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“Okay, but expensive”

Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville
Ranked #10 of 131 Restaurants in Montego Bay
Cuisines: American, Caribbean, Seafood
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Reviewed February 27, 2013

We decided on a visit to "Hip Strip", and did the touristy thing, like buying T shirts and souvenirs, afterwards we dropped in to Jimmy Buffets restaurant. On the positive side, the staff are upbeat, dancing and smiling, which puts you in a good mood, but on the down side, the drinks are very expensive, the gift shop is full of cheap T shirts at $30.00 prices. Our bill for drinks was $168.00 USD for three people after about 90 minutes, and we did not need to be carried out, Although we did enjoy the atmosphere, we found it a bit steep, also everyone wants your money, from the two guys on stilts, to the guy with the camera. Our advise would be, go and experience the restaurant, don't get caught with the free glass when you leave, because they put two drinks in the one glass and say that you get refills, you do get refills but believe me, you are paying dearly for the glasses and the drinks. We chalked it up to an experience, but would be wary next time, I guess when you are on holiday and drinking, your guard is down.
There is a water tube and some water items to entertain you, but I am not sure if there is an extra charge for them. I think you could go there and limit yourself to a drink and say that you have been there, just remember they want your money Mon!

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Reviewed February 25, 2013

While in Montego Bay on the Yep Strip, visited the well the famous Margaritaville. Nice spot, great prices. If you looking for a great water park this is it. You can it back relax and it's no problem man.

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Reviewed February 25, 2013

If youre looking for a fun afternoon or night out, hit up margaritaville down on the hip strip. fun staff good food. watch out for "photographers" taking your photos, they just want your money, we had one guy ask to take our photo(with my personal camera) we said sure, then we went to give him a little tip, and was like no man just give me a little more to buy a beer, so i went up to buy him a beer , paid for it, and he didnt get it. the bartender just kept the money aside for the guy to pocket. what a joke. we were disappointed to have that happen in the acutal restaraunt. oh well..

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Reviewed February 22, 2013

Why would we, or any other tourist, go to this restaurant? There is nothing Jamaican about it. Everything is plastic - the chairs, the tables, knives, forks, glasses, dishes. The restaurant is on the water, but the view is obstructed by a plastic water slide tube. Service was poor. My hamburger (how Jamaican is that?), was actually quite good.

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Reviewed February 19, 2013

We always visit margaritaville on our trips to Jamaica and never before had problems until now. The restaraunt was always busy, but was not this time. I guess we should have known. We were overcharged by about $120 USD on our bill the staff say the bill is correct but there is no way it was. We mentioned to our taxi driver as well as a local store and said they have heard this often from other tourists also. SO BE CAREFULL

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MvilleCarib, Social Media Coordinator at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2013

It was quite disturbing to read your review, and we sincerely apologize for any ill experience during your visit. We wish to assure you that we do not condone any illegal activities, including bill padding in any of our locations. We have noted your comments and have launched an investigation into this matter post haste. We thank you for bringing this to our attention, and we hope that despite this, you will opt to come back and visit us in the future and give us a chance to extend to you a WOW experience.

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