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Margaritaville Cafe

1104 Decatur Street, New Orleans, LA 70116-2606 (French Quarter)
+1 504-592-2565
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Ranked #115 of 1,638 Restaurants in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Bar, Grill
Neighborhood: French Quarter
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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
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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Anderson, Sc
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Went with a group and we all had the seafood buffet. Great experience, just wish this establishment had a gift shop like the other Jimmy Buffet's Margaritavilles in Myrtle Beach & Key West.

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

We are so happy you had a great meal with us! We will share your feedback and request with our team. We hope to see you again soon! Margaritaville Management Team More 

Gulf Shores, Alabama
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

Another visit to New Orleans, another "must stop" at Margaritaville Café. I'll start with the bad.... but not food related... their gift shop, formerly at least 500 square feet of great merchandise, is now a hot sauce specialty shop (not Margaritaville related). The entire retail space is now about 50 square feet with very little merchandise. Also, the main restaurant... More 

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

Thank you for all of your visits to Margaritaville! We greatly appreciate you and all of your comments, suggestions and requests - they will all be shared with our team. We look forward to seeing you for another great and fun meal soon! Margaritaville Management Team More 

Panama City Beach, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

I hate to give a bad rating but this time, the restaurant let us down. We were part of a large event that was partially sponsored by Margaritaville and our headliner events were held Friday & Saturday night at the restaurant. With our event at 500 people all trying to be there, plus other patrons, there was not enough Staff... More 

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

We are very sorry this was the experience you had with us. What you describe here does not meet our high standards for service and we apologize for not taking better care of you. We will share these comments with our team and they will be taken seriously. If you wish to speak with someone personally in more details as... More 

Yukon, OK
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72 reviews 72 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

When in the French Quarter, one must at least stop in here. There is always something going on. I would not make it a dining destination considering all the Cajun places nearby. But, for entertainment and a few drinks, go there. Do try the Volcano Nachos - really good.

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

Thank you for always stopping in when you are in the area! It's great to know you can always count on us for a great time! Margaritaville Management Team More 

New York City, New York
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286 reviews 286 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 NEW

As far as options go, New Orleans can certainly deliver better than this! As a venue to watch the sports on, ok maybe, but otherwise explore the more local options the French Quarter has to offer.

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

Thank you for your visit and honest feedback. We know there are many choices around us, and we want to be the best, so your comments will be taken to heart. Margaritaville Management Team More 

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Tonight, my husband and I went to this business to try some dishes, cocktails, and also take a tour of the business. We did this because next weekend we will be having a birthday dinner there for him of about 30 people. We started by taking advantage of the happy hour downstairs and was served by Ida who was very... More 

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

We are so excited to host your husband's birthday! The wonderful food, drinks, service and fun you had on your visit is what you should always expect from us, so you and your guests are in good hands at Margaritaville! See you soon! Margaritaville Management Team More 

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Went to this restaurant on our first night in New Orleans and then went back again the second night that's how good it was . Our server on the first night was Brandon and he was just delightful ! I have never had better service he was friendly and was not fussed when I asked for a gluten free menu... More 

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

Thank you for spending some time in Margaritaville while you were in New Orleans! We are so happy our staff took great care of you and you thought our gluten free burger was the best in the world! We hope to see you back with us in paradise soon! Margaritaville Management Team More 

2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Local people with local twist. Best place around to eat. Ask for Ida, her memory is insane! We came to conquer the volcano nachos, and failed ! It's listed as an appetizer and two grown men couldn't finish it. Great food, huge portions, great price, and local atmosphere ! It's Nawlins' baby!

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

Thank you for your visits! We are so happy you can count on us for a fun time, friendly service and tasty food. We hope to see you back to try and tackle our nachos soon! Margaritaville Management Team More 

Lake Ozark, Missouri
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015 via mobile

Being a parrothead we detoured our drive back from Orlando to check out the French Quarter and the Margaritaville Cafe. We wanted to try the gator in New Orleans and have a drink before continuing our trip home. The atmosphere at Margaritaville was wonderful, we were greeted immediately by a friendly hostess and seated right away. We ordered the gator... More 

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

Thank you for stopping in! We appreciate you detouring to come see us and we will share your comments with our team. We hope to see you back for another margarita soon...Fins Up! Margaritaville Management Team More 

New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

My experience at Margaritaville was great, all because if my excellent server Rocki!! She suggested an amazing drink which is my new all time favorite margarita (Italian Margarita). We had an amazing appetizer(Volcano Nachos) that was absolutely delicious. She had great service with a smile and she was very patient and kind. Our entrees were delicious and came out right... More 

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

We are so happy you had an awesome experience! We hope to see you in for another Italian Margarita soon! Margaritaville Management Team More 

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Additional Information about Margaritaville Cafe

Address: 1104 Decatur Street, New Orleans, LA 70116-2606
Phone Number: +1 504-592-2565
Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > French Quarter
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
Cuisine: American, Bar, Grill

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