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Margaritaville

1000 Broadway Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
513-250-3318
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Ranked #145 of 1,726 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
Etown, Ky
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

This was our first visit to a Margaritaville and it was so good. We tried the Buttermilk Fried Chicken and I would definitely recommend it. The staff was also quite friendly and made the experience fun.

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Lebanon, Ohio, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We have been to multiple Margaritvaille restaurants (Orlando, Las Vegas, Myrtle Beach, Cozumel, Key West, Nashville, Waikiki) and overall this Margaritaville is making strides too living up to the Margaritaville name and experience. This was our fourth time at this restaurant. We sat inside the dining room on a Saturday evening for dinner and Nate was our server. He was... More

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

Shelley C. - Thank you for all of your visits! We are thrilled you had this experience on your most recent trip in. All of your comments will be shared with our team and we will keep working to make each visit great. You should always expect an all-around amazing time when you are with us and we look forward... More

Cincinnati, ohio
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

1. The drinks are overpriced and lame. Hardly any alcohol in them. 2. The food was also overpriced for what you get. And also lame, if not gross. 3. And above all, the service is TERRIBLE. If you respect yourself, you should not dine here. Period.

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Cincyshannon - Our sincere apologies for leaving you with these three impressions. Your feedback will be taken very serious and addressed with our team. Margaritaville Management Team More

Saint Louis, Missouri
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

The Cincinnati Margaritaville was the 4th I've visited and it was easily the least likable. It is nestled into the Horseshoe Casino, which wouldn't have been a problem if not attending with children under gambling age. We parked in the parking garage, which as far as I could tell was about the only place you could park without paying for... More

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

EricWRR - Thank you for your visit and feedback. While we are pleased you enjoyed our food and music, we do apologize for the inconvenient walk to come see us. We are far from the ocean, but we do try to create our own lively island atmosphere, so we will share your comments with our team. We do hope you... More

Cleveland
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Had a great time here...staff was wonderful even allowing me to plug in my phone to charge while on the patio enjoyin the sites..have many good choices on the menu hard to decide what you want...great sizeable cocktails also mmmm...if you are a Jimmy Bufftet fan then you must try to visit all his locations including this one ...A must... More

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Aretha W - We are thrilled our staff, delicious menu and tasty cocktails added up to a fantastic visit. Thank you for coming in! Margaritaville Management Team More

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
114 reviews 114 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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CourtneyGuestService, Guest Relations Manager at Margaritaville, responded to this review

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
41 reviews 41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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

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