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Margaritaville

1000 Broadway Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
513-250-3318
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Ranked #129 of 1,724 restaurants in Cincinnati
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American, Caribbean, Bar, Grill
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Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Escape to Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville at the Horseshoe Casino in downtown Cincinnati for the ultimate tropical experience. Located beside the casino’s main entrance, the restaurant’s natural materials, exposed wood and warm tropical colors create a welcoming, laid back atmosphere with unique dining spaces, a concert stage and multiple bars. A large exterior deck overlooks the Horseshoe’s performance lawn where guests may enjoy alfresco dining, a drink topped off with a gentle breeze or possibly a live performance on the lawn. After dinner the laid-back tropical atmosphere transitions to a light night scene with dancing and live music every night of the week.
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English first
Columbus, Ohio
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

Visiting the casino so we decided to eat lunch at Margaritaville. We have visited different Margaritavilles in various states/countries. Sat outside on the patio and enjoyed a blue moon draft, pretzel sticks for appetizer, and split the fish sandwich with sweet potato fries. Food was very tasty, and server was super friendly. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!!!

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misspatrick1977 - Thank you for joining us for lunch on our patio! We are thrilled you enjoyed wonderful food, drinks and service on your visit. We hope to see you again soon! Margaritaville Management Team More

Independence, KY
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This restaurant discriminates on a regular basis against senior citizens. Servers wait on those under 30 very promptly and bring them their food. Older people (50+) sit and wait and the food takes forever to come. I will never go to this restaurant again. I have been several times and I have received the same lack of service every time.... More

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MaryJo13 - It is very upsetting to hear this is your impression and we sincerely apologize. We hold our staff to very high standards and will make sure this is properly addressed internally. Margaritaville Management Team More

Louisville, Kentucky
Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

I have been to many Margaritaville's in the states and in the Caribbean. This is your typical Margaritaville, great atmosphere, overpriced food, and weak drinks; but yet we still keep going back.

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hoosierboy72 - Thank you for all your visits! Especially since you have been to so many of our locations, we truly appreciate your feedback and will take all of your comments very serious. Margaritaville Management Team More

Troy, Ohio
Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

My husband, parents and I came here for lunch while at the casino on a Monday. Wasn't busy at all, got seated right away. We liked the decor, palm trees and open airy feeling. The main problem with this place is the overpriced food and the small portions. We got pretzels as an app and were disappointed at the very... More

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icemodeled - Thank you for having lunch with us. We are very sorry to hear this was your overall impression of your visit. We want to be your first choice whenever you are in the casino, so all your comments about our food, value, atmosphere and service will be taken serious by our team. Margaritaville Management Team More

Cincinnati, Ohio
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

we went later in the evening, ordered the nachos. they were very good! huge portion. I like the décor and atmosphere here as well, I would definitely try again...

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katie h - We're so happy you enjoyed our signature Volcano Nachos! We hope to see you back for more great eats and fun times soon. Margaritaville Management Team More

Cincinnati, Ohio
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We ventured downtown to grab a bite at a different spot. Wife got fried chicken and loved it. I had Blackened Grouper, it was pretty good too. We had great service and everything was good just feel they need a few more options on the menu.

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Bpain05 - Thank you for giving us a try! We are very happy you were impressed with our fried chicken and seafood. We will pass along your menu suggestion to our team as well. We hope to see you again soon! Margaritaville Management Team More

Walton, Kentucky
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

I went to this restaurant for a Christmas lunch with work. I went in expecting the same level of detail and decor as the Orlando location (the only other Margaritaville I've been too), but I was kinda disappointed that it was soooo laid-back in its theme. I guess I should have expected it since it was located in a classy... More

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Rebecca H - We are happy you and your colleagues spent some time with us over the holidays! We appreciate you sharing your comments on our atmosphere and will share them with our team. Our environment is so important to us! It is great to hear you enjoyed our Cheeseburger in Paradise and hope to see you again soon! Margaritaville... More

West Chester, Ohio
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Signed up on the email account and received a free dessert for my birthday! We usually eat around 4 or 5 so it wasn't crowded at all. It has a very relaxed atmosphere and our server, 'Joe' never rushed us through the meal. Key Lime pie is the best and highly recommended - only reason it didn't get 5 stars???... More

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mross1964 - Thank you for coming in for your birthday! We are happy you enjoyed a nice experience, complete with a piece of birthday Key Lime Pie! Margaritaville Management Team More

Nashville, Tennessee
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

attached to Horseshoe casino in the downtown area, but has its own separate entry for families too. Restaurant is open and airy with typical Margaritaville atmosphere. Food was good and service was great! Small gift shop also available for items to purchase. #7 on my mission to visit them all.

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catmalways4ever - Thank you for all your visits to Margaritaville! We are happy you had a nice experience in our restaurant and gift shop. Good luck hitting all of the other locations and come back to see your #7 again soon! Margaritaville Management Team More

Blanchester, Ohio
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Visited on Saturday March 15 along with my husband and 7 others. We were seated within 30 minutes and our waiter Devon was delightful. He went out of his way to make sure my birthday celebration was a good one. We did have a bit of a wait for our food and when it was brought out there were 3... More

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DebbieFromOhio - Thank you for spending your birthday in Margaritaville! We are happy you and your friends had a great time and our staff took great care of you. We hope to see you all back for more fun times soon! Margaritaville Management Team More

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