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Margaritaville Cafe

500 Duval St, Key West, FL 33040-6553
+1 305-296-3070
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Ranked #183 of 347 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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Naples, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014 NEW

This is the second time my husband and I have eaten at this restaurant. They have a nice variety of different types of foods. I had the fish tacos with Mahi-Mahi and my husband had the El Diablo burger which he loved. We shared a fish dip appetizer that was good, but kind of average. The service was excellent and... More

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Cedarburg, Wisconsin
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54 reviews 54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

We've been to Margaritaville's all over the place, and love to stop in to the original location in Key West! We only drink margaritas (of course!) and don't eat, but it's fun! Yes, it's touristy, but so what. We are tourists when we are there! I love sitting in the open air front window and watch the people walk by.... More

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Halifax, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

The food was excellent, the service prompt and courteous, and the atmosphere takes you back to your younger years. Highly recommended for those who want to experience a real slice of life.

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Old Saybrook, Connecticut, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

As a long time Buffett fan, the Margaritaville Cafe is a regular stop on all visits to Key West. It does take a beating as the stereotypical "tourist trap," but I have always enjoyed my times at this cafe. Positoined at the start of the norther end of Duavl Street, the drinks are flavorable and the food is good. We... More

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

Mike H - We are honored to be one of your must do stops while in Key West! Thank you for coming by to see us twice for lunch recently. We can't wait to have you back...Fins Up! Margaritaville Management Team More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

This review is not about the food. We felt the prices for food were outrageous. The atmosphere was nice, but it is a typical Margaritaville restaurant. We are from Orlando and have been to the one there many times. This review is about the amazing bartender there! He was so pleasant and really had a great rapport going on with... More

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

Lynn E - Thank you for visiting! We will share all of your feedback with our team. We also check who was working that afternoon so we can properly thank your bartender for giving you such great service. It's wonderful to hear he made such a great impression on you! Hope to see you back for more fun soon. Margaritaville... More

Calgary, ALberta,CDN
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

This is a good Margaritaville. The Margaritas are the awesome, just like all the Margaritavilles. We had burgers and they were delicious. We had great service. The original Margaritaville so it has some pretty cool stuff inside.

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

garybia - We are so happy you came in and enjoyed two of our signature items - a margarita and a Cheeseburger in Paradise! Thanks for visiting! Margaritaville Management Team More

Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
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56 reviews 56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Dine here after our drive down from Miami while we waited for our hotel room to be ready. Wife is a Buffet fan and insisted that we dine here. Pretty much what I expected. A burger joint serving beer and JB Music. As I usually do, I always try the signature dish, which in this case was the Cheeseburger in... More

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

Howardru - Thank you for spending some time with us while you were in the area. We appreciate all of your feedback and will share it with the team. We hope to see you back for more tacos and ice cold beer soon! Margaritaville Management Team More

Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

What you would expect. Touristy, load, typical food, but peel and eat shrimp is a real deal and delicious, and margaritas and the best! Very friendly staff!

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Patricia D - Great to hear our peel and eat shrimp, margaritas and friendly staff impressed you! Thank you for coming in! Margaritaville Management Team More

Mission Viejo, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

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
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102 reviews 102 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

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

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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