink so I had 2. It was my birthday after all ! I had the peel and eat shrimp. My food was good. My boyfriend had the fish sandwich, he did not care for the fish that they used. Nice gift store!

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

Thank you for spending part of your birthday in Margaritaville! We are honored we were able to share a margarita with you on your special day! Margaritaville Management Team More

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

The food and drinks were ok and over priced. The food was the typical chain restaurant must have been frozen five minutes ago crap. Do yourself a favor if you must visit, stop in the gift shop next door and buy a t-shirt instead of eating here. Then take the rest of your money to one of the awesome bars... More

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

We appreciate your visit and your candid feedback. This is never the impression we want to leave with our guests, so your comments will be taken to heart. Margaritaville Management Team More

Melbourne, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

\i wanted my first margaritaville experience to be in key west. i skipped the honolulu and atlantic city places for the key west experience. and i definitely wasnt dissapointed, yes it is a franchise, but it is a franchise which is a lot of fun. the bar staff were fantastic, freindly. expecially katie who's hospitality was second to none. i... More

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

Thank you! After so much anticipation, we are thrilled our food, music, drinks and fun atmosphere lived up to all your expectations. We look forward to seeing you in 2016! Margaritaville Management Team More

Spokane
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I had to go to Jimmy Buffett's original restaurant and wow was it a disappointment. We were pressured by the wait staff to buy into a time share. Food was average. Service slow.

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

We are very sorry this experience fell short of your expectations. We certainly want you to visit us again, so your comments will be taken very seriously. Margaritaville Management Team More

West Palm Beach, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We went for dinner on Duval street and had to go to mararitaville as two parrotheads! The drinks were very very strong, the food was pretty good. Enjoyed the music and videos of Jimmy Buffett.

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

We're so happy you came in for a visit and you had a great experience! We hope to see you back for more great food, drinks and fun soon. Fins Up! Margaritaville Management Team More

MI
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

After eating lots do delicious seafood at local establishments during my trip last week I thought a cheeseburger was in order. I thought to myself "what would be better than a Cheeseburger In Paradise?", so I headed to Margaritaville. I was seated promptly at a small table right in front of e hostess stand and soon after I was disappointed... More

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

Thank you for your visit and feedback. All of our reviews are monitored closely by our entire team, so we appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback. We especially take our burgers seriously, so it's upsetting to hear this is how everything tasted to you. If you would like to follow up with one of our managers personally... More

Bradenton, Florida
Top Contributor
121 reviews 121 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Food, music, memorabilia from the Cafe. If you get really lucky you may even see the man there. Has all the information you want on JB's history and a fun place to go to meet people. We always go there on every trip we make to KW.

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

Thank you for always coming to visit us when you're in Key West! It is wonderful to hear how much you enjoy our food, music and history. We look forward to seeing you back in Margaritaville soon! Margaritaville Management Team More

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