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Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville

6000 Universal Boulevard, CityWalk at Universal Orlando, Orlando, FL 32819 (Florida Center)
(407) 224-2155
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Ranked #265 of 3,047 restaurants in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: American, Barbecue, Caribbean, Californian
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Florida Center
Cross street: Universal Blvd / Hollywood Way
Transit: A large number of local hotels offer free shuttle service to and from Universal Orlando. Please check with where you are staying for further information.
Description: Jimmy Buffett"s Margaritaville is a mecca for Parrot Heads or anyone else who wants to have a good time and a great meal in the ultimate tropical setting. -- There is something for everyone at Margaritaville from The Lone Palm Airport,featuring Jimmy Buffett's very own seaplane, tiki bar with daily happy hour, and kids play area, to the many themed areas including the Volcano Bar complete with a giant margarita exploding volcano. -- The outdoor dining area, The Porch of Indecision, is a place where guests can sing along to Buffett tunes and socialize with friends. -- After dinner, the restaurant transitions into a swinging nightclub where dancing is a must and live bands perform every night of the week. -- The Smuggler's Hold merchandise store has caps, shirts, shorts, sandals, cups, shot glasses and the Margaritaville Frozen Concoction Maker perfect for the beach or any occasion. You'll find all of Jimmy Buffett's CDs and books as well as that shaker of salt you've lost.
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Haverhill, Massachusetts
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

Gypsies in the Orlando Palace. Five fins up for the obligatory Cheeseburger in Paradise! Absolutely delicious, always a wonderful vibe, always feels like home no matter how far away from home we may roam. Be it Montego Bay, Negril, Jamaica, Cozumel, Grand Turk, Grand Cayman or the Mother Land in Key West it always feels like we've come home when... More

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Geneva, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

I choose this restaurant just about every time I visit Universal. The food is always hot and service is great. And the atmosphere is wonderful. Feels like you are in a restaurant on an island somewhere in the Bahamas!!!

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CourtneyGuestService, Guest Relations Manager at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville, responded to this review

DebbieESmith - We are thrilled our food, service and island atmosphere keep you coming back again and again! Thank you for all your visits! Margaritaville Management Team More

Atlanta, Georgia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

My family had another great time at Margaritaville. Food was good. Great drinks. Very kid friendly. My kids loves seeing the volcano erupt.

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CourtneyGuestService, Guest Relations Manager at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville, responded to this review

Luv2trvlways - We absolutely love to hear you and your family had another great visit! We hope to see you all back for more fun and memories soon. Margaritaville Management Team More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The experience was horrible. I went to Universal Studios and Island of adventure for my birthday week and also stayed on the property. I had an amazing time till I stopped here at The Lone Palm tiki bar at Margaritaville Cafe . I was waiting for a long time. The bartender over looked me multiple times and served other guest.... More

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CourtneyGuestService, Guest Relations Manager at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville, responded to this review

Christopher S - It is very upsetting to hear about the visit you describe here. Our sincere apologies. Customer service and attending to our guests is one of our top priorities, so your comments will be seriously addressed. Margaritaville Management Team More

Corpus Christi, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Last night of vacation and decided to head to Margaritaville on CityWalk. Had a great burger (Cheeseburger in Paradise), great margarita, and our server, Jeremy, was just phenomenal. Had a great time, will be back next time we're in Orlando!

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CourtneyGuestService, Guest Relations Manager at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville, responded to this review

ooChoCho - Thank you for closing out your vacation in Margaritaville! We are happy you enjoyed two of our classics - a margarita and a Cheeseburger in Paradise. We can't wait to have you back the next time you're in Orlando! Margaritaville Management Team More

Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

I'm not sure what the other reviewers experienced recently, but our visit was a good one. This is a popular place and the wait for inside was long. We were offered a high top table at the bar for immediate seating and glad we accepted. Our waiter was attentive, the drinks were great, the food was good, and the live... More

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CourtneyGuestService, Guest Relations Manager at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville, responded to this review

Thank you, NWJohnJames! We are so happy we ended your day on a good note - complete with great food, drinks, atmosphere and live music. We hope to see back with us in paradise soon! Margaritaville Management Team More

Ottumwa,Iowa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 via mobile

Couldn't order a mixed drink because my license was stolen so I had a temporary government issued id and they wouldn't accept it. Why would an airport allow this id but not a restaurant? The kids ordered root beer and got Pepsi. Just simple dumb nonsense that should just be simple tasks.

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CourtneyGuestService, Guest Relations Manager at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville, responded to this review

brittanymc87 - We are very sorry this is the overall impression you had of your visit. We never want our guests to leave feeling this way. The experience you had with our service does not meet our high standards and your comments will be shared with our team. Margaritaville Management Team More

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Just another generic overpriced chain restaurant. Rushing people in, rushing people out. I won't be having dinner there again - maybe just drinks with friends.

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julesj0812 - We are very sorry this is how you felt about your time with us. We want to be a place where you can relax and enjoy a delicious meal with fantastic drinks, so your comments will be addressed with our team. Margaritaville Management Team More

Lincoln, England
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

visited this place six years ago and had a good experience but returned this time and had a really poor time. The food was ok but expensive and small in size compared to restaurants on I drive etc. The place seemed run down and the toilets were in a disgusting state, our waitress was unfriendly and generally seemed fed up.... More

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Merangus - We are very sorry this is the most recent experience you had with us. The food, service and atmosphere you describe here do not meet our high standards and all your comments will be addressed. We don't want to lose you, so we're on it! Margaritaville Management Team More

South Saint Paul, Minnesota
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Having seen Jimmy in concert, I can say we are fans of his music. You could stop here for a fun drink; but, I would skip the food. I ordered the fish tacos and paid $2.50 to upgrade to grilled mahi mahi. The whole meal was bland; no seasoning was used. My husband ordered the blackened grouper sandwich and even... More

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CourtneyGuestService, Guest Relations Manager at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville, responded to this review

handwesh - Our sincere apologies for failing to exceed your food expectations. Providing a flavorful experience is so important to us, so your comments will be taken very serious by our culinary team. Margaritaville Management Team More

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