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“Tourest Trap”

Margaritaville Key West
Ranked #148 of 443 Restaurants in Key West
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American, Caribbean, Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Stuart, Florida
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111 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Tourest Trap”
Reviewed January 5, 2013

Very Expensive, Busy and if you go here on a day that a cruise ship is in town you will not find a seat. The goal is to get you into the gift shop to buy a tacky statue. Fun the first time you go to Key West after that go to Hogs Breath or The Parrot. The Green Parrot has a fun gift shop.

Visited July 2012
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CourtneyGuestService, Guest Relations Manager at Margaritaville Key West, responded to this review, January 7, 2013
designer109 - Thank you for stopping by and sharing your honest, valuable comments. We never want our guests to feel this way about our restaurant or store, and we want to have you back in again and again, so your comments will be taken very seriously.

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Virginia
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Skip it”
Reviewed January 4, 2013

I ordered a Margarita to go and it was $20. Enough said. The gift shop next door is really telling how commercial it is.

Visited December 2012
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Austin, Texas
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73 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Wonder why they don't play Buffett music?”
Reviewed January 4, 2013

My husband and I try to visit all of the Margaritaville we can, being avid Jimmy Buffett fans. On a recent trip to Key West, we stopped in late for a snack of Nacho's. There was live music playing and it was horrible - I can't even describe how awful it was. I couldn't get out of there fast enough. Food and drinks were average. I date to give Margaritaville a bad review, but come on.....

  • Visited November 2012
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CourtneyGuestService, Guest Relations Manager at Margaritaville Key West, responded to this review, January 6, 2013
darcykim - Thank you for visiting. While we are happy you enjoyed the food and drinks, we are very sorry you feel we missed the mark on our entertainment. Your feedback will be shared with the team.

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Malmö
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214 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Ok food and atmosphere”
Reviewed January 4, 2013

Tried 4 drinks here and the varied between punchy to really sweet (to the nasty level).

Also tried some food. All food was well cooked, but quite ordinary in its flavouring. I would expect a "Volcano Chilli" to have some spice, but even my 5 year old girl ate it without making a comment...

I found the apmosphere to be quite nice and would love to stay and continue trying the drinks.

  • Visited January 2013
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CourtneyGuestService, Guest Relations Manager at Margaritaville Key West, responded to this review, January 6, 2013
Thulle - Thank you for coming by for some food and drinks. We are happy you enjoyed our atmosphere, but apologize for not fully meeting all of your expectations. Your comments, especially regarding the drinks and food, will be taken seriously by the team.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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“Might as well be at TGI Fridays”
Reviewed January 4, 2013 via mobile

The food tastes like typical Sysco commercial grade crap. Out of the bag and into the fryer. With so many great restaurants in KW don't waste your money here.

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CourtneyGuestService, Guest Relations Manager at Margaritaville Key West, responded to this review, January 6, 2013
Ingram75 - We are very sorry to hear this is how you feel about our restaurant. The food you describe in your review does not meet our high standards and your comments will be addressed with the team. Again, our apologies.

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