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Margaritaville Cafe

1104 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116-2606 (French Quarter)
+1 504-592-2565
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Ranked #141 of 1,603 restaurants in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American, Bar, Grill
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: French Quarter
Description: Margaritaville New Orleans – once a state of mind is now a state of being and a landmark in New Orleans’ French Market. Margaritaville 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. From the Tire Swing Bar to the Deja Vu Dining Room, Margaritaville is a colorful tableau of New Orleans Culture and Buffett philosophy.The island-inspired menu offers something for everyone with American and regional favorites and, of course, signature Margaritas. The Storyville Tavern features free live music daily from 3pm.
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Austin, Texas
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW via mobile

Stopped in for lunch while walking around the French Quarter. Colorful place with videos of Jimmy Buffett concerts playing around the restaurant. The prices seemed a bit on the high side, but I guess that is to be expected in New Orleans. Good food selection and friendly staff.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

What a great finish to visiting New Orleans. Lacresha C. thanks for taking the time to treat our family to a VIP tour of the upstairs balcony & bar! We appreciate the extra time you took for that & also the great reccomendation of the piers fresh seafood to take home with us. Margaritaville is a fun, clean & yummy... More

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

Jennifer H - Thank you! We are thrilled you got the VIP treatment - you deserve it! We appreciate your visit and hope to see you back for more great food and fun the next time you're in New Orleans! Margaritaville Management Team More

Scottsboro, Alabama
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

My family and I love Margaritaville and this one is no exception. Yes, it is a little smaller than some of the others but the title says it all. It is a cafe and a great one IMO. The food and service was outstanding and the wait time was maybe 15 min. (and it was PACKED). So if it sucks... More

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

Chuck S - Thank you for all your visits to Margaritaville! We are thrilled you can always rely on us for outstanding food and service. We hope to see you back with us in paradise soon! Margaritaville Management Team More

New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

Terrific food and superb service. The moment I walked in I was greeted by the extremely friendly hostess, Ebony; she couldn't have been nicer or more helpful. Our server, Bobby was also just amazing; very accommodating. My favorite and the most reliable restaurant in the quarter. Keep up the great work, guys!!

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

Thank you, Halen13420! We are thrilled our friendly service and terrific food have made us your favorite restaurant in the French Quarter. We hope to see you back for another memorable visit soon! Margaritaville Management Team More

Tallapoosa, Georgia
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW via mobile

Today, my daughter and husband visited this establishment. We had a waiter named Brandyn. He was very energetic and well knowledgable on the menu, as well as the shop, deals, and drinks. He made sure we all had drinks, and got the food out promptly as well as checking up on us often to assure we are satisfied. The overall... More

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Chris F - Thank you for coming in! We are so happy your family had a great visit, complete with friendly service, amazing food and drinks and lots of fun. We can't wait to have you back! Margaritaville Management Team More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW via mobile

Our waitress, Avalon, was excellent. She knew all the best drinks to suggest & the best specials. & signed us up for the chance to win a trip to Destin.

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cleo1993 - We are thrilled you had a great visit and your server took fantastic care of you. Good luck on the trip to Destin! Margaritaville Management Team More

Mobile, Alabama
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We visited the tavern, and the restaurant. The service was fantastic! Very friendly staff, helpful, and over all a lot of fun. Will definitely go back.

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

Michelle582 - Thank you for coming in! We are happy to hear how impressed you are with our service. We can't wait to have you back! Margaritaville Management Team More

Youngsville, Louisiana
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The staff was FANTASTIC! Smiles from start to finish. Can't beat the GREAT Margarita's and the hamburger po-boy was delicious.

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Darlene M - Love to hear you enjoyed our fantastic margaritas and burgers, all served with a smile! We hope to see you again soon! Margaritaville Management Team More

New Orleans, Louisiana
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I've actually never given a one star review - usually if the restaurant is that bad, I'll let others give it a thumbs down and stick to the ones I love. But everything about this place was bad enough that I'd want to warn innocent passersby! Service was terrible, seating was so crowded whole sections had to routinely stand and... More

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

Allyy504 - It is very upsetting to hear this is the experience you had and we sincerely apologize. From start to finish, the items you bring up here do not meet the high standards we hold ourselves to and we are sorry. We know there are many choices in the area, so we will address you concerns and hope you... More

Hazel Green, Alabama
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We love Margarittaville, not only for the great food and even better drinks but for the fun atmosphere it boasts. We try to go to Margaritaville at every location we vacation.

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

Chesley S - Thank you for all your visits to Margaritaville! We are thrilled you can always count on us for fantastic food, drinks and fun! We look forward to seeing you back in paradise soon. Margaritaville Management Team More

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