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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 #279 of 3,053 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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Grottoes, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

Great food and wonderful entertainment. We had to wait for a table so enjoyed shopping for t-shirts to pass the time.

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Portland, Oregon
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

We have been to several of this chain or restaurant in other cities. This is the first time we have had this poor of food quality. We ordered the fish tacos, fried chicken and nachos. The fish tacos we sent back right away. They should have never come out of the kitchen. They had that very strong odor of spoiled... More

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

Nadine H - We are very sorry this is the experience you had on this visit. Quality is one of our top priorities and we apologize. The food issues you describe here do not meet our high standards and will seriously be addressed. We hope you give us another chance in the future to earn back your trust. Margaritaville Management... More

Baltimore, Maryland
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

As a huge Jimmy Buffett fan, I usually visit his restaurants when I am in the area. Today was no exception. We arrived about 11:30 A on a Saturday and were seated right away. Our server was fairly attentive, but was slow to refill the drinks. I had to send back my burger as it was overcooked. The other issue... More

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

dldavis88 - Thank you for all of your visits. We truly appreciate your feedback and will share your comments about our service and kids menu with the team. We do hope you give us another try in the future and apologize for missing the mark on your last visit. Margaritaville Management Team More

Haverhill, Massachusetts
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 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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CourtneyGuestService, Guest Relations Manager at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville, responded to this review

Steveo978 - Thank you, thank you, thank you! We are smiling from ear to ear knowing that when you're in Margaritaville, you feel at home. We hope to see you again soon, friend! Fins Up! Margaritaville Management Team More

Geneva, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

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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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

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

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

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
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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

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