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“GREAT BIRTHDAY PARTY LOCATION” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville

Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville
Gloucester Avenue, Montego Bay, Jamaica
+1 876-952-4777
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Ranked #21 of 89 restaurants in Montego Bay
Cuisines: American, Caribbean, Hamburgers, Seafood
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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“GREAT BIRTHDAY PARTY LOCATION”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Had a great's birthday party at this venue. The booking was hassle free and the atmosphere and location was just right.
the food was well-prepared and served and the music was right for the mood, including the club areas at both lower and Appleton Lounge overlooking the sea.

Visited October 2013
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MvilleCarib, Social Media Coordinator at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville, responded to this review, December 5, 2013
Thank you for such a lovely review and for choosing to share your birthday with us. Though we are generally known for having a high energy atmosphere at times, we are always willing to do what is within our powers to ensure that an occasion such as this is made special with our unique touch (the answer is yes, what is the question) in addition to offering delicious culinary and beverage options. Again we wish you a happy happy birthday (yes, a little late we know) and thank you for choosing to make us a part of this occasion. We look forward to your next visit.
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Grove City, Pennsylvania
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“Quiet”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

Great Bistro style food, like Fridays in US. It was not busy when we went in Oct. but you can tell they do get a crowd during the season since they have big screen TV's bar and water sports and a giant slide that is off the eating deck overlooking the Montego Bay.

Visited October 2013
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MvilleCarib, Social Media Coordinator at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville, responded to this review, December 5, 2013
Thank you for visiting and for your review. We’re happy to hear that you got the chance to enjoy some of our culinary offerings during your visit, as well as the atmosphere. In our daily operations we can see a mix of high and low energy crowds, giving rise to a host of activities and a slightly louder ambiance on our “higher energy” days. We thank you for spending time with us, and hope that this will not be your last visit.
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Boston, MA
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“Fun time”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

Went here via catamaran had alot of fun. Drinks are very $$$$. Waterslide and water trampoline are a must do!

Visited October 2013
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MvilleCarib, Social Media Coordinator at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville, responded to this review, December 5, 2013
We are happy to hear that you enjoyed water amenities during your visit. We do our best to not only provide the tastiest food and beverages, but also an atmosphere that can be both fun and relaxing at the same time (the water amenities are a key aspect in the "fun" part). With regard to the pricing of our offerings, we employ a model based on a bi-annual analysis of the market in addition to our competitors and other similar concepts. This ensures the highest possible value perception is extended to our patrons when they come through our doors. Thank you for visiting and for your review, and please do not hesitate to come and see us again in the future.
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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“Overpriced, overcrowded and unfriendly”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

I didn't want to come here. I figured ahead of time that it would be a tourist trap- overpriced and overrated- and, well, my opinion hasn't changed.

My best friend wanted to check it out, just to say that we'd been there, so we did.
I'm a huge fan of Jimmy Buffet, but can't say the feeling extends to this restaurant location.

For starters, it was packed. Like, sardines in a can packed, which in the Jamaican heat, was pretty miserable.
Our waitress was unfriendly, which for me, is one of the biggest things. If you have a great waiter or waitress, then it can totally make up for any other negatives. Unfortunately, that wasn't the case this time.

The food wasn't bad- but $13 or so for an average burger? A bit overpriced.
We both ordered frozen drinks, but strangely enough, my friend was given a virgin drink. We're both well over 21 (25 and 26), and the waitress asked me if I wanted rum in my drink, so we assumed that both drinks would be normal frozen alcoholic drinks.

On the plus side, there were a ton of water toys available for you to try- and an awesome slide that went down into the Caribbean Sea. But the food and service was pretty unimpressive.
To top it off, we only heard about one Jimmy Buffet song in our whole time there. Call me crazy, but I was expecting more.

I should have gone with my gut, and grabbed lunch at a more local place, where I could've gotten more of a flavor of country. If you can, do that. I wish I had.

I've heard from other travelers that other Margaritaville locations in the Caribbean are better, tenfold. I'd suggest checking those ones out and skipping the Montego Bay location.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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MvilleCarib, Social Media Coordinator at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville, responded to this review, December 5, 2013
Thank you for visiting. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our water amenities during your time with us. We are disappointed to hear that your experience was less than pleasant from a culinary, service and pricing standpoint, as we do our best to provide a positively memorable food, beverage and service experience wrapped in an atmosphere of fun and relaxation. Your comments make it apparent that we may have missed out on some key points with regard to the perceived culinary experience during your visit. Your comments regarding the music have also been noted and adjustments to our playlists made. Please be assured that your experience is not a true reflection of our operational culture, and your comments have been shared with the relevant teams for review and improvement. With regard to the pricing of our offerings, we employ a model is based on regular analyses of our competitors offerings in addition to similar concepts within our market; ensuring the most competitive pricing possible. Thank you again for visiting, and we look forward to knocking your socks off should you choose to visit us again in the future.
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“Had a blast on the slide......”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

We only stopped in to say we had been there. Drinks are quite expensive as you would expect. Did have a blast on the water slide.

Visited October 2013
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MvilleCarib, Social Media Coordinator at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville, responded to this review, December 9, 2013
We are happy to hear that you had fun during your visit, and we thank you for choosing to spend a part of your vacation with us. Our water amenities are a key aspect to the look, feel and personality of our Montego Bay location; especially our water slide, which has become a land mark feature over the years. Our pricing model is based on regular analyses of our competitors offerings in addition to similar concepts within our market; ensuring the most competitive pricing possible. Thank you again for visiting and for review, and please come again.
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