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Margaritaville Cafe

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French Quarter
French, Mexican, American, Bar, Pizza, Grill
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1104 Decatur Street, New Orleans, LA 70116
+1 504-592-2565
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Drinks, Dessert, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Margaritaville New Orleans – once a state of mind is now a state of being...
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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  • 455
    Excellent
  • 202
    Very good
  • 118
    Average
  • 39
    Poor
  • 22
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A Must Stop

We managed to stop here for a brief respite twice during this week in New Orleans. The service is always top notch and the drinks are refreshing. We only had specialty drinks and a slice of Key Lime pie. But they were great. My wife had a Raspberry Margarita and I had a Chocolate Banana Colada... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
David H
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Rolesville, North Carolina
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Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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Rolesville, North Carolina
Top Contributor
173 reviews 173 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

We managed to stop here for a brief respite twice during this week in New Orleans. The service is always top notch and the drinks are refreshing. We only had specialty drinks and a slice of Key Lime pie. But they were great. My wife had a Raspberry Margarita and I had a Chocolate Banana Colada (Oh My). We watch... More 

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Gillespie, Illinois
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Great portions and we didn't feel like we had to give an arm and a leg. We actually even walked away feeling full and with a to-go box!! Service was great!! I had coconut shrimp which is my favorite!! ;)

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Northbrook, Illinois
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This is a great place to stop when the kids need a break from Creole food. They have great burgers, music and décor.

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Fenton, Missouri
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We visited this location with friends while in town for Jazz Fest. They have been here several times, but it was the first visit for us. We had hoped to grab a bite to eat and cold beverage from the balcony above, but were disappointed to learn the upstairs was closed. The host Dwayne was most gracious, and took us... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

The food was pretty good here, we were pleased to find a gluten free menu but what made the experience for us was our waiter, Buddy. He was such a great waiter, attentive but not bothersome and when we asked some questions about the area he was very helpful, gave some great advice and pointed us in the right direction.... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

My family and recently had lunch here. After we devoured the traditional new orleans style cuisine a manager handpicked a young man Dwayne who actually delivered our food to our table to take us a on the tour of the restaurant. He was more than delighted. As we took the elevator to the 2nd floor Dwayne engaged in numerous conversations... More 

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yonkers
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57 reviews 57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

BIG BIG buffett fans in NOLA for jazz fest been at margaritavile before, this time 7p saturday NO conch fritters in cafe. Long wait to be served and then had to repeat order and wait again. Would have ordered a few more rounds if staff was paying attention. Music was good thats why we stayed.staff over worked but there was... More 

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Carleton Place, Canada
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11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

My mother, grandmother and I ate at Margaritaville on April 20th. The food was good, I wouldn't say spectacularly out of the box dishes, but it tasted really good. I had a chicken burger with creole crawfish sauce and my mom had Quesadillas. I can't remember what my grandmother had. Our drinks were good too. Service was excellent. It was... More 

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Tiona W, Manager at Margaritaville Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback! More 

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We came here for a drink and the lady behind the bar was fab she was so friendly, and got us everything we needed. When we came back she remembered us and was even more friendly. We loved it in here the food and drinks are great and the atmosphere was awesome.

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Tiona W, Manager at Margaritaville Cafe, responded to this review

We are so happy you had a great experience, we appreciate your postive feedback. See you again soon!! Fins up!! More 

Watertown, Wisconsin
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I have been to 3 other Margaritaville restaurants and had such great experiences at those that I was just shocked at this one. My food was just ok, my coworker got sick from hers. I was disappointed in the lack of vegetarian options at this location. And the service was very disappointing. They were very slow so there should be... More 

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I want to apologize for your experience. Thank you for your feedback. We take all feedback very seriously. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1104 Decatur Street, New Orleans, LA 70116
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > French Quarter
  • Neighborhood: French Quarter
  • Phone Number: +1 504-592-2565

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: French, Mexican, American, Bar, Pizza, Grill

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups

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.
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 - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?