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Margaritaville Cafe

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French Quarter
American, Bar, Grill
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1104 Decatur Street, New Orleans, LA 70116-2606
+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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, 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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  • 39
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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
Canadian Travel Agent Review

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 30, 2015
Alysha A
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Carleton Place, Canada
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
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831 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW

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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51 reviews 51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

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
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

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
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

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
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

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

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

DeLand, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

The staff at the Margaritaville Cafe in New Orleans were some of the friendliest and accommodating in the city that we encountered!! Our Waiter Buddy was both personable and helpful and definitely knew the menu and what drinks to recommend. The swing bar on the second floor was wicked awesome!! When I go back to New Orleans for my future... More 

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

Thank you for the positive feedback!!! We are so happy you had a wonderful experience. More 

Rockford, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We had dinner at Margaritaville on a week night a few weeks ago, and though it was a bit busy, the bartender Ida took wonderful care serving us! She was so friendly, helpful and attentive to our needs, making sure we were good on our food as well as keeping our drinks filled. I'm so glad there are gluten free... More 

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

We are so glad you were taken care of!!! Fins Up!!! We hope to see you again soon!! More 

Waterford, Michigan
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We settled in to a table for two next to the window so we could do a little people watching over lunch. The skies opened up and it turned into a downpour so we decided to stay a bit longer - and were so glad we did! Lucky Lee played with a special guest: Jason Neville, son of Aaron. These... More 

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

So glad you had a perfect afternoon!!! Please come and see us again!! More 

San Antonio, Texas
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

Our first trip to NOLA and Margaritaville was one of many places I wanted to eat at. We had an Awesome hostess Dwyane, took care of us. Great service, food & drinks! You definitely need to drop by and go upstairs to swing bar! Thanks Dwyane,hope to see you again soon!

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

We are so happy you were taken care of!!! Cant wait to see you all again!! Thank you for the positive feedback! More 

Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 via mobile

Stopped by for lunch after shopping, just across from the French Market. Great service from Gracie! Margaritas are terrific. Fun place to stop!

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We are excited you had a great experience! Come see us again soon!! Fins Up!! More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1104 Decatur Street, New Orleans, LA 70116-2606
  • 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: American, Bar, Grill

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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